THE MANY STYLISH WAYS TO WEAR A SCARF
There is no any specific season or time to wear light scarves and there is no doubt that this fun accessory can change the look of an outfit in one second, not to mention that they will help to keep you stylish and trendy.
Scarves have become a wardrobe essential and we like them because they are easy on the pocketbook.
TYPES OF SCARVES
Scarves come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. They can have embellishments or fringe and there are different ways to wear each type of scarf, depending on size and your personal style.
Rectangular scarves, also known as oblong scarves, are probably the most popular scarf to wear these days. These long scarves can be worn loose, looped, or knotted in multiple ways. There are so many ways to wear a scarf like this, spring, summer, fall or winter. Materials range from lightweight cotton to silk to wool, and a variety of blended materials. You can find them in solids, florals, prints, stripes, and plaids. They also come in knitted versions, from lacy to chunky.
Square Scarves are less common these days and come in a variety of sizes from 16 to 60 inches. Smaller square scarves are called a neckerchief. These always remind me of flight attendants, with their jaunty colors tied around their neck, seemingly worn for no particular reason. There is also the bandanna, a more informal type of small square scarf that is used for practical purposes during physical activity, like hiking. Both of these can also serve as a headscarf. Larger squares, like your classic Hermes, can be tied and worn in a variety of styles. Materials range from lightweight cotton to silk to wool, and a variety of blended materials. You can find them in solids, florals, prints, stripes, and plaids.
INFINITY OR LOOP SCARVES
Infinity or loop scarves are relatively new on the scene and have gained popularity over the last few years for their ease of use. They are what I call “throw and go” scarves. You throw them on, loop them once, and go. Easy peasy. These come in some really nice lightweight summer florals madras check, or stripes for summer, and heavier cotton, silk, and wool blends for winter in a variety of plaids, prints, and solids. Like their rectangular counterparts, they can also come in knitted versions, from lacy to chunky.
True Pashmina Scarves are made from the wool of the Cashmere Pashmina goat. These goats, found in the Himalayas, provide a fine wool that is woven into beautiful and soft scarves that are very costly but can keep you very warm. Most of what you will find in the stores is a knock-off made of a more typical cashmere, a silk/pashmina blend, or even cotton. Originally, Pashminas were large rectangular scarves that could envelop the head, neck, and shoulders for modesty, warmth, or against the elements. Today, you can find them in medium or large squares or long rectangles. Many have a fringe element.
WAYS TO TIE A SCARF
If you need idea or help on different ways to tie a scarf check out the video below! I found this video while doing some research on different ways to tie a scarf, it’s from Nordstorm! Make sure you hit play because it’s a great video and super simple ideas that you can replicate.