Did you guys see the latest J.Crew style guide? (Us regular folk call it a catalog.) Anyway, I’ve been obsessed – OBSESSED – with the girl on the cover. That SCARF. So I’ve been trying and trying to recreate at home….but couldn’t quite get it. So I booked an appointment with my fav J.Crew stylist over at Suburban Square, and we figured something out together.
First things first: those sneaky J.Crew stylists are actually using TWO scarfs, artfully draped, so we can’t recreate exactly. (Unless you’re willing to stand still in a corner all day with your two artfully draped scarves. If so, call me for details.)
Here it is!
1. Start with a long scarf. J.Crew’s scarves are slightly thicker (and make a fabulously large roll around the neck), but even a thinner scarf can work. Length is key here.
2. Throw the long tail of the scarf over your opposite shoulder.
3. Bring the end of the scarf around, so it’s looped around your neck once.
4. Reach your hand UP through the roll at the neck, then….
5. Grab the end of the scarf (this is the same long-tail end that just went around your shoulders) and pull it through.
6. Pull the long-tail end all the way through….then grasp the OTHER end to tighten the knot.
You’ll want to play with the placement a bit – I find that shifting the whole thing over one shoulder looks best.
sweater: Kate Spade Aura sweater c/0, size small
scarf: Mike’s old Gap scarf…in general, men’s scarves work really well. J.Crew men’s bright plaid scarf is 25% off (and cashmere) the J.Crew model is wearing the fabulous Italian Brushed scarf (oooo….also 25% off) and I think Gap men’s classic stripe scarf could look really cool.
bag: Kate Spade Lola Avenue Plaid c/o
umbrella: Target red stick umbrella (hey – did you know that you can order on target.com and then pick it up at your store? I just tried it for the first time yesterday and LOVED it. I bought this hat.)
ring: Stella and Dot (Last weekend to participate in our #fightinglikeagirl trunk show!! Proceeds and hostess credits will go to someone currently fighting breast cancer – just use the Stella and Dot link above.)