5 Ways to Wear a Scarf

Friday, February 10, 2017 3:16 PM

we take offense to the term "basic chic".

 our customers are anything but ordinary, 

but if loving a scorching hot latte & rocking scarves all four seasons earns us that title, 

 then we accept embrace it.

a scarf can completely transform an outfit!

 by adding a pop of color to a monochromatic look, 

or simply used for functionality

 on a day so cold, you start considering 

the perks of living on Mars.



it is easy, however, to get yourself into a scarf rut.

try mixing patterns of your outfit in an unconventional way, like stripes with polka dots, 

or floral prints paired with androgynous structured pieces/suits.  

upgrade to new textures like cashmere, or a good {and cost effective} substitute, merino wool. 

merino wool is super soft to the touch but offers a medium weight, 

making it a perfect option for year long wear {in both cold and warm weather}

*check out our 100% merino wool elephant scarves below

lastly, we know once you've found that favorite piece that seems to work with everything 

 you want to wear it every single day. no judgement.

 try mixing up the knots to keep your signature piece looking fresh and new.



we've listed five ways for you to bump up your scarf style, 

let us know how they work out / share your favorite ways to style a scarf in the comments section or on our social media (@bishopboutique)

happy scarfing! xobb



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No More Winter BlueSuede Shoes

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 12:00 AM

this time of year its important to count your blessings. 

we are especially grateful that old school "fashion rules" of season specific textile no longer apply.

 leather treatments like suede, haircalf, and patent can be sported all year long!


 that being snow miser

 doesn't always agree with our spontaneous fashion sense 

and has a tendency to rain on our shoe parade.

try these tips & tricks from to 

keep your suedes protected and looking fabulous this winter.



{photo credit}stylesmiths



1. Seal your suede.

You wouldn't hit the beach without sunscreen, and similarly you shouldn't hit the wintry streets in suede shoes without properly protecting them first. Everywhere from drugstores to shoe repair stores carry protective sprays, and we're big fans of Gear Aid ReviveX Nubuck, Suede & Fabric Water Repellent ($8.25; available at Amazon), in particular. A thin application of a suede sealant will last for several months (yes, you do have to treat suede every couple months) and will help repel dirt, and stop stains before they start. A tip to keep in mind before actually spraying: We strongly recommend brushing with a suede brush before and after you spray your shoes.


2. To treat a liquid spill, clean with talcum powder or corn meal.

If your spill liquid on your boots, pat the area with a clean cloth or towel and then apply a layer of corn meal or talcum powder. Let it set overnight, and then brush the suede the following day with a suede brush to remove the dried powder.


3. Treat dried stains-like dirt-with white vinegar.

Approach dried stains, like dirt, a little differently. For a quick fix, rub off dirt with a kneaded eraser or an emery board. For heavier stains, blot the stain using a small amount of white vinegar and a clean towel. Repeat for as long as necessary until you see your stain disappear. This is a great way to get rid of both water and salt stains.


4. Bring your suede back to life with a toothbrush.

Should your suede begin to look tired and flattened, scrub it with a clean toothbrush or terrycloth towel. If it's really in bad shape, hold your shoe above steam-even from a teakettle-for a few seconds, and then brush it.


5. Whatever you do, don't clean suede with water.

This might seem counterintuitive, but you don't want to start cleaning suede with water, which can affect both the color and texture of suede.


6. If all else fails, get your suede shoes professionally cleaned.

Obviously a solid way to ensure your suede looks it's best. This is also a great thing to do before you put your winter suede boots away in storage during the warmer months.


*we recommend the magicians at Old Town Shoe & Luggage Repair




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