One for the guys
Quick, guys: Should your socks match your pants or shoes?
If you don't know the answer, here's a hint: With khaki pants, wear khaki socks, no matter what the hue of your shoes. And stay away from white socks unless you are wearing white sneakers.
Now that the weather is warmer so khakis are back, you want to get your socks right, especially for casual Friday dress. Of course, if you're a sock guy, you can pair your khakis with colored or patterned socks that work with the shade of your shirt.
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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.
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.