Nothing adds elegance to an outfit quite like a beautiful silk scarf; the only problem is figuring out how to wear it. There are several ways to wear a silk scarf and deciding which is best will depend on the size and shape of your scarf, as well as the clothing with which you’ll be wearing it. Use one to dress up a casual shirt and blazer combination or a day dress, or to add color to an outfit composed primarily of neutrals.
For an easy look, wrap a long silk scarf once around your neck, just as you would a winter scarf, or tie a knot on one side instead. Let both ends hang loosely in front, toss one behind you, or tie the knot in the center, then use the ends to form a bow. This looks particularly nice with a button-down shirt and blazer. For a smaller, square scarf, fold it on the bias and roll, then tie a knot to one side for a vintage look.
If you’re wearing a dress, consider wearing your larger silk scarf as a shawl. Just fold the scarf on the bias so that it forms a triangle, and then wrap it around your shoulders. You can tie a knot at the center, or just allow it to drape. This is also a great way to add color to a plain sweater.
Scarves don’t have to function just as scarves; they can function as belts as well. Fold your scarf on the bias and roll until it’s thin enough to fit through a belt loop, then thread through the loops of a favorite pair of pants or jeans and tie. Another option is to not roll it, but instead tie the triangle around your waist to add a dramatic look.
Long scarves can be tied around your hairline to form a headband, or you can wrap them around your head several times, then tie or tuck the ends under for a bohemian effect. Fold smaller, square scarves in half on the bias, place it on top of your head, then tie the ends underneath your hair for an elegant kerchief.