Scarves are a great way to liven up an outfit, add a pop of colour or print, and, of course, keep you warm! With Mother’s Day coming up, this could be an ideal gift too. But are you stuck in a rut of always tying your scarf the same way, or don’t bother because they never seem to work for you? In this article I’m sharing my top tips, and don’t forget to watch the video for 5 ways to tie a scarf!
Top tips for choosing and wearing a scarf!
- Firstly, think about the shape – an oblong scarf tends to be more versatile than a square, for example.
- Length is important too! The longer scarves have lots of potentials and can be made into tops or sarongs for holidays. Be aware of your scale, though. A very long, chunky scarf can be a bit overwhelming if you’re petite.
- Fabric is another factor that can affect the way you wear it. A chunky knitted scarf might only be able to tie one way, whereas a finer fabric will give you more options.
How to tie it!
The Simple Loop through
A well-used classic, this look is elevated by one simple trick – holding the end of an oblong scarf by one corner before using the other hand to fold it in half and drape it around your neck. Feed the two loose ends through the loop and pull through. The uneven ends will drape in a more flattering way.
This is a great (and warmer) alternative to wearing a necklace and adds colour and texture to a plain outfit. You’ll need a fairly large, oblong scarf, again starting by holding one corner and find the opposite corner diagonally. Tie these two ends together so you have a continuous loop; drape around your neck, either once, or twist around again if it’s a bigger loop.
The Faux Tie
Drape a longish scarf around your neck with one end longer than the other. Take the longer end and make a loop around halfway down. Then feed the shorter end through and adjust to your preferred length.
Hate scarves on you? Got a scarf that’s too small to wear around your neck? Not sure about the colour or pattern on you? Let your handbag wear it instead! Simply tie it around one of the handles, and voila! This works best with smaller silky fabric – just be sure the ends don’t drag along the floor when you carry your bag!
Confused? Watch 5 ways to tie a scarf…
If you want to see how to tie these and some other ideas too, check out my scarf-tying video below.
Finally, we look at using scarves and accessories in my Seriously Stylish Sessions. Get in touch to learn more about these events and how they’ll help you!