I purchased this scarf the spring of last year for $2.50 at a local thrift store. The colors and pattern of this scarf has made it one of my absolute favorites ever since. You may even remember it styled in other previous lookbooks. It wasn’t until last month that it even occurred to me that it was long and wide enough to wear as a sarong style wrap. This is just a simple example of creatively using what you have to design variety in your wardrobe.
As I’ve been moving away from the traditional capsule wardrobe back to a vibrant minimalist wardrobe, I’ve started to look at what I have in as many new ways as possible. I’m wondering what skirts can also be worn as tops, and how to layer items in unique ways. I’ve even tied the two shorter ends of this same scarf together to make a no sew kimono look which adds such a beautiful touch to even the simplist of outfits.
My wardrobe no longer consists of interchangeable pieces that go along with everything else, and that doesn’t bother me one bit. I have been sticking to an autumn color palette though which still gives me tons of versatility, and is what works best for me overall. Life is too short to limit myself in any way, and definitely not with exploring in my own personal style. I’ve always known I love classic pieces, yet I’m letting my bohemian side come through much more.
(Thrifted/Upcycled white tunic tee from Crossroads Trading, Thrifted scarf from Council Thrift Store, Sandals from Marshall’s, Folli Follie Donattella watch, Folli Follie Happy Nugget bracelet)
To understand exactly how I wrapped this scarf to create a skirt, search African lappa skirt online for exact details. I used to wear two yards of beautiful fabric this way all the time for African dance classes and just in general. Who knew I’d also fall in love with this scarf as a skirt too!
How many different ways do you wear your scarves?
(Images by Dawn Michelle)