I have a love-hate relationship with both online and in-person shopping. On the one hand, I can go into a store and try on clothes to really see if they will, not only fit me but, actually look good on me without having to wait on shipping 👿 On the other hand, the internet has options. It makes creating outfits that fit your style a lot easier when you’re not limited to certain stores. Now that fall is officially here, Octer and I would like to make online shopping easier by starting with a favourite: scarves 🙂
In the past, I’ve stocked on different types of scarves just so I could have an inventory. Like, I have a cozy red scarf that I never wear because it’s so damn unnecessary. I’m into neutrals and subdued colours, for God’s sake! What I failed to do was look at how well they would fit into my current closet. So let’s begin:
First, you want to look at what colours you have in your closet. If you know you wear a lot of pink, for example, it’s easier to buy scarves because you have an idea of what it will be paired with. Second, be honest about what colours you feel most comfortable wearing. I feel comfortable wearing neutrals most of the time so, naturally, I’m much more likely to wear a neutral scarf than a bold colour. Prioritize this.
Tip: If you’re into neutrals and want to mix it up with a print, make sure it incorporates that neutral.
Last, consider the weight of the scarf and the style. I tend to wear scarves primarily in the winter (as opposed to the fall) so I know I’ll need heavier scarves to keep warm. But aside from the seasonal fit, you have to consider if you’ll be comfortable wearing a heavy or light scarf. I might feel suffocated in a heavy scarf if I have to move from the outdoors to a building throughout the day. So think of your lifestyle!
Similarly, you may like the look of infinity scarves but will you actually enjoy wearing them? Is the infinity scarf too small such that it will practically live against your neck? 👿 Consider looser versions.
Here’s another woe for online shopping. Have you ever been about to buy something online and thought, “Am I really getting the best deal for a scarf like this?” or “Is there a better one out there?”
Well folks, Octer’s here to make that bad blood go away – aka shopping for scarves stress-free 😉
Octer is a one-stop shop website and app whose goal is to make online shopping as simple possible. Instead of shopping one retailer at a time, you can shop for various retailers within the same space. Additionally, you can use their compare feature to view similar products across different retailers!
To illustrate, say you find this faux leather Dorothy Perkins bomber on Octer. You dig it but you want to see if there’s a better alternative somewhere else – not just from the same retailer. Just scroll to the bottom of the product page and view similar jackets from Topshop, Bar III, Nordstrom, Kenneth Cole, and more 😀
Tip: Used both the checklist and Octer to make online shopping for scarves (and more) easy!
I’m a big fan of marrying getting what you want / need to convenience + efficiency. That’s why I’m such a fan of frequent breaks while working, getting quality sleep, and having wardrobe options for all occasions.
Thank you Octer for introducing me to such a useful service and I hope you guys find it convenient too!
What incredible fall finds have you found or purchased online lately?
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Thank you to Octer for partnering on this post. Items were compensated but all opinions are my own.
Editing by @dressupchowdown