Wednesday, November 2, 2011

European Loop & Envelope Clutch

The leopard scarf - so timeless, warm and oh-so wearable. What better way to wear it than in a European loop. Taking a cue from the French, the European loop is a classic and simple way to tie your scarf - this is one of my personal favorites. Below are some illustrations of how it is done for those not familiar with this method: 

First - fold your oblong scarf in the middle.

Second - Put it around the back of your neck.

Third - Pass the ends through the loop.

Fourth - Adjust the scarf accordingly, depending on how tight or loose you want the knot to be. That's it!
I love that this method is the easiest and warmest way to wear a scarf. It can be adorned by both men and woman and works well with both casual and business outfits. A tighter knot will give you that chic and polished look and a looser knot will give you that casual and comfy look.
Today I borrowed my friend's clutch to showcase to you my newfound love. The envelope clutch!
I absolutely adore this clutch. The structure and shape of it gives it such a masculine appeal, edgy, but yet chic. Most envelope clutch also comes with a versatile strap giving it a laid-back style that would be perfect for everyday activities like running errands or shopping till you drop! 
I love how they come in a rainbow of fun colors, from neon pink, orange and teal to more neutral tones like yellow and this tan one. Slim, sleek and so sophisticated, the envelope clutch is like a great pair of black stiletto pumps, a classic wardrobe staple that goes with everything. [Mines is currently being shipped home as I type this]

[Outfit]
Top :: H&M
Blazer :: Borrowed
Skirt :: H&M
Scarf :: Borrowed
Shoes :: Steve Madden Intyce
Tights :: DKNY
Clutch :: Borrowed
Earrings :: Gift

Thanks for reading!

34 comments:

  1. I love your scarf. You paired it perfectly.

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  3. Love THAT clutch.

    Your scarf tutorial reminded me of one I recently saw on Youtube. Have you seen it? It's awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LYAEz777AU

    I think I've only had a chance to try one of her looks. But it's a really fun video.

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  4. Love the animal print with the light pink shirt! Your clutch is gorgeous too.
    I showed a lady this type of loop with a scarf about the size of yours, and she said 'Isn't that just for smaller scarves?' And I was like 'No, it's for all scarves, style rules don't work that way!'

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  5. Love that scarf! (I'm always on the lookout for another animal print one!) Was it a recent find at H&M? And you are rocking that whole outfit, including the envelope clutch! :o)

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  6. I tie my scarves a lot using this knot...I think its very chic! :)

    And I ADORE envelope clutches.......though my search for a perfect one is still on....

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  7. My 6-year old nephew wears his scarves like that, and it's just the cutest thing ever! Like your whole outfit too!

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  8. Hey Girl! First of all, I HAVE to get a leopard scarf! I think they are awesome. Love yours! Secondly, thanks so much for the tutorial. I am so lost when tying them. HAHAHA This really helps. Hope you're having an awesome day! :D
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  9. That is just how I tie on my scarves! Cute outfit too!

    Erica
    www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  10. the scarf and the bag are fantastic! love the whole look

    xoxo
    molliee
    http://mstwirlyskirts.com

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  11. I always do my scarves like this, its so easy and it looks great! And I've been obsessed with envelope clutches lately, probably because I keep seeing them everywhere. They really are great, I love the color of yours! And hey if you ever hit up San Diego, let me know! ;)

    xx Jessica

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  12. Love the leopard scarf! I need to know who the clutch is from it is fabulous.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  13. I was contemplating whether or not to get a leopard scarf...and I might just have to now since you make it look so good. and the envelope clutch....obsessed...was going to purchase in every color!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  14. I love your all neutral outfit paired with the leopard scarf. Scarves a great way to look stylish, and warm! Heather

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  15. The scarf is fantastic! You should try the European double loop or the twist loop as well!

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  16. I adore your outfit:) you look great;)

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  17. your clutch is my favorite!

    krissykreates.blogspot.com

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  18. too true about the classic colors in your great outfit, clutch, boots, tights, leopard print! earlier today, i was saying how i collect scarves, but hardly ever wear them. i have a leopard print one as well, i should probably pull from its drawer. i wonder if that'll actually happen.

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  19. Doesn't Steve Madden make awesome boots?!?! I just love mine! And I adore the scarf. Too bad its borrowed huh? ;)

    Why is it so much easier finding things for other people, especially the kids? LOL

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  20. the clutch is super amazing!!! where from??

    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.blogspot.com

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  21. So that's what you call that tie! I've been doing that but I didn't know it was called a European tie! I am loving that clutch. I'm on the search for one like that in a bold color. Great compliment for the fall!!

    -Doan
    http://anewdoan.wordpress.com

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  22. You're clutch is so beautiful, love it!

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  23. Thu, I LOVE that clutch! It's sooooo gorgeous, and I bet the texture is just sooo soft and yummy! It sure looks like it!

    I also really am in love with your scarf! I want to get a HUGE leopard print scarf! I am convinced I need one!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  24. Thu, you look great!!! And love your tan clutch!
    xo

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  25. I love blazers, and how you styled it here. I would totally wear this outfit!

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  26. Your leopard scarf is SO chic! Also the European loop is on of my favorite ways to wear a scarf too! :)

    star-crossed smile

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  27. that clutch is so chic i so like it.

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  28. Nice scarf!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  29. ooh love this tutorial :D And your orange clutch- adorable colour!!
    Come follow my blog darling! xx
    http://cecylia.com

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  30. your leopard scarf is perfect! i definitely have one of my wishlist now. :)

    cute & little

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  31. super CUTE outfit, everything goes sooo well together!

    xo's

    - teeney

    http://christeeney.blogspot.com/

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  32. You love amazing! I love the neutral hues mixed with black. The scarf is a great touch! I didn't know it's known as the European loop, that's how I usually wear my scarf too!

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  33. Ohh I love the clutch!! I saw a envelope clutch similar (but not as nice as yours) at the Nordstrom Half-yearly sale and I think I'll get it now, I hope its still in stock when I get home today!

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