April 5, 2011

6 Ways to Wear Spring Scarves

Scarves are the ultimate accessory. You can fold them, tie them and wear them however you want! The possibilities are endless, so there’s no reason to let them sit in your closet. Here are six fresh ways to wear scarves for spring!

[This is a guest post for Shecky's. To see this article on their website click here.]

Scarf as a belt: Some outfits don’t look quite right with a scarf around the neck, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use one to add a pop of color to your outfit. Loop a thin scarf through the belt loops of your skirt or pants, and the compliments are sure to start rolling in.

Scarf: Banana Republic, $3
Blazer: Gap, $70
Shirt: Express
Skirt: Banana Republic, $40
Shoes: Banana Republic, $50

Just like J:
1. Ann Taylor LOFT Diamond Mosaic Skinny Scarf, $29.50
2. The Vintage Scarf Vintage Multi Purple Sheer Long Neck Scarf, $14.99

Scarf Under Your Belt: This scarf trick works best on top of a simple foundation, such as a solid colored dress or a monochromatic shirt and skirt. The scarf adds dimension, interest and a pop of color to your outfit, and the belt keeps it all in place. It’s a match made in heaven.

Shirt: Banana Republic, $35
Skirt: Banana Republic, $35
Scarf: Banana Republic, $30
Belt: Gap, $10
Shoes: DSW/Chinese Laundry, $40
Necklace: Banana Republic

Just Like J:
1. Old Navy Women’s Abstract-Floral Jersey Scarf, $10
2. The Limited Palm Leaf Scarf,  $26.90
3. Ann Taylor LOFT Summer Watercolor Floral Scarf, $34.50

Scarf Around the Neck: There are tons of different ways to wear a scarf around your neck, but this is the “cowgirl tie.” To get this look, simply tie the ends of the scarf at the back of your neck. Use a colorful scarf, like the one pictured here, to dress up a plain white t-shirt and pencil skirt at the office this spring.

Scarf: Gap, $10
Gap, $10
Navy skirt: Limited, $25
Shoes: Chinese Laundry/DSW, $40

Just Like J:
1. Ann Taylor Modern Resist Silk Scarf, $48

Scarf on Purse: Is the weather too hot to wear a scarf around your neck this spring? Try adding one to your look by tying it onto your purse. The scarf adds a certain chicness to any outfit and personalizes the purse.

Sweater: Gap, $20
Shirt: H&M, $13
Pants: Gap, $15
Brooch: Banana Republic, $15
Shoes: Endless.com/Restricted, $39
Purse: Juicy Couture
Watch: Michael Kors
Scarf: The Vintage Scarf, $19.99

Just Like J:
1. The Vintage Scarf Vintage Red And Gold Lion Head Crest And Tassel Square Scarf, $21.99
2. The Vintage Scarf Vintage Bright Pink Orange And Grey Geometric Print Neck Scarf, $16.99

Scarf as a Tie: A second way to wear a scarf around your neck is to knot it in the front. I like to refer to this as the women’s version of a necktie. Pair this version with a collared shirt, but leave out the pencil skirt to avoid being mistaken for a flight attendant. Shorts or pants and some modern heels work well instead!

Shirt: Abercrombie, $20
Scarf: The Limited
Shorts: Forever 21, $20
Belt: Gap, $10
Shoes: Piperlime/Chinese Laundry, $34

Just Like J:
1. ASOS Oasis Animal Print Scarf, $28.69
2. The Vintage Scarf New York & Company Black And White Stripe 100% Silk Long Neck Scarf, $12.99

Scarf as a Shirt: When the weather is hot, opt for a breezy scarf worn as a shirt. This look requires a bust that’s on the small side, and a strapless bra or bandeau top is recommended in case of any wardrobe malfunctions. Simply tie the scarf (tightly!) in a knot around your back for a chic cover-up at the beach or on a hot spring day.

Scarf (worn as shirt): The Vintage Scarf, $19.99
Belt: H&M, $20
Shorts: American Eagle, $25
Sandals: Bakers, $40

Just Like J:
1. The Vintage Scarf Vintage Berkshire Black Red Gold Jeweled Print Square Scarf, $21.99
2. The Vintage Scarf Vintage Cejon Accessories Red White And Blue Print Square Scarf, $14.99

GIRL TALK TIME: Will you be wearing any scarves this spring? Do you own a lot of scarves? What do you think is the coolest way to wear one?


  1. wonderfully inspirations. thx
    xoxo Anna

  2. What fabulous ideas!!! I love the watercolor scarf!
    I see the charm pack again! ; )

  3. I have many spring scarves! No silk ones though, I think that will be the next item on my list! I like to tie it around my neck different ways and use them to add color to jackets!

  4. Thanks for the ideas! scarves are such a winter thing in my brain. I'll have to go with the belt or tying it on my bag -- at least until my brain can handle summer scarves!

  5. I love this! I am scarf obsessed (between summer and winter ones I think I have like 30!) and I just love them. I can't wait to try some of these ideas, especially the second one!

  6. Great looks and ideas! I definitely need to do #4 & 5 more!

  7. I love the third outfit the best!

  8. Yes, I plan on wearing scarves to mainly dress up t-shirts. I currently only have a winter scarf. I wore scarves as belts in college, but now I love the many ways to wear them around the neck. All of your inspiration photos and captions are fabulous. Thanks!

  9. I have tons of scarves, but I would love to have a few more patterned ones in my collection. I love your scarf with a belt look. I remember loving it the first time you posted it, but then I forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder! :)

  10. I have about 20 spring scarves. I mainly just do a basic loop in front when wearing if tie one to my purse but recently I rocked the scarf under belt look & it was cute! Thanks for the ideas! P.S. have you seen any shorts similar to the army green F21 ones you're wearing in the next to last pic? I'm on the hunt for some in that color!

  11. all look great! I love scarves! You're right they add a little "umph" to your look--no matter what you are wearing!

  12. Hi

    Thank you so much for mentioning us! The scarves look amazing :)

    The Vintage Scarf

  13. TheCheapGirlHayleyApril 5, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    LOVE all these ways! So creative and adorable!

  14. jseverydayfashionApril 5, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    You are very welcome Paula, your new website looks great!

  15. jseverydayfashionApril 5, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    I totally agree Tamika!

  16. jseverydayfashionApril 5, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    I totally agree - scarves seem very "winter" at first glance but if you buy a thin one you can use it for almost anything!

  17. jseverydayfashionApril 5, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Good eye! You can barely see it in the last photo, but I just love that charm and have been wearing it with everything!

  18. Hey There Carole!April 5, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    I love the dress with the scarf under the belt. That is a look that I will have to try in the future.

    Thanks for the ideas!

  19. jseverydayfashionApril 5, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    Thanks Carole! It's actually a white top + white skirt combo. Kind of a create-your-own-dress situation! :-)

  20. I own a TON of scarves but my husband is convinced they are a fall/winter style item and he gets confused when I wear them in spring/summer. I'll make him read your blog so he KNOWS I'm not a fashion faux pas. :-)

  21. Thanks for the tips.


  22. i love the scarf as a top, too bad I wouldn't be able to pull it off

  23. Scarf as a Shirt and Scarf as a Tie

  24. I love all of these! It's so hard to pick a favorite, you wear them all so well! I really like your looks 2 and 3. Perfect use of spring scarves

  25. I like the scarf around neck with a simple white tee.

  26. I would like to see what you would do with the "infinity" scarves, such as those sold by Urban Outfitters!

  27. I would like to see what you would do with the "infinity" scarves, such as those sold by Urban Outfitters.

  28. Fashionista for ScarvesJanuary 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    I am crazy about fashion scarves and I stumbled on www.yourselegantly.com and I am totally taken by their designer scarves. They have scarves that are amzing in seasonal designs and colors designed by their own design team. I spoke to the owner a young cancer survivor who said their docus is to have amazing spring scarves summer scarves hand painted custom scarves at value pricing. She said they welcome celebrities and everyone to shop their site.

  29. i love the scarf as a top, too bad I wouldn't be able to pull it off

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