If there’s one accessory that I can’t live without, it’s a scarf. Scarves are an excellent way to add color, texture and even function to an otherwise simple outfit. You can add a pashmina to evening wear, a wool tartan scarf to keep warm, or a lightweight fashion scarf on the warmest of days. They are so versatile and something every woman should have a few of in their wardrobe.
Most of us only know a few ways to wear a scarf, but there are actually many that will give you added style with this simple garment. Check out this great list!
Have you ever wondered how to wear a scarf? Check out this great list!
1. Braided Scarf
I absolutely love this style, and every time I personally wear it I get double looks, followed by women coming up to me and asking me to braid their own scarves! This is a perfect look if you don’t have an infinity scarf and have a long, flowy one. You’ll be braiding it jus like you would you hair!
I know that braiding a scarf may seem complicated, but it’s easier than you think. You only have to fold the scarf in half and place it around your neck!
Next, take the scarf’s loose ends and thread them through the loop without pulling it too tight. After this step, we must turn the loop and pass the loose ends again, repeating until there isn’t more scarf.
Don’t worry about the weight! If you wear a lightweight scarf, it won’t feel heavy or overpower your face.
Head over to Scarves.net to see a super easy tutorial on how to braid your scarves!
2. Twist & Loop
One of the great things about scarves is you can add just a touch of detail to an outfit with minimal effort. This style is perfect to add style to a plain outfit, like a T-Shirt and jeans. It looks much harder than it is, and is great for a lengthy and soft scarf!
If you were looking for ideas on how to wear a big scarf, this is one of the best and most stylish you can try!
Check out Made2Style.com for this easy step-by-step and other great resources for beauty, decor and party planning tips.
3. Woven Scarf Knot
Oh my, I love this look and can’t wait to try it myself! This is a great style to again, dress up a simple look, but can also be easily worn with a leather jacket, sweater or dressy ensemble. It looks so detailed, but is just a few simple steps of looping!
Also, if you use a double-knot scarf to create this style you can stay warm during the cold season!
SidewalkReady.com has an awesome video tutorial, so be sure to check it out! She’s also got great tips on travel, more fashion and design.
4. Bow Scarf
This bow scarf is perfect for holiday parties, and is bound to keep your neck nice and warm! This is a great way to add detail to your outfit and be functional too.
If you plan to create this style, you should use a long scarf or an oversized scarf, especially if you want to make a big and striking bow!
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5. Blanket Scarf
I’m not gonna lie, blanket scarves intimidate me! They are just so huge and bulky, and I’ve never been able to get them to lay right. But this is a great style that I have to try because it’s so easy! This particular style works best with square blanket scarves, so why not give it a go?
We can use a blanket scarf in different ways. If it’s classic, you can wrap it around your neck, letting the loose ends fall in the front and pulling the loop out away from your face.
Are you looking for a more original idea on how to wear a blanket scarf? Wear it as a shawl! If you have a rectangular scarf, you only have to fold it so it has a triangle shape.
After that, place the point where the two ends meet facing down against your back, letting the ends hang in front. It’s one of the easiest ways to wear a blanket scarf, but it can change an entire outfit, especially if we add other accessories, such as a belt.
CortInSession.com has this look and other great ideas for DIYing, more fashion and style.
6. Braided Knot
Most of us thought when we learned The NYC technique, we were styling. But this braided version is the even better! What a great style with awesome detail. You’ll definitely be the envy of other scarf wearers with this complex (but actually simple) style!
Definitely, it’s one of the best ideas I could ever come up with when I thought about how to wear a neck scarf since it is different and unique but elegant.
Plus, it’s an excellent way to breathe new life into that old long scarf we haven’t worn in years!
Check out Gurl.com for 19 more great ways to style your scarves!
7. The Chic Bunny
Square scarves can be another tricky scarf to tie fashionable, because they have much less material. They are mostly used to add some detail to an open neckline and can even be added to your hair!
If you don’t want to put your square scarf around your neck in the traditional way, you can try this style! It works well with lightweight scarves (a silk scarf could be perfect)!
Scarves.com is your go-to place for both buying and styling your scarves!
8. Half-Tied Blanket Scarf
Here’s another great style for your warm blanket scarves. This is a great way to add detail to an otherwise bulky scarf. It’s festive and bound to keep you toasty!
If you need ideas on how to wear a triangle scarf, this is one of the best you can find! Besides being perfect for keeping the body warm during the cold winter, it’s an original way to use this accessory.
We can use almost any blanket scarf to create this half-tied style. However, an oversized scarf is the best option!
ClassySassyBlog.com has 2 more cute ways to wear your blanket scarves, as well as other wonderful fashion advice.
9. Twisted Infinity
Don’t worry infinity scarves, we haven’t forgotten about you! One of the best things about an infinity is they are easy to wear, because it requires minimal twisting and looping, especially if you have a very short one. This particular style is absolutely stunning and so easy! It looks complex but will take you just a minute to achieve.
Learning how to wear an infinity scarf in the traditional way is easy. You only have to place it around your neck to complement or add a touch of color to your favorite outfit.
However, remember that infinity scarves can also be fun. Just let your imagination run wild and create audacious combinations!
StylesWeekly.com has the style and 20 more!
10. Scarf & Belt
This style is the newest trend in wearing scarves, and it really means WEARING. If you have a large blanket scarf (or even just an oversized pashmina or other large scarf), instead of wrapping it around your neck, tie across the shoulders and securing with a belt. This will keep you warm, fashionable and so unique!
The first time I wore my square scarf like a shawl, I thought: “I can make this even better!” and I was right!
I thought about how to wear a scarf in the most versatile way possible in any season and said: “Why not add a belt?” As soon as I Googled it, I found that many other women had this idea and found the inspiration I needed!
Since then, I can create completely new and different looks, even when I wear my oldest clothes. It’s just amazing!
Other Ways to Wear a Scarf
Are you still looking for ideas on how to wear a scarf on your head or do you want to find some creative ways to style your grandma’s favorite scarves that are a bit old? Here are other options you can try!
Half-wrapped Blanket Scarves
Another of the best ways to wear a blanket scarf is this one!
You only have to drape the scarf evenly around your neck after folding it into a long triangle.
Then, simply wrap just one tail of the blanket scarf around the opposite shoulder. This way, we can give a touch of color and originality to the simplest outfits.
Do you need ideas on how to wear a long silk scarf? We can make a knotted necklace!
Scarves made of silky material are usually lightweight and easy to style. To make the knotted necklace, you only have to place it around your neck from the back and tie a knot on one side.
Continue tying knots throughout the scarf. Then, tie the loose ends together and turn the scarf around to leave them at the back.
Knots look beautiful if you try this style! With a small scarf, you can also create an original knotted necklace to make your favorite outfit better!
You can also wear a silk scarf on your head or make a skirt with it!
Instead of just putting your scarf around your neck, wrap it behind it! Then, wrap it around your hand and pull it to make a loose knot.
We can also vary this style a bit by making a false knot. In this case, after the last step, we have to take the other end and pull it through the side knot, making sure that it goes under and over the knot.
When I want to style my favorite scarf, I know that there are many amazing and creative ideas!
Today, I decided to share them with you to help you create stunning outfits, even if you only have a pair of white jeans! Are you ready to try them?
Head over to Bloglovin.com for even more ideas on styling your large scarves!