Monday, September 13, 2010

Cool Styling Trick: The Belted Scarf




When I was a kid, I loved playing beauty pageant. Probably because I always won.

OK, so things might have been stacked in my favor. Just a bit. My younger brother was always the judge — and he knew I'd kick his ass if he didn't vote for me. More importantly, the tiara was mine. If any of the other contestants even thought about trying to win it, I'd remind them of that. I spent all my Christmas money on that sparkly, rhinestone tiara that I'd admired for months in the glass case at Hancock Fabrics.

For the evening gown portion of the pageant, I always wore the same dress — a satin-edged pink, waffle baby blanket. It was just long enough to tuck one end under my armpit and drape the other over my left shoulder for a very elegant look. That same kind of childhood inventiveness — you make use of what ya got — comes to mind with all the belted scarves popping up.

Urban Outfitters did it in its recent catalog.

Neiman Marcus also belted wide swaths of cashmere on its website.

Simple, effective — you just drape a scarf over your shoulders and belt at the waist. What could be easier? And, more versatile? It's exactly the kind of thing Miss Junior America World would have done.

6 comments:

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I guess I am the only weirdo who as a kid was a huge tomboy and never played with dolls or dressup?

The belted wrap looks awesome though - however this looks like another one of those items that look great on most people, but would be hot mess-like on moi!

Desert Flower said...

No,Lisa, I was a huge tomboy too. I only had Barbies so GI Joe could save them from attack.

I think that belted wrap idea is awesome. I would definitely wear that.

Jessica said...

My, my, now I can see why you won your pageants - look at that inventiveness!

shy_smiley said...

but what does the belted scarf look like from behind?

Kcookski said...

well, miss becky, i wondered that same thing! these are all really wide scarves, though, so i think from the back, it'd look just like a belted cardi. but, i know how you feel about belts.....

gigiofca said...

Blankets & boxes. The best toys for kids are free!