vintage scarf top

I am so late in posting this look but I had to share it because it’s one of my favorite summer DIY tips… turning scarves into tops! I’ve been doing this for years and it works either way you tie it – front or back.

If you have something like this vintage scarf (similar styles linked below, this one is several years old), I think tying it in the back works best.  I’ve also used scarves like this and knotted them in the front. If worn with high waisted jeans or a skirt, the extra fabric covers your stomach. Trust me – the end result is fabulous!

I’m going to challenge myself to style a scarf knotted in front for you guys on Instagram so you can see what I’m talking about. I think this is one of the easiest ways to put together a unique and one-of-a-kind casual summer look. Perfect for a beach trip or backyard cookout!

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photos by Jacqueline Ward


similar vintage scarf here, here and here also love this one (40% off) and this one (40% off) | denim, also available here | heels, similar style for less here | bag, similar style for less here | earrings, also love these | lipstick in Tilt | cable bracelet 1, 2, 3, 4 | gold chainlink bracelet | “3” necklace

Is this something you could see yourself wearing?  I have fun trying to make the most of my wardrobe, and it’s a great way to maximize that summer scarf you haven’t worn in a while.

Thanks so much for reading! XO –

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19 thoughts on “Vintage Scarf Top

    1. Yes girl!! It’s a great way to make an extra outfit while traveling and all you need to throw in is a scarf!

  1. This idea is so creative. Your top is super pretty. I also love your earrings and your bag. All are perfect for the summer looks.
    Anh || ontrend

  2. Hi there, I’m sorry if you have answered this question somewhere else but is your Cult Gaia bag the large or small? I love it and can’t decide what size to go with.

  3. I absolutely flipped when I saw you post this on Insta! It is GORGEOUS! Strange question though – how do you hold it up? It looks almost like it loosely drapes in the back, so I was wondering how you keep it comfortable held up. Thanks!!

  4. This is a great tip! I always thought it’s sad how much of the print of the scarf is covered up when we fold it, then tie it around our neck. This is so fun and unique!
    Keri Elaine

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