WIW: Boucle, leather & a big pink scarf

Today's outfit started with this pink scarf, in support of BCAM. I've had this scarf for several years but didn't wear it too often. Last night I cut off the fringe and stitched the two ends together making it into an infinity scarf and now I love it! This is also my first try at the chunky scarf over a dress and jacket look. I'm wearing my old as the hills boucle knit sheath dress and my black leather blazer over that. I realize this look would probably be better without the belt but my waist needed some reining in today, if you know what I mean. I finished off the outfit with the first wearing of my Blondo Vergara boots, black micro fishnets and my black/white leather handbag.

So what do you think? Does this all work together? Can a short-necked petite gal wear a big scarf like this? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Leather jacket: Danier Leather
Dress: Gap
Scarf: Le Chateau (thrifted)
Microfishnets: Hue
Boots: Blondo
Handbag: Danier Leather (thrifted)

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  • rute replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous! The scarf adds even more fun!

  • Raisin replied 7 years ago

    I think it works perfectly! I love the belt with it actually, I would keep it. And you're so crafty sewing your scarf together. Perfect for BCAM! Love those boots, they are so awesome! I wouldn't change a thing!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Ok not my place to say, but I'm going to...Killer outfit. #2 actually took my breath away:). The pink is really pretty on you Shannon and those boots are stunning.

  • Asingh replied 7 years ago

    Shannon, what a great outfit. You look fab! And that scarf is a gorgeous shade of pink. Also, the belt looks perfect with the dress.

  • ramya replied 7 years ago

    <3 <3 <3 Love <3 <3 <3

  • Glory replied 7 years ago

    Love everything about this outfit. The dress is fantastic and I want it! The boots, love. The scarf - what a great idea to bring new life into it and start wearing it again.

  • Makrame replied 7 years ago

    For some reason the word that came to my mind is "delicious". It must be the boucle texture that looks so scrumptious. :) But also the soft-looking leather jacket, the gorgeous texture on the boots etc. The scarf looks great to me.

  • replied 7 years ago

    You look incredible.

  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    I love boucle!!!(I had once a jacket, but would love for a dress too:-)). And your leather stuff is gorgeous! Beautifull outfit!

  • MNsara replied 7 years ago

    Wowza! You look chic in this ensemble! Love that shade/depth of pink with the blacks - it holds its own and by the face so flattering :-)

    I'm another boucle lover as I adore texture, and it's always comfy with that bit of stretch. Have a great day to go with the great outfit.

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    Stunningly chic! Those Blondos are amazing on you. YLF!

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    Great outfit! I like the pink scarf and all the leather touches.

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    You are a true style prodigy Shannon! I love the pink scarf on you, and the belt and jacket work perfectly with the dress.

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  • Jenava replied 7 years ago

    I can see why that dress has earned such longevity in your wardrobe - great piece! The whole outfit is great; I esp. love the touch of white that the bag brings.

  • amiable replied 7 years ago

    Amazing! I love it!

  • modgrl replied 7 years ago

    Just fab! I am going to have to copy :)

  • Kirti replied 7 years ago

    The scarf makes you glow Shannon and it adds such a fun pop of colour to the outfit!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Amazing! I just might copy you and convert my fringed scarves like you did. Wonderful idea!

  • Mo replied 7 years ago

    The rich textures in this outfit are fantastic! I think the leather jacket really completes and ties together the whole look. One of my faves of yours!

  • merwoman replied 7 years ago

    Knocking it out of the park with every ensemble! Utterly gorgeous Shannon!

  • N-Marie replied 7 years ago

    I love everything about this outfit- the mixing of textures, the tres chic grey and black with a pop of color, the glam tall boots. You have such a great eye!

  • MsMary replied 7 years ago

    Oh, wow! This is just stellar on every level!!

  • Kathleen M replied 7 years ago

    I love the scarf with that dress! As a fellow short-necked person, I now feel encouraged to try the infinity scarf look. Thanks!

  • Ingunn replied 7 years ago

    You did it - again! What you can achieve wit SYC and SYB seems to be limitless. I really love how you DIY'ed that scarf, too!

  • Day Vies replied 7 years ago

    I love this, simply love it. it has all of my favorite elements: structured bag, zippy color, a belt and a fabulous jacket. The scarf is compelling. I love pink and gray together (but not in a foofy delicate way). I like how you are wearing pink here with plenty of edge.

    I have clearly got to get a pair of these micro fishnets. They have the power to imbue their wearers with sassy stylishness.

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago

    Nicely done, I'd be tempted to leave off the belt. I think it would be more column like with the jacket.

  • Jamie replied 7 years ago

    Amazing top to toe!! Can I copy this?

  • Jonesy replied 7 years ago

    Wonderful, elegant look! The proportions look fabulous!

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    So cute!! I adore #2 with all the layers. Also I see no short neck. Rock this scarf look, lady!

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Nice job, Shannon! I need to find a scarf that works for me. Love this color up against your face too.

  • moira replied 7 years ago

    you are inspiring me every day. Seeing someone with a build similar to mine being so fashion forward and always looking so terrific gives me the confidence to try new things.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Oh thank you all so much. I'm glad you liked this outfit.

    Jamie - I'd be honoured to have you copy this in any way!

    Moira - how sweet of you. Thank you. You know - just GO FOR IT! Don't be afraid to try new things. It's a lot of fun :)

  • goldenpig replied 7 years ago

    #2 is one of my favorite outfits on you ever! The perfect combination of sweet and edgy! The pink scarf is the perfect touch! You are so inspiring. Love the boots on you too!

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    You look stunning Shannon, the pink scarf adds a lot to this look. I like it with the belt, it's flattering and not too much with the scarf which was my fear without seeing the pictures. But you've made it work. I think your short cut really lends itself to scarves, plus to my eye you have a long neck. (I saw in another thread that you didn't think your neck was long, it has always looked elegantly long to me.)

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    What a fantastic look, Shannon. I love the pink, but most of all I love the play of textures here. It is ladylike (the scarf) and also a bit rugged (the leather) and it also feels very distinctive to me.

  • trinity replied 7 years ago

    What a clever idea to convert your scarf! I may have to try that. You look so fab, especially in #2. LOVE this look.

  • Susie replied 7 years ago

    You have incredible style, Shannon, and such a knack for creating interesting combinations. This looks fantastic! I love the softness of the pink scarf added to the leather. And those boots are fabulous!

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    Love the textures and the scarf is brilliant. I've just cut off fringe from a blue scarf to try your idea.

  • ritu replied 7 years ago

    I really like 2 one.

  • Isabel replied 7 years ago

    YUP...a 10 !!!! No doubt about it. The fit is wonderful, the texture mix is fab..and then the addition of a pink scarf....feeling faint.

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago

    Simple, neat, full of impact!

    That dress is amazing on you!

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