The Scarf-Belt

Wednesday, September 09, 2009
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Wearing Ann Taylor Outlet dress ($20), Gap scarf ($7), Geox flats ($37).

I've received some requests on how I tie my scarves (scarf belt, belt scarf). Here's a visual tutorial to get you started! Note: If your scarf-belt doesn't look like mine, you're probably doing it wrong... Just kidding :D

step one
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Lay the scarf as wide as you can against your stomach.

step two
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Wrap it around your cute little body....TIGHT. Or else it will be loose for step three.

step three
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Make a knot.

step four: option 1
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Make another knot. Tuck the remaining ends as flat as you can under the top-most layer of the scarf....not the one closest to your body. End result.

step four: option 2
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Or....after the first knot, tuck the ends of the scarf following the direction of the knot. Tucky-tuck. Again, make sure you make it as flat as you can when you're tucking.

Now you're a scarf-belt master.
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51 comments :

  1. That's a cute scarf, love the green over the white dress...

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  2. Awesome! Looks like an obi belt kind of thing - might give this a go!

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  3. thankx for the idea- I will try it one day! : )

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  4. yey!cool!i'll give it a try too.:)

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  5. Love the tutorial! I'm a HUGE proponent of scarf-belts too!

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  6. Belt scarves are awesome :) Nice one

    SE x

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  7. Great POST!!! I will try for sure!
    I love your flats

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  8. Awesome idea! It really looks great. Thanks for the mini tutorial :)

    Rose

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  9. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  10. Thank you....
    I just realized my scarves are too small... or the other way around ! HA!

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  11. Thats such a good idea! I'll have to try that. That dress looks lovely on you.

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  12. Fabulous! I love that scarf with the dress!

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  13. LOVE!!!! elaine you look so pretty. thanks for the how to. i will be doing this!

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  14. Thanks for the step-by-step for how to make the scarf belt. I love this look!

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  15. I'm definitely going to have to try this sometime.

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  16. Elaine,
    so lovely on your cute body!
    I am going to try it, we'll see how it works out!

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  17. Ohh. I get it! You make an obi belt. :) I love that look. And that Ann Taylor dress is sweet! Especially the eyelet detail... I have an Ann Taylor Loft skirt that has the same thing going on. So cute!

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  18. Belated Happy Anniversary! Wishing you an eternity of wedded bliss :)

    Love the eyelet dress and looks great with the scarf belt! Hope you weren't heading to the bar.... ;)

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  19. @Ela

    Hahahahaha!!! No.. Promise! ;)

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  20. What a fantastic idea! I have that scarf too, so I will be channeling your creativity.

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  21. I'm going to have to try that! (I just need to find something to go with one of my scarves.)

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  22. very lovely demonstration and lovely color/texture contrasts, dear .... xoxo

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  23. cute! I have a couple scarves that will do this-- and a few that require a smaller waist.

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  24. Love this! What a neat idea to bring out some of my "boring" dress to try.

    Elaine, I have a question for you: How are those Geox flats? I'm searching left and right for a pair of comfortable flats...is it too much to ask for?

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  25. thanks elaine. you make it look easy! you always use scarves to such great effect. hope you've had a terrific week.

    shari
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  26. you are the scarf master. your scarves always look perfect no matter what you do with them. as for your comment on my blog, no way do i buy that you looked "horrible" in anything! nice try, but i don't buy it:)

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  27. I love your dress and the detailing of its design !

    Yayyyy for a step to step for the Obi belt,have been wanting to try but didnt know what to go about it.

    So this is perfect,thanks !!!

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  28. I love the scarf belt very smart and easy you look lovely

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  29. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!
    thanks for the tip on how to tie the scarf as a belt!
    looks great!

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  30. Oh that's sooo cool! I wish I had seen this post before I put together my outfit this morning, which included a scarf belt. Well, now I know next time. Thanks! :)x

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  31. What a great post! I have to try this some time!

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  32. Okay, so earlier this week I posted a blog about belts for fall, since they're a must-have accessory and I completely LOVE your idea of the scarf belt! It's something I've done in the past but had completely forgotten. Such a great, economical way of spicing up an outfit. I just had to share with the cable car readers: http://www.cablecarcouture.com/how-to-tie-a-scarf-belt-by-clothed-much/ What a lovely husband you have to take all these photos for you!

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  33. thanks so much for posting this! i can't wait to try your method myself...

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  34. I wore a scarf belt to church today and loved it. I love reading your blog, it's great. Thanks for helping me feel brave enough to try new things!

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  35. great tutorial! I'm gonna try this idea ;)

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  36. I LOVE this tutorial! I've been using scarves as belts ever since, and gotten many compliments and inspiration for new outfits, so thank-you!

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  37. Thanks Elaine! This is the best tutorial ever;) Tried it for the first time today and loved it!

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  38. How long are your scarves? Mine don't seem to have enough excess to go around twice tie, and hide ends. Mine are 60" and my waist is 25 but over clothes or whatever it just doesn't seem like enough. Do you have other tips?

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  39. @Colleen YES! I have another way I belt my scarves around my waist. Will put up a tutorial soon.

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