Changing Up My Outfit 1 Scarf At A Time

It’s that time of year where we all start to do some spring cleaning. The plan is to purge the old, organize the worthy, and make room for the new! I may be a little late to the Marie Kondo movement but it’s better to start late than never. This particular spring I am making a more conscious effort to re-style items that I already have in an effort to budget (gasp!) and decrease my consumption. I just feel cleaner and my bank account has more funds for other things like buying clothes for my son who is growing like a weed! Ah, the sacrifices we make for our children…

So, have you “shopped” your closet? I’ve accumulated quite a lot of clothing, shoes, and accessories over the years. So much that my husband and I converted our basement into our very own walk-in closet. Re-styling items also forces you to be creative with what you already have. This gets me excited because it can be a challenge sometimes.

I was recently gifted a scarf from a fellow blogger, Elisa of EforElisa, whom I have always admired. Needless to say I was honored and couldn’t wait to style it! This scarf is from Debbie Martin Designs and it is a gorgeous watercolor print. It looks as though the design was hand painted and is therefore one-of-a-kind! Now, when it comes to wearing a scarf your first inclination is to wear it around your neck. There are many ways to tie a scarf too. However, sticking to the theme of re-styling, I wanted to challenge myself to come up with unique ways to style a scarf. I came up with 3 different looks using this same scarf. See below for details!

The Rx

A good statement coat is a must have. This blush trench coat is perfect for spring because it is light enough to layer for warmth and is so vibrant like the blooming flowers all around. The fabric drapes well too which plays up the casual and free vibe of spring. Little details I love are the slits at the sleeve openings and how the side seams are split, allowing you to show more of what you’re wearing under the coat. Blushes and pinks are so so feminine too. I feel like a #girlboss wearing any color in the pink spectrum! I am excited to finally be able to wear shorts now! These shorts are in the cutest gingham print and match the pink theme of the outfit. The paperbag waist adds another feminine touch with it’s ruffle top and tie string. Being tall, these shorts are just the right length and cover up my booty! Next, I chose a basic white tank to complete the outfit. I tucked bottom into the shorts to highlight the ruffle waist. Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for…

Look 1

For this look I used the scarf as a belt. I folded it length-wise (hot dog way) and wrapped it around (crossing in the back), tied the ends, then tucked the loose ends into the twist. The trench coat works well as a dress.

Look 2

For this look I used the scarf as you normally would and just let it drape over my neck. I wanted to use it as another layer and let it flow with the opening of the coat.

Look 3

For this look I used the scarf as my bag accessory. You usually see smaller scarfs tied around purse handles but I thought it would be cool to turn my top-handle purse into a cross-body bag! I simply folded the scarf length-wise (hot dog way) and looped it through my purse handle and tied a knot.

Trench Coat: Hi Lo the Label / Shorts: For Love and Lemons (similar here) / Scarf: Debbie Martin Designs / Bag: Anthropologie / Shirt: Nordstrom / Shoes: Marc Fisher

Do you have a creative way of using a scarf? Comment below!

xo, Jenn

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