At Marissa Collections we know that you, as a fabulously stylish individual, are always looking for interesting and creative ways to wear your beloved pieces. On this particular occasion we want to take the time to talk about one of our favorite accessories: scarves. The reason we enjoy this fashion staple so much is because it is quite versatile. There are endless possibilities when it comes to how you tie, loop, or drape your scarf; each with a very different effect. Because it can be the most amazing DIY accessory, whether made into a simple square knot around the handle of your purse, worn as a headband, or tied together as your actual purse a scarf will always add that “je ne sais quoi” to your outfit. The new up and coming designer, Loquita Scarves, has pinpointed this trend so effortlessly. Their launch collection, entitled "Anger and Penance," boasts prints that range from antique guns to bluebirds of happiness and freedom. The scarves are stylishly dark in theme yet light and durable for wear; and as you can see look great worn bandanna style or thrown loosely about the neck. We recommend you scoop one up and use it as the perfect sarong for lounging on the pool deck. The cabana-boy won’t know what hit him.

Just an Idea: Tying a Scarf into a Purse Use a 32 inch square scarf or 45 inch square tablecloth 1. Lay the scarf facedown. Pull one of the corners through one hand to create a tail about one-third the length of the side; tie a knot.

2. Repeat the same tail-knotting on the scarf's other three corners.

3. For handles, tie the upper two tails together in a square knot (right over left, left over right); repeat with the lower two tails.

Courtesy of Blueprint Magazine