How to Style a Scarf Six Ways

San Francisco may have turned a corner. It hasn’t been as cold lately – some days you can ALMOST leave a jacket at home. It’s a typical California winter: crisp mornings morph into bright warm(ish) afternoons once the sun breaks through. But soon as dusk hits, the chill comes rushing right back in so it’s wise to be properly prepared. Perhaps Katy Perry said it best: “it’s hot and it’s cold,” aka the perfect scarf weather!

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Scarves are THE perfect transitional accessory. A big blanket scarf is a godsend. It shields you from the chill on days when you leave your coat at home. On the other hand, a light weight scarf is so right for a day when you can’t quite figure out if that sun outside is actually warm. With scarves, you don’t have to worry about messing with sleeves or disrobing super clunky layers once the day warms up- scarves are just THAT easy to take off. But putting them on and having them look effortlessly fabulous? That can be a totally different story, right?!

Getting the perfectly styled scarf ‘round your neck is admittedly not as easy as it looks. Ever wonder how fashionistas get their scarves styled to perfection? We’ve got six uber-stylish ways right here!

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Blanket Scarf Chic: Think, literally, how you’d wrap a blanket around your back and shoulders on a lazy weekend. But when it’s a large enough scarf totally goregous scarf, you’ll be so badass, it’s not even funny.

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One Shoulder Shawl: This style is perfect a sophisticated night out. Instead of going typical “shawl”, just wrap the scarf around one shoulder for an edgy asymmetrical look.

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Sash Over The Shoulder: This look is so effortless that it makes us say, “duh”. Yet, the idea of just draping a scarf over one shoulder is so next level.

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Oversized Handkerchief Knot: For this style, you’ll want to fold your scarf into a triangle first and make sure to tuck in loose end for a tight and bundled look!

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Loose Wrap Around: Your basic neck wrap around is not so basic when you have an oversized scarf, pattern on pattern and leather.

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Superhero: By just hooking your scarf around the front of your neck and letting the ends fly down the back, kind of like a superhero cape, you have an elegant and no-fuss wardrobe situation to help you tackle your day!

Scarves give you so many ways to play – you’re really only limited by your own creativity and wrapping skills! We’re curious, which of these scarf styling idea are you loving most??

 

image 1 via Wool and the Gang // 2 via Maja Wyh // 3 via Furnish Home // 4 via Vienna Wedekind// 5 via FIGTNY // 6 via Just Another // 7 via Zara

Winter Style to Try: Sweaters + Skirts

As we settle into the thick of winter, finding style inspiration can be a bit tough. How many puffy coats and scarves can one wear, really? And while I love me my jeans, even they can start to feel a little tired {not to mention, they’re no longer loving my 30 week bump!}. But lately I’ve been spotting a new style idea that feels fresh, but still weather suitable…jumbo sweaters paired with skirts!

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The combination is the perfect mix of masculine and feminine. I particularly love the combo when a gorgeous textured sweater and a midi skirt are involved. The look feels modern, powerful and totally wearable.

My other favorite idea – mix in some fashion sneakers! From Nike, to Chucks or Adidas, a clean crisp lace-up feels super cool – and bonus – they are very bump friendly footwear!

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Obviously, layering could easily come into play here. If you’re plagued by a polar vortex you can just add tights, boots, big coats and chic scarves to get you through the daily commute. But as we tip-toe toward spring {or if you enjoy mild winters like we do here in San Francisco!}, you can use this outfit to show off a pretty pump, ankle boot and highlight a killer bag!

Ok, it’s official. I’m going to break out of my denim rut and give a skirt and oversized sweater a try! How about you? Are you into this mix?? All you need is a classic skirt and any of these pretty pieces!

 

 

For more of our favorite style trends to try CLICK HERE!

images via 1 lee oliveria // 2, 5 stockholm street style // 3 gastrochic // 4 figtny // 6 lucitisima // 7 pretty stuff tumblr 

We’ve Got A Crush On…

While writing this post we realized January is, in some ways, a very obvious transition month and in other ways a not-so-noticeable, stuck-in-between type of month. Yes, it’s exciting, it’s new, goals are set and the playfulness of spring, with it’s inherent energy of “new life,” is just around the corner. Yet, it’s still pretty dull outdoors, skies are gray, the air bitter and we still have this urge to hunker down and cuddle in. Weird, right?! But instead of trying to define it, we’re embracing this push and pull phase! Hints of color and metallics excite us for what’s ahead, while moody vibes and textural layers are keeping us grounded in the moment! Here’s what we’ve got a crush on lately…

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We’ve got a crush on exposed beams and painted stump seating in bold black and white…

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On the upcoming flurry of fashion during New York’s Fall 2015 fashion week…

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On Bethany Gosvener and her graphite drawings so tall that they practically reach the ceiling in her moody studio…

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On pops of color, whimsy, drama, metallics, and light fixtures that have more strings than a French quartet…

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This pretty food styling. Who knew grilling spices could look so dainty and beautiful…

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On this pivotal Joan Didion for Celine campaign that shakes up what style really means…

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And on wise words that remind to dabble in everything that excites us, to try new things, surprise ourselves and to never be so easily defined! Happy Monday, all!

For our previous crush-worthy inspiration CLICK HERE.

image 1 via Urban Couture // 2 via // 3 via Bethany Gosvener // 4 via Architectural Digest // 5 via Eva Kolenko // 6 via Celine // 7 via