Friday, October 15, 2010

Conquering the Full-Size Scarf

I've always liked scarves because of their high coziness factor which gives them an undeniable edge over pearls, gold necklaces, and other neck adornments when the weather cools. They are also a great way to sass up a basic outfit without breaking the bank. Since I'm planning on taking a 3-week trip to Southeast Asia this coming January with my cousins (we just bought our tickets on Wednesday!), I plan on taking full advantage of their low-cost, snazzifying effects all season.

For a long time, the scarves I owned all looked pretty much the same: long and skinny. Then, for my birthday this year, my cousin Nathalie gifted me with this full-size scarf. I love the repeating horse print, but was a little intimidated by its size. But after a few awkward attempts, I finally got it to tie in a nice drapey manner.

Step 1: Fold in half.

Step 2: Fold in half again, on the diagonal. It's okay if it's messy. Unstructured is in.

Step 3: Pull the ends back and to one side.

Step 4: Tie the ends into a side knot.

Et voila!

How do you wear your biggest scarves?

8 comments:

ciupa said...

cute! I don't wear scarves that big, but I may just have to start! Have a great weekend.

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh it looks great!! :D :D
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Rachel said...

The pictures are great! You are so pretty!

T said...

Greg always calls my big scarves "blankets" which good advice for your upcoming trip- scarves make great blankets on the plane and then act as an awesome accessory when you are at your destination and you look nice in all your photos =) so jealous of your trip!

Sobrina Tung said...

Excellent advice T! I'll remember that!

Thanks so much Rachel :)

ciupa, they are fun to try!

Michele said...

That is a HUGE scarf! First time seeing this and I want one now! Lovely way to wear it. :)

Breenuh said...

Congrats on your travel plans!! I can't wait to read about your trip!

And I love how you tied this scarf! I always try a loose wrap-around with this kind of scarf, & it never looks quite as fashionable as I'd like. Next time, I'll give this a try. Yay for light scarf weather!

anotherfishinthesea said...

Love this tutorial on how to handle the full scarf!! I find it a little intimidating too!

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