Let’s face it ladies, nobody is googling, “How to Dress Like an American Woman.” In fact, if you google, “How to Dress Like an American Woman” you’ll mostly get articles on how to dress like a French woman. There’s a reason. French women know how to create a personal style and they know how to rock it. You can do it too. It isn’t all that difficult. And all you need to begin is a beautiful scarf.
The scarf is the quintessential French accessory.and EVERY woman in Paris wears one. We were in Paris for six full days and every day I wore one, too.
Scarf-tying is its own artform, and I almost came to wonder if every woman on the streets of Paris had her own signature scarf tie. There are tons of videos on youtube about scarf-tying, but I found this quick one I wanted to share with you today.
There is also a really good (and short) video here; I especially like the last one because it looks like a braid. And check out 37 Ways to Tie a Scarf located in my sidebar.
The bad news about scarves is that really nice ones can be a bit spendy, but the good news is that they are so versatile that you can wear them over and over again with lots of different outfits giving them a good price per wear fashion value. As you all know from my constant whining, my access to great stores near my area is limited, so I do a lot of my shopping online. Here are a couple of pretty scarves from ShopBop that I really liked. The grey one on the right is almost identical to the one I did buy for myself in Paris, and I like the one of the left because I’m just head-over-heels in love with that color right now.