Personal Style: Scarves & Stoles for Day or Night...


I've professed my love of the black jumpsuit to you before. The wardrobe secret I've not disclosed is my passionate love of scarves and stoles. Almost weightless, these colorful silk creations are fashionable workhorses that can transform even the most humble of outfits into a stunning look. Plain tee, skinny jeans? Twist it, tie it, knot it, fold it... a simple scarf can make you a street style superstar. 

While options abound, I do prefer lightweight silk versions adorned in colorful abstract prints. To me they are more feminine and lend themselves to a variety of outfit combinations. This post will demonstrate that these closet Whodinis are true fashion original mix masters, ready to change your look in an instant.

Today's post showcases an outfit based upon a simple black strapless jumpsuit. With a few quick items I transform this basic black one-piece wonder into a stellar outfit using only accessories. I've created one look for day that's fresh and fun with a burst of cheerful color. The look for night is definitely VIP section ready, with sexier accents and plenty of after-dark attitude. To anchor each look, I've selected two long rectangular stoles from Floramirris. This exercise will give you a sense of how these featherweight creations can completely set the tone for your look - day or night. Ready to learn how? Let's begin: 

Our daytime look features oodles of gold and very classic accessories. A versatile tote, platform wedges and oversized sunglasses turn the black jumpsuit into a festive daytime affair. The stole? tie it to the bag for a burst of color or... I love the idea of wearing it around your hair like a modern day Brigitte Bardot. Of course, there are myriad ways to wear this chiffon creation around your neck (as I'll show you below), so don't hesitate to inject a beautiful burst of color to frame your face (hint: it will also protect your neck from harsh mid-day sun).



Thakoon Addition Black Strapless Jumpsuit (and super on sale here) + (or try this Super Budget Friendly Jumpsuit) // Tom Ford Miranda Open-Frame Sunglasses //  Floramirris Lilly Butterflies Silk Stole // Endless Oversized Hoop Earrings // Jimmy Choo Pela Cork Wedge // Emmy Crossbody Tote

For nighttime I like to switch it up a bit. I'm loving this option with rose, pink and raspberry blended together into a fanciful romantic stole. Wrap it once around the neck and let the ends hang free for movement and added focus to your beautiful face. To me, the free ends work in much the way a long necklace would, emphasizing a vertical line on your body and lengthening your silhouette. Pair the same jumpsuit with a chic statement clutch, strappy high heels and gorgeous earrings. Boom! You're a sartorial sensation.


Thakoon Addition Black Strapless Jumpsuit (and super on sale here) + (or try this Super Budget Friendly Jumpsuit) //  Harlot & Bones Earrings // Floramirris Peony Wings Silk Stole // Jimmy Choo Lottie Sandal // YSL Cassandre Clutch

If you feel you need a primer in how to style these silky beauties, look no further than this incredibly helpful video (or the original one here without how-to tips). I assure you, within minutes you'll consider yourself a total wrap star.