Silk scarves are about to become your favorite accessory

Scarf Tying

Hermes, the iconic maker of silk scarves, says there are over 100 ways to tie a silk scarf. While I haven’t discovered quite 100 ways to tie a scarf yet, I’ve come up with four basic styles that will help you spruce up your accessorizing.

And while many people associate silk scarves with fabulous, well dressed older women, a large square silk scarf is actually one of the most versatile and timeless pieces you can have in your wardrobe. However, many of us have no idea what to do with these big squares of fabric. In case you fall into that category, here are a few of my favorite ways to wear this classic piece:

1. Knotted Necklace – Lay the scarf out in on a flat surface and roll 2 sides in towards the middle until you have a tube. Tie a knot in the middle of the tube and then tie ends together. Put it on, fluff the knot a bit, and don your scarf necklace.

2. Draped Scarf – This was my go to going out look for the longest time when paired with skinny black pants and a black fitted long sleeve crew neck t-shirt and gold heels. Just drape the scarf and tie it at the back of your neck. That’s it.

3. Classic Knot – This is the look I always associate with those fabulous older women I was talking about, but really it looks great on anyone – especially in a professional setting. Fold the scarf in half and bring the two ends in the front tying them in a small knot. Let the triangle fall on your back.

4. Head Scarf – I love this retro look for a casual summer day at the beach! Form a tube similar to the one you did for the knotted necklace except this time bring it around your head like a hairband and bring the ends to the top of your head. You can either tie them as a bow here or tie it in a knot and tuck in the ends.


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