A silk scarf adds some polish to your look ––and yes, it can be worn in the winter, too. It is actually a cool accessory to incorporate to your cold-weather outfits. When the temperature drops, this teeny item might be the little extra layer that you need to stay warm. Here’s 10 ways to tie and wear this timeless accessory, whatever the season.
Note: I’m not a big fan of rules. My motto is Do as you wish. But sometimes it’s good to follow a few rules, especially when it comes to tie a scarf. First, you need to fold it properly! Trust me. It makes a huge difference in the styling. So learn how to do it. It’s easy. Take both corners into the middle and then fold it into a snake shape. This way you’ll end up with a much sleeker look.
Now, you’re ready. You can choose any of these options below. Most of the styles I show here can also be done with a neckerchief (a small square scarf).
1. The Classic
Simply place it around your neck. Take one side of the scarf and create a loop equidistant from your neck and the end of the scarf. Then pull the other end of the scarf through the loop and make a single knot. Voilà! You can position the knot in the middle or to the side. Your choice.
The Classic style done with a neckerchief.
2. The French Twist
Place the scarf in front of your neck and wrap it around the back. Loop the ends to the front and tie a double knot. Again, you can position the knot in front or to the side.
Done with a neckerchief this style as a wrapped effect.
3. The Cowgirl
Here, you need to fold the scarf in half to create a triangle. Tie the ends at the back of your neck. Pull the ends of the scarf apart of each other for a look that says I have done it in a hurry… But we know that it’s not true!
4. The Girl Scout
Fold it like the Cowgirl style but place the triangle on the back. The knot should be center in front. You can pull the knot closer to the neck or further away.
Carolina Herrera 2016 Collection
5. The Hacking Knot
For this style you’ll need a big scarf. Create an equal loop and place it around your neck. Put one hand through the loop and pull both ends of the scarf through. It’s as simple as that. You could also do like I did (see the pic below) by simply not pulling the ends all the way. Half way, make a knot and tighten it like you prefer. It creates a half bow knot.
The Half bow Knot – 3C Style
6. Wrist and Ankle Candy
Photography: freepeople / districtofchic
You might need help to tie it around your wrist. The knot should be on top. The ankle wrap is obviously more for summer.
7. Loose or Tied with a Pearl Necklace
With a Pearl necklace – 3C Style
Wearing a pearl necklace with a silk scarf is always chic. You can tie it if it’s windy or just let your long scarf loose around the neck. – Here, I have imitated Olivia Palermo with her inseparable iphone! Lol.
You can also wrap a pearl necklace around your silk scarf. First, drape the scarf over the back of your neck, and put the strand necklace over the scarf. Wrap the necklace around it, close in front, and double knot the scarf. See the video on Mai Tai’s blog, a resource on scarf tying.
8. Tied in Your Hair
Definitely not the warmest way to wear your silk scarf ––but it’s pretty!
9. Head Scarf
Do the Audrey Hepburn look ––it’s simple. Just wrap under the chin. Add some stunning sunglasses.
10. Adorn your Bag
Getty Image – Christian Vierig
(Images via WWD, Loft, Nordstrom, 3C Style, Getty image, Mai Tai)
Which way do you prefer tying your silk scarf? Tell me, I’d love to hear from you.
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