4th of July Outfit: DIY Scarf Top (+Tutorial)



I’m Wearing: DIY scarf top with scarf from Walmart | Faded Glory jean shorts | OP striped tote bag | Thrifted Calvin Klein sandals (aff)

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:

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.

By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!


  1. I LOVE this look! AND… your hair is amazing! You look gorgeous. I don’t know if I’m bold enough to wear a scarf as a top and I’m not getting dressed up all patriotic tomorrow. I’ll live through you. Happy 4th of July weekend! 🙂

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