~ The Frugal Fashionista
Scarves. From Cleopatra to Rosie the Riveter, scarves have been a staple accessory in women’s wardrobes, and this season they are popular as ever. We see flamboyant creativity in the fashion world, but how does one translate that to everyday life? Stepping out of your comfort zone can be intimidating, but here are five ideas from my closet, inspired by accessories from A. Dodson’s, to help you branch out…
Greece is the Word
Using a leopard belt to cinch in this graceful draping scarf from A. Dodson’s, I’ve created a look that’s flattering for all body types–glamorous yet comfortable.
How To: fold scarf in half, and use your sleeve or strap to anchor a knot at your right shoulder. Pulling the scarf diagonally across your body, meet the ends of your scarf at your left hip in a tiny knot. Leaving the back of the scarf flowing loosely behind you, slip a belt around your waist to complete the look.
Fond of the Fifties
Whether you’re concealing a bad hair day, or simply in love with the 50′s, this look is fabulous for a night out or a run to the grocery store.
How To: Using a square scarf, fold in half diagonally as pictured below…
Tie firmly in a knot at the forehead, allowing the pleats to be exposed.
Over a baby doll dress or top, this style flatters “the girls” no matter their size! For this look, I pulled a calf-length skirt up to the bust line to create a darling mini-dress. The tasseled scarf from A. Dodson’s complimented my polka dots with floral swirls, keeping the look chic by maintaining the black and white theme.
How To: Simply wrap a scarf around the bust line, and tie in a knot or bow off to one side.
Whether you consider yourself an hourglass shape, or desire to be one, this look slims curves on some and accentuates feminine lines on others. This flowing scarf from A. Dodson’s brings the season’s tribal theme from the runway to your closet. Paired with a pencil skirt and chunky beads, wear it for a summer barbecue or date night on the town!
How To: Making sure to stay above the hips, wrap a linear scarf around your waistline. Tie in a flamboyant side bow!
The Nautical Dandy
One can accomplish this look using a scarf of any size, but here, mine is striped and linear. A straw hat of any shape gives this headpiece texture and interest.
How To: Double or single wrap scarf of choice around your head, bringing it together in a bow below your ear.