Fashion Raiding My Sister's Closet

Raiding My Sister’s Closet: One Scarf, Three Outfits

I really love scarves and I have a fairly good little collection (when I did my great closet purge, not a single scarf got axed).
This one, though, is the only infinity scarf I own. I’ve worn it so much since I got it in December, that I’m contemplating turning some of my other scarves into infinity scarves (a single seam sewing project is one that even I can do). 
I like scarves because they’re a super quick way to finish off any outfit. 
For this round of Raiding My Sister’s Closet, we’re each sharing a few ways we use scarves. 
#1: Add some color. 
I love the denim on denim look, but a little bit of color is nice to break things up. (I particularly like this scarf with this outfit because it mirrors the blues but also has the orange too, for a tiny bit of contrast). 
Scarf: Ash and Anchor // Top: Kohl’s
Jeans: Aeropostale // Shoes: DSW // Belt: Old Navy

#2: Add some pattern.
I own so many solid colored things, it’s a little embarrassing. A scarf is a super easy way to add a little pattern (this one is my other go-to patterned scarf).

Scarf: Ash and Anchor // Dress: Downeast Basics
Shoes: Ross // Bracelet: Claire’s

#3: Pattern Mixing.
Truly, I own so few patterned things that pattern mixing is a little challenging for me because my options are so limited. But a striped shirt and a patterned scarf? Done.

And. . .do the studs on these shoes mean they qualify as patterned too? If so, I’ll just be over here overachieving.

Scarf: Ash and Anchor // Sweater: Old Navy // Shirt: H&M
Jeans: Aeropostale // Shoes: Aeropostale // Belt: Aeropostale
Check out Merrick and Landen‘s scarf outfits too. It’ll probably be the highlight of your Tuesday: 

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  • Reply Meg {Boo Boos & Briefcases} March 25, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I've really gotten into scarves the past year or so. Definitely dress up any outfit and allow me to finally get away from wearing so many turtlenecks in the winter!

  • Reply Rachel at Maybe Matilda March 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I love all of these (especially the last one)! I left this post up on the computer while I went and got ready this morning, and my husband scrolled through and said, "Who is this girl? Every one of these outfits looks EXACTLY like something you would wear." So that makes me feel like I must be doing something right 😉

    • Reply Janssen March 26, 2014 at 7:05 am

      Are you kidding? that makes me feel like I'M doing something right!

  • Reply Feisty Harriet March 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I looooooove scarves, I wear one almost every day and have….an embarassing number of them in my closet. SorryNotSorry. I really love the first and last outfits here, something I could probably recreate out of my own closet without any purchases! Win!


    • Reply Janssen March 26, 2014 at 7:04 am

      Isn't that the BEST?

  • Reply Paige Flamm March 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I love those studded flats! They add a lot more to a look than just plain black ones!

  • Reply Erica Musyt March 25, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I've never been good with scarves as an accessory. You look super cute!

  • Reply Brynn March 26, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    This is a great post, Janssen! I love seeing posts where an accessory is remixed a few different ways (or where a basic tee and jeans combo is accessorized in a few ways). Your scarf is really pretty, and I like all of your outfits. I'm not a huge pattern-mixer myself, but I do really like the last outfit!! 🙂

  • Reply kimmie March 28, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I love every single one of your outfits here! I down own a single patterned scarf and I think that needs to change very soon 🙂

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