The Scarf Addiction

Thursday, August 6, 2009

It's that time of year again: we are making the transition from summer to fall and our wardrobe needs to do the same. Whether you are up north and enjoying Indian Summer or are here in Atlanta like us where its hot until November, there is an easy way to revamp your summer wardrobe: scarves. We have been seeing them everywhere, from celebrities, magazines and around town. We are obsessed with them. We were at Nordstrom Rack (Nordstrom's outlet store where you can find great deals on designer brand name clothing) just yesterday and they had a big variety for $6.97. One of the problems we had in the beginning was finding ways to wear them. We are here to help you sort through the confusion. Below are a few of our favorite ways to wear them.

  • The Loop: put the scarf around your neck where one side is longer than the other; take the longer side and loop it around your neck and pull the looped portion down several inches depending on scarf length and fluff out. If the scarf is very long you can loop it around more than once. Do not leave the scarf tight around your neck or else you will look like Snoopy.
  • The Drape:   This is a variation of The Loop. Begin as you would in the Loop, just keep wrapping until the ends of the scarf are no longer visible. You can also simply start draping the scarf around your neck until you reach the end of the scarf.

  • The Pull Through: This is exactly what it sounds like. Fold the scarf end to end and put it around your neck. One side should be a loop and the other is two ends of the scarves. Thread the ends of the scarf through the loop and pull. Again be sure not to pull too tight. We like this look with a thicker scarf.
  • The Bandanna: This method is for square/triangular shaped scarves (preferably fringed). Spread out scarf and fold diagonal across so it is shaped like a triangle. Tie the ends together and place over your head so it is hanging like a necklace would. Hint: on these scarves we just leave them tied in our closet so we can grab and go.

  • The Basic: So easy; just drape this scarf around your neck and let the ends hang. Make sure the scarf isn't too long. This can also be done with a square shaped scarf if you fold it over into a triangle.

  • The Tie: Drape the scarf around your neck and simply tie the two ends together. Let the knot hang a little low. The key is to be casual; not look like you are wearing a men's tie.
    We love them so much because you can wear them with almost everything from a t-shirt and jeans to skirts and dresses. It gives any outfit a layered look which is perfect in transitioning to the fall...keep it button down shirts, best worn with cotton or cotton blends.

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