Busking in the Glory of a Unisex-y Scarf

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It’s back-to-school time, and college campuses and city streets are bustling with crowds of people. What better way to earn a little extra money for textbooks or trips to the coffee shop and simultaneously show off your musical chops than by busking? And what better way to look cool and keep warm when you play long into the nippy night than with a circle scarf? We think that both a woman and a man could totally kill the chill in the air by rocking the black, fringed Mascara Scarf! And guys, there’s no need to sing the blues over wearing something named after make-up. Just remember that Elvis wore mascara (and shadowed his lids and dyed his hair black, too).

What’s busking, you ask? Busking, as you may surmise from the photo above, is the practice of performing along a sidewalk, or other public place, for tips and gratuities. Julie and I busted out a lap steel guitar, harmonica, and tambourine – with myself singing bass, and Julie singing tenor – to play a little ditty for you and the rest of the people within earshot of the photo studio. But, this time, you get the tip…on how to style this AC-DC scarf on a man and woman for a day of shakin’, rattlin’, and rollin’.

For my composition of clothing, I decided to take an approach reminiscent of Bob Dylan. I wrapped the Mascara Scarf over my neck to rest against the pianissimo blue background of a  button-up shirt, creating a harmonic combination of my two favorite colors. Then I  accompanied these with a muted pair of grey jeans and boots, a straw hat of a flaxen timbre, and Wayfarer sunglasses to serenade passersby on the street.

For Julie, it was no ‘treble’ at all creating a stylish, autumn-appropriate look with a choir of cute items. To take a romper or jumpsuit into the cooler weather, simply layer–which is what she did by wearing the Hocuspocus Tights that sparkle magically beneath the appropriately named Busker Jumpsuit, then adding some  ‘calore’  for her neck with the Mascara Scarf (which could also be worn like a shrug over the shoulders!). She kept a sweet beat by stomping the sidewalk with her Ice Cream Twist Wedges and kept the flash of her fans’ cameras out of her eyes with the Modern Jackie Sunglasses.

Do you have any street peforming experiences? We’d like to hear about them. Also, let us know if you have any thoughts about which ModCloth items could be utilized in a Unisex-y blog post!

4 Responses to Busking in the Glory of a Unisex-y Scarf

  1. Turi 09/03/2009 at 5:33 pm #

    Ah, you guys are too cute!

  2. Kristin 09/03/2009 at 8:57 pm #

    Most favorite Uni-Sexy yet!

  3. y 09/04/2009 at 9:30 am #

    Ah! WAnt one.. does it come in other colours?

  4. Mandy 09/07/2009 at 10:40 am #

    You two look fabulous.

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