Thanks so much for all the love on our Christmas tree (and cozy pajamas!) yesterday! I’m thrilled you like how the holiday decor fit with the new Dining Room, and I’m excited to share more of the house with you in the coming weeks.
Today’s post is answering one of my most-asked questions….how did you tie your scarf?!
Yet somehow, when we try to wear one, we end up looking like we’re being attacked by said darling scarf! #fail
Granted some scarves are too big, and do overwhelm the person prancing about (in my very opinionated opinion). But many just need a little finessing, so here’s a step-by-step guide to hopefully help!
ONE // Start with a square scarf (most blanket scarves are square…some are rectangular, but I avoid most of those because they create too much bulk around your neck, unless you wear them draped, or as a shawl).
TWO // Fold scarf diagonally to create a triangle. (I don’t have the wingspan to show the whole scarf, but trust me, it’s a triangle.)
THREE // This step is easier to show than explain, but I bunch or roll the scarf until I’m holding either side of the point. This cuts down on the excess material, and therefore, bulk.
FOUR // Drape the ends over your shoulders, but don’t pull back so tight that the scarf covers your face. We aren’t trying to be bandits.
FIVE // Cross the ends behind your head, and pull to the front. Note the distance between the scarf and my face. #thisisnotastickup
You can leave the ends loose like this, or go on to the next step.
SIX // Loop the ends in front, and pull just tight enough so the flap of the scarf covers it.
And voila! Sometimes you have to zhush it a bit more by pulling the scarf away from your face, or pressing the folds down so they don’t block your vision. If you get too flustered, take it off and start again. You know how sometimes it takes a second or third attempt to get a good ponytail?! Scarves are kind of like that.
Speaking of ponytails, I usually wear my hair back with a blanket scarf (just to cut down on the amount of stuff bunching around my neck), but I forgot a hair tie. #badblogger
We’re not looking for perfection though, blanket scarves look best when they’re a little messy and relaxed.
Infinity scarves are an easy way to get the look if you’re not on-board the blanket scarf train. I just loop it around my head twice, then finagle the material until it lies mostly flat.
Here’s a handy-dandy graphic I whipped up, because it’s what bloggers do.
So was this tutorial helpful? Are you a certified scarf whisperer now?! #thatsarealthing Did you also notice how simply changing the scarf mixed up the entire outfit?! Just like the Power of Three, I could do a whole series on the Power of Scarves! #challengeaccepted Plus, they make excellent gifts for girlfriends, moms, sisters, teachers, and dogs.
And let’s not forget gifting ourselves. (Because who’s going to put something in your stocking if you don’t?! #amIright) 😉 Santa is bringing me this one. And maybe this one, since it’s half-off! Don’t overlook the Men’s department too, after all, scarves are mostly gender-neutral and one-size-fits-all!