Scarf It Up! Spring Trends to Try Now

Gone are the days when scarves were just a cold-weather necessity! Appropriate for everything from casual weekend wear to office-ready attire, spring scarves are one accessory you shouldn’t live without. Take a look at these spring scarf trends featuring some of our newest and cutest arrivals — and sing away those winter blues once and for all!

Spring Trend: Prints & PatternsThis trend is likely the most versatile, with a plethora of options ranging from striped scarves to scarves with polka dots! Take this opportunity to mix prints and patterns, such as striped blouses with animal print scarves or a chevron dress with a tribal print scarf, for a fresh look that will stand out from the crowd.

Pictured above: Caitlin Polka Dot Skinny Scarf | Liza Colorblock Zebra Scarf | Fiona Leopard Pashmina | Candice Feather Scarf | Sarah Striped Two-Way Scarf | Liz Tribal Infinity Scarf | Delia Giraffe Print Scarf | Mimi Metallic Leopard Scarf

Spring Trend: PastelsNothing says spring like pastels! So, how can you wear pastel scarves without looking like an Easter egg? Pair pastels with a neutral base color such as black, white, or nude, or mix and match pastels (but try to limit your pales to avoid the Easter-egg effect). Whether solid or printed, these scarves are a must for your spring wardrobe.

Pictured above: Juliet Lace Scarf | Nicole Cotton Scarf | Heidi Striped Infinity Scarf | Marley Skull Scarf | Renee Polka Dot Skinny Scarf | Mila Cross Infinity Scarf | Beth Geometric Skinny Scarf | Margie Solid Color Scarf

Sprint Trend: Floral Scarves

April showers bring May flowers … and this trend captures that saying perfectly! Floral scarves are great for adding a touch of femininity to any outfit for even the most un-girly girl. From paisley pashminas to tropical infinity scarves, floral scarves come in nearly endless options and colors to fit a scarf gal’s style. Pair a striped dress with a floral scarf and a light jacket or blazer for the perfect spring look.

Pictured above: Sophie Floral Loop Scarf | Haley Floral Dot Scarf | Lilly Paisley Striped Pashmina | Paige Hawaiian Flower Scarf | Angela Paisley Scarf | Louisa Floral Scarf | Justine Floral Pashmina | Britta Floral Lace Infinity Scarf

Kaelah of The Clueless Girl’s Guide

Scarves Dot Net Style Guide Blogger

Over the past few months, we’ve asked our favorite fashion bloggers to knot, twist, tie, loop, twirl, drape, braid, and style our very own scarves. The result? A Scarf Style Guide featuring fabulous scarf looks styled by real life ladies.

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Our most recent scarf spotlight is a winter-inspired look by the lovely Kaelah of The Clueless Girl’s Guide. This creative Tennesee gal loves graphic design, photography, and blogging about her fabulous life. We can’t get enough of her feminine, eclectic style, too! Get to know Kaelah in our interview below, see how she layered one of our winter scarves to perfection, and grab some inspiration for staying snowstorm-chic.

Psst … speaking of snow, grab our Polar Vortex-ready scarves here


If you were on a deserted island and could only take one thing from your closet, what would it be?

Kaelah: I’d take this vintage Hawaiian-print dress I snagged from the flea market. It’s the perfect ’50s cut, but lightweight enough to feel breezy in a hot/humid environment. I mean, I’d want to look nice when I was rescued, right?!

If you could brunch with any blogger, who would it be and why?

Kaelah: Elsa Billgren, probably! I love her whole look/style. She looks like loads of fun!

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Biggest fashion faux pas?

Kaelah: Do you really want to know? Okay, so in high school, I maybe (totally) wore one of those scrolling LED belt buckles that was bedazzled all the way around. Yep, I had a scrolling marquee right below my waist. At the time, I think I programmed it to say “Kaelah <3 Kyle” (my boyfriend at the time). Am I ashamed? You betcha. Would you believe I was voted Best Dressed in high school? Me either. So shameful!

Best fashion advice your mom ever gave you…

Kaelah: “Throw those pants away.” Sounds way harsh, but man she was right. I was so into ripped Hollister jeans in high school. My jeans looked like they were pulled from a woodchipper. Hindsight is 20/20.

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If there is one song that would be your life theme song, what would it be?

Kaelah: “Independent Women” by Destiny’s Child. 1.) Because it’s totally true and 2.) It’s Destiny’s Child! And yes, I totally know that song is from 2000. Gotta love the throwback tunes!

Annnnnd which scarf knot from The Knot Library fits your style the best?

Kaelah: I’m totally a Boho Loop Tie or Ascot Wrap. Definitely.

Thank you to Kaelah for being a part of our special project!

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12 Scarves to Wear During the Polar Vortex

Baby, it’s cold out there. Like really, really cold. While we’d prefer lounging poolside in some tropical location over trekking through the arctic tundra, we’re trying to make the best of the situation. Our remedy for the Great Polar Vortex of 2014? 12 of our warmest and most popular scarves, so you can stay warm while braving the elements and look cute doing it!

Click through the scarves or find them in the list below to snag your favorite!

12 scarves to keep you warm during the polar vortex

Moriya Knit Infinity Scarf Blake Knit Scarf Lena Houndstooth Infinity Scarf Patti Solid Color Pashmina Cambridge Houndstooth Wrap Scarf Dylan Infinity Scarf Lexy Leopard Crinkle Scarf Jackie Circle Scarf Kayci Knit Loop Scarf Monica Houndstooth Scarf Danica Cozy Loop Scarf Buckingham Plaid Scarf

Featured Scarves:

Moriya Knit Infinity Scarf | Blake Knit Scarf | Lena Houndstooth Infinity Scarf | Patti Solid Color Pashmina | Cambridge Houndstooth Wrap Scarf | Dylan Infinity Scarf | Lexy Leopard Crinkle Scarf | Jackie Circle Scarf |  Kayci Knit Loop Scarf | Monica Houndstooth Scarf | Danica Cozy Loop Scarf | Buckingham Plaid Scarf

How to Make Chalkboard Frames

DIY chalkboard frame

Dry erase boards may have taken over the classrooms, but at Scarves Dot Net, we adore the current chalkboard craze! From walls to mugs and even refrigerators, there’s seemingly no limit to what you can coat with chalkboard paint. We decided to create the perfect framed chalkboard signs for our crafting tables. Check out our steps below, and learn how to make your own.

(Please Note: Since the project calls for two layers of chalkboard paint, each layer needing to dry overnight, set aside a couple of days for the project to be finished. But trust us — it’s super easy to do … and fun!)


What You’ll Need:

  • Chalkboard paint (We used this.)
  • Paint roller or sponge brush
  • Spray paint (We used “Krylon Metallic Gold.”)
  • Old or cheap frame (Ours came from the clearance section at Walmart.)


spray paint the frame

Step One: Disassemble the frame, separating it from the glass.

Step Two: Spray paint the frame in your color of choice. (We went gold!) Let it dry overnight.

paint the glass

Step Three: Pour the chalkboard paint onto the glass, and spread the paint until a moderate layer covers the glass entirely. (Once-over should do this time around.) Let it dry overnight.

Step Four: Apply a second coat of paint to the chalkboard — again, don’t make it too thick. Let this layer dry overnight as well.

Step Five: Reassemble the frame. (We also built a back on ours using cardboard and ribbon.)

Step Six: Ask someone with mad calligraphy skills to write your message of choice!

additional frames

finished chalkboard

This is a super easy DIY. Let us know what challenging projects you’ve taken on with chalkboard paint! The possibilities are nearly endless.