Popular notion might have you believe that scarves are best limited to winter wear, but that is not the case. Read on to learn how to enhance your style with one of the most versatile accessories around.
Pick and choose
One of the great things about the humble scarf is that the silhouette is available in variety of colours and materials. The best type of scarf is one that is fluid and not easily crushed. Since they are quite inexpensive, you should stock up on scarves in solid colours as well as prints, along with a few expensive silk scarves as they work for high end functions. Since scarves are available in a range of colours and prints, it can sometimes get difficult to know which one to wear when. Follow this simple rule: Wear a solid colored scarf with a printed outfit, and a printed scarf with a solid outfit. That way neither look is fighting for attention.
The most common way to wear a scarf is around your neck. There are various ways to tie a scarf such as a simple wrap, waterfall wrap and even a bow knot. However, when opting for an attention grabbing drape, make sure the rest of your outfit is muted so that the scarf is not clashing with intricate pleats or a busy print. The best way to wear an elaborate drape is with a plain white tee and blue jeans. This classic combo just never goes out of style.
If you want to wear a scarf in a way that really stands out, belt it. Confused? Don’t be, as this stylish look is easy to achieve. Drape a scarf across your collarbones and let it hang down your shoulders so that both ends fall near your waist. Then simply wrap a slim belt around your waist and the scarf. Voila! You have just added a new stylish dimension to your work dress or jeans and tee combo.
Hair and there
This look comes in very handy for the summer months, especially in a city like Mumbai. Tie a scarf around your head to protect your hair from the heat and add a stylish touch to your everyday look. Simply fold a scarf length-ways, wrap it around the back of your neck and bring the ends up to the top of your head. Then tie the ends into a bow at the top of your head and you’re good to go.
If you think it’s just too hot to add another layer of clothing to your look, then simply use your scarf as a bag accessory. Instead of buying different bags to match your different outfits, buy a neutral hued bag and use a variety of scarves to give it a new look everyday. Knot the scarf on the bag handle or twist it all the way across to add another dimension. You can even plait together multiple scarves to create a unique one just for you.
Bet you didn’t know that a simple scarf could help add such a diverse angle to your style files.