The Editor’s Eye

Why knot?

Do you have classic 35" square silk scarves you can't bear to part with, but don't know how to wear? In the past years, over-sized squares and long oblongs, meant to be wrapped, have taken fashion by storm, while the smaller square was often overlooked.

So here's a thought:  Wear your square in a new-for-you way, like my client Michele did. When I was shopping her closet, I noticed several distinct Hermes orange boxes, each filled with the most gorgeous, opulently colored square. They had all been acquired over the years and she had a wonderful and pristine collection.

I decided to make them a signature. Rather than knotting them around her neck, I tied them at her waist. They transformed a simple navy blouse and skirt into an eye-catching ensemble and were much more distinctive and memorable than a belt.

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A head's up to hats

Although I don't often wear hats, I love the way they look on other people. And this season, they just seem to finish a look, especially if it's quite minimal, like a tunic and straight pants or a swingy sheath.

A random snap I took a few months ago of a very unique hat made me think about how much it can add to an outfit. I don't know if this one was a DIY project or fashioned by a designer, but I love the way it finishes this attractive woman's outfit.

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The perfect accent

For some, it's a new lipstick or eyeshadow that kicks up a look. For others, it's a sweater or shirt. For me, it's a fabulous accessory.

Lately, I feel like I've been wearing the same things in the same ways so I decided a new necklace was in order. While I haven't been out shopping for one, I have been keeping my eyes open. And I saw a few good things, but nothing that really screamed, "You'll never see another like me."

Nope, I found nothing that was that original and affordable at the same time…until I met Jackie Jones at a party. She was wearing such an original necklace, that I asked her where she bought it. Turns out, she's a jewelry designer of one-of-a kind pieces ( Elizabeth Taylor had been one of her clients). I bought an amazing piece, which I immediately wore with a gray sweater and pants. Come summer, it look equally great with beiges and taupes.

You can see more of Jackie's creations at jackiejonescollection.com

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