See how scarves and shoes can change a dress dramatically

two outfits with the same dress, but different scarves and shoes

How to change the look of an outfit with just a few tweaks

There is this saying

The shoes make or break an outfit. #fashionquote Click To Tweet

There are many reasons why to accessorize with scarves. Sure, style is one of them. As a matter of fact you cannot only up your style with scarves, but also change the vibe completely. Today I want to show you how a scarf and a different pair of shoes can change an outfit from feminine classic with at twist to posh casual.

Floral scarf and studded heels give a leather sheath a feminine classic look with a twist

In the below photos, I styled the basic outfit of sheath with sweater and tight with a light floral Russian scarf and edgy heels. The outfit has a classic with a twist vibe. The light colors make the outfit sort of sweet.

over 50 years old fashion blogger in a leather sheath dress styled feminine with a scarf

mature woman in a feminine winter outfit with a Russian floral print wool scarf with silk fringes

mature woman in a grey leather sheath with sweater and pumps
Outfit details: Leather sheath dress, Jeanne Pierre sweater, GNW tight, BCBG pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Pavlovo Russian scarf (all own) and wooden watch c/o Jord

Same basics, diffterent footwear and scarf for a posh casual look

In the look below, I paired the same basic outfit with a dark Indian scarf with geometric print and matching duck boots. The more casual fabric of the scarf, the ducks and the dark colors yield a classic outfit with a casual twist.

style blogger in leather sheath dress with an Indian block print scarf and statment dauck boots

midlife style book author in a fitted dress with ethnic scarf and heeled ducks
Outfit details: Leather sheath dress with Jeanne Pierre sweater, Indian block print scarf, GNW tight, heeled ducks, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own) and wooden watch c/o Jord
Change the accessories and you have a new look. #styletip Click To Tweet

Fashion facit

Like the idea of Wear it now – Wear it later, to increase the number of outfits from your closet, you can use accessories to get more looks from your closet. Other great options to alter an outfit are to accessorize with belts or jewlery. Since one keeps most accessories like scarves, belts and costume jewelry for much longer time than your typical wardrobe basics or even the trends, be very picky when investing in accessories. You want the right accessories for great style.

Accessories make more outfits of what is in your closet. #styletip Click To Tweet

Which of the two outfits is your favorite? Do you sometimes style the basic outfit in different ways? Just curious.

Top of the World Style linkup-party

Welcome to the holiday edition of the Top of the World Style fashion linkup party. This party will be open for two weeks. Thus, come back again to linkup further new OOTD.

Thanks to those of you who linked up last week and over the past 39 weeks. I am looking forward to see your outfits every week. You are all so stylish and inspiring! 🙂

The Readers’ Fav OOTD goes to the link you clicked the most which was Lisa’s post. She is the blogger at Beauty 101 by Lisa. Linda who blogs at A Labour of Life became My Fav OOTD. I have to admit that I may be biased as I have the same dress 😉 . So far, I never tried it with my leather pants. However, great ideas are to be adopted. 😉 <3
Top of the World OOTD at the High Latitude Style linkup party

mature women in a fashionable fit-and-flare leather dress
Halogen Fit-and-flare leather dress, Longchamp cuire sunflower yellow pilage, Gloria vanderBilt red pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, statement necklace, and Paloma Picasso sunglasses (all own)

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