Are you a fan of scarves? They’re a bit harder to wear in warmer weather than cool, but they’re such game-changers for outfits, I find ways to make them work. I admit I’m a little bit obsessed with them because they’re such a versatile accessory. I brought 6 scarves on this trip, and it’s not enough! Cindy Hattersley and I are back for our Over 5o fashion edit and sharing all things scarves. Here are some new ways to wear summer scarves you may not have tried.
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A few weeks ago I shared a quick and easy way to jazz up a denim jacket with a small bandana. I simply folded a cotton bandana on the diagonal into a long strip then wove it through the buttonholes. I started at the center and worked toward the top and bottom but honestly, it doesn’t matter which direction you go because these small bandanas are thin enough to slide through easily to adjust. Then I tied a tiny half knot on the top and bottom to secure it.
These Madewell cotton scarves are new favorites this summer. They come in tons of colors and patterns at a very affordable price. They’re great for so many purposes besides simply tying around your neck. They look great tied on the handle of your handbag or around your head.
I also love to tie these little scarves through two side belt loops on my jeans to add a pop of color and pattern.
I love to slip a larger square through all the belt loops of my jeans in place of a belt. Again, I lay the scarf flat, fold two opposite corners into the center and continue to fold until it’s a narrow strip, then thread through the loops.
Style Tip – Folding a square scarf on the diagonal is against the woven grain so they become stretchy.
We’ve had some blustery days along the coast this week, so I took the scarf from my belt loops and tied it over my hair to keep the wind from whipping it into a tangled mess. Windy conditions make hats a challenge to keep on. For this look, I folded a large square into a triangle, then placed the folded edge low across my forehead, holding the ends taut, I pulled the back over the scarf and knotted it at the nape of my neck. It has a definite pirate vibe which I love to enhance with hoop earrings:)
I also love to make a bolero-style wrap with my large scarf to cover my arms. Simply fold a large square in half, tie two tiny knots to connect the loose corners, and slip your arms through.
Are you wearing scarves during this transitional time?
Thanks for reading and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.
Be sure to head over and check out Cindy Hattersley Design and all the ways she wears scarves.