Cameron Diaz In Cashmere Blue Chan Luu Scarf
Even when she is just out and about shopping, Cameron Diaz knows how to pull it together for the ever-present cameras. The lightweight Cashmere Blue Chan Luu scarf that she wears so effortlessly is an important player in this casual look; it not only imparts a breezy, carefree quality to the look, it also acts to break-up the darker blue hues of her jeans and sweater, drawing the eye upwards while adding texture and interest.
Even those of us who were not blessed with Ms. Diaz's good genes or stylistic know-how can employ this technique, which is one of the easiest ways to add colour and texture to a look without adding too much bulk. To get started, try layering a light jeans jacket or blazer over a white tee, add a pair of your favourite skinny jeans, and a pair of either oxfords or loafers (for day), or heels if you want to give the look a dressier edge. Next choose a silk and cashmere blend scarf in either a complementary or like-shade colour (as Cameron Diaz has done in the photograph), or go in the complete opposite direction and choose a bright pop of colour or a print to really set off your look. Voila!
This is one of the easiest ways to get dressed when you have absolutely no idea what the day might hold. It is a look that is both at ease and ready for anything – casual yet polished.
Photo credit: Chan Luu