Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Scarf Pairing

I have always loved the idea of scarves and think they look super adorable on other people. (Especially little kids. Every toddler should wear a scarf. Every day.) But I always thought that I looked ridiculous wearing them. Something about it just made me feel extra self-conscious... like everyone was staring and thinking, "Oh, she didn't tie it right" or "that doesn't go with the rest of her outfit." Ridiculous, but I couldn't help it!

Except now...  it's summertime and still chilly. And rainy. I'd personally like to just live in pajamas and stay in bed– something about rainy days that just does that to me. I also have no idea what to wear on a daily basis. Rain boots? Jeans? Sweaters? Definitely too cool for skirts this week. Definitely too bleak for summery dresses.

My solution? ALL THE SCARVES.

Flamingo Scarf (c/o) // T-Shirt // Jeans // Bag (c/o) // Monogram Necklace // iPhone Case

Apparently I have quite the collection without even intending on it and I made sure to put them to good use. I found that t-shirts were the easiest things to pair with the scarves because the scarves lay flat and the combination is just extra comfortable. (Plus, t-shirts come in different colors and can make a scarf really pop!)

Tertiary Color (Lilly Pulitzer Scarf + Artist Tee) // To really bring out the colors of a printed scarf, opt for one of the tertiary colors. The primary colors of this Lilly scarf are teal and pink. The tangerine shirt really makes the orange of the scarf stand out!

Monochromatic (Sailboat Scarf + Crewneck Tee) // This is one of my favorites. Sometimes too much can be too much, so keep things simple with a monochromatic look. I personally love the white and white (with a tiny blue motif like those sailboats!).

Mix Prints (Capri Scarf + Striped Shirt) // Make an impact with a bold pairing of prints. Striped shirts are the neutral of prints (in my opinion!) and looks great with a bright patterned scarf.

More of my favorite scarves below:

What do you think of scarves? What's your favorite way to wear one?

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  1. I love wearing scarf but I always have the impression that it only looks good on other people. I have read plenty of posts on how to wear scarfs but I still feel uncomfortable. As I live in Hong Kong now where it is hot and humid all year long I literally can't wear any scarf but maybe once I move to another place I am ready for and comfortable with it.

    Kati from black.white.vivid.

  2. These lilly scarfs are absolutely wonderful! I love wearing scarfs in the winter, but I never think of them in the summer. Great ideas!

    -- Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  3. I love this post! Especially the Lilly Jellies be Jammin' and bright orange tee!

    Constance || Prep Northwest

  4. Totally agree about t-shirts being the best with scarves. Now that's probably what I'm going to wear today...

    Alyssa - Keep It Simple

  5. I can completely relate to feeling self-conscious wearing scarves! The only time I wear them is when I'm traveling somewhere super chilly (like D.C. in January!).
    It's so hot and humid in Louisiana, that I might never get to wear a scarf in the summer months. Maybe when I finally move to NYC, I'll break into the wonderful world of accessories.

    Toodlebelle's Blog

  6. love this post -- scarves are my favorite during every season!

  7. I tend to go with the monochromatic look or the mixed prints! Both are such great way to style scarves!

    Prep on a Budget

  8. Aww your flamingo scarf is so adorable! Scarves are something I somehow forget to wear despite owning about 1.3 million of them. Will have to remember to pull them out!

    Kristina does the Internets

  9. I'm all about scarves - it's such an easy way to elevate an otherwise basic outfit.
    I might actually wear them more in the summer than I do in the winter months. It's a great way to add some sun protection - crucial for pale-skinned ladies like myself!


  10. I love this post! I'm always thinking about how to wear scarves, especially when they are patterned or multicolored.

  11. That sailboat scarf is adorable!
    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

  12. I've always wanted to wear a light scarf, but because I live in Florida I'm afraid that even though it's lightweight it would either still be too warm or I would get weird looks. Maybe I'll have to try it out and see! Great post!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

  13. I never knew how to put it in words, but that's exactly how I feel about scarves! Your combinations make it look super simple and chic.
    xx Sarah
    sarah kate style

  14. I love scarves! I mostly wear them during the winter but they can be cute as an alternative option in the spring/summer.



  15. I'm slightly obsessed with scarves, and I went through this big phase a while back where I would purchase one every time I went shopping. I had to force myself to stop buying them after a while...it was bad. I wear them during every season! I have my scarf collection split up by season :). I agree that scarves work well with a tee, and I also like wearing them with some dresses as an alternative to a necklace. My favorite type of scarf is an infinity scarf because then you don't have to worry about how to style it - it comes only one way! :)

  16. I normally don't wear a lot of scarves in the summer (too hot) so instead I've been turning my scarves into sarongs for my bathing suits.

  17. Running shorts? Casual tee paired with a scarf? Oh, yes- I love these all!! Simple, yet sophisticated! A scarf can definitely dress up any tee! http://www.payless4brands.com

  18. I love this post! Scarves are my favorite accessory all year round!


  19. I love scarves; my favorite accessory. Thanks for sharing :)

    Aissa || Aissa Carmela

  20. Love these scarves - a nice way to stay warmer on a chilly summer day.


  21. I love the mixed prints combo! I am never brace enough to jump into this trend but I think the scarf is a slow transition that I love!

    A College Confession

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