It’s time to tie one on. Bows are everywhere — blouses, bags, shoes, dresses and the one place we can’t; no must not even think about putting one, on our head. (Exception, perhaps a limp one tied around a low ponytail for evening.)
Don’t you just love the feminine frou-frou white Proenza Schouler blouse with the slick slouchy black pants? If that isn’t the the epitome of refined, ageless, timeless elegance I don’t know what is. And remember one of the best things about great, big bows is they can be tied high and full under the chin thus giving us that same hide-the-neck security of a turtleneck while offering a more festive approach to that pesky jiggly jaw juggernaut. If you don’t have a bowed blouse somewhere in the back of your closet, you can go shopping — they’re everywhere; buy some ribbon anywhere or find a soft, narrow, rectangular scarf and tie yourself up.
(Pictured clockwise: Three Proenza Schouler designs — the first two to prove my point about bows all over, but not for us in those incarnations; a snappy ensemble from Dior; a sweet little wrist bag from Sonia Rykiel and a golden evening offering from Christian Lacroix.