Unless you have been living under a rock of remarkable size and heaviness you have seen an infinity scarf in the last 5 years. The infinity scarf is distinct from it's non-infinite brethren by having it's two ends sewn together to make a loop or circle of fabric or fibers. Its proponents claim that by being a loop the infinity scarf is a more versatile garment, it's detractors probably say something like, why can't I just tie the ends of my regular scarf together and have the best of both worlds? Then the infinity scarf people probably strangled them with their infinity scarf and screamed, "Laugh it up now, laughing boy! LAUGH. IT. UP."
These infinity scarf people are intense is what I'm telling you guys. Really.
So with some trepidation I too embarked on the treacherous waters of infinity scarf wearing.
Even the 7 year old had her doubts.
But I decided to give it at least a try because infinity scarves look so cute on most people! Plus I live in Florida where I don't get to participate in many cold weather fashion trends. Y'all with your tall boots and cute coats and WINTER HATS! And here I am stuck in flip flops and summer dresses most of the year, in the heat and the sun and the...
Where are you guys going? Come back here! Minnesota, I see you! TURN AROUND RIGHT NOW AND COME BACK!
So, these infinity scarves, as I was saying, are apparently a seasonless trend. I see them paired with heavy jackets and spaghetti strap tank tops, so I know IN THEORY this is one I could do.
And at the beginning of the day I felt like yeah, this is totally me.
But by the end of the day I started to feel like I was being very slowly and softly strangled to death. Pinterest to the rescue, surely someone has come up with a way to wear these things that isn't going to give me knitted asphyxia.
I dutifully searched to see the most common ways to wear the scarf. Lord a mighty, I think some people are clearly frustrated Eagle Scouts looking to belatedly score a knot tying badge.
"14 Ways to Wear an Infinity Scarf" they proclaim with illustrated guides. So last night at a friend's house I tried them all. Plus a few more we made up just for kicks and because I'd had a glass of wine or two.
A simple double twist double loop. Looks great from the front, gives me shelf boob from the side. I turned around and I was like, "HOLY CRAP there's been a scarf-tastrophe on Tits Mountain."
I tried the scarf and hood combo. I call this one Christiane Amanpour reporting live from Tehran.
I tried the simple wrap skirt. I was not impressed.
Then there was the tube top idea. I'm calling it Spring Break in Daytona Beach.
My friend's child was embarrassed for both of us.
Please keep in mind these are legitimate suggestions for how to wear these scarves! I decided to take matters into my own pinot fueled hands.
I present, "Miss Pinterest 2015: I Promised Myself I Wouldn't Cry"
TONIGHT WE DINE IN HELL (with Mason jars)
The Fashion Forward Baby Sling
Never Work with Dogs or Children Dolman Sleeves
But no matter how I twisted and turned it I realized, you can't really rock this thing if you're a girl with a nice pair of melons.
Happy 2015 y'all!!!!