2 Ways to Style a Skull Scarf

October 25, 2016


Halloween and all things fall are in the air. This past weekend we took the little ones to Layman’s Farm where they had fun with the corn mazes, jumping pillows, cow car rides, petting zoo and more. We didn’t pick a pumpkin at this particular farm, but the kids had fun none-the-less. By the time the farm closed for the evening we were wiped out, as you can imagine.

Speaking of fall and Halloween I wanted to share with you one of my skull scarves that was gifted to me last year from a good blogging friend named Whitney. Now I mentioned it was given to me last year, but up until now I have not known how to style it. Alexander McQueen is famous for putting out fabulous skull scarves, see here and here but you don’t need to go expensive to get your own. Below are affordable priced ones.  With Halloween being Monday I thought I would pull it out and give mine a wear and today I am sharing with you two ways to style it. It’s actually as easy as 1..2..3.



1).  Like a blanket/Kimono:

This is my go to style with this particular scarf. Since this scarf is HUGE and blanket like I just draped the middle over my back and let the rest of it hang over my arms like a blanket, but I like the kimono effect it gives as well. I added a black felt hat to add some fall vibes and to match the black fringed ankle peep toe booties. A fun black hobo fringed bag would have been fun added to this look as well.




2). Over the neck waterfall front:

This style is most predictable and is just as nice and adds some character to the front versus all around like the blanket style. For this look I traded the hat for sun glasses.


As you can tell by these photos we shot these on the drive of a graveyard. Only a few of you know this but I do have a dark goth side to me and graveyards are a joy in my life. My children call graveyards “zombie homes” and we like to visit them frequently to walk through. There is something so fascinating, eeiry and fun about graveyards, especially the older ones from the 19th century. Now you know something new about me. I guess zombies and this skull scarf are perfect here.

Which style do you like above? 

How would you style a skull scarf?

Outfit details: Skull scarf: gift, similar affordable one here//Tunic: Pink Blush Boutique, sold out but exact same for cheap here for $12.29//Pants: Target//Necklace: c/o d.monaco designs//Bracelet: c/o uncommon goods//Peep toe boots: Pink Blush Boutique, similar//Sunglasses: c/o Sammy Dress, similar//Lipstick: LipSense, color: Lexie-Beary.


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  • Sheree October 25, 2016 at 12:26 am

    I love the skull scarf, both the original and the budget friendly option are great. Nice to see you styling it in different ways, both look cute, I also tie it around my bag to spice it up.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  • Laurie October 25, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Beautiful colours in that scarf Rachel. You can never have too many with the colder weather coming here in London. I’m always surprised at how a flimsy piece of silk can keep you so warm when they are tucked inside your coat x

  • Nancy October 25, 2016 at 3:16 am

    I love old graveyards too! Always when we are in the UK we visit one because they are so old and beautiful! Hahaha, strange isn t it.

  • Rachel October 25, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Super comfy and stylish look!


  • Jill October 25, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Your scarf is adorable! Love it styled as a kimono! Thank you for the linkup!

    Doused In Pink

  • Kathrine Eldridge October 25, 2016 at 6:49 am

    This scarf is gorgeous and I love how you styled it different ways! What a cool idea to shoot this look in a graveyard. Thanks for the link up and have a wonderful week!


  • Jaymie Ashcraft October 25, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Love this scarf!!

  • Dawn Lucy October 25, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Love the scarf, Rachel!

    Dawn Lucy

  • jodie filogomo October 25, 2016 at 8:21 am

    I finally think that scarves are very versatile—but it’s taken me awhile to feel this way. I think it takes some time to figure out the ways that look good with that particular scarf. I like the waterfall front version for many of my scarves but because I’m so short I also tie a knot in the bottom on each side, so it doesn’t overwhelm me!!

  • Emily October 25, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I love the hat with that skull scarf- and the colors of the scarf itself! I’m a fan of it styled like a kimono, and that makes me want to style my scarves of that type that way, too!

  • Ashley October 25, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for the feature, lady! 🙂 Digging that scarf!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Amy Arnold October 25, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Such a fun scarf for Halloween! So cute.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Laura October 25, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Love that scarf! It looks amazing with your aviators!

  • Mary Murnane October 25, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Love it as a kimono! So cute!


  • Elise October 25, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I love this scarf! The colors are beautiful. Great subtle way to be festive throughout October!

    xx, Elise

  • amy October 25, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Wow! I love how you styled this scarf. You look amazing in these looks!

  • rosie October 25, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Love the scarf and thank you so much for the feature 🙂 <3

    Life is just Rosie

  • Rachel October 25, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Love the different ways you styled it! Great post 🙂


  • Jessi October 25, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Great post! Scarves are one of the best accessories — so many ways to styled them!


  • Roxanne October 25, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I love the blanket/kimono look! I’m trying to pull off the around the neck and belted scarf look, but I haven’t been able to get it right yet. A cemetery shoot sounds so fun! We have a lot of old creepy ones here in DC, especially in old town Alexandria! There is even an Old Town ghost tour which is so fun to do this time of year.

    p.s. I adore this shade of lipsense on you!


  • colleen @ 50 days of no grey October 25, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for featuring me and my utility vest!! I love your skull scarf and almost bought one myself this week. I might go back and get it 🙂

  • Casey Capra October 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks for the feature!!!

    And I like how you styled something kind of edgy in a feminine way!

  • Rachael Thomas October 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I love the skull scarf! Such a perfect piece to for adding a little festive vibe to your look, and I love it worn both ways.

  • Sarah Bell October 25, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks for hosting! This is my first time linking up with your blog – I followed you on all of your social media accounts 🙂 I’m excited to join in on the fun!

    Sarah Bell

  • Ruth October 25, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    What a fun look! I love the skulls and that they’re hot pink! Such a fun little twist! I love wearing scarves both ways! Fabulous looks!


  • Sheela Goh October 25, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Really REALLY like that second shot of you, Rachel. There’s a touch of Rachel Hunter (aka Mrs Rod Stewart) in you girl!! Rock it.

  • Becky @ bybmg October 25, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Such a versatile scarf! I wasn’t aware that you were into grave yards!

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes October 25, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Great Halloween scarf – I love the colors!

    Hope you had a great Tuesday!

  • Mackenzie Carol October 26, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Those are cute ways to style that scarf! Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom October 26, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Ha! Love that you shot this at a graveyard. How spooky is that, especially with that skull scarf. All of the ways you’ve styled it are great. Blogging gifts are the best!


  • Jessica October 26, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I didn’t even realize it had skulls on it! I love the color combo and you did a great job styling it!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Kishina October 27, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Such a cool post, Rachel! Those colors on the scarf are beautiful. I think my favorite way to wear it would be the waterfall front. Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up as well 🙂

  • Shea October 27, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    What a fun scarf, and the print is perfect for this time of year too. Both ways you styled it are great–I love how it works as a faux kimono!

  • Liz hugen October 28, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Love that fun scarf and perfect for the time of the year 😀 Happy weekend!



  • clairejustine October 29, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Love you scull scarf, such lovely colours too, I bet it goes well with lots of things 🙂 Thanks for hosting and stopping by..

  • Mary Maria November 18, 2016 at 6:05 am

    So cool, I love it!!

    PS: Follow each other? Let me know! 😉

    Mary María Style