How to Wear a Scarf as a Dress

November 9, 2012 · 3 comments

in Style & Beauty

I’ve mentioned this particular trick before here on the blog – one of many favorite ways to style a scarf – but I don’t think I’ve ever given a detailed look at it. I came up with this look last autumn while living out of a suitcase during my east coast relocation, when weeks turned into months and I started to run out of outfit inspiration. On one particular day when the laundry had unexpectedly piled up I realized I was left with a tank top, leggings, and a cardigan for the day — and leggings, as we’ve all determined (me perhaps more vehemently than most) are not pants. Enter my gorgeous zebra print shawl. I started finagling with it and eventually constructed a tunic. I ended up getting quite a few compliments on it; thus, my clothing conundrum turned into an unexpected style moment. The trick is to choose a tank top or camisole underneath with a bit of Spandex to it, which will hold the edges of the scarf in place if it’s not quite long enough to tie behind your neck. It’s a perfect example of what a bit of creativity can do when you’re in a pinch – and even if you’re not!


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Bella November 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Lady, this idea is not only creative, it’s fantastic! In a pinch or not, I think this makes for a wonderful fashion statement. I love it. Now if I could only find a scarf long enough. Any ideas where I can find one online? Have a nice weekend! :)


Jenmarie November 11, 2012 at 1:08 am

Brilliant! I would never know it’s actually a scarf!


lindsey louise November 12, 2012 at 10:16 am

oh, this is such a lovely idea! so creative. i would have never thought of doing this! sometimes i would wear my scarves as tops during the summer, but i’ll have to try this.

lindsey louise


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