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Scarves 101

Written by Chelsie Bebensee

Written by Chelsie @ Diva’s Floral Shop and Boutique.

We’ve been unpacking new inventory like crazy down at Divas this month and nothing makes me more excited than unpacking new scarves. Fashion, blingy, infinity or plain — I love them all! There are so many ways you can wear a scarf to change up your daily fashions. Here’s just a few ideas of how to sport that neck candy.

The Simple Knot

Take your favorite scarf and do a simple double knot straight down. (I say the lighter weight the better when knotting so you don’t create an extra “bulge” across your chest :)) Pantone, the color industry expert for fashion and decor, predicts that emerald green will be the hot color for 2013. I suspect we’ll be seeing several shades of green into the green-blue hues this year. I love this green scarf, not only for its color, but also for the cute lace trim that adds an extra texture to any outfit. I think this color looks great with neutral tans and grays as well as blacks, creams and blues.

Scarves With Bounce


Nothing puts me in the partying mood more than a “bouncy” scarf. This coral-colored scarf with pom poms accents is the perfect accessory for going out. This scarf has enough bounce and ruffle that I’d suggest just wearing it around your neck and let it hang free on the front. Add a blingy fedora and long chunky necklace and you’re set for a night out with your girlfriends.

 

Put Some Bling On It

Another fun way to accessorize with scarves is to add a scarf pendant, transforming the scarf into a necklace. You’ll need a thinner or shearer scarf in order to use most scarf charms because the slide openings tend to be slimmer. I love adding this type of a look to a plainer long-sleeve tee or sweater to add a little shine to a casual look.

I also love these simple beaded scarves either mixed in with a plainer, simpler scarf or by themselves as another scarf/necklace alternative. The silver beads really pop off the black knit scarf in this picture.

To Infinity and Beyond

I love infinity scarves both because they warm on a cold winter day and because they are easy to wear. Most of our infinity scarves fit over your head and you’re ready to go. Others (like the red and gray striped one.  scroll down a bit.) slip over your head and then loop over your head again for a double-layered look. I like an infinity scarf with some knitted detail paired with a long necklace again for a cute layered look. A blingy baseball cap or fedora completes the look.

 

Layer It Up

Who says you can only wear one scarf at a time? I like the look of layering up scarves with a simple long-sleeve tee. Here we have a looser knit turquoise scarf  simply hung around the neck with a cute,  more detailed orange light-weight scarf tied closer to the neck like an infinity scarf. This created the perfect foundation to show off your favorite necklace.

 

Transform It

Did you know that you can transform most scarves into a vest. This especially works with a wider and longer scarf. Think two arm lengths long.

First take the scarf and fold it in half.


Next, bring the two top corners together and tie them in a knot. (Note: One end will be the folded end and one end will be loose corners).


Now open up the scarf to find the two “arm holes”.


Put your arms through the holes and voila! A cute and trendy vest!

The knot acts as a cute accent to the back of the vest. I’ve even seen girls add in a cute oversized cocktail ring into the knot to add some bling to the back of the vest.

We have so many more styles of scarves and ideas around Divas. Stop in today and find the style that’s right for you!

 

About the author

Chelsie Bebensee

Chelsie Bebensee is from Kearney, NE. She attended the University of Nebraska Kearney and received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a news editorial emphasis. She and her husband Casey have been married since 2006 and she is the mom of Miss Olivia, a lively, loving two-year-old.

Growing up in a creative family, Chelsie got the bug for arts and crafts at an early age. As a child she competed in sewing, baking and other creative categories in 4-H and some of her favorite memories are of spending evenings working on craft projects with her mom.

Chelsie has been a florist for ten years and has enjoyed every minute of it. She has won many awards through the Nebraska Florists Society including membership into the Nebraska Academy of Floral Designers, a select group of Nebraska florists. She has attended numerous workshops around the state and completed a wedding design course at the Teleflora Education Center in Oklahoma City.

Chelsie and two of her best friends, Stacy Schulte and Megan Axmann, recently opened a new floral shop in Kearney, NE called Divas Floral Shop and Boutique. The trio specialize in providing personalized, artistic arrangements for everyday events, corporate parties, funerals and weddings. Along with trendy floral arrangements, Divas Floral Shop and Boutique also carries fun fashion purses, scarves and jewelry as well as unique home decor items. The Divas also spend time creating fun home decor and accessory products inspired by Pinterest and their own imaginations.

In her spare time, Chelsie enjoys feeding her Pinterest addiction and creating fun crafts with her daughter Olivia. She also enjoys reading, shopping and trying out new recipes with her family.