A silk scarf is the perfect accessory year-round. As summer transitions to fall, you might not have as many opportunities to wear your scarf as a shirt, but you can tie one onto your purse or wrist no matter the weather. Not only are there countless ways to wear silk scarves, but you will never be limited in terms of print or colors to create a look that is uniquely you.
If you are looking for some inspiration to get started with this functional and fashionable accessory, here are eight ways to wear silk scarves:
1. Knot it into a headband
You can tie silk scarves around your forehead or behind your head, creating an updo that looks (and pretty much is) effortless. The silk material can be tied loosely for a messy look or tightly for a more presentable style.
Create a knot in the scarf to place in the front. Then tie the ends around your head in the back over your hair. You can also style it by creating a bow at the front or tucking or twisting parts of the scarf in.
If you want extra volume at the top of your head, choose silk scarves with fringes to add texture to your hairstyle.
2. Add it to your bun or braid
A silk scarf can also be tied into a messy up-do or braided into your hair if you have long hair.
That said, you don’t have to have long hair to style your hair into a bun and tie a silk scarf at the base of it. Silk scarves are great accessories for any hair length because they aren’t bulky. Incorporate one to add some dimension to a simple ponytail.
3. Wrap it around your wrist or arm
Wrap a small scarf around your arm or wrist like a bracelet. Tie the ends leaving only a little of the length left out, so it doesn’t get in the way. It’s a fun way to dress up or add color to a tee-shirt and jeans look.
4. Tie it around your belt
A silk scarf is beautiful on its own but has many other uses besides fashion. Try wrapping a silk scarf around your belt, creating a colorful and fun detail for your outfit. You can also use silk scarves in place of belts to add some flair to any ensemble.
5. Tie it around your purse
Add a silk scarf to your bag for a pop of color and a touch of elegance. This is perfect if you are going from work to a dinner date with friends. You can even tie one to your backpack strap for school or travel.
6. Wear it as a Top
Use silk scarves in lieu of t-shirts or tank tops to add a fun sense of style to your high-waisted pants or skirt.
7. Tie it around your neck
Silk scarves around the neck give a casual outfit a touch of glamour. Create a basic triangle look or tie it into a bow around your neck.
8. Try some hippie-inspired looks
If you are going for a more bohemian look, silk scarves can be tied into any number of looks.
Fold your square scarf into a triangle and knot the two longest ends under your hair. This will create a classic bandana look.
If folding your silk scarf into a long rectangle and tying it around your head (rather than underneath) is more your style, go for it! It’s a laid-back look that’s super cute and won’t hide your gorgeous locks.