Once I had the perfect pair of pants in mind for this outfit, I went to work. My first attempt was a big fat FAIL. I didn't have a scarf ring, so I used a regular ring instead. Somehow though, after I tied the initial knot, the ring fell to the floor, hahaha (I'm not very good at following directions, it seems). Well, at least the knot was still in place. So I then slipped the scarf over my head in the one-shoulder style and tied the remaining ends around my waist.
On my right side (can be seen more clearly in the back view below), the material was sort of left open, flapping in the wind, so I tucked the top part into the strapless top I wore underneath. I should have straightened out the bottom part better and tucked excess fabric into my pants. In the end though, I think the scarf is just a teeny bit small for my body, so there will always be a bit of a gap.
Overall, I'm really happy with this DIY. Next time, I would probably twist the scarf a bit so there's more of a one-shoulder slant instead of how this attempt turned out.
Check out how Elle wore her scarf, with help also from SPG's tutorial.
Have you worn a scarf as a top before? How did it turn out?
cardigan: Old Navy
belt: Ann Taylor (other colors sold here)
pants: LOFT (might still be in stores)
flats: Old Navy (currently sold here)
sash on bag: Abercrombie & Fitch