It is the end of December and the other night I went for a run in capri pants and a tank top. I'm not sure what was more disturbing, the fact that it was warm enough to wear capri pants in December in Boston, or the fact that I could feel the hair on my ankle where I missed a spot shaving blowing in the wind. Either way, in light of the atmospheric trend of warmth currently sweeping the East Coast, I thought I would share my most favorite and appropriate accessory for the Global Warming trend : A Snood. A Snood is like a tube or infinity scarf but sits a little higher on your neck, goes over your shoulders, comes down as a cowl, and can double as a hood. Snoods come in all fabrications and shapes, but in light of the fringe trend, I knew I needed this particular one from American Eagle.The reason its my numero uno accessory for this wack weather is because I can wear a tank top (in December) with my snood and still feel like i'm dressing for "winter" but not be too hot since it's a light weight knit. Also, it goes with just about everything. The snood first caught my eye a few months ago and I told myself, it is not cold, I don't need one yet, I have like 7 billion scarves. I eventually gave in on Black Friday and decided that my future needs included one in every hue. The color that ultimately stole my heart is sold as 'Teal', but it's more of a dark navy with a hint of green, none the less, goes with everything. My coworker bought a charcoal one while we were trend shopping because let's be serious, what apparel professional doesn't end up buying themselves something while on a company trend shop trip? Guilty. Anyway, we both showed up one day to meetings unbeknownst wearing our snoods. She sported hers over a blazer and I wore mine with a boxy drop tail tunic. We looked so versatile and amazing in them, that no one even noticed we were wearing the same thing.
Like seriously, be cuter snood. And just to give you a little background on the history of the snood, they date back as far as the Middle Ages and were originally used to keep women's hair in place and back. Kind of like a hairnet, but now evolved. Snoods became popular again in Europe during World War II when the British government placed strict rations on the amount of material that could be used for making clothing. Since headscarves were not rationed, snoods became popular again and were worn to show a commitment to the war effort. Fashion always makes it's way back around and it's equally important to look back on fashion as it is to look forward. It's like the circle of life, but prettier. Basically i'm just waiting for parachute pants to be on the shelves again. So on that note, excuse me while I hibernate in my snood to avoid the snowsleetrain situation in Boston right now. #snoodlife