Pinterest (no idea of original source)
That's one of my favourite Pinterest looks from last year. I searched high and low for a scarf like that one in the picture and came close but when push came to shove, it didn't quite cut it. Yes it was grey plaid, yes it was cashmere but it was too small and too floppy. I needed a big big scarf to achieve that look above. So yeah, yeah, back it went.
I'm trying again this year with the big scarf look. Yes I'm going for the plaid but (1) I've given up being so picky about the monochromatic grey tones (2) I'm not hung up about it being cashmere or wool and (3) I just went with something I liked and thought would work when I saw it. This one.
Primark scarf & top
Now the problem with a scarf like this is the size. It's huge. Which is fine if it's a fine woven kind of scarf and wraps round nicely but this is definitely picnic blanket territory. If I just try to wrap it round nilly willy, it looks a bit like this .....
.... which is okay but personally I don't like my scarves like this. I don't like the squared ends - it all looks a bit neat and too symmetrical and sooner or later, I find one end goes off and does it's own thing and takes a walk round the back and then it all starts unravelling. So how do I tie my scarf my way? Well I will take a break from my cleaning (hence the slobs top which doesn't go well with the scarf) and show you.
Fold your blanket, err I mean scarf in half lengthways.
Wrap it round your neck like this making sure the short end is just long enough to reach your ear.
Tuck it up near your ear.
Bring the long end right round the back .....
.... and back round to the front.
Take the long end (which is now shorter)
.... and tuck the end in to the top of the scarf. Put your hand through the loop and pull it through a little.
Adjust a little so it's comfortable and Bob's your uncle!
It's easy peasy, lemon squeezee isn't it? Anyway, back to the cleaning .....