Thursday, June 10, 2010

I'll Show You Headcase -- Styling Your Scarf for the Summer

Hair Bow,Scarf,Summer,Fashion Blog,Style Geek,Dallas If you're living in the Northern Hemisphere right now, you might have noticed the warm summer air rolling in a while back. If you're living in Texas, you're laughing because summer never just rolls in - it charges in and takes over, relieving us of jackets, scarves, and occasionally leggings.

But what about that cute scarf you bought only a few months ago? Is it already time to pack it away? Or worse, give it to goodwill because you know it'll be out come Fall/Winter 2010? Of course not!

Pay a little homage to the 80's (again) and put it on your head. Bows are a really cute detail that aren't gonna die off anytime soon so just take the scarf and tie it into a big bow. Let it droop, let it be a little messy - either way it's cute.

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Hair Bow,Scarf,Summer,Fashion Blog,Style Geek,Dallas If you have on of those square handkerchief scarves (you know the ones that swept over America last Fall), it is a little harder but try fold/rolling it until it's about 2" in width. Depending on the length, you might be able to to make a small bow (yay) or you can just tie a double knot to add some lift to the hanging pieces.

There's gotta be something to this look if ASOS has some premade scarf-bows. They're printed with little volume on the scarf and are currently going for $13+. I'm not a big fan of the paisley one but I love the chain print. I'm debating between buying it or finding the print at the fabric store and just buying a yard to tie up. I think the fabric choice requires a serger for the unfinished edges. (>__<) However, E-bay may have solved my problem: I found some gorgeous chain-printed scarves for $5.99 in Red & Purple! Also, if you search for "chain print scarf" on Google or wherever, you're sure to find a design that fits your style.

Don't wanna wear it on your head?
Hair Bow,Scarf,Summer,Fashion Blog,Style Geek,Dallas Hair Bow,Scarf,Summer,Fashion Blog,Style Geek,Dallas Make it a simple bag accessory, but make sure to tie it to the handle's metal base less it move on you. After the we took the pictures and I started uploading them, my sister chimed in with a brilliant idea for added glitz: attach some necklaces and charms. So I strung two necklaces through the scarf before I tied the bow and Voila!

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