Scarves. My first memory of a woman wearing a scarf was of my mom wearing one on her head to keep her hair from getting messed up on a windy day. Do you remember those days back in the 60’s? When I was in college in the 70’s scarves were all the rage. I remember wearing them tied in a knot around my neck. I don’t remember us tying them many other ways. But today, there is no end of ways to use scarves as an accessory – a beautiful way to add color and style to any outfit. And here is how some of my favorite fashion bloggers are styling their scarves. 13 Super Stylish Ways to Wear A Scarf.
Scarves come in all shapes and sizes these days. The long scarf, blanket scarf, short scarf, infinity scarf. There are beautiful scarves just for looks and their are scarves that keep you warm. Silk scarves, cotton scarves, fleece, wool and chunky knitted scarves. And they come in a variety of price points from $10.99 to up to hundreds of dollars for a designer scarf.
You can tie a scarf around your neck, drape it around your shoulders, tie it on your purse or wear it as a vest. Talk about a versatile wardrobe item! Do you have a favorite way to wear a scarf?
How to Wear a Long Scarf
Long scarves are fun because there is enough fabric there to tie it into all kinds of intricate designs if you are so inclined. But these days, I’m seeing more and more women wear long scarves in a lose and casual way.
Nancy from Jodie’s Touch of Style rolls hers loosely around her neck and then lets it hang. That roll provided a little texture to her outfit.
Pam from Over 50 Feeling 40 does a similar roll but adds an extra loop in there. Don’t you love the dramatic color of Pam’s scarf? A necklace with her top would have been great, but that scarf adds a certain flair and totally changes the look of her outfit.
Alie from Wardrobe Oxygen also did a simple wrap and drape to her animal print scarf. I love how she paired her animal print scarf with her plaid blazer. Scarves are a great way to ”ease into” pattern mixing.
Charlotte from Jodie’s Touch of Style used a scarf clip to style her scarf.
Julia from When the Girls Rule just tied hers into a simple square knot.
Leaving the scarf long like the ladies did in both of these pictures draws your eye up and down creating the illusion of length. And there are lots of choices of pretty scarf clips!
How to Wear A Short Scarf
Jodie ties her short scarf in a knot at her neck. I love how she chose a contrasting color to go with her sassy off the shoulder top!
Darlene from Aquamarina Style ties her short scarf like a bandana and wears it two ways.
Top picture: Knot in the front and tail down the back.
Bottom picture: Knot to one side, tail to to the other side.
Super casual, yet adds that finishing touch to a plain tee.
How to Wear A Wrap Scarf
Wrap scarves also come in lots of sizes. This large one that Darlene is wearing has a design that is made for wearing as a wrap – can you see it? Darlene just draped it around her shoulders and belted it. Such a great look.
Julia wears her pretty fall floral scarf as a simple wrap. The pattern adds interest to her basic black or navy dress.
How to Wear a Blanket Scarf
Beautiful Carrie from Curly Crafty Mom is not in the group of women we would call “midlife”. But I couldn’t resist showing you her gorgeous plaid blanket scarf styled over her maxi dress. You can wrap a blanket scarf in a lot of different ways. Carrie styled it with the tail pointing down the front.
Other Fun Ways to Style A Scarf
The possibilities are endless. Put some of the basic pieces in your wardrobe together, mix in a few scarves and you have multiplied the number of looks in your wardrobe.
I hope this post gave you some great ideas on ways to style your scarves. Need more?
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