Scarf Trick

Rory Beca for Forever 21 dress, Club Monaco scarf & headband, 
Bag c/o Mary Nichols, Shoes c/o Shoppalu, F21 cuff
I was loosely completely inspired by this Tommy Ton-snapped pic for this outfit:

Image via Tommy Ton for
As I was snapping through all the pics of the street style at couture and menswear shows, I was thinking to myself that as much as I’m a die-hard brights person, the whole print-upon-print-upon-statement-necklace-upon-beaded-shoes-upon-apple-hat thing was actually starting to feel less bold and more old (I RHYMED! +1 for me). I’m not saying I don’t still worship at the altar of colourful risk-takers and mix-and-matchers like TTH, ADR and basically the entire Russian fashion-pack, but I will say that every time I saw someone like the pretty lady above who made their statement in a slightly more subtle way, it was like a breath of fresh air.
I think especially given how much of a circus fashion show street style has become too, it’s nice to see someone who doesn’t look at least like they’re dressed for the photographers.
Anyway, the beginning and end of it really though is that I loved her inventive way of tying her scarf. It’s almost a more delicate, Parisian-with-a-twist alternative to a statement necklace, you know? 
And yet again I’ve slept in way too late so I need to jet off to work, agh sorry guys will get to all my comments on your lovely blogs soon!
Happy Thursday 🙂


  1. 7.12.12
    Tara St said:

    I am always looking for a new way to wear a scarf. Thanks!
    Penniless Socialite

  2. 7.12.12

    What a fabulous idea! It almost looks like it's a part of the dress. So pretty and I'm definitely going to try that!

    <3 Jenny

  3. 7.12.12
    Heather said:

    Love your look! The dress color is perfect. And of course the cut! 🙂

    I hope one day to get snapped by Tommy-Ton lol

  4. 7.12.12

    This is such a gorgeous dress and love the color.

  5. 7.12.12
    Sasha said:

    Beautiful assymetric dress!

  6. 7.12.12
    Stesha said:

    love it! very unique but adds a little touch!


  7. 7.12.12

    Such a cool idea! Never even thought about it. So fresh and cute. Love it!

  8. 7.12.12

    LOVE that way of wearing a scarf! I'll have to try that out soon. I'll let you know when I do!
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  9. 7.12.12

    that scarf idea is brilliant … great way to switch up a dress!!

  10. 7.12.12

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration. You just taught this old dog a new trick!

  11. 7.12.12
    two birds said:

    i love it! i think i might just have to try this!

  12. 7.12.12
    Macey said:

    That is such a great idea! Love it!

  13. 7.12.12
    Holly said:

    I actually really like it! it's inventive with a touch of softness, great find!

  14. 7.12.12

    OMG girl! Gorgeous pics. And I Love where you got your inspiration from!! I may need to give a try as well. 🙂 Hope you're having a great day!

    xx Love & Aloha

  15. 7.12.12
    Mehak said:

    Loving the new way to style the scarf!!!


  16. 7.12.12

    I love that dress! just a great color on you. I esp love that scarf trick, its subtle and unique.


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  17. 7.12.12
    Kacie said:

    Thanks for the scarf trick! I would have never thought to do that!

  18. 7.12.12
    Erin said:

    "….the whole print-upon-print-upon-statement-necklace-upon-beaded-shoes-upon-apple-hat thing was actually starting to feel less bold and more old (I RHYMED! +1 for me)"

    Amen sister!! Lately all the over-the-top looks have been pushing me towards more simple, subtle, minimalist outfits. I love what you said about her outfit not trying to be too attention grabbing. And your rework of it is lovely!


  19. 7.12.12
    Petra said:

    Beautiful dress. Love the color
    xo, Petra

  20. 7.12.12

    Such a great and simple trick, will definitely be giving that look a try!
    xo K

  21. 7.12.12

    This is the most clever way to wear a scarf I have ever seen. That's brilliant!! You look gorgeous in this shade of blue, I love this dress on you

  22. 7.12.12
    Well... said:

    Whoa, I think I'll have to try this – it adds such a nice touch! The scarf complimented your dress perfectly. Its the perfect pop of print!

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  23. 7.13.12
    lisa said:

    This is such a chic idea I may have to steal it from you! And I hear you on how street fashion seems circus-like. So many outfits these days seem like they're donned for the sole purpose of getting attention.

  24. 7.13.12

    oh so pretty! love that dress + scarf! x

  25. 7.13.12

    Great idea!

    And by the way, the lighting in that second photo is exquisite.

    Style to Stage

  26. 7.13.12
    Marisa said:

    What great inspiration! The scarf tied around the neckline of the dress is simple and yet makes such a great style impact that definitely has that Parisian chic factor. Think I'm going to have to give this one a try 🙂


  27. 7.13.12
    Lexxie` said:

    ok, i got to say that i love that scarf, and the dress is awesome. love the color!
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  28. 7.13.12
    Jamie said:

    This is such a fab idea!!! I'm a HUGE scarf fan, and I'm always looking for new ways to wear them. Thank you for being inspired and in turn, inspiring others (like ME!). Don't be surprised if I turn up on my blog wearing a scarf styled similarly….

    The Blue Hour

  29. 7.13.12

    Such a fantastic idea! I can't wait to give it a try!

  30. 7.13.12
    Cee said:

    I am devastatingly behind on blog reading because we have guests. And I don't even have time to comment properly, but I just had to say… That scarf/dress combo are seriously a match made in heaven. Gorgeous, pally!

  31. 7.13.12

    I love it, and I definitely agree with you about how the whole more-is-more look is starting to look tired to me. I'm a person who already leans toward simplicity (with a twist, but still). I read a great quote recently that said something like, "minimalism isn't a small amount of something but rather the exact right amount of something," and that really inspired me a lot that it's okay to just wear one statement at a time. I mean, whatever the twist of the outfit is, you notice it more when it's the only (or one of the only) pop-out pieces in a simple outfit.

    And, I totally love how the scarf makes your dress look almost like a sailor dress (which was my number one style obsession as a kid — and, let's face it, I still totally own one and wear it sometimes to my boyfriends bemusement).

  32. 7.14.12
    Kelly said:

    Love hilo dresses!!

    <3 Kelly

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