Monday, July 19, 2010

Ask QueenB

Seems we always want to revamp our wardrobe a bit in the summer. The weather is nice and we wear less layered looks so our accessories become a huge part of our outfits. Here are a couple of great questions in this spirit.

Hey QueenB, what is the story with scarves in the spring/summer?

Let's start with the pashmina. In most climates this is never going to be brought out in the summer, but in Colorado this can been a nice addition to the cooler summer nights in place of a jacket. The nice cashmere ones are the best, but you'll drop $200-300 on a good one. The less expensive versions are okay for the occasional wearer.

I found this great picture of several ways to wear a pashmina.

This is the more trendy way to wear one.

The square silk scarf has been around forever. It's a little dated to wear around your neck, but I can see it coming back at some point. If you have any of those lying around then tying them around your purse handles is a fun way to get some use out of it right now.

The longer, rectangle shaped silk scarf is much more versatile in my opinion. I love the the look of either open or tied around the neck. And wearing it as a belt is a great way to add something different to your outfit. I have a few that I wear as belts fairly often.

Any advice on shoes for the summer?

I have one word for you: wedge. I know some people are scared of a very high heel, but a wedge is the most comfortable heel you'll ever wear. Please go try a pair on. They go with pants, jeans, shorts, skirts, dresses, swimsuits... basically everything. And they are everywhere right now. A wedge is feminine, fun, fashionable, and freaking awesome.  Here are a variety of styles I love.

Have fun accessorizing. It's the icing on the cupcake...

...QueenB Says

1 comment:

  1. How do you WEAR the scarf, I reaaaalllly want to know. Please email me at if you know