Business Casual Superstar: Snazzing Up An Outfit With a Pretty Scarf

by HumaR | June 30th, 2011   

By Huma Rashid

One of my go-to outfits is jeans and a cute top, but the challenge sometimes is how to snazz that up and make it a little fancier, a little more polished, a little more pulled together so it doesn’t just look like I was out walking the dog or returning library books.

Heels are the easy answer, but one of my favorite ways to dress up jeans and a top is a pretty patterned scarf. It’s a feminine accessory that adds a touch of fun to the ensemble.

Here’s what I came up with:

huma rashid business casual superstar june 30 Business Casual Superstar: Snazzing Up An Outfit With a Pretty Scarf

Bootcut Jeans ………. $15
Three Dots Top in Desert Bloom ………. $48
Woven Scarf ………. $7.80
Pamela Pumps in Brown ………. $19.95

I went with simple boot cut jeans, in my usual flattering dark wash. If I’m using jeans in a business casual outfit, then I’m going to use dark jeans. They’re easily the most formal of the bunch, aside from being slimming.

I picked out this simple top with appropriate full length sleeves, and paired it with this striped scarf that pulls in the color of the shirt. I like patterned scarves with solid tops, and solid scarves with patterned tops. They just work the best.

And I finished the outfit off with sensible (kind of sensible?) brown pumps because I’m sick of constantly using black ones. It’s good to mix things up every once in a while.

For more business casual outfits, be sure to check out my blog and the Business Casual Superstar series.


Me too! I love dressing up with <a href="">cheap scarves</a>. The best ones I have I found for under $10. They're cute as belts, too!


Cute! I love wearing a scarf with an outfit if the weather calls for it in San Francisco or LA. Yesterday it was forecasted to be only 56 degrees in San Francisco, so I tossed a scarf on with my t-shirt and cardigan. Bonus: it's a wonderful pop of color by your face under a jacket!