18 October 2007

How to Wear a Long Scarf

Long scarves can be very versatile, providing you with a multiple options for the price of one item. Change up various outfits and expand your wardrobe!

How long should the scarf be? That depends on what you want to do with it! If you put it around your neck, and it is about knee length on both sides, as is the purple scarf available in my Etsy shop, then here are some options:

Double wrap around neck - perfect for keeping your neck warm on cold days. Even though this scarf isn’t especially heavy or warm, by wrapping double, you create an extra layer that will keep you warm on colder days. If the scarf is still long, you can tie or knot the scarf as well.

Drape around neck..........

or throw one end over opposite shoulder - since this isn’t a heavy scarf of very warm material, one of these styles means you can wear it in warmer weather, as an accent to your outfit, without making yourself too hot! Pin in place if desired to keep from falling off, or for more decoration.

Draped around neck it can be knotted low, for decoration, or high, for more warmth.

Folded - another warmer way to wear the scarf is to fold it in half. Place it around neck, with folded end on one side and fringed ends on other. Place fringed ends through the space created at the fold. Adjust to where you want it.

Belt - yes the scarf can also be warm as a belt over your tops or even your coat! Add a bright splash of color on dark grey days! Wear it high, or low, depending on which style suits your figure!

There are some ideas to get you started! Try it with your own scarves and see what you can come up with. If you come up with more of your own, please comment here, or post on your blog and leave the link in the comments. If you need a scarf, the purple one shown here can be purchased from my Etsy shop.

Edit on 21 June 2008: This entry gets more hits than any other, often from searches on how to wear long scarves. If you find this post helpful, or if you have other ideas on wearing long scarves, please leave a comment!


Anonymous said...

So cool! Thanks so much, now I"ll know how to wear my long winter scarf!

P.S. will these work for really fuzzy thick winter scarves too?

Gladys said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad to know it helped someone!

Some of the ideas should work with thick winter scarves, but for some, they'll probably be too bulky. But get one and play around with it and see what works best.

Good luck!