Originally posted in The LOOK
If you've ever had the chance to visit Paris, you'll understand the importance that French women place on their accessories. They might be wearing a pair of 10 yr.old distressed jeans and a $20 sweater from the local Monoprix but on their pieds are beautiful flats, on their yeux, a chic pair of designer shades, and on their bras, an expert edit of good jewels. Though each accessory plays an important role, none is quite so crucial to a woman's je-ne-sais-quoi as the scarf. And unlike most Canadians, a Parisienne never just throws on a scarf as an afterthought, allowing it to hang weak and limp around their well-moisturized cou. Oh non - the foulard must be given a starring role, with great attention to detail and a certain, practised flick of the wrist so that in the end, it looks as though you just grabbed it last-minute while running out of your pied-à-terre. Parisian insouciance, as it turns out, is anything but.
Not to fret though, if you have absolutely no clue how to tie a scarf. If you haven't already seen it, check out the brilliant viral video above for 25 ways to wear a scarf in 4.5 minutes. Then perfect your technique with one of these pretty scarves from Bootlegger, Sears, Bluenotes, Garage, ALDO, Ricki's, Le Château, Northern Reflections, Aeropostale, Danier, American Eagle and Ardene. (Or just pick up a cozy infinity scarf and be done with it) Bisous, mes belles! x