WIW: Scarf Bookending

I've never worn a lot of scarves even though I live in a cold climate - I find them too fussy for the most part. But I've found one or two recently that I really like and seem to work for me. And I've found a way to wear an infinity scarf in a way that requires no adjusting or fussing at all.

So today's outfit started with my burgundy skinnies (which are still going strong after 3 years) and paired them with my semi-tucked gold metallic knit pullover. I added a taupe/black snakeskin belt to add a bit of pattern. 

On top of the pullover, I've added a burgundy cashmere blend infinity scarf (from Danier Leather) which bookends the pants perfectly. Rather than have the scarf just sort of "dangle", I twisted it in the middle and doubled it before popping it on.

Accessories include my rose gold/black watch, red specs and black Chelsea boots.

So what do you think? Can I wear this scarf like I mean it??? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Pullover: Esprit
Skinnies: Attitude by Jay Manuel
Boots: Clarks
Belt: Olsen Europe (thrifted)
Watch: Fossil (eBay)

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  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    I'm with you regarding infinity scarves - lovely cloth necklaces that keep your neck warm. Of course this works!

  • donnat replied 5 years ago

    Very nice, good to see you, I missed my morning inspiration. :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Made a couple of tweaks before heading out the door. I switched to a black belt to bookend the boots and because in the pic, the lighter belt really cut me in half and looked like it was floating. And I switched to my purple and clear specs since the red specs competed too much with the scarf. Made a big difference - unfortunately I don't have time to take another pic. You'll just have to trust me!

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    Yes, why not! Great bookending! I love scarves for winter, and I cannot imagine living in a cold climate without one(like you say)-but never loved the infinities-guess because I only "just dangled" or twisted them only once before popping it on.  I'm amazed of you new discovery- I see the double twisting makes that little peek of a triangle giving a bit of structure (or shape) in the middle front...Love it, and  can't wait to try it! Thanx for posting and explaining it, Shannon!:-)

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Hey, you are stealing from my stylebook! I use the scarf bookending trick all. the. time in winter. Keeps the neck warm and the outfit unified. This looks great, Shannon. I love that sweater so much!! 

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    The scarf provides a sort of "frame" for your face, so it's a definite "do"!  I actually like the light belt, but the black looks fine, too, I'm sure.

    Love the warm glow of this metallic sweater.  You wear this color so well, and his has a nice vibe for the holiday season.

  • Classically Casual replied 5 years ago

    To me, this is a quintessential Shannon outfit.  Very nice...polished, professional and festive.  Scarf on!

  • texstyle replied 5 years ago

    Great outfit Shannon - I love that style scarf on you. I don't wear scarves much but I purchased one of the infinity style scarves in navy to bookend my jeans this year too just for those few cold days we'll have.

  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    YLF!!! I love infinity scarves too :)

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 5 years ago

    Looks wonderful. Love your tweaking ideas... The sweater is gorgeous.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    The scarf is beautiful on you! It gives the effect of a cowl neck. This outfit is fantastic--love the gold tones with the burgundy, and the semi-tucked fluid sweater over slouchy skinnies is a winning silhouette for you.

  • replied 5 years ago

    I'm all about a scarf in the winter , and like Suz, often use one to bookend or pull things together. I also love the look and the feel...to the point where I feel undressed without one now! I love circle scarves loosely draped and if it feels like it's hanging too low, I just loop it one more time around my neck. I like this colour combo too - the gold and burg. Kind of holiday-ish :)

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Love the scarf, pants and specs bookending. You rock dark red, Shannon. And you had me with the daytime sparkle. I love shine. xo

  • jenanded replied 5 years ago

    Just YES! Lady you can style it like no tomorrow xx

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Been in meetings ALL DAY so just popping in to say thanks for your kind words (glad to know I don't look silly with my scarf :) ). Off to grab coffee since the day ain't done yet... :(

  • Susie replied 5 years ago

    Oh I love this! The gold and burgundy are so pretty together. I trust you made the right choice with the tweaks you made!

    I too have been liking scarves again recently after not bothering with them much at all last year. I might have to copy your trick. 

  • Astrid replied 5 years ago

    Love the gold and the burgundy! The scarf looks great like this, I really like the idea.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Yes, you can wear scarves well Shannon! I really like the ends tucked up nice and neatly, especially since you're showing your belt buckle. It sort of looks like a contrasting collar for your top. Very nice with the gold top and burgundy skinnies. Good to see you!

  • shedev replied 5 years ago

    I like it Shannon.

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