Here is my second outfit with my new love, the Everlane silk button-up. This look is definitely a weekend ensemble compared to this. The scarf is the best accessory I’ve ever had. It is made out of fair-trade Tibetan cashmere and it was sent to me a couple of years ago by Fibre Tibet for a product review and I still wear it at least twice a week during the cooler months.
The jeans were bought this summer when I caved and bought from J. Crew….yes, I have my weak moments too when I just need jeans and I’m in a Boston outlet mall and there isn’t an ethical or sustainable store around. I know, I should’ve just refrained from buying anything but I had forgotten my jeans for a weekend trip!!! Argh, excuses, I know. Anyways, I figured it’s important to show you that I’ll also cave into temptation. But, to make sure it was a good purchase, I looked for quality jeans and for a classic look. I wear these all the time and I plan on keeping them for years to come and turning them into shorts if they wear out too much.
The black boots are my absolutely go-to bootie for fall and winter. I wear these almost every day at work because they go with everything. And I mean EVERY-THING. They were a gift to me from my boyfriend and I insisted on leather boots so that if they wear down, I can have them fixed.
If there’s one thing I can say, it’s avoid buying plastic shoes. If you are vegan or don’t like wearing animal skins, than try recycled leather. Plastic just doesn’t last. Having said that, if you can find a shoe line made out of recycled plastic, bring me on board!
This big, bad bangle was made for me by Viixn, a Quebec-based company that makes beautiful pieces made out of reclaimed wood. Pretty gnarly right?
Wearing scarves 101
I know everyone at one time or another can’t think of anymore ways to wear scarves. I know I’m not offering you up anything groundbreaking here but just take note: with a nice, neutral scarf made out of quality fibres, you don’t have to do much to make it look good.
Above, I’m wearing it the “lazy” way and just letting it fall. This is quite an elegant look when paired with a nice coat.
You can also take a narrow belt and cinch in your waist and wrap it around the scarf so it’s tucked into the scarf. It’s a nice look and I tried this once with a dress and I loved it. Mental note, show you my scarf+belt+dress outfit in a future post.
Below is a simple “brush your shoulder off” drape. It’s a great way to wear a scarf if you don’t want to wear a necklace but, like me, you like having a little something-something to accessorize your tops sometimes.
Above is one more way to wear this top, same jeans, same shoes, but I threw over this organic cotton denim jacket that I got at H&M in Barcelona from the company’s Conscious Collection.