Beyond the Drape: How to Wear a Silk Scarf Like a Style Guru
From the stylish days of Jackie O. and Audrey Hepburn to the contemporary ensembles of Kate Middleton and Amal Clooney, the silk scarf remains a timeless fashion staple. The scarf is a versatile wardrobe item, which can complement nearly any outfit or occasion.
There are hundreds and hundreds of ways to tie a scarf, and you can learn several ways to twist and tie them around. Here are just a few style suggestions for maximizing a single scarf multiple times.
Casually Loop It Around a Solid Colored Outfit
A printed scarf will complement any basic outfit immediately. Loosely tie it around your neck for a casual but sophisticated feel. The way it hangs on your shoulders resembles a necklace so that you can skip that piece of jewelry.
Create a Makeshift Overlap to Add a Nice Contrast
A loose drape over your collarbone area, locked in with a single knot on one side, creates a bolero-like effect that can add both a layer and contrast to your outfit.
Create an Elaborate Headpiece Through Ruffled Twists
Make a pretty and distinctive headpiece by folding the scarf into a wide rectangle, and loosely tying it around your head, then creating repetitive loose knots and ruffling the scarf for texture.
Tie an Elaborate Yet Polished Bow Around Your Neck
Mimic the polished and perfect flight attendant’s uniform with a more relaxed touch by folding the scarf into a wide rectangle, and tying the scarf around your neck in an uneven bow. You can opt to tie another knot and adjust the scarf to make it more ruffled.
Give the Classic Bandana a Fresh and Modern Twist
For this effortless look, fold the scarf in the middle to form a triangle. Position the larger end of the scarf on the top of your head, and then tie it loosely below your chin. You can also opt to crisscross it on your nape for some old Hollywood vibes.
Turn Your Scarf Into a New Elaborate Pseudo-Top
Put the scarf over your upper body and tie two of the ends on your nape, and another loose knot near your lower back. Adjust the scarf’s knots according to how loose or tight you want it to overlay your top.
Add colorful Collar to Your Solid Colored Vest
Transform any basic V-collared vest into stylish casual wear by folding the scarf loosely into a triangle, and putting it around like a makeshift collar around your neck. Tuck the scarf inside your vest to secure.
Pull Off Music-Festival Chic with A Bohemian Style Headband
The key to nailing this look is by choosing a colorful patterned scarf to match a casual, bohemian style outfit. Fold the scarf into a wide triangle and tie it around your forehead, and secure it with a loose knot that falls on the lower part of your head. The looser it looks, the better.
Decorate Your Plain Dress with an Eye-Catching Pop of Color
Pair a monochromatic dress or top-and-skirt ensemble with a printed, brightly colored scarf to turn it into a completely different outfit. Let the scarf fall in the front of your ensemble, and then secure it with a skinny belt.
Create a New Handbag by Tying a Scarf Around It
Revamp your basic handbags by tying a scarf of your choice on its straps. Imagine how many “new bags” you can transform by doing this!
Create a Cute Contrast by Pairing a Formal Scarf with Rugged Wear
Who says scarves are limited to just formal wear? Draping a loose scarf around your neck and matching it with distressed jeans and a casual top creates a stylish contradiction that just works!
Transform Your Scarf Into a Fun and Fabulous Belt
Whether you loop it through your jeans’ belt holes or create a wide asymmetrical belt to wrap around your skirt, an improvised “scarf belt” will immediately up your style ante.
Create an Entire Dress Out of Intricately Placed Knots
Position the scarf vertically, and wrap the top of the scarf around your body, below your arm and over your chest. Overlap the scarf in front of your torso and secure it with a small tight knot near your waist. Adjust the knots according to how tight or loose you want your dress. You can even use two different scarves to create a multi-patterned dress.
Create a Matched Up Summer Bandeau and Bag Combo
To make the bandeau top, fold the scarf in its diagonal axis to extend its length. Fold the two corners towards the middle, and then fold the scarf in half, or depending on how wide or narrow you want it. Tie it around your chest and into a secure knot. Use an identical scarf to create a bag by tying the two pairs of knots together.
Even with a single scarf, the style possibilities are endless! Not only can a scarf complement trends, but it is also one essential piece of fashion that will never go out of style. When buying a scarf, consider choosing quality above anything else. After all, it will last you a lifetime! Isn’t it time you invested in one?