French women have long been known for wearing silk scarves in the most stylish manner. Today the scarf seems to have regained popularity especially the little neck ties. I've recently found myself enjoying some silk scarves I've had in my closet for thirty years or so, as well as new ones more recently purchased. So here I share some of those looks and how I've used the scarf to change up an outfit.
An accessory as good as a piece of jewelry, the scarf adds interest, texture, a pop of color, and decoration. It's limits are boundless, and it's cute. It adds character to an outfit, or completely changes the look from one thing to another. Dress your look up or down depending on the style of scarf and how you wear it.
So before you go rushing out to buy a new spring or summer wardrobe, consider adding a scarf to your jeans and tee-shirt, a necktie to your off-the-shoulder top, or drape a color coordinated larger scarf loosely around the shoulders to dress up a pair of shorts and add a little "je ne sais quoi"! A chic long scarf scrunched up and fed through belt loops and tied at the front with the ends left lose is a soft flirty alternative to a traditional belt. Flex your inner fashionista and wear a scarf as a head wrap on a bad hair day, or tie that sassy pop of color around your wrist just to be different. Replace the pom pom with a stylish scarf tied around your bag handle and now you've got two styles in one bag!
Yes, the scarf can save us tons of money, and double or triple our wardrobe possibilities. These days, the faux silk options look equally good and are inexpensive. Consider vintage from consignment or second hand stores - you can dry clean them or wash by hand in COLD water, drip dry (do not wring), and they should iron up beautifully.
If you're not sure how to tie the scarf to get the best result, there are tons of YouTube videos showing you every which way to tie a scarf around your neck. Just search the internet for "how to tie a neck scarf" or "how to tie a silk scarf".
I've added some links below to some pretty cute scarves I found that would enable you to create similar looks to those above. I would love to hear if you have any other interesting ways to wear a scarf, leave a comment below and I will be sure to check it out.
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Karen Serino is a life and style blogger, sharing fashion, fitness and fun for youthful women in their forties, fifties and beyond.
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