How-To: Reinvented Scarf

Topshop Jeans, Pins and Needles Shirt, Carlos by Carlos Santana Sandals (via Marshalls), Forever 21 Necklace, Scarf (thrifted)

Lately, I have been completely obsessed with scarves, especially this one with its unexpected mix of paisley and polka dots. I think they’re a great way to add color and texture to outfits and best of all, they’re very multi-functional. When I first gave this sweater look a try, it was by complete experimentation. I was feeling cold, so I wore my scarf as a shawl and I decided to tie the ends to keep it from slipping off. Lo and behold, a simple, lightweight, functional way to re-implement my favorite scarves – perfect for staying covered during chilly summer nights. 

1. Pick a scarf for this look. I find one that’s lightweight and rectangular-shaped is best.

2. Tie together both corners of one end to create an armhole. 
3. One knot at the wrist works, but I tied another knot close to mid-arm to add more shape to the sweater. Repeat on the other side.
4. Slip it on to see how it fits. 
One-shouldered finished look:
One-shouldered or completely covered, this easy sweater is breezy and lightweight. I hope you give it a go! From the back:
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  1. 6.12.13
    Unknown said:

    You look so pretty!! love the scarf!

    Style Without Limits

  2. 6.12.13
    Sarah said:

    Thank you, Lucie!
    XOXO, Sarah

  3. 6.13.13

    Thats a really cool idea, never would have thought to wear a scarf that way!