February 27, 2017 - Easy Outfits, SAHMonday, Style

SAHMonday: Neck Scarf Two Ways

Welcome to another edition of SAHMonday – weekly outfit inspiration just for the stay at home and work from home moms of the world (like me!) who aren’t heading out of the house on Monday morning.  You can check out the other outfits in this series here.

These outfits are perfect for when you want to feel comfortable, yet put together, so that you can face the day and any errands you may need to run.  Plus, most of these outfit formulas can be pulled straight from your closet.  If you don’t have my exact pieces, that’s ok.  Just use one of the substitutions that I recommend.

The Controversy of the Neck Scarf

Spring trends have been a hot topic in my private GYPO Style Challenge Facebook group and on social media in general. One trend that keeps popping up and causing a ruckus is the neck scarf (aka square scarf).

It’s true, neck scarves are a big trend for spring 2017 but many of you have been through this trend a time or two (90’s for me) and aren’t so sure you want to go there again.

But the biggest question/concern I get is “how do I wear it without feeling like a flight attendant?”

I understand, I really do.

It’s kind of a tricky thing to pull off.  The key is making sure the rest of your outfit does NOT look like a flight attendant. Here’s how I’m wearing mine.

Blush Top + Neck Scarf + Skinny Jeans + Lace Up Flats

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If that outfit doesn’t have you convinced to give the neck scarf a try, then here’s another option.  These little scarves are SUPER CUTE tied to the handle of a purse or tote bag.  It still adds interest and pattern to the outfit but it takes it off your neck.  I’ve even seen them tied around wrists and worn as hair accessories.

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Cute, right?  And totally NOT flight attendant.  🙂

[Blush Top:  Similar/Jeans:  Same/Neck Scarf:  Same/Cross Body Bag:  Same/Lace Up Flats: Same]

Substitutions and Shopping Options: 

Blush Top:  Any top or tee that coordinates with the scarf.  Shopping Options:  1/2/3

Skinny Jeans:  Any light or dark wash jeans or jeggings.  Shopping Options:  1/2/3

Neck Scarf:  Any printed short scarf.  Shopping Options:  1/2/3

Lace Up Flats:  Any neutral flats or booties.  Shopping Options:  1/2/3

Show me YOUR SAHMonday outfit!  Tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #SAHMonday.

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26 Comments

  • I like the scarf wrapped around the bag. It makes a cute little addition to the bag.

    I totally agree with the “flight attendant” question, though. It always looks like I should be saying “the exits are here, here, and here”, but on the bag is great!

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    • Thanks Stephanie. I’m so glad you like it. It is a fun additional to your bag and you don’t have to point out the exits. 🙂

  • Personally I like a neck scarf! This one is very cute, both ways!

  • Love the neck scarf, just ordered one and hope I can pull it off!

  • Shelley

    That is so funny. I have that scarf and was wearing it the other day. I caught a glimpse of myself in a mirror and thought “Oh, no. Does that look like a flight attendant?” I had not thought about it before that. Even so, I think it is a super cute look. I think the size/shape/direction of the knot is important.

  • eds_77845

    Did this trend in the 90’s AND the 70’s…and am happy to do again! Allows you to add that pop of color without the bulkiness of the scarves we’ve worn the past few years.

  • sandy kimbrough

    I love the neck scarf trend and look forward to incorporating some into my spring wardrobe. think they look fresh and young.

  • Great idea tying it on a purse! Makes for a great little accessory to a neutral bag! Thanks for sharing at On Mondays We Link-Up 🙂

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

  • Savvy Southern Chic

    I am obsessed with them right now, although my first attempt a few years ago looked exactly like a flight attendant- leopard scarf with ivory button up and black skirt. oh no! Now I’ll be wearing them with boatneck and vneck tops.

  • haha, LOL to the flight attendant. I personally love the scarf around the bag look. That sweater looks great on you btw.

  • such a cute scarf! like it tied around the bag!

  • Penny Whitacre Breines

    Omg those shoes are stinkin ADORBS!! I must have them!! Trying this outfit today! S’cute!

  • Penny Whitacre Breines

    Weird question: but what is your lipstick color? I can’t find a pink that is nude & subtle enough.

    • Hi Penny! It’s e.l.f. Jumbo Stick Lip Gloss in Pink Umbrellas. I got it at Target but I think you can find it at Walmart or any drugstore too. It’s the perfect pink!

  • This neck scarf is so lovely, I love how you styled it!

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