How to Style: Hair Scarves

Scarves are so much more than just an accessory for your neck. When it comes to scarves, there are endless options of how to elevate an outfit using a scarf. One that’s often overlooked, despite being so simple, it putting a scarf in your hair! Using a scarf in your hairstyle is not only eye catching but so customizable. You can choose from a variety of lengths, patterns, colors, and materials to get all different kind of looks. For example, if you’re going for a more bohemian look you could try a longer scarf with earth toned colors, or use a striking patterned scarf to spice up a monochromatic outfit. There are also so many different ways to style the scarves in your hair. You could simply tie the scarf around your head, braid it into your hair, or do a more advance wrap. With so many possibilities, it can be a bit overwhelming to narrow down what look you want to aim for. Luckily for you, we’ve got some inspiration to help you see what new looks you can try out!

How to Crush the Winter Fashion Game

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IMAGE SOURCE: YOUR YARN UA (ETSY)

Winter fashion lends itself to the comfiest clothes of the year, but if you’re not careful your outfit can come across as lazy. We want you looking your best this winter, so we’ve picked our top five must-have pieces for your wardrobe to crush the fashion game!


SILK HAIR RIBBONS

Fashionable hair ribbons are a great way to play up your simple ponytail or braid. Silk is great for the winter because it decreases static and reduces split ends and dried out hair.


TURTLENECKS

Don’t be afraid of this 90’s comeback! Turtlenecks are super comfy, protect your neck from the cold, and elongate your neck (now you can rock those super long tassel earrings!) Wear an oversized turtleneck sweater or layer a tight fitting turtleneck under a leather jacket or wool coat!


OVERSIZED CARDIGANS

If worn correctly, an oversized cardigan is a great accent piece! Find one with a bold pattern or color to spice up simple layers underneath, or tone down a colorful outfit with a neutral toned cardigan! Make sure the cardigan doesn’t overwhelm your size- think top layer not poncho.


FLEECE-LINED LEGGINGS & TIGHTS

If you don’t have these in your closet, you need to go buy some immediately! Now you can wear that skirt or dress all winter long without turning your legs into icicles!


FASHIONABLE, YET PRACTICAL, MITTENS

If you lean towards gloves for hand warmth, try picking up a pair of mittens instead! Mittens keep your hands warmer than gloves, so wear them when walking about the city or standing in the dog park! Seek out fleece or sherpa lined mittens, and of course mittens with pretty and sophisticated patterns and colors.


Wedding Hair Accessories

An important decision that relates to your wedding hairstyle is deciding what, if any, hair accessories you want. There are numerous options for hair accessories, from simple barrettes to long veils, and most accessories look great with whichever hairstyle you get for your big day

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The classic hairpiece for your wedding day is wearing a veil. Veils are very traditional at weddings, and go with almost all wedding gowns and hairstyles!

 

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image courtesy of: usa bride

Feel like an absolute princess on your wedding day by wearing your own tiara! Go with the classic tiara, or opt for a more fun and whimsical one with different shapes!

 

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image courtesy of: the honeycomb

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image courtesy of: my wedding

Be creative and match your hair with your own bouquet! With greenery being a big trend in weddings this year, why not add some fun greenery to your hairstyle as well?!

Winter Gathering

When creating this Winter Gathering concept, Parsimony Inspired's vision was to embrace the color palette of winter but balance the look with soft feminine accents. We created a design with hues of creams, greys and greens, a palette that we softened with flowing fabrics, gold accents and mixed textures.

Tucked in the mountains of the Berkshires, Bloom Meadows was the perfect backdrop for this romantic winter shoot. A space with beautiful lines, natural elements and neutral colors, our designs felt rooted in the space and allowed our soft color palette to pop against the beautiful white walls. We loved the venue's design so much we had our invitation designer Kim Small of With Wild and Grace draw the venue and add it to the elegant invitation suite's design. One of our favorite ways to add a custom detail. 

Our bride was styled in a stunning chiffon A-line Lilian West gown. The illusion V-neck and the detail of the lace appliqués also brought a feminine touch to the bridal look, while the long sleeves and chapel length train were the perfect look for a winter wedding. The hair style framed our bride's face with greenery touches while soft makeup with a smokey eye gave a bit of drama to the final look. To add a little sparkle to our bride's style, she wore a stunning engagement ring and wedding band set designed by Megan Thorne and stunning hand crafted moonstone earrings designed by Pamela Froman.

When it came to working with floral designer Stacey Radcliffe of The Tangled Grapevine, we knew that we wanted the flowers to be filled with different types of greenery, our favorite trend for 2017. We incorporated greenery in every aspect of the design from the aerial floral installation above our reception table to greenery in our bride's hair. Stacey created a lush presentation bouquet filled with white Anemone, silver Brunia, white Lisianthus, peach Spray Roses, white Tulips, seeded Eucalyptus, Ruscus, Asparagus Fern and Gooseneck Loosestrifes.

From the serene Berkshire winter setting, the soft and romantic invitation suite with it's perfect vellum wax seal to the amazing marbled cakedesigned by the talented Pete of Pete's Sweets, we balanced winter's neutral palette and elements of nature with soft fabrics, feminine touches and meaningful details that would make you want to spend a winter's eve snuggled up with the one you love.

Photography: Brooke Ellen Photography & Alison Marie Photography | Planning & Design: Parsimony Inspired | Flowers: The Tangled Grapevine | Invitations & Stationery: With Wild and Grace | Cake: Pete’s Sweets | Dress: Lillian West from In White | Makeup: KiSSandMaKeUp | Jewellery: Don Muller Gallery | Videography: Embark Films | Venue: Bloom Meadows

The Minimalist Story

We were inspired by the gardens and architecture of this late 1800's historical home nestled next to the Emily Dickinson homestead in the heart of Amherst, Massachusetts. The house and surrounding grounds helped us create a space where we could incorporate the unique elements of softness, texture and romance.

Our vision for this seasonal shoot was to embrace a balance of nature's elegance and feminine romance. We created a soft design with hues of creams, greys and blues, a palette that softened our base of earth textures; wood, succulents and ivy.

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While touring the grounds we decided to set our table beneath the canopy of a gorgeous old tree, whose low hanging branches created a stunning backdrop. Our table was a mix of wood, bark and succulents softened by accents of gold and sweeping fabric. It was the type of setting would make any guest linger in their seat to absorb the surroundings and details.

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Our bride was styled in a beautiful lace BHLDN gown and elegant accessories. Her hair was simply done and her soft makeup with a hint of pink lip was all this bride needed to allow her stunning lace dress to take center stage.

The setting was dreamy, and perfect for a lush, cascading bouquet filled with Dogwood, roses, peonies, the first sight of dahlias and on-site greenery designed by Flowers by Justine.

From the elegant invitation with its perfect velvet envelope, the earth inspired cake with its handmade details of succulents and grapevine, to the beautiful balance of nature and romance, the new Minimalist Bride is defined.

Event Design: Parsimony Vintage | Photography: Melanie Zacek | Fine Art Photography | Model: Maya Simone | Succulent Favors: AudandEl | Table Number: Everlaser | Floral Design: Flowers By Justine | Hair and Makeup: Michelle Anne Hair Design | Wedding Veil and Hairpeice: Bridal Heirlooms | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Rentals: Jerome's Party Plus | Cake: Pete's Sweets  | Jewelry : DMG Gallery  | Ring Box: OaknShield | Invitations: With Wild and Grace | Wedding Venue: Amherst Women's Club