Scarves are simply gorgeous. What we love most about them is that they virtually make a killing out any outfit: sporty, classy, boyish, a scarf is the kind of accessory every woman must have in her wardrobe.
A dull white office shirt? Take a colorful medium rectangle scarf and have it the muffler way.
Cold winter days? Drape on your knit scarf that will definitely bring you warmth and style.
Now let’s go shopping. What kind of scarf do you need? Here are the most important 3 features of a scarf to make the buying easier for you: the size, the fabric and the color, and then combine these 3 features considering the season:
- For the summer: the choice can be quite difficult as summer allows infinite possibilities to combine your clothes and accessories. You should think of having at least two medium size scarves, out of which one should be a monochrome item.
- For the autumn, as well as for the spring, you should think about the silk square scarves and at least one light beige cashmere scarf.
- For the winter: you need at least a black knit loop scarf and a long colored pashmina, based on the color of your winter coat. A very good idea could be a grey knit headband which can be worn as head piece and scarf as well.
It’s time to learn how to wear your scarf with style and elegance!
The classic drape, with belt, one of our favorite, goes very well with a midi skirt. Just take a large square scarf, create a triangle by bringing together the opposite corners of the scarf and put it around your neck with the ends in front. Complement the outfit with a thin belt over the scarf. It will give you a very stylish appearance, with the scarf looking as part of your blouse. For the classic drape, you may use either silk or cashmere and wool.
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The infinity loop has been in full trend for the past 3 years and it doesn’t seem to go away. Take a long scarf, put it around the neck and tie a knot so it won’t slip. In this way, you’ll have a circle, or a loop. Take it and twist it to an “8” shape. Now take the bottom of the “8” and put it over your head. The longer the scarf, the better because you’ll be able to put the “8” over your head 2 or 3 times making the scarf looking voluminous thus more spectacular. However, don’t use thick fabrics because the infinity loop will make your head appear smaller.
The French knot creates a very elegant appearance. The most suited scarf is a long skinny scarf, preferably a polka dot that goes perfectly with a black V blouse. Take your scarf and put it around your neck so the ends fall on your back. Now take the ends around your neck and bring them in front of you. Don’t wrap the scarf too tight because you’ll feel strangled. Take the ends of the scarf, put them either on the right side or on the left, and tie two knots: the first should be a little loose and the second should be tighter. Let one end fall on the back and the other, in front.
The waterfall (or the muffler) is a very simple way of looking amazing. Take a square scarf of any size (it looks better with medium and large sizes), create a triangle by bringing together the opposite corners and put it around your neck with the triangle in front. Tie up the ends and put them back. Let the scarf a little loose so it doesn’t look tight on your neck. You should create that “waterfall” look. The style is suited for any type of fabric. As for accessories, we recommend you not to wear long earrings because they may lose their value as the scarf covers the neck and practically make them invisible.
The ascot style is borrowed from the gentlemen and it gives a very elegant and classy look. Put a long silk scarf around your neck with the ends in front of you. Take one end and fold it over the other twice and then takeout the end through the loop. Stretch the knot to create volume. The best part of this style is that you can use either one-color or printed scarves, especially rich floral fabrics. It goes very well with classic shirts and it makes an amazing match with a pair of silver cufflinks. You may also find pins and brooches to be very elegant accessories for this type of knot.
The combined infinity is a spectacular alternative of the infinity loop style, but this time we will wear two scarves at a time. Take two long thin scarves, preferably complementary colors (green and red, blue and orange), and tie their ends together so they form a big loop. Now start playing with combinations.
The scarf belt is an original unexpected way we propose to you. You need a medium width belt and a large silk square scarf. You should have a soft fabric. Take the scarf, bring together the opposite corners to create a triangle and then roll the triangle’s base until you have a long thin scarf. Roll the scarf around the belt evenly until you almost cover the belt. Put the belt on, tie it and you should have both ends of the scarf falling on the right and left of the belt, with the front part of the belt visible. It goes very well with a leather belt.
… and 3 secrets for our ladies wearing a scarf:
- Don’t wear a necklace.
- Avoid sophisticated earrings.
- Don’t wear a scarf around the neck while having one on your head.
Written by Anna Matea