November 16, 2012  ·  culture  ·  style

On the wearing of striped scarves

A little goes a long way with a striped scarf—once knotted, the simple pattern becomes a complex, swirling interplay of texture. For that reason it's nice to keep things subtle, as seen on the scarves here from MOMA ($55) and Forever 21 ($9; don't hate). So low contrast is better than high contrast, narrow stripes are better than wide, and vertical better than horizontal. When in doubt, follow this simple rule: picture a scarf worn by any character from terrible British popular culture, and DON'T DO THAT.

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