Like most other people this weekend, I will be spending time with my family with good food and possibly some fireworks. I will obviously want to be comfortable for this, because what fun is a full belly in uncomfortable pants, right? Still, wannabe fashionista that I am, I also want to be cute. So when Walmart challenged me to share a Fourth of July story, I knew I wanted to create a comfy, affordable outfit.
Of course, the idea of a patriotic outfit generally conjures cheesy t-shirts featuring flag motifs, eagles or some horribly tacky combination of the two. And mama doesn’t do tacky. I chose instead to feature our nation’s colors. When I couldn’t find a top I really loved, though, I decided instead to make my own. From a scarf.
I grabbed a great, lightweight navy Faded Glory scarf at Walmart for just $6.97, along with some $10 white shorts and a great red and white striped tote bag and commenced trying to create a look I could walk out of the house wearing.
After tying it about a million ways, I finally settled on one I liked. I call it the “Goddess Drape top.”
I love the soft drape of the front and the fact that it doesn’t look at all like a scarf. It feels put together and fancy, with a little added awesome because I “made” it myself. I’m actually really proud of this outfit. So much that I wore red lipstick to complete the patriotic look. You can take a look back at my past outfits to see how rarely I wear makeup. Hint: Almost never.
Anyway, I thought you might want to learn how to make this top too, and like the old saying goes, I can show you better than I can tell you.
DIY Scarf Top Tutorials
All that trial and error resulted in quite a few tops that look really great. Check out this video for four ways to tie a scarf as a top, including the style I’m wearing in the outfit above.
What about you? Would you wear a scarf as a top? Are you planning to dress for the Fourth of July? In either case, feel free to share your outfits in the comments below!
More for the Fourth
If you’re looking for more Fourth of July ideas, check out these great ones from the other Walmart Moms:
- 4th of July Inspired Strawberry Biscuit Shortcake
- How to Make Duck Tape Hair Bows for the 4th of July
- Celebrating 4th of July Heroes with Kids
- Homemade Pudding Pops for a Nostalgic 4th of July
- Red, White, and Blueberry Bread Pudding
- Homemade Slushies with Ice Cream
- Patriotic DIY Yarn Pom Pom Garland
- Fourth of July Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
- DIY Independence Day Door Wreath
- LA’s Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog, Perfect for a 4th of July Party
- No Bake Ice Cream Cake Recipe
- Red, White, and Blue Jello
- Easy 15-Minute Patriotic Welcome Wreath Tutorial
- Make Mini Patriotic Luminaries
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links have been used.