How to Accessorize a Boat Neck Tee

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How to accessorize a top with a scarf and necklace

How to Accessorize a Boat Neck Tee

How to accessorize any top can be done with a multitude of different items. Lesley is here to show us examples with a boat neck tee. Whereas Charlotte showcased ideas with a crew neck top. And I wore a v-neck top.

Quote of the day: “The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” Confucius

It’s no secret that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, yet our presentation tells a story just as our actions should. It’s done without words and happens in a millisecond.
Therefore our accessories can add quite a bit to that story. And I think it’s easy to see here when you compare 4 different options of how to accessorize this boat neck tee.

Here are the accessories that Lesley used with this top.
1-Lightweight scarf
2-Scarf and a Necklace
4-Short Necklace

There is more information at the bottom of this post about the basics of the outfit and where these photos were taken if you’re interested.

How to Accessorize with a Lightweight Scarf

How to accessorize with a scarf

While scarves don’t get as much love in the summer months, Lesley knows how to wear them with style no matter what the temperature says.
This is a square scarf that Lesley just folded in half diagonally and then tied loosely around her neck.

The advantage of how to accessorize a scarf this way is you create a wonderful focal point on a solid colored top. It breaks up the red in this example and lightens the look considerably.

If you worry that a scarf is way too hot in the summer, this method of wearing it really isn’t. The material and thickness of the scarf makes a huge difference. Along with the fact, that the scarf is not tight or binding anywhere. Many times you see square scarves marketed hugging the neck, but remember you can style them other ways. Just as we have shown in the past.

Combining a Scarf and a Necklace

Woman over sixty with a scarf

This time Lesley wore a long, rectangular scarf and just tied it loosely in the middle of her chest. Again, this idea changes your focal point of the outfit.

Since the scarf is tied low in this example, Lesley also added in a complimentary necklace. This is a perfect example of how different colors of scarves can change the look of the outfit.

Insider tip: If you match the necklace to the scarf, it can look like they were made to go together. Many women worry about tying a scarf the “correct” way. Instead you can change the focus with a necklace or charms and extras like we’ve shown on the blog in the past.
Don’t forget some hair clips can be great scarf clips too (especially Lilla Rose flexi clips)


How to accessorize with a headscarf

Lesley is a queen at different ways to style a scarf, and this isn’t the first time she’s worn them on her head. This can be done with shorter or longer rectangle scarves very easily.
The nice aspect of this accessorizing is you can give some interest to the back of your outfit with the longer ends hanging down your back. Or do as Lesley did and pull one of the ends to the front.

Insider tip: If your scarf is silky, or your head is smaller, you might benefit from using bobby pins to hold it in place. I always use at least 2. One on each side right above my ears. See my IG video if you’d like a visual.

Short Necklace

Layered necklace

A short necklace is a common way of how to accessorize any top in our closet. This particular short necklace is made of up 3 different strands which is a great way to give the eye more items on which to focus.

You can see how this particular look creates more emphasis on the outfit instead of the accessories.

Insider tip: Think about what you want others to focus on for your outfit. Because trust me they will focus on something! That’s where accessories or the lack of accessories really play a part.

How to Accessorize this Boat Neck Tee

Let me include Lesley’s thoughts here: “Styling a boat neck tee is pretty easy and similar to what could be done with a crew neck, scoop or ballet cut top. I went with sort of a safari theme since we were out on the hunt for a wonderful wine in the wilds of Sedona wine country.
It was successful and I bagged a bottle of Artist (which is a wine from Oak Creek Winery)”

I always love seeing Lesley embracing shorts. This style is what she calls her uniform. They are a pull-on variety with a wide and smooth waist along with a longer inseam.
The sneakers are a pair of “Orleans” Walking Cradles that she purchased because this style is perfect for all of the exploring we intend to do.
If you recognize the belt bag, it is because
This belt bag is the same design as the red one she’s worn before and the one I showcased styling with 5 different outfits. The interesting thing is how the belt was shorter on this one so she just carried it.

Insider tip: Most belt bags you can attach to a belt you already have.

Shorts: Peck and Peck~~ Top: Karen Scott ~~ Shoes: Walking Cradles ~~ Purse: Belt bag/Amazon ~~Hat: Nine West

Where We Explored

These photos were taken on our Sedona wine tour at the end of May. If you’ve never heard of Sedona, Arizona, it’s a beautiful area with red rock formations all around. In fact, it’s very reminiscent of Colorado to a degree. I’m sure you’ve heard about Red Rocks amphitheater in the foothills of Denver where many bands perform. That’s what it reminded us of.

As for the tour and wineries, we enjoyed ourselves whole heartedly. We visited Page Spring Cellars, Javelina Leap Vineyard and Winery, and Oak Creek Vineyards and Winery. Not all of the wine we tasted was amazing, but we did bring home 2 bottles and a ton of great photos.
We bought the tour through AZ Winery Tours and it made it so much more enjoyable than having to drive around ourselves.

How to accessorize a boat neck top

Photo credit: Rob Filogomo

My Goal

Thank you for visiting my space on the internet. I like to showcase how it’s never too late to look great for women of any age, size or working with any budget.
I feel I’m here to help move beyond the fashion rules of yesterday and evolve. Style and clothes are made to give you joy. Not cause us stress because we are worried about what other’s think.

My hope is that you get ideas and inspirations from Charlotte, Lesley and myself. It’s not about copying what we wear, but about using what you already have and updating items along the way.
Most of all it’s getting us to think differently and dare I say, have fun?


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