When it comes to accessorizing, the scarf is the one item that fits every size and every budget.
This essential wardrobe accessory is the perfect style staple for chic black and white or a monochromatic ensemble.
Whether you tie the scarf around your neck to complement a basic dress or wrap around the waist to hide a growing belly bump, how you wear your scarf is a choice of individual style.
A scarf–whether it is a pashmina, cashmere, fleece, silk, coin-fringed scarf– can cover a multitude of sins discreetly.
Scarf Tying Tips
Wear your scarf with style by using it as a headband, bandana or head wrap, ponytail wrap, belt, bandeau, fancy halter top, one-shoulder top, skirt, shawl, and as an accessory to your bags or hats.
A scarf is a known accessory because of its versatility to fix and add style to any ordinary outfit to make it more fun, classy and elegant. It can be considered as a multipurpose cloth because it can be worn and tied in several ways.
Below are various ways of tying your scarf:
- Headband Scarf
Replace the usual headband with a colorful scarf. Just fold the scarf lengthwise into a long strip of fabric. Wrap it on top of your head and tie the ends at the back of the nape.
- Bandana or head wrap scarf
You can always use your scarf to cover your head from sunlight or pollution whenever you’re traveling or staying outdoors for quite some time. Use your scarf as a bandana or head wrap. Just fold your scarf into a triangle. Wear it on your head and tie at the back of your nape. Or you just simply cover the whole scarf on your head. Cross its ends below your chin and secure them by tying the ends at the back of your head.
- Ponytail wrap scarf
Make it a fun and colorful hair accessory. Instead of the usual band, use it to secure your ponytail. If you want to add more style to it, knot it around your ponytail for a few times and spread it out.
- Belt scarf
It can also be a fun alternative to a belt. Its colors and soft material make pants or lower garments livelier. Just insert it through your belt loops or you simply wrap it around your waist, and your outfits complete.
- Bandeau scarf
Transform it into a bikini topper or bandeau. Just fold it twice until it looks like a long sash. Just wrap it around your torso into the front. Secure it by tying the ends into a big bow.
- Fancy halter top scarf
It can also make for a great halter-style top. Fold a big square scarf into a triangle. Tie a knot in the middle of the folded scarf. Place the knot at the base of your nape and circle the scarf’s end around your neck and secure it. This serves as the halter of the top. Finish it off by wrapping the triangle base just around your waist and tie it at your back.
- One-shoulder top scarf
This is great for poolside parties and the beach. You’ll just need a bigger one. Bring the ends of one corner of the scarf over one of your shoulders and tie it into a knot. Bring their other two ends together and secure them at either the back of your torso or at the side of your waist.
- Scarf worn as a skirt
Make a fascinating skirt out of it by tying two scarves at each side of your hip. Use this over a bathing suit or sleeveless top on the beach or at the pool.
- Scarf worn as a shawl
Embellish a simple gown or formal attire with it. Use a big scarf and fold it into a triangle. Drape the long part of the scarf over your shoulders. Take the ends to the center and you can either tie them into a knot or not. And there you have it, an instant shawl.
- Scarf worn as a simple fashion accessory
As it makes most outfits shine by adding colors to the necklines, scarves can also be used as an accessory for bags and hats. Just tie them around your bags’ handles. You can also add some style to your hat by wrapping a scarf around it.
There are still plenty of ways on how to wear your scarves in your own style. A well-tied scarf can add style to any outfit from the perfect little black dress to a business suit or your favorite T-shirt and jeans outfit.