Two Ways: Fur Infinity Scarf

Nov 27, 2012

Scarf: Juicy Couture Fur Scarf ($88)

From Left, Earrings: Akoya Pearl Studs ($75) Bag: Brahmin Annabelle Bag ($355) Tights: Nude Fishnet Tights ($14) Pumps: Via Spiga Metallic Pump ($92) Coat: Double Cloth Funnel Coat ($350) Sweater: Merino Wool Sweater ($70) Skirt: Double Serge Pencil Skirt ($80)

From Right, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviators ($145) Earrings: Tom Binns Bolt Hoops ($88) Bag: Fossil Crossbody Bag ($158) Boots: Loeffler Randall Matilde Boot ($695) Coat: Drape Collar Jacket ($45) Sweater: Otte Ellen Sweater ($330) Jeans: Paige Skyline Jeans ($189)

For the Office.  I love winter white.  It’s so crisp and clean and bright.  And the idea of the perfect ivory crewneck with a fur scarf is simple but feels completely luxurious.

Here, I paired the ivory sweater with an ivory scarf, all J.CREW.  If the idea of all white sets your teeth on edge, camel or chocolate or black would also work.  If you’d like a chunkier sweater, this cable knit from Dorothy Perkins is lovely and under-$50. I also like this sleek cowl neck sweater.

If you’re wearing a skirt, and you don’t want to wear tights, you have three choices: bare legs, nylons or nude fishnets.  I like very small weave fishnets.  The Hues are perfect, but I’ve heard the Berkshire ones wear better.   If those aren’t for you, try sheer nylons.  Not flesh-colored Hooters nightmare hose, but ultra-sheer nylons like these from Donna Karan.  If you need cheaper ones, the Hanes version is almost as good.

To complete the outfit, I added a bronze/dark brown shoe and pearl earrings.  The red bag gives contrast to the otherwise monochromatic color palette.  If you’d like a red satchel under-$100, try this bag from 6pm.com.  And, last but not least, I added a chic camel coat.  Like camel?  Need to pay less for it?  This funnel neck coat from Overstock is $90, and this Aqua coat is just over $100.

For the hair, I would wear it up in a twisted bun.  For the makeup, I would choose a sheer red lip, a pop of pink blush and black eyeliner.  

For the Weekend.  I’m a simple girl, I like neutral colors.  So my first instinct was to choose a chunky cable turtleneck in ivory (under-$30) or a charcoal grey sweater.  But why not add a little color with a burst of burgundy?

I chose the Otte sweater, because I’ve really fallen in love with the store’s approach to curating their merchandise.  If you’re looking for a sweater in a deep wine color, I love this sweater from All Saints at less-than half the price and this Topshop version is under-$100.

I loved the mix of the fur scarf with the burgundy sweater and olive jacket.  I’m not sure I trust the brand SheInside (too many horror stories), but Nordstrom has a similar anorak in dark fern.  But since it is soon-to-be winter, an olive coat might be more appropriate.

 This tulip-shaped coat is under-$100, and this belted Sam Edelman coat is gorgeous at $220.

I love the Paige Skyline jeans.  They are my jean of the moment.  To finish the look, I chose aviators, of course, and bolt-shaped hoop earrings.  I also added a dark brown, vintage-looking crossbody bag.  And the boots are just to die for, but if you need something less expensive, I like these Boutique 9 Zanny boots as well.

For the hair, I’m all about a bouncy wrapped ponytail with the hair wrapped around to conceal the elastic.  For the makeup, I like a nude lip, with a rose cheeks and a dark brown liner and taupe shadow.

Three Ways

share this post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Leslie says:

    Belle, I have been debating this one in front of my closet for the past few morning. I have the j crew natural/white cotton pencil skirt. Can white cotton work in winter?

  2. Cara says:

    I bought the jacket in the “For the Weekend” option from SheInside and HATED IT. I was so disappointed. I would definitely advise readers not to purchase.

  3. Allison says:

    Belle, what's your advice on coat hem lengths when wearing skirts and dresses? I know my mother would say your coat should match the length of your skirt, but most of my coats hit just below the hip.

  4. helen says:

    That first outfit is soooo amazing! Both retro and modern at the same time.
    <<stands up and slow claps>>

  5. CLE says:

    Hi Belle – I loved this scarf but was having a hard time pulling the trigger. Just found it on Juicy's site for more than half off – $38.51 – and wanted to share the deal ūüôā

    https://www.juicycouture.com/Fur-Knit-Infinity-Scarf/YTRUC414,default,pd.html?dwvar_YTRUC414_color=692&start=8&cgid=accessories-scarves-and-hats

Join The List

Stay up to date on the latest from Capitol Hill Style!

sUBSCRIBE

Gift Guide 2023: Stocking Stuffers, Pt. 1

I love stocking stuffers. ¬†They are the best part of Christmas. ¬†There’s just nothing quite like an affordable gift that’s funny or useful or chic (or maybe all three). ¬†So here is Part One of my stocking stuffer gift guides, where nothing costs more than $30.

4

READ MORE 

Recent Posts

You Have, You Need: Camel Sweater Edition

In the name of fiscal responsibility, I’m taking a shopping respite through the end of the year. ¬†When you write a fashion blog, not shopping is like being a person on a diet who moves into a McDonald’s. ¬†But I’m determined to flex some self-discipline now that my holiday shopping is done.

4

READ MORE 

Add to Cart: Five Recent Amazon Purchases

Since my daughter was born, Amazon has claimed so much of my money that I had to buy stock just to get some of it back. ¬†Between the formula, onesies, fruit pouches, diapers, wipes, and ever evolving list of baby development gear, I could not survive without Prime. ¬† My husband no longer notices the […]

4

READ MORE 

VIEW ALL POSTS

Features, Gift Guide, Top Posts | November 29, 2023

Gift Guide 2023: Stocking Stuffers, Pt. 1

I love stocking stuffers. ¬†They are the best part of Christmas. ¬†There’s just nothing quite like an affordable gift that’s funny or useful or chic (or maybe all three). ¬†So here is Part One of my stocking stuffer gift guides, where nothing costs more than $30.

4

READ MORE 

Posts, Style, You Have You Need | November 29, 2023

You Have, You Need: Camel Sweater Edition

In the name of fiscal responsibility, I’m taking a shopping respite through the end of the year. ¬†When you write a fashion blog, not shopping is like being a person on a diet who moves into a McDonald’s. ¬†But I’m determined to flex some self-discipline now that my holiday shopping is done.

4

READ MORE 

Add to Cart, Features, Posts | November 28, 2023

Add to Cart: Five Recent Amazon Purchases

Since my daughter was born, Amazon has claimed so much of my money that I had to buy stock just to get some of it back. ¬†Between the formula, onesies, fruit pouches, diapers, wipes, and ever evolving list of baby development gear, I could not survive without Prime. ¬† My husband no longer notices the […]

4

READ MORE 

Good/Better/Best, Posts | November 27, 2023

Good, Better, Best: A Guide to Layering

I started this blog in 2008 to provide guidance to the thousands of Capitol Hill staffers who needed to dress for professional jobs on government salaries. ¬†Over 15 years of blogging, some questions have proved eternal — the best tights, what to wear to a formal event, makeup tips for women who don’t want to […]

5

READ MORE 

RECENT POSTS

©2023 CAPITOL HILL STYLE | SITE BY LEIGH THE STUDIO