Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wear Your Scarf As a Shirt Tutorial

By now, this scarf (a fabulous Cee discovery) has taken the blogger world by storm.  Cee has done a wonderful job of showing all the versatile ways to wear this and I wanted to show how I plan to wear it as a top.  Note - tie your knots securely and wear a tank underneath to prevent any wardrobe malfunctions!

Top Option #1 Knotted Halter:
 

How to:

 About 6-8 inches down from the center of the top, tie a small knot.

Using the top 2 corners, tie a small knot behind your neck.  Tie another small knot at your waist/hips with the bottom 2 corners.  (Please excuse the visible bra straps!)

DONE!

Top Option #2 Asymmetrical Halter:
Blazer:  Banana Republic
Scarf: eBay (seller here)
Equestrian Pin: eBay (buy here)
Bottoms: Banana Republic, Khaki Trousers
Shoes:  Clarks Book Pump (SUPER COMFY!!!)

How to:
You'll need some kind of scarf ring.  I got this equestrian-inspired pin to echo the scarf pattern - yes, I know I'm matchy-matchy :)

Pull one of the top corners through your scarf ring.

Tie a small knot with the top 2 corners.

Slip the top over your head and one arm for the asymmetrical look.  Tie a small knot with the 2 bottom corners.

Don't have a scarf ring?  No problem!  Use a pretty, decorative fashion ring and it will also do the trick:



DONE!

What do you think?  Would you try this?  For most, I think this would look really cute tucked into a pencil skirt.  For me, this does a nice job of hiding the baby bump :)

For more ideas, visit the Hermes.com website for a how-to on scarf tying download:

23 comments:

  1. OHMYGOSH, I LOVE THIS! (Sorry for typing in all caps, but I'm excited beyond belief here). This blows all the ways I've worn the scarf out of the water. So creative and I will be copying! The second version is my favorite -- but is there a way to tie the strap without a scarf ring? ... or this will be my excuse to go shopping :)

    PS - No baby bump picture this week? :)

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  2. Wow, I forgot you had a baby bump! You're right-- it's really good at hiding it. This is something I would totally try this with the right scarf! You think it'd be scandalous to wear just the scarf this summer? Haha kidding! (maybe not.) :)

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  3. Hahaha, I'm just as excited as Cee!! Sooo creative! I actually can't decide which method is my fav. I'll be trying both now that I've ordered a similar scarf per Cee and Jean's recommendation :)

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  4. I LOOOVEEE the second way! This is so cool!

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  5. Super creative. Love all your tutorials. You never fail to impress!

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  6. that is a really cool idea! i'm going to try that with my new h&m animal print scarf. yay! thanks for sharing.

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  7. You are incredible! I am being so inspired right now...I need to get me a scarf right now (keep putting it off but now there's no excuse!) Thank you for the helpful tutorial!

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  8. That's awesome! There have been so many scarves in my life that I wanted to wear as dresses, shirts, and skirts! haha

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  9. Lol... like Elle, I'm also thinking I might "need" a scarf! It seems like such a versatile item.

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  10. Aww, thank you everyone but I can't take credit. I found these tutorials a while ago (in an old Hermes scarf guide I think) and only just now tried them out. You can find more at Hermes site (a newer version):

    http://usa.hermes.com/PlayTimeView?storeId=10202&catalogId=10052&langId=-1#

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  11. Cee - You are so cute! I updated this post with using a regular ring rather than a scarf ring and with the link to the Hermes scarf guide that has even more ways to tie your scarf so I hope you like this too. No worries - I'll have a baby bump pic later this week :)

    Hurricanekerrie - You could definitely wear it by itself (esp. as a cute bathing suit cover-up) but probably want to at least wear a stick-on bra only because I'm not so confident that those knots will hold up throughout the day :)

    R.L. - Thanks! I'm really just passing on the info since I originally saw it on the Hermes guide. Congrats on getting the scarf! It's a really beautiful scarf for a great price!

    Aubrey - Thanks love! I think I'm going to buy a few more scarves to use a colorful tops :)

    A. Li - You are so sweet! I'm just passing on the info though from Hermes :)

    Ping - I'd love to see your animal print version! It sounds super cute!

    Elle - You should get a scarf! With Cee's methods plus the Hermes scarf-as-shirt methods, you can't lose :)

    Jessy - Would love to see how you'd wear your scarves!!

    Liane - Totally :D They usually have such beautiful prints that you wouldn't normally find on shirts so I definitely recommend getting one...or four :)

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  12. This is freaking awesome!!! Thanks SPG! You are so amazing!

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  13. does anyone remember when mariah carey wore a bandana as a tube top in her heartbreaker video?

    I think i like version #1 the most!

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  14. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

    i'm so bookmarking this post.. i love love scarves.. but i never wear them because i don't know how to!!!! i love all the creative ways you've made to wear this scarf.. i'm so going to buy a scarf right now hahahha. RIGHT NOW!

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  15. What a cool way to wear a scarf! My husband and I stopped by Nordie Rack past weekend. We also stopped the Kenwood Mall. I really like it. It was fun to shop someplace else other than the nearby malls once in awhile.

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  16. LOVE the ways you're showing on here. You are so amazingly creative. That scarf ring you have is so "Gucci" ! I was drawn to Cee's scarf immediately because of the Gucci-esque horsebit pattern for a spectacular price.

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  17. wow, this is so creative and a DIY that i think i could do! i love the way it looks on you!

    cute & little

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  18. GAH so cool!!!! Man, I don't think I would be able to figure this out thought LOL!

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  19. I LOVE this post! I'm saving this for when I find a chic scarf to try these styles out (hopefully they'll come out as nice like your technique, haha)!

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  20. genius! where do u even get a equestrian-styled pin?!

    -lor

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  21. Annie - Thanks so much! I only hope others can make use of it :)

    AubreyOhDang - I remember that! :)

    Lisa - LOL - how did the scarf shopping go? I hope well! :)

    Sydney - Thanks! I love all the vibrant prints that a scarf provides so it's nice for them to double as tops to maximize the print :) Glad you found some good shopping here in Cincy!

    Jean - Thank you! I wanted that particular scarf ring bc it seemed so Gucci LOL! I'm in love with horsebit - it's such a classic :)

    Kileen - Thanks so much! You can definitely do it :)

    Elaine - You totally can - just play around with it a little bit! :)

    Olyvia - Aww, thank you! Hope you find a good scarf for this!

    Lor - Thank you! I got the pin on eBay for $10.99 from seller bethw9101, here's the listing:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400175765426&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

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  22. That is awesome! I have a beach(?) scarf that is suppose to be able to be worn a bunch of different ways.

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  23. Baybexjo - Thanks so much! You'll have to give it a try with your scarf and let me know how it goes :)

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