This is look one in a new thang I'm doing, which I not-so-creatively dubbed Project Scarf. I got this totally kick-ass scarf from Madewell the other day, and honestly, it's so awesome that I don't want to be without it. I think a lot of people want to wear scarves, but are a bit intimidated by them (I mean...as intimidated one can get from a square piece of cloth) because they can be a mystery to tie. Up until last year, I actually had no idea how to "properly" tie a scarf, nor did I realize that a single piece of fabric could be tied in so many different ways. Despite having a massive collection of them, I'm still a bit clueless. So! Project Scarf is going to be a learning experience for both you and me. I'm going to be wearing this scarf in numerous outfits for the next month or so, tying it in a new way each time. I'll include instructions on how to tie it each post, too. I've got quite a few ideas lined up, but if you have a way you'd like to see me tie this scarf, do share!
Anyway, today's look is "the eccentric." This is a pretty classic way to tie a scarf, but please use caution: I think it's borderline babushka. To look more old Hollywood and less old country, I'd suggest picking a more classic, simple print in a luxe fabric (silk and satin are nice, but they may slip. You could totally utilize some bobby pins or something to make sure it stays on). Also, I found that I looked way more stylin' if I moved the knot over to the side of my chin, rather than just underneath. Here is my awesome diagram for how to tie your scarf this way!
Oh, and the look is called "the eccentric," because, well, I think this look is a bit eccentric. Because my sunglasses make me look like I have no eyebrows, I feel like I'm channelling Little Edie. And I'm pretty sure eccentricity and Little Edie go hand in hand.
Sweater: Victoria's Secret
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell