Monday, January 7, 2013

Scarf Issues

Sweater: Forever 21
Jeans: Target
Boots: Target
Scarf: Aerie

I'm not really a scarf person. As in, I don't know how to wear scarves fashionably. I wear them when it's cold outside and my neck needs extra warmth, but I rarely wear scarves as a part of an outfit.

I wore this last week when I was recovering from a slight cold, and I could not bear to take off my scarf (SO COZY) when I got to the office so I just left it on. I didn't know what to do with the two hanging ends though, since I usually just tuck them in my coat when I'm wearing one. Do the ends look weird to you? I couldn't decide. I'm almost tempted to cut them off and sew it all into an infinity scarf.

How do you guys wear your winter scarves fashionably?

Linking up with Marionberry's Trend of the Month: Stripes :)

37 comments:

  1. Wendy's Lookbook put together the BEST video about how to tie a scarf. 25 different ways! I keep this bookmarked and go back to it all the time. There are about 5 in here that I use regularly. It's pretty easy to pause/play to try each one out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LYAEz777AU

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  2. I love those jeans! I've been looking for some burgundy ones. :)

    I agree with Lauren below, definitely check out Wendy's Lookbook video for her 25 ways of wearing a scarf! I learned a lot of my scarf designs from it!

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  3. Yes! That video is AMAAAAZING. I've watched it once or twice, but I felt that most of the scarves that she was demonstrating with were like the thin silky scarves, or scarves that are squared. I don't recall her video having any thick knit winter scarves... or did it? I'll have to watch it again!

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  4. Oh, duh. Yes they are mostly thin scarves. For the super thick ones, I fold it in half, wrap it around my neck, and then pull the two ends through the loop. Is yours long enough to do that?

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  5. Yes! but this one is like, super long, so if I let them hang like that, the ends would be like down past my navel, so I had to wrap it around my neck a few times.

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  6. I was just about the post the same thing! My "go-to" for winter scarves is usually what Wendy calls the "Twist and Pull" in her video. It's simple, but looks different enough from just throwing it around your neck.

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  7. For a cozy look, I'd keep wrapping so it looks like an infinity scarf. You can also play with how tight you loop the scarf around your neck. Or a simple knot like the white scarf image you linked above.

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  8. I've started tucking the ends of my winter scarf back into the scarf itself so that it looks like an infinity scarf.  But sometimes I just wear it the way you do above.

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  9. I just found your blog through your guest post on PMT and now I'm your newest follower :) I hope you check out and follow my blog too!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  10.  I love this video and I refer to it several times. She's awesome and definitely creative with how she presents her tips (such as this one!)

    MJ
    Papersidewalks.blogspot.com

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  11. I use the infinity scarf method for thin scarves. For winter scarves, I fold it in half and then pull the two ends into the loop and then loosen up the loop around my neck to look it more fluffy.

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  12. I actually think you did a great job styling your scarf. I don't think the ends look weird. I love how this outfit is simple, crisp, and prestine. Very cute look.
    Myah
    thehappyhealthywholegirl.blogspot.com
    identifemi.blogspot.com

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  13. I actually like the infinity scarf idea because I've been looking for the perfect large cream knit infinity scarf all winter (and haven't found it). I have been tempted to do exactly what you said.

    I do tie a lot of my scarves into infinity scarves though incase I want to wear them the regular way again.

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  14. Happiness At Mid LifeJanuary 7, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Just found your blog through Audrey's Putting me Together.  Great look and your scarf looks perfect the way it is.

    Just became your latest follower.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  15. You look so cute in red black and white! As for the scarf ends - keep them! Tuck them in under to make it like an infinity scarf. All of my scarves are thin, not knit, so sorry can't offer more assistance :).

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  16. My favorite way to wear a scarf as part of an outfit is to fold it in half and slip the ends through, so it's closer on my neck and fits more like a tie, as opposed to being looser and flopping around more. Of course, this means it could get warmer, but since my boss keeps our office pretty cool/cold, it doesn't bother me. And on the occasions I have to pack up boxes, I just have to take it off or I'll end it catching it in the packing tape. But that never bothers me either.

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  17. I must say how inspirational your blog is! A $600 budget for the year is amazing... And honestly I should try to do the same! I am a new follower and I LOVE this outfit! The scarf is cute! :)

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  18. I will have to watch the video again tonight and take some notes! The slow-mo scarf thing in the beginning of every scarf tying is so mesmerizing that I didn't really pay attention to anything else last time I watched it :)

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  19. Oh definitely. That video is awesome, I'll have to watch it again tonight!

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  20. You'd think with burgundy being the "it" color this year, it'd be all over the place, but burgundy jeans have been so hard to find! I totally lucked out with this pair in the clearance racks at Target.

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  21. Ah yes, you queen of scarf-tying :) I'll try that out next time. Thanks, Cee! :)

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  22. I tried tucking the ends in but they were too fluffy so it was hard to hide them. I have a few other scarves without so much fringe that would be perfect for tucking in. :)

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  23. Aw thanks, Kacie! I've been to your blog several times (just never got around to commenting) and I absolutely LOVE your style. Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. I don't own many thin scarves, and I think that needs to be fixed :)

    I do the loop thing with my winter scarves too!

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  25. You have a very enviable scarf collection (ok I laugh when I say that word because my son always talks about his Angry Bird "connection" or his dinosaur "connection" when the word he's looking for is "collection" and no matter how many times I try to correct him, he keeps saying "connection") and I need to start paying attention on how everyone else wears their scarves. You all make it look so effortless, like you just threw on the scarf, or whatever, but when I do that, it looks like... I just threw on the scarf. And by that, I mean, it looks sloppy and bad.

    I want to try Shanna's trick next time!

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  26. Thanks, Alice! I'm happy you stopped by :)

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  27. Haha! okay, I'll do that, because what if one day, infinity scarves are OUT? :) I gotta keep my options open!

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  28. Haha, I hate catching the ends on stuff, or just being in the way when I bend over. :)

    I like the fold/loop way of wearing a scarf too!

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  29. Aw thanks, Rachel! The budget really isn't *that* bad, it's just kind of hard when I make a big purchase though (like last year my Frye boots took up half my budget). It's nice to challenge myself, and feels so good at the end of the year when i still have money left over! :)

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  30. Love this cozy cute outfit - the stripes and burgundy with the cozy sweater are perfect for those chilly/sick days.  I actually think the ends of the scarf look fine out the way they are, but you could always try tucking them back around/underneath the folds of where it's wrapped so it's similar to an infinity scarf?  I also sometimes take the two loose ends and do a half-knot (just the first part of making an actual knot), so they're still hanging out but at least a little more centralized :)

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  31. Kimmie - you are so cute!  I actually like the idea of making it an infinity scarf.  But it does look super cozy ( love it over the stripes).
    Thanks for linking up today!!
    xo - Marion

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  32. Haha I have "scarf issues" too, but my issue is that I can't go without a scarf!  I always feel like I'm showing up to church in a scarf and I need some kind of different accessory.  I love that video that was recommended.  Since I wear scarves so often, I like to change up how I wrap them.  If you want to make a regular scarf into an infinity scarf, you can just tie the ends together and you can barely tell that it isn't a true infinity scarf.  But really, there is no "right" way to wear a scarf...just experiment and have fun with it!  

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  33. You look cute!  I love scarves and if the ends were bothering you then you could have definitely tied it like a necklace.
    Love the shoes!

    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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  34. I have the same dilemma too. I say don't cut/sew the ends! Tie a knot and loop it around your neck then that way there will still be a decorative piece (the knot) and you can always undo the "infinity" scarf look when you change your mind. 

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  35. I am so happy that I stumbled upon your blog.  Your style is fantastic!  I love the outfits you put together! I love how well the sweater and jeans go together :)

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  36. I wear a scarf almost everyday.  Love the super thick ones.  Check out the posh'minas at www.theposhmina.com   They've got these cool armslots in them so you can wear them without slipping off or slide the ends through the slots for a stay put cowled around the neck look. 

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