Before COVID-19 hit, I was planning to write a post on ways to style a scarf for spring. In fact, I was about to order a cute scarf and give the headscarf trend a try. (Or at the very least, give y’all a good laugh! 🤣) But then, COVID-19 hit. Little did I know that in just a few weeks time the “in” way to wear a scarf would be as a face mask! 😷
That said, I’ve been loving the silk scarf trend lately! It is such a classic accessory that can help complete a look. Scarves can add a pop of color to an outfit, to level-up a hairstyle, or even used as a bag identifier (see #8 below). Some of the best designer brands, such as Gucci, Burberry, or Hermès, have beautiful silk scarves. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to partake in this timeless trend.
In my recent WHBM try-on post, you may remember that I used this versatile long scarf as a belt with several looks my stylist and I put together. I’ve also used it on several of my #adressaday posts on Instagram—as a belt, in place of a necklace, or wrapped twice around my neck and tied in a loose knot. Right now, everything at WHBM is 40% off with code 63224, making it a perfect time to check out this scarf and their entire spring line! (BTW, I’ve got a special project in the works with WHBM right now, so stay tuned for some gingham goodness to come in the next few weeks!)
Silk Floral-Print Oblong Scarf | White Off the Shoulder Poplin Blouse (photos 1 & 2) | White Jetsetter Tee (photo 3) | Pink 5″ Smooth Stretch Shorts (photo 1) | Pink Sculpt High-Rise Skinny Ankle Jeans (photos 2 & 3) | Pink Ribbed Detail Cover-Up (photo 3) | Pink Patent Leather D’Orsay Pumps | Pink Convertible Clutch (photo 1)
Silk Floral-Print Oblong Scarf | PInk Mixed-Stitch Short-Sleeve Sweater | Pink Sculpt High-Rise Skinny Ankle Jeans | Pink Ribbed Detail Cover-Up | Pink Patent Leather D’Orsay Pumps | Pink Convertible Clutch
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been using this time of quarantine to experiment a little bit! I’ve been trying to learn how to wing my eyeliner into a cat-eye. (Bob (helpfully): “You’ve got a black smudge up by your eye.” 😂) I’ve also been trying a few different things with my hair, like trying to blow it straight(ish) and putting it up in a ponytail. (Family vote: FAIL 👎🏻🤣) So this might be the perfect time to think about embracing—or at least experimenting with—the scarf trend. Also, a scarf would make a great gift for Mother’s Day or college graduation, so there’s that. 💗
Lucky for y’all, my talented assistant, Natalie, is a scarf aficionado! Scarves are her favorite accessory! Today, I’ve asked her to share her scarf expertise with you. Plus, she found and linked some gorgeous scarves at affordable prices at the bottom of this post. (One way she did not style it: as a quarantine face mask! 😷) For easy, no-sew instructions on how to do that, click HERE. Um, also, don’t use silk, just sayin’! 😂)
Take it away, Natalie!
1. Ways to Style a Scarf: The Front-Tie
Fold your scarf in half, and continue to fold until the scarf is in a line. Then, wrap the scarf around your neck and tie the ends together to form a knot. Pull lightly on the ends to style them.
2. Ways to Style a Scarf: Point-In-Front Style
Fold a square scarf in half to form a triangle. Then, wrap it around your neck, so the point in front is facing downward. Knot the loose ends together at the back. You’re good to go!
3. Ways to Style a Scarf: Half-Updo Or Ponytail Accessory
Begin by folding the scarf in half to form a triangle. Then, continue to fold it until it is a long thin line. Finally, wrap the scarf around your ponytail holder and tie it into a bow.
4. Ways to Style a Scarf: Classic Headband
Begin by folding the scarf in half to form a triangle. Then, continue to fold it until it is a long thin line. Place the scarf in the headband position then flip your head forward, so your hair is off of your neck. Finally, tie the scarf at the nape of your neck and then style your hair.
5. Ways to Style a Scarf: Bandana
Start by folding the scarf in half to form a triangle. Flip your head forward, so your hair is off of your neck. Place the triangle scarf on your forehead and tie the loose ends behind your neck. Then flip your head back to the upright position and pull the bandana back into place. Feel free to pull a few tendrils of hair out to frame your face.
6. Ways to Style a Scarf: The Belt
Begin by folding the scarf in half to form a triangle. Then, continue to fold it until it is a long thin line. Put the scarf through your belt loops, just like a normal belt. Knot it 1-2 times and style the bow.
7. Ways to Style a Scarf: Purse-Pop
Begin by folding the scarf in half to form a triangle. Then, continue to fold it until it is a long thin line. Tie it around the handle of your purse and knot it 1-2 times for a stylish accent.
8. Ways to Style a Scarf: Backpack Accent
My mom always ties a scarf onto her purse or backpack when we travel. It is such a cute and effective way to make sure your travel partners can always spot you in a crowd!
Begin by folding the scarf in half to form a triangle. Then, continue to fold it until it is a long thin line. Knot it 1-2 times.
Are you into the scarf trend? What are your favorite ways to style a scarf? Drop your favorite ideas in the comments below!
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