Thursday, August 9, 2012

The scarf has it

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito was on Fox News this week to discuss the coal industry. She wore a scarf over an orange blouse:

This look is very successful for the setting. Here's why:
  1. It's soft and casual but still professional - exactly what is needed in these "town hall" style appearances. 
  2. The scarf brings softer colors closer to her face, preventing the hot orange color of her blouse from reflecting on to her skin under the bright television lights.
  3. Although orange is actually a good color for her (a difficult one!) the color palette of the scarf works well for her too, as does the round organic pattern.
  4. See how the scarf is just draped around her neck? Not too structured, not too fussy. Just put one on and forget about it.


  1. If casual is appropriate for these meetings, then why are all the men in suits and ties?

  2. it's a little bit hard to see all the context from such a short clip. But typically in town halls, you see the male candidates in a very standard open collar, no tie, sleeves rolled up look. The same doesn't usually go for the host/moderator.