Fall's right around the corner, which means my scarves are about to shine. One of the biggest trends out right now, aside from scarves themselves, are animal prints. I've probably mentioned this subject a little too much, but this is the last time, I promise. My favorite scarf (and trust me, I have many) is a light, leopard print scarf! I picked it up a few weeks ago (why it was being sold in the middle of summer, I'll never know) because I'd been looking for one all year, and I wasn't about to pass this find up. I started toying around with the scarf and my closet. I get a strange kind of excitement from making new outfits. Always have. Once I started, I had to force myself to stop. This scarf is so versatile! I picked three of my top favorite outfits to showcase my scarf. Hopefully you'll find some inspirations for outfit creations of your own!
The Object of My Affection
I picked this scarf up for only $9, full-price! Forever 21 is a blessing, it really is. And now, see how I wore it.
Outfit One: Girl's Night Out
Burgundy, black, and cognac are my three favorite colors to pair with leopard or cheetah prints. The brown and black are neutral enough to let the scarf shine, but the burgundy skirt adds a pop of Fall-approved color.
I created this collage on Polyvore, how neat is that??
How I wore It:
(A little candid here. My cat, Mr. Tinkles, popped in to say hello.)
Unfortunately, I don't have a burgundy body-con skirt of my own (I've been looking, trust me!). But that's exactly my point. When I make outfits, I have a certain image in my mind of how I want them to look. I draw inspiration from colors, other girls' outfits, magazines, anything! Find something you like, and then manipulate the items in your closet to create a similar look. My mom calls it "shopping in your own closet" because you can create outfits you never even knew you had! It's a lot cheaper, too.
Where I Got Mine:
*Shirt: $8 (Target)
*Skirt: $10 (Forever 21)
*Shoes: $22 (Marshalls)
This entire outfit only cost me $49!
Outfit Two: Running Out
Any printed scarf you wear, especially one that is an animal print, is a loud accessory. It speaks for itself. Wear neutral tones if you want your scarf to be the main attraction of your outfit. Also, because the scarf adds a lot of volume to your top, you'll want to wear skinny jeans to balance it out. Otherwise, you'll end up looking bulky and losing your figure.
How I Wore It:
(You can see my tan lines cross on my upper back!)
Again, I created this outfit on Polyvore (I actually have everything on that collage), but I chose to wear it a little differently. I stuck with the muted tones, opting for black and olive. I kept the brown belt, but, since my legs are super sore from the gym, I chose to kick the heels (ha ha, pun intended) for a flat, brown sandal. I chose this black shirt due to it's low back, so it's a little more interesting then just a plain, black tee. Once again, I encourage you to play around with what you have!
What It Cost Me:
*Shirt: $5 (Forever 21)
*Cargos: $14 (Target)
*Belt: Free with a dress I bought
Shoes: $7 (Target)
This entire outfit only cost me $35! Got to love clearance shopping!
Outfit Three: Lazy Day Out
By far, I think this is my favorite outfit, and it incorporates several of my favorite trends! The denim button-up, the riding boots, the leggings. I even went a little crazy and added a complimenting purse. And, most importantly, all of these things are incredibly comfy. When I have to get dressed up, be it for school or any reason, this is one of my top go-to's. It's trendy, cute, and lazy. The ultimate combination, if you ask me.
How I Wore It:
I think every girl has this outfit, so adding a fun scarf or different shoes is a way to make something common into something unique!
What It Cost Me:
*Shirt: $17 (Aeropostale)
*Leggings: $10 (Target)
*Shoes: $35 (Target)
This entire outfit cost me $71! A little pricey, but the shoes are to blame. However, for riding boots, they were fairly cheap, and I get a lot of wear out of them in the fall!
And, lastly, my hair inspiration for the day:
I recently saw this picture of Miranda Lambert and hubby Blake Shelton (two of my idols, as well as favorite country artists!):
The best part about this bun? The secret to holding it together is a spin pin:
You can pick them up from a local drugstore for a few dollars, and I promise they really do work!
Anyways, it's my personal opinion that scarves look better with an updo, because it shows the scarf off much better. After all, isn't that the point of wearing it?
Thanks for reading :)