A lot of you may think, “We’re in the middle of one of the hottest summers in decades, why is she talking about scarves?!” Um, nope. Just plain NO—ever heard of summer scarves? I just want to make this clear: Scarves are most definitely not just for cold weather. In fact, they can offer an extra layer of protection against the punishing heat of the sun, especially when you’re outdoors.
Of course, aside from protection, we always have to consider style, right? Can scarves help change the way you dress up? Well, definitely! Scarves—in my honest opinion—are one of the ultimate style accessories of all time. With the right know-how in tying scarves, they can make a dull outfit into a “model-off-duty garb” in just two shakes of a lamb’s tail.
So if you’re getting bored with your old tanks and tees, I suggest you stack up on different scarves. This way, you’ll be able to incorporate older pieces from your wardrobe into your current style and you’ll be able to stretch your wardrobes style potential further.
Owning a dozen or more scarves, however, won’t do much good if you don’t how to take full advantage of them. And how would you make the most out of your scarves? By learning how to tie them in different ways, of course.
To help you out with your pursuit of scarving glory, here are five stylish ways to tie your scarf:
This is probably one of the most popular because it’s easy to do and it’s stylish. To do the French Knot, fold the scarf in half and wrap around your shoulders. Take the side with the two (non-folded) ends and pull it though the looped (folded) end. Tighten it a bit.
Wrap the scarf around your shoulders, with one end a bit longer. Loop the longer end around your neck. Arrange the scarf to make it look more balanced.
In this style, you should be using a long scarf. Drape the scarf around your shoulders. Tie both ends with an overhand knot twice to make sure it doesn’t slip. Take the loop and twist it to form an infinity sign (or an eight). Drape the bottom loop around your neck and adjust to make it look more balanced.
The Lazy Toss
Wrap your scarf around your shoulder with one end slightly longer. Then toss the longer end around your neck and over one shoulder, letting that end hanging from your back.
Fold a square scarf diagonally to form a triangle. Put two ends of the triangle around your back and tie them securely, making sure that the center end stays in the middle of your chest. Again, adjust the scarf to make it look more balanced.
These are just some of the most stylish scarf ties I know of and of course, I’m sure there are a lot more. If you have any suggestions please feel free to comment in the comment section below.
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