The other day I wanted to wear my b&w striped off shoulder shirt (purchased at Junkee in Reno, BEST STORE EVER??) and wanted a scarf to wear too.
As I was looking through my scarves (of which I have.. many…) it became more and more apparent that I really don’t have any *plain* scarves! They’re all patterned or more visually exciting and I use them to spice up outfits with plainer shirts, so it doesn’t get out of control.
However this is causing problems when I want to wear a patterned shirt.. (I decided to get or make some plainer scarves soon).
I started riffling through my bag of miscellaneous clothing, fabric, and scraps that I intend to make into other things, in hopes of finding a plain black t-shirt to cut up and make an instant jersey kerchief scarf (a square of fabric that you fold into a triangle – I like to wear the point in the front)
But before I could find a t-shirt to use, I happened upon this black and rainbow striped sweater I’ve been meaning to give a new life… the stripes were about the same width as those on my shirt, and I was struck with an idea…
Basically, to hell with a plain scarf, I said.
First I just tied the sweater arms around my neck and just played with the overall shape of it.. I think it came out looking pretty awesome and really unique! and I didn’t have to cut anything, so the sweater is still usable. 🙂
I love the interplay of the two! The pattern is so close that the color difference just looks really fun and creative, not overpowering. Sooo much better than doing a plain black one.
I later decided to do a more normal look where I tied the sweater around my shoulders (the yachting look) with the arms hanging down in front like the ends of a scarf. That also looked really cute (a little more ‘normal’) and also kept me REALLY warm.