Fall, Winter or Spring!
Happy day, reader dear!
What’s a season without a style challenge of some sort? Well, I suppose it’s a season. But I’m not one to leave good enough alone, am I?
If you are new here, Welcome to Closet Play Image! I’m Liz, the ringmaster at this style circus. Sometimes the acts get a little out of hand, but the animals here are all well fed and cared for. If you are returning, Thank you and bless you! You have no idea how much I appreciate you. Blogging is a solitary business, and it’s lovely to have your company on this adventure.
Why a Scarf Style Challenge this fall? The easy answer is It’s scarf season! After a hot and sticky summer, the cooling temperatures mean wearing scarves is a great way to add color and interest to an outfit. (If you are heading into spring, it’s time to emerge from all the wooly layers and try something lighter and more effervescent feeling.) Wearing a scarf is one of my style signatures. Not that I ALWAYS wear a scarf, but you certainly will find me in them all the seasons of the year… AND I need some new ways to wear them! And trying something new is good for your style.
(Enter the book.)
A few years ago for Christmas, I was gifted the quirkily illustrated 50 Ways to Tie a Scarf by Lauren Friedman. I appreciated that all the ties in it are practical, in that none require three extra hands or double-joints to accomplish! Sometimes you catch a scarf tying video on YouTube or Pinterest and wonder How DID she do that? I use she here, because the vast majority of scarf tying videos seem to be of shes.
The Scarf Challenge
What’s the challenge then? I’ve challenged myself to work through the book from 1 to 50, trying each tie out and sharing it with you. (There’s one called the Frida that involves braids, so that one won’t be happening, but maybe I can figure out a variation?) My goal is to go in order and get these done by the start of Winter. (Yes, this is on my Fall Bucket List, but I need a little more accountability. That’s why I’m putting this out into the universe.)
I am certainly going to need to pick up an extra scarf or two… Most of my scarves are square or oblong and a few of these ties require a long skinny scarf. I’m heading to Goodwill and my favorite local consignment shop today, after I hit the Publish button. (For more on common scarf styles, read this.)
I am not pressuring myself to do this challenge in 50 days. I want to learn something new, have some fun, and above all, make it make sense. What good is a fancy scarf tie when it doesn’t make sense with the outfit?
Why Not Join Me?
Grab yourself a copy of the book (Ebook works!) No, I do not have any affiliate link, but it will make Jeff Bezos happy.
So far I’ve completed Days 1 and 2, so why not come along for the ride? You’ll be able to see the ties as I wear them on Instagram. I’d love to see yours. Maybe we need a special hashtag… I’ll let you know if I come up with something more interesting than #fallscarfchallenge. You can always @closetplayimage me and I’ll be able to see it!
Day 1: The Bandit / Day 2: The Loop
How About You?
Do you wear scarves? What’s your favorite kind of scarf to style? What’s your favorite way to wear it? Are you game to learn some new tricks? Where do you get your scarf tying inspiration? Do those fabulous scarf tying videos ever leave you with your mouth hanging open? Are you double-jointed? Does it help? Have you ever participated in a style challenge? What kind? What did you learn? Do tell… I love to hear from you!