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5 Ways to Wear the Oblong Scarf

Have you ever wondered why Parisian women always look so darn chic and effortlessly cool? Although it has a lot to do with attitude, we suspect it also has plenty to do with their masterful scarf-wearing skills!

This spring, a printed scarf is a great way to incorporate a splash of vibrant color into your wardrobe as you transition out of winter and into sunnier days ahead.  Choose a scarf done in a lightweight fabric like silk, cotton, linen or viscose to complement with your warm-weather favorites like dresses, cropped sweaters and tees.

A long scarf, otherwise known as an “oblong” scarf, is probably the most versatile scarf style out there. Below are five great ways to wear the oblong scarf this spring!

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The Easy Shawl

1) Put an unfolded oblong scarf around your shoulders and pull the ends in a half knot, tight and high up your back. Tie the ends securely.

2) Pull the scarf fabric down your back to cover the ends.

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The Neck Wrap

1) Place scarf behind your neck so the ends are equal length.

2) Wrap closely around the neck so it creates a turtleneck-like cover. 

3) Tie the ends in a half knot.

4) Tuck the ends neatly under the scarf loops so they aren’t showing.

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The Classic Slip Knot

1) Wrap a half-folded scarf around the back of your neck.

2) Pull both ends through the front loop. Adjust the knot so it sits on your chest comfortably.

 

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The Knotted Twist

1) Take an oblong scarf and fold it lengthwise.

2) Loop it around your neck.

3) Take one of the ends and pull it over the loop then back under.

4) Take the other end and pull it under the loop and then back over.

 

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The Loose Drape

1) Fold a long scarf in half lengthwise.

2) Grab diagonal ends.

3) Drape the scarf over your chest like a bib and pull the ends to the front.

4) Tie the ends in the front and tuck away.

 

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Fancy Friday: Easy Ways to Dress Up Your Casual Staples

TGIFF! If you were wondering…the extra “F” is for “Fancy”. Here at the Zappos HQ, office dress code leans a lot towards the casual side. However, there are certain days that just call for a dose of fancy…Why not Friday?

Think about it. You’ve survived a long workweek full of meetings, errands and day-to-day stresses. End the week with major style--or should we say, start the weekend off right by getting your fancy on! It’s all about dressing up and feeling confident as you head into the weekend! And believe us, a pair of fancy heels, a cute skirt or dapper loafers can do some amazing things to re-energizing your entire style outlook.

Below are just a few easy ways to dress up some of your favorite casual staples like jeans, t-shirts and sweatshirts.

Casual Fridays? We say break away from the usual and start your own Fancy Friday trend instead!

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For Her:

Boyfriend Jeans

featured style: Levi’s® Women’s 501 Customized Jeans

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Sky-High Heels

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Pairing relaxed-fit denim with dressier heels adds up to such an effortlessly chic look for both day and night. We particularly love oversized boyfriend jeans paired with super sexy pumps. It just elevates the look and keeps the jeans from looking frumpy.

 

Basic Tees

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Skirts

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The unsung hero of our closets, basic tees are surprisingly versatile for a lot of different occasions. To dress up a simple cotton t-shirt, pair it with a knee-length skirt for the office, and a sparkly mini skirt for a night out. You can even let a printed or sequined skirt shine by pairing it with a very basic tee. It’s all about striking that perfect balance of laidback and feminine.

 

Sweatshirts/Pullover

featured style: Free People In A Hurry Hoodie

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Leggings

featured style: HUE Floral Gleam Denim Skimmer Legging

Comfy up top, party in the bottom. That’s sort of the vibe this combo achieves with a mix of relaxed and dressy all in one easy-to-wear outfit. Take your oversized grey sweaters and sweatshirts up a notch with printed or textured leggings. The great part is, you can really go all out with the leggings here since the sweater is the more subdued element in this equation. Who says a sweatshirt has to be frumpy? Not with this killer combo!

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For Him:

Chino Pants

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Leather Loafers

featured style: ALDO Adleman

Chino pants are a great wardrobe staple any day of the week. To dress them up for the office or date night, grab a pair of classic men’s loafers to instantly add some refined style.

 

Basic Tees

featured style:  Alternative Crew Tee

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Tailored Trousers

featured style: Dockers Men’s Signature Khaki Slim Fit Flat Front Pant

Your favorite t-shirts aren’t just for pairing with jeans! Take your basic crewneck tees to a new level by wearing them with a smart pair of dress trousers. Throw on a light blazer or sport coat for an even more tailored feel.

 

Basic Jeans

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Leather Oxfords

featured style: Donald J Pliner Borak Oxfords

Your favorite blue jeans are just begging to be worn on a night on the town or for Fancy Friday! Give them a new dapper life by pairing with sleek oxfords.

 

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Desk-to-Dinner Style: the Shift Dress & the Slouch Pant

It seems like we’re always singing the praises of a multitasking wardrobe, but it’s hard to ignore how certain indispensible pieces can radically streamline your busy lifestyle. And not to mention, they just make more budget sense! Who doesn’t like getting more bang for their buck?

We believe in investing in pieces that seamlessly go from office-appropriate to “I’m ready for a cocktail” just by swapping out a couple of elements. Two such pieces are the flattering shift dress and the comfy-yet-chic slouchy black pant. Both can easily be toned down for work or dressed up for a night out!

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The Shift Dress:

Throw on a classic trench and some chic loafers for the office, and switch off to a sleek moto jacket and sexy heels for a night out!

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desk: DKNYC Dress with Ponte Piecing + Larry Levine Classic Luxurious Wool Walking Coat, Cole Haan "Ambrose" Skimmer, MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Tote

dinner: DKNYC Dress with Ponte Piecing + MICHAEL Michael Kors Moto Jacket, Pour la Victoire "Vione" Heels, Vince Camuto Horn Clutch

 


The Slouchy Black Pant:

This wardrobe workhorse is as comfy as it is chic. Wear it with sleek black pumps to add a polished feel, or turn up the fun with a pair of fancy heels for the perfect off-duty style.

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dinner:Joie "Mariner" Pant + Amanda Uprichard Crossover Tank, Sanctuary Sleeveless Blazer, Joie "Cayla" Heels, House of Harlow 1960 Warrior Tiles Link Bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff Mini "Crosby" Crossbody

 

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Laws of Layering by Gorjana

Layering your jewelry is a lesson in both subtlety and balance, hence Gorjana’s “Laws of Layering”. Their lovely jewelry pieces just beg to be worn in multiples, so here are a few tips from Gorjana on how to make sure your pieces play nicely with each other:

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Featured styles:

1. Chevron Pendant Necklace

2. “Mika” Pendant Necklace

3. “Isla” Ring

4. Shimmer Bar Ring in Rose Gold

5. “Taner” Cuff Ring Set

6. “Mila” Shimmer Ring Set

7. “Taner” Wrapped Cuff

8. “Chaplin” Cuff Bracelet

9. “Mika” Necklace

10. “Mika” Opposition Stud Earrings

11. “Artemis” Cuff Ring

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The Art of Style, How To: Men's Spring-to-Summer Transition

Fellas, get ready to finally shed those heavy winter clothes into some springy layers that transition seamlessly into the warm summer months. In the how-to video below, we break down some key wardrobe updates to pull off the transition easily and with effortless style.

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3 Scarves, 9 Ways to Wear

The scarf really is an amazing accessory. It adds warmth on cold days, style and coverage on sunny days, and can even keep a bad hair day under wraps!

Below we show you some wonderful ways to wear three popular styles of scarves for any weather. Enjoy!

The Sarong/Pareo Scarf

The Large Square Scarf

The Long/Oblong Scarf

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How to Go from Beach to Evening with Stila

Jenn from Stila shows you how to take your daytime look to evening with just a few key Stila products!

Featured products:

Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Stila Custom Color Blush in Coral

Stila Set and Correct Baked Powder Trio “The Illuminators”

Stila Lip Glaze

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Beauty School: How to Get a Healthy, Natural Tan

 

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As much as you crave a nice summer tan on your face, every beauty expert (and dermatologist for that matter) would urge you to avoid the sun’s harmful rays as a means to an end. Instead, we suggest using these fabulous Alpha Beta Glow Pads from Dr. Dennis Gross to get an enviable, natural-looking glow that’s totally customizable.

Why would you ever risk wrinkles, sun spots or worse when these pads are so easy to use and so effective? Trust us; your skin will thank you!