I have a confession. Even though my new blog has a whole section dedicated to style, I don’t consider myself a fashion guru and don’t put a ton of time or effort into my wardrobe. Style is about representing your personality – and for me, that means classic with a few bold streaks.
When it comes to my wardrobe, I know what makes me feel good and have learned a few tricks over the years to create a personal style that’s easy. One of those tricks includes embracing accessories, and lately my favorite accessory is a scarf.
Enter DESEDA. My friend Sarah Somers started DESEDA about a year ago, and the concept is brilliant. She finds amazing artists all over the globe and prints their designs on high-quality silk in Italy. The quality and design are incredible.
What I love most about these scarves is how they can transform an outfit. I tend to wear a lot of classic staples and neutrals. With DESEDA scarves, I can wear my basics and elevate them with the scarf. As Sarah says, one easy way to curate a wardrobe is to follow the 80/20 rule – 80% classics and 20% fun. Scarves are an easy way to bring that fun into play.
I also love how wearing scarves can completely make me feel more pulled together. Last-minute Zoom call? Scarf. No time to change between yoga and a coffee date? Scarf. Instant style, minimal effort.
And while many scarves can add that little something to an outfit, I love DESEDA’s designs and colors. Each one could be framed in my living room – they are truly works of art. I love hearing the artists’ stories (info about the artist comes with the purchase) and following along with them on Instagram. I’m a collector at heart and want each and every design.
My Favorite Scarves
Here are two of my favorite DESEDA scarves:
The first is Galaxy Love, which comes in the larger size and can be styled so many ways. I love the bold colors and stars – I saw Sarah wear this one on the 4th of July last year and had to have it. It’s great all year round.
The second is Club Tropicana, a smaller scarf that’s perfect in your hair, wrapped around your wrist or tied around your neck. This one screams summer. If I can’t travel to gorgeous beaches right now, I can at least bring the tropics here with this scarf.
There are so many styles to choose from. DESEDA has a pop-up store in Lake Forest, Ill., or you can shop online.
Here are a few photos from my visits to DESEDA’s chic pop-up in Lake Forest, Ill.
So, I want to know – what’s your wardrobe’s go-to piece?