Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Best Scarf Technique (EVER) Tutorial

First of all, please pardon the awkwardness of these photos. My roommate wasn't here, and so I had to take them myself haha! This technique of scarf-wearing is really nice because you get the look of threading it through a loop without it being so bulky and having a weird bulge around your neck. This way allows the scarf to sit much flatter against your neck so you can wear it over a t-shirt or cute sweater without it looking like it should be under a winter coat! I tried to do a vlog of this because that would be really easy, but I kept messing up and I really felt weird. Props to all your vloggers out there who can have enough composure to go all the way through a vlog!! My Lilly Pulitzer Murfee Scarf was perfect for this opportunity and the V-neck is a J. Crew white perfect fit top!

First, put a scarf around your shoulders like you were going to wear it normally with the loop on one side and the other two ends on the other side:

Next, thread ONE end through the hole, again, like you would normally, BUT ONLY ONE SIDE. That will leave the other end just laying on your shoulder:

(This photo really looks like I have a Lilly Murfee Scarf sling!!)

After you pull it through, make it as close to your neck as you can. There will be time for aesthetic adjustments at the end:


Then comes the hardest step to explain. Twist the loop so there's a figure 8 shape and a second hole for the other fringy end:
Unfortunately this picture is hard to see since my scarf got a little tangled while I was doing it. You can still pretty much see the figure 8 though, and the new loop where my hand is.


This is the step where you can adjust everything. It will still look a little sloppy until the very end. I promise it will come out great after this adjustment stage! You can just pull the two ends until you're comfortable with the length, size of the cross, etc: 

Voila! Here's the final product!! If you try it a few times yourself, you'll definitely get the hang of it and I swear you'll love it from this day on!!

Kudos to Kathryn W of to starve is to feast., Alina A. and Megan P. who all helped me perfect my look!! You guys are the best (and some of my most loyal readers!!)!!!

If you have any questions, please leave them here and if I need to re-address some of the directions I'll be sure to answer the questions tomorrow! Let me know if you like this new look too!!

xxKatie

18 comments:

Annie said...

Cute! One of my friends taught me a way to do something that looks very similar! It is something different and fun!

Sally said...

Thanks for posting this, I love scarves but never really know how to wear them!

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

LOVE!! i only ever rock the single loop...so this is great =)

kathryn witzke said...

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES.

mFw said...

Thats a great idea!

College Prepster said...

This is FABULOUS! I think I DEFINITELY need to invest in one of the Lilly scarves!

QueenBeeSwain said...

thank you for the how to!

kHm

QueenBeeSwain said...

thank you for the how to!

kHm

Sarah Wyland said...

Definitely went and pulled out a scarf to follow along.

Definitely wearing a scarf like this tomorrow.

Thank you for the how to!

anonymous prep said...

This is such a great tutorial - I grabbed my Murfee scarf this morning and didn't bother to do much with it before leaving for work. Well now it's draped nicely and doesn't look like I forgot to take off my winter scarf - thanks!

Caroline said...

Tried it and loved it. I like how it almost looks braided! THank you!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

I needed that!!

bevysblog said...

OK... I am definitely going to try this as it doesn't look so bulky.

bevysblog said...

OK... I am definitely going to try this as it doesn't look so bulky.

Our Comfy~ Cozy Life!!!! said...

Thank you! I am going to try this...very cute!

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Her Preppiness said...

Great post

PinkPolkadotAA said...

Oh thank you!! I've always wondered how people did that!