It’s possible I might own a few too many scarves. The top drawer of my dresser is packed full of them, and if I had the money, I’d probably keep buying more. Scarves are my favorite accessory, partly because they are so versatile, partly because they are trendy, partly because they are cozy, partly because they are made of beautiful folds of cascading fabric—but mostly because they offer modesty support like no other garment I know.
The scarf is a perfect modesty fix for almost any problem north of the belly button. Neckline a little too low? Drape a scarf ever so elegantly across your front and problem solved! Shirt exposing too much when you lean forward or bend over? Put a scarf on. Have a shirt that’s a bit too wide in the shoulder and exposes your bra straps? Wrap the scarf loosely so it covers your shoulders, or wear it like a shawl. Need a completer piece, a pop of color, or an outfit upgrade? Add a scarf.
This one here is my favorite. I wore it with an oversized red sweater I picked up a few weeks ago at a thrift store in Spokane, a pair of dark wash skinny jeans, and my black ballet flats. I chose to pair skinny jeans and flats with this scarf/sweater combo because they provide balance to my silhouette and helped keep me from looking heavier than I actually am.
To get this look with my scarf, I simply looped it once around my neck, letting the tails hang down. I secured the two tails of my scarf with a safety pin so they would stay together instead of separating. I’m always battling with my scarves because the tails want to separate and fall straight down, on either side of my torso—a look that works well with some scarves, but not for one as bulky as this one.
Photo credits go to my husband Brian for this post. He had extra time after class, so I snagged him to take pictures. Its amazing how much easier it is to get good pictures of yourself when you aren’t trying to take full bodied selfies. I haven’t quite mastered the tripod/self-timer method yet.
Get The Look
Except for the jeans, I couldn’t find these exact items anywhere, but I searched around and found a few things that look similar (okay, the scarf is a stretch, but its the same style and the main color is the same). The ratings aren’t very high on some of these items but they are inexpensive so it could be worth a try.