Scarves are everywhere! You only have to Google ‘how to tie a scarf’ & there are hundreds of ideas & instructions. Celebrities are often photographed wearing scarves & they feature in the wardrobe of TV characters such as Nina Proudman from Offspring. Once something worn mostly for winter, the scarf can be thrown on during summer as well. They are a great way to add a bit of fun & flair to an outfit.
Here are my favourite ways of wearing a scarf!
The KNOTTED Scarf
Just knot it, as simple as that! You can use small square scarves that you’ve twisted or folded & then knotted or tied in a bow around your neck (very Paris chic); use larger square/rectangle versions so that the ends hang longer or long thin ribbon like scarves knotted tightly or loosely at the neck.
The LOOPED Scarf
By simply folding a long scarf in half length wise, passing it around the back of the neck, then pulling the ends through the folded loop; you have created a chic & easy way to wear a scarf in winter or summer. Wear the loop at the neck or pull it down so that it sits lower.
The DRAPED Scarf
Great way for wearing a scarf during summer as it can be as loose as you like. With a long scarf place it in front, then drape the ends round the back of your neck, then to the front again. Leave them hanging either side of the loop. You can also do this with a triangle folded scarf. If it has fringing it adds to the drama! Adjust so it sits how you would like it too. Another way is to hang your long scarf in front & knot the ends. Twist & loop it back over your neck. You are creating a DIY Infinity scarf (which is basically one rounded loop or circle). What you end up with is 2 draped loops. Adjust to suit, either lower or higher at your neck.
The HANGING Scarf
Any scarf that is really decorative, frilly, lacy, overly printed, embellished or fluffy can just be left hanging around your neck. It doesn’t need any fancy tying as it speaks for itself really. You can do this with any scarf if you want, it doesn’t have to be overly embellished. It’s a great way of adding a bit of colour & interest to a dull outfit.