Day 2: Swing dress + scarf {Write 31 Days}

31 Days of fashion button 7I’m back today with the Old Navy swing dress. I love this dark grey color. It’s just as versatile as black (and as slimming) but it doesn’t seem to be as severe as black sometimes is. Know what I mean?

A fun way to add color to a blank canvas dress is to use scarves. You can use a lightweight scarf if the weather is still warm (I even wear scarves in the summer!), or if it’s turning cold, then you can reach for a knit or flannel scarf with a heavier weight.leopard scarf 2 marked

I have grown to really love leopard. It always seemed so daring and racy to me. Last fall I ventured out of my comfort zone and bought this light scarf (from Walmart for under $4!). I have worn it so much! The cost-per-wear has been cents. Pennies I tell ya!leopard scarf marked

When I discovered that leopard was a neutral, I added flats. But a neutral with a little pizzaz! It gives an outfit a little punch! This outfit is an example of adding some subtle color and also of mixing warm tones with cool ones. Moving on to some more substantial color…

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This grey can handle a whole lot of color! This bold fuchsia pops on the dark background.  pink scarf 3

This same outfit would look good with a yellow, red, plaid, peach, floral, black and white…I think you get the picture! It can take just about any other color or print.

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I still haven’t gotten my winter clothes out of the attic or I would have shown you this look with a heavier scarf. Imagine how cute it would be with a red plaid blanket scarf! Soon enough it will be cold! I’m enjoying the last days of heat!

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Do you wear scarves? If yes, what’s your favorite? If no, you might want to give it a try! This is a great YouTube video that shows MANY ways to tie a scarf! I’ve tried quite a few! So if you don’t like having something up around your neck, you can find a way that is comfortable for you!

Come back tomorrow to see outfit #3 in The Swing Dress Saga!

(Oh, and if everything goes well, I might even share what I wear tomorrow night to go to a ball. But no promises…)

Note: I did not receive any compensation from Old Navy or Walmart to talk about these items. There is no affiliate link in this post. Just me sharing what works with you.

About Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day

I'm a wife, mom, and a homeschool teacher. I'm always behind on housework and paper pile sorting. I'm fond of this crazy life but not of melted cheese. I want to follow hard after God, making each day really count. I like to run, read, cook (and eat!). Thanks for joining along on my journey!

12 thoughts on “Day 2: Swing dress + scarf {Write 31 Days}

  1. I haven’t worn leopard print much either, but I love that you have a scarf that matches your shoes! Perfect with that dress!

    I have been wearing scarves a lot this past year. I like to wear a Pashmina shawl draped or tied like a scarf when the weather is coolish, then if I get chilled I can unfold or untie it and wrap it around my arms and shoulders like you have it in the last picture.

    This was the first year I wore light scarves in the summer. I had to figure out a different way to tie them so they wouldn’t be bulky and hot. It worked out great.

    Maybe I’ll have to get up my courage to do a scarf photo-shoot and post. I do have some pretty scarves and it’s fun to experiment with different ways to tie them.

  2. To be honest, I am a bit envious of you. I don’t feel like I have style or am comfortable trying things. I want to look my best, however I struggle with trying new things. I guess you could say, a lack of confidence. I am a tomboy and most comfortable in tennis shoes and boots.

    1. Ruth, no need to envy. It took last year for me to figure out what I liked and what I didn’t, what looks good on me and what doesn’t. My style is very simple and I like to use basic pieces, mixed up with a few (inexpensive) trendier items. I prefer things that you can mix and match a lot to make lots of different outfits. Follow along and you’ll see what I mean. I’m a bit of a tomboy but I wanted to cultivate my feminine side. I’ll be featuring jeans soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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