Add a Scarf

I wore a version of this outfit while I was in California, on the day I took my sister's car in for it's service appointment so she wouldn't have to waste her Saturday doing so, (aren't I so nice?) and while I was waiting I spotted a woman wearing an outfit not too different from mine, save for the scarf tied around her neck.

I immediately cursed myself for not packing any of my tiny silk scarves, and admired how much the simple addition seemed to elevate the otherwise basic look of a white button down with jeans and a field jacket.

Square silk scarves feel like a relic of my grandmother's time, yet they have been working hard to become trendy again, popping up on handbags, as bracelets, hair ties, and of course tied around one's neck. While the one I'm wearing is a contemporary version found at Loft a few seasons ago, I have a feeling I'm going to need to track down some of the vintage scarves that were actually worn by my grandma and give them a new life.

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The Rundown
Silk Button Down Bodysuit J.Crew similar
Field Jacket J.Crew similar
High Rise Button Fly Jeans Gap similar
White Mules "Bianca" Target similar
Suede Accordion Bag Banana Republic similar
Square Scarf Loft similar
Gold Hoop Earrings Amazon
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx

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  1. Your scarf looks so cute and you're right, it really adds a great touch to your outfit :) I wish I could pull off this trend, I can't do a tiny scarf on my neck, maybe I just can't tie them or haven't found the right scarf yet! I love tying them on my bag and on my wrist though!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend :) I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From The Blue

  2. It really is amazing what a silk scarf can do for an outfit, isn't it? I literally just posted about it on instagram ;) I bought my first silk scarf when I was fifteen, out of a 2 frank bin in Montmartre - yep, it was so long ago, the euro didn't even exist yet. I had vague ideas about wearing it in my hair that never really worked out, and I'm not sure what happened to it afterwards. I've experimented with silk scarves again over the years, but only fully committed to wearing them semi-regularly recently. I mostly tie them around my neck, like you have here, or tuck them into my winter coat in place of a wool scarf when I am going to meet business clients. They really go such a long way to elevating any outfit for any occasion and personally, I am celebrating their returning wholeheartedly. But I do wear mine mostly for semi-dressed up situations, and I think I am going to have to borrow some inspiration from you next time I add one to a look.

  3. Such a perfect finishing touch for the outfit! I wish I was able to wear scarves, I just feel so weird when I am wearing them or like I'm choking, haha!

  4. A scarf is always my go-to third piece this time of year. I can't seem to stop collecting them!

    xx, Danielle

  5. The scarf is the perfect addition! Love this whole look!!

  6. I love the addition of a silk scarf! they can really add so much to an outfit! Love this one!

  7. Love it! I tried the scarf trend for the first time recently and it made a simple tee look so chic!


  8. A scarf is such a classy addition to any look. It is reminiscent of the old time glam.

  9. I just adore wearing scarves like this. And putting them on my purse!! And if you have some from your cool is that!!

  10. I'm loving the scarf trend lately! I definitely wear them in my hair frequently.

  11. It would be wonderful if you can track down her scarves and give them a second life - you are able to pull off the look quite brilliantly, after all.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  12. It makes such a difference to the look. I was mighty into them last spring. Time to give it another shot.


  13. SO stylish! Love this fun look! The scarf is the perfect accessory!

  14. I LOVE scarves on everyone but me! Although this weekend I had an outfit (traveling) that I was like I wish I had a scarf to jazz it up. This is absolutely darling!

    The Adored Life

  15. the scarf is such a nice touch, you look great. I need a jacket like that.


  16. I'm a huge fan of the scarf. It's the perfect accessory!

  17. Oh you are so right about the scarf! It makes this outfit chic and it's an easy little detail to add!

  18. It’s amazing how something as simple as a scarf can uplevel an outfit. Love this one on you!

  19. I love this touch- a scarf totally elevates a look! I need to break mine out!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  20. Oh my gosh, yes, yes to adding a scarf. I absolutely love yours and it looks so pretty with this outfit!! And hello bag, so dang chic!! xo (life + style blog)

  21. Totally agree, they instantly make any look super chic! I love how you tied this mini one. I'm totally on the scarf train these days.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  22. This outfit is SO cute! The scarf really does add the perfect touch. I always wanted to try a neck scarf -- you just inspired me to try it out!

  23. The neck scarves are for sure making a comeback and I'm with you that they elevate an outfit! Oo I bet your grandma's vintage scarves are gorgeous!

  24. Cool look. Tie a scarf on and you'll see the difference it makes in your fashion choices.

  25. I love this look! I'm a big fan of silk bandana scarves and always pack a few whenever I go somewhere. You never know when you'll need one!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  26. I love it when I see someone live or via blog that makes me want to replicate a look. I see possibilities I never imagined with stuff I own. Its so inspiring.
    Really like how this turned out, I would have never thought of putting these two pieces together.
    I have a thing with scarves, I think i collect them and have been lucky to find some precious pieces on consignment and at super low prices, like the Nina Ricci I picked up last week for 5 bucks-

  27. You are so right that the scarf really does elevate this look perfectly, and I love how the jeans make it feel super modern at the same time. I don't have any scarves that are the right size for wearing this way but I think I need to try to track a few down!

  28. The scarf with a button-down and jeans is so classic, love it!

  29. Small scarves are such a pretty outfit upgrade!