Are You a Scarf Girl?

by Susan

Mary MendezI’ve always wished I were a scarf girl!

I’ll see women wearing fabulous scarves and wish that I had the confidence to add similar flair to my outfits.

So I asked Mary Mendez, the Design Director for the Route 66 collection of Kmart Design how to select and tie a scarf.

Mary is the ultimate scarf girl and I suppose it makes sense that she’s brilliant at selecting the perfect scarf for an outfit, since designing scarves is part of her job…

Watch as Mary teaches me the art of scarves…

What About You?

Are You a Scarf Girl?
Are you confident selecting and wearing scarves? How many do you own?

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Erica Mueller September 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Absolutely. Positively. Yes.

I adore scarves and own several of them! I wear prints with solid turtleneck sweaters, solids or stripes, thin, thick, you name it. :)

Always being cold, scarves are a really good piece for me cause they help keep me warm on top of looking really cute!


2 Owlhaven (Mary Ostyn) September 1, 2010 at 6:06 pm

I’m working on becoming a scarf girl too– wore them a bunch last winter and loved them…. am still working on being bold enough to wear lighter weight ones in warmer weather.



3 Jennifer, Snapshot (&5minutesformom) September 1, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Fun post, Susan! In the winter (and fall and cool spring here in the NE), I AM a scarf girl. Love them! It totally turns a plain solid T-shirt into more of an outfit.

And especially if you wear it looped, it keeps you warmer!!!

You are in a perfect climate to be a scarf girl, so just do it.


4 Amanda September 1, 2010 at 11:31 pm

I love scarfs!!!


5 Amber September 1, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I am not really an accessories girl at all. Not of any kind. Or, at least, I haven’t been until recently. I have started experimenting with scarves, and I like them. I am hopeful that one day I will become better at dressing up a plain outfit with a scarf.


6 Susie's Homemade September 2, 2010 at 8:50 am

I have big boobs and no neck so no…I am not a scarf girl. You however, are very cute in them:-)


7 Jennwith4 September 2, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I’ve been wanting to add more scarves to my wardrobe. I think they are so pretty! My sister does them really well.


8 Mommy's Point of View September 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm

I am DEFINITELY a scarf girl. I have many colors some solid and some with prints. They are great accessories to many outfits. They are great for casual wear with jeans and a t-shirt or t-neck and also to embellish a look such as all black pants and shirt with a spot of color in the scarf. I am also cold a lot of the time and wear them often throughout the year.


9 Tarasview September 2, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Susan, you are adorable and I am totally inspired! I’ve always wanted to be a scarf girl too!! I am definitely going to try it now :)

And by the way I LOVE that I am not the only woman in the world who has trouble figuring out which patterns/colours etc. go together!!



10 Mom Jonz September 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm

I have never owned a scarf, but with my new gig as a stay at home mom and making sure I don’t get lost in the “frumpy” mom cycle I am adding new accessories to my wardrobe and at least one scarf will be included. The video has great tips and I will have to come back to watch to ensure I don’t go out looking craazzzy. lol


11 snoods April 18, 2012 at 6:18 am

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed
reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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