Get Ready for Autumn Fashion – High Street Style!

We’re taking a short break from our usual scarf how-to posts to bring you an update on the latest fashion styles for Fall 2014! In honor of Fashion Week, here’s what we’ve discovered.

2014 Autumn fashion forecast is stylish and oh so mod! It’s all about loose knits, floppy hats, fur coats, oversized coats, long sleeved dresses, tall boots, and stunning prints. High street fashion lookbooks are out with some of the most beautiful offerings this fall.

Loose is the new fitted style. Relax and get comfortable with the latest in easy fashion from the hippest to the chicest brands. Here are a few wardrobe essentials to ensure a trendy winter this year.

1) Printed A-line skirt – Back with an undeniably chic bang is the ever immortal retrograde A line skirt. This glorious leg defining and waist accentuating piece of wonder has been featured on Louis Vuitton ramp in a charming print. The versatile autumn wardrobe addition is readily wearable with a knitted top or compact polo neck.

Print A-Line Skirt Woman wearing printed a-line skirt

2) Long and Tall Boots – This Autumn Winter is all about rocking your boots to the tune of undeniable style, whether you prefer sky high, over the knee, regular military, or funky animal printed. Make sure your boots are cool and tall. Pair them with any and all sorts of styles from loose flowing maxi skirts to short and long sleeved mini dresses.

Long and Tall Boots Woman wearing long and tall boots

3) Sheepskin and Faux Fur – Sheepskin has been spotted everywhere this season from Etro to Prada, and even in Del Boy’s funky psychedelic play of patchwork and color. If you’re sensitive to animal skin, but love the design, faux fur coats are the way to go. Make a statement in a striped or an animal print and uber chic faux fur coat.

Back Faux Fur Coat Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat

4) Roll or Polo neck tops – A guaranteed stylish look this autumn is the classic roll neck top. A perfect accompaniment to any chic retro outfit, a loose fitted high neck sweater will pair beautifully with miniskirts and tall boots.

Roll Neck Sweater Polo Neck Sweater

5) Blanket Coat – As fashion progresses and innovative styles excite fashion followers, this year designers have revealed a hybrid creation in the blanket. A crossover of a poncho and blanket coat, the blanket is a stunning option to simply throw over when the temperatures drop.

Beige Blanket Coat Black and White Blanket Coat

6) Trousers – As winter approaches, get warm and en vogue with loose, high-waist, wide leg, and pleated trousers this season. 2014 is all about comfort with culottes, sporty ski pants, and Bernard trousers. They will go fabulously well with platform heels or pumps and matched blouses or button down shirts.

Women's Navy Trousers Women's Black Trousers

7) Pashminas – Don’t forget about the ever-necessary scarf or pashmina! There are so many ways to wear scarves that it can be hard to keep track. We have resources available on this blog as well as our How To Tie A Scarf resource.

Fall Scarf Outfits Many ways to tie a scarf

DIY Triangle Print Infinity Scarf

DIY Triangle Print Infinity Scarf

Every so often, I get a print stuck in my head, and I keep wearing and making it until I get sick of it. These days, that print is triangles. I love the geometric print on everything — pants, shirts, jewelry, and of course, scarves. :)

DIY Triangle Print Infinity ScarfImage sources: Proenza Schoeler Triangle Scarf, Kate Sheridan Bag, Triangle Print

Lately I’ve been seeing triangles everywhere — bags, prints, the runway — so I wanted to make a triangle print scarf of my own. It’s super simple, and you only need a bit of time!

Supplies you need:

DIY Triangle Print Infinity Scarf

  • Paint (Soft Fabric Paint is best)
  • Scarf (Any scarf will do. For a scarf similar to mine, I like this and this, too.)
  • Sponge
  • Water to dilute the paint
  • Paper/plastic to put under the scarf so it doesn’t bleed

Directions:

DIY Triangle Print Infinity ScarfIt’s quite simple to add a print to your scarf! You can use this for any technique:

  • First, I put the paint on a plate in different amounts and swirled them all together.
  • After that, I added a little bit of water to dilute the paint and make it easier to stamp all over the scarf.
  • Then, I got my sponge a bit wet and started stamping!
  • After one side of the infinity scarf was done, I let it dry and then stamped the other side.

After the scarf was done drying, I wanted to experiment a bit with how to tie an infinity scarf. The thing I love about scarves is that they make an outfit look effortless, but put together, too.
DIY Triangle Print Infinity Scarf

DIY Triangle Print Infinity ScarfMy best attempt at an effortless infinity scarf knot. :) Looking for other ways to tie infinity scarves? Click below to check out the tutorials in the Knot Library!

how to tie an infinity scarf

How to Tie a Fancy Braid

With our arsenal of 37 Ways to Tie a Scarf (plus more and more ways), the Scarves Dot Net girls are pretty savvy when it comes to scarf knots. So when we find a new knot that we’ve never seen, we get excited — like noisemaker, confetti, and balloons excited.

The other week as I was catching up on my favorite bloggers, I ran across Kayley from Sidewalk Ready looking chic (as always) with a super fancy-looking scarf knot around her neck. Stacie and I got to the bottom of this and dubbed the scarf “fancy braid.” Sometimes life calls for a fancy scarf, so we made this little video to help you get get the look too:

Easy peasey, right? The zebra print scarf in the video is the perfect length and width for the fancy braid.

Here’s Kayley looking very pretty in her fancy braided scarf:

sidewalk ready scarf [image source]
Love her paisley green scarf? We’ve got a pashmina similar to hers.

I’ve also been rocking a fancy braided scarf lately:

how to braid a scarf The heart scarf I’m wearing would be a perfect Valentine’s Day accessory!

fancy braid scarf

So go get fancy, and let us know if you try out this new knot!

For the Love of Scarves: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show our moms just how much we love them by treating them with something they might not ordinarily buy for themselves. Scarves are a great spring accessory that can dress up any outfit by adding color, pattern, and texture — and they’re the perfect way to thank your mama for all she’s done for you! Aren’t sure what type of scarf might be best for the most important lady in your life? Check out our gift guide below to find a scarf that’s perfect for your mom’s individual style.

Scarves for Mom

And don’t forget to browse our special Mother’s Day Collection scarves until you come across something that just screams Mom!

Quirky

Bianca Pleated Paisley ScarfAre you known for having the “fun” mom? Embrace her quirky nature and let her personality shine with a funky patterned scarf! The Bianca Pleated Paisley Scarf is ideal for spring with its bold floral print and bright colors.

Nine-to-Five

Cambridge Houndstooth Wrap Scarf

If your mama is a working lady, her wardrobe is probably full of sophisticated work attire ready for a full day at the office. For the professional mom, dressy scarves are your best bet! We love this Cambridge Houndstooth Wrap Scarf that pairs perfectly with a shift dress or a feminine blouse and slacks.

Trendy

Charlotte Polka Dot Infinity Scarf

If your mom is up on the latest trends, she’s probably already in love with polka dots. Our Charlotte Polka Dot Infinity Scarf is oh-so adorable and is sure to help your mom maintain her status as the reigning fashionista of the house … as long as you’re not around, at least!

On-the-Go

Andie Striped Loop Scarf

She’s here, she’s there, she’s everywhere! While you may never know how she does it, your on-the-go mom conquers that busy schedule like a pro. A comfy yet practical scarf like the Andie Striped Loop Scarf is the perfect addition to a tee and light jacket combo.

Comfy-Casual

Karissa Plaid Crinkle Scarf

Is your mom the comfy-casual type? If that sounds like her, you’re likely used to seeing her in jeans and tennis shoes. That doesn’t mean she can’t jazz up her look with fun accessories — maybe she just needs the right ones! Keep it simple with something like the Karissa Plaid Crinkle Scarf, which she can easily throw on with a comfy, lightweight cardigan and jeans before starting her day.

Which scarf fits your mom’s personal style best? Catch the whole collection here.