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How To Wear A Scarf – 11 Elegant Ways

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How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

The scarf is a timeless accessory that should just never miss in any superwoman’s wardrobe.

With a classic scarf, any woman can easily make a statement in her dressing.

This old-school wardrobe essential is going nowhere any time soon and we’d better learn how to choose the best scarf and wear it like the sophisticated women we are!

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So here we go…

How to Choose the Best Scarf

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

In order to look your best when wearing a scarf, you need to choose the best one:

1. Choose a variety of lengths and shapes

With several scarves of different lengths and shapes, you’ll always have a way of playing around with them as you dress up or down depending on the formality of your outfit, the occasion, and the weather too.

This is particularly good since you won’t repeat the same scarf day after day; hence, you won’t easily get bored by your scarf.

Some of the basic types you must have include:

  • A long rectangular scarf
  • A large square scarf
  • A small rectangular scarf.
  • A small square scarf.

2. Shop For The Weather

The weather will most certainly determine the kind of scarf you’ll buy because its thickness and fabric will have to be taken into account.

Most winter scarves are more casual and are made of wool, cashmere, fleece, heavy cotton or alpaca.

Most of them are knitted and are normally thicker in order to provide maximum warmth for the wearer, around the neck.

Scarves for the warmer weather are normally thinner and silk or linen has to be the most elegant and sophisticated of fabrics for such scarves.

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How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

3. Shop For The Occasion

Apart from buying a scarf for the weather or season, you also have to take into account the occasion where you will wear the scarf.

Essentially, you need a casual scarf and a dressier scarf in order to fit into the standards of the occasion.

Most of the dressier scarves are designed specifically as a fashion statement and not necessarily as a protective layer for the cold, wind or snow.

Normally, these scarves are worn with both casual and business attire and feature a wide range of prints. You need several of these scarves girls!

A casual scarf is normally made of cotton while a dressier scarf is more elegant- it can be made of cashmere, alpaca, merino wool or silk.

4. Pay attention to details

When picking out a scarf, you’d want something that stands out because essentially, the scarf is a small accessory.

Get a plaid scarf, an animal print one, a polka-dotted scarf and the list is endless.

You should also pay attention to its texture, stitching, and knitting so that it can be distinct from your cloth.

In fact, you can also embrace sequins, embroidery, and embellishments too.

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

5. Go Bold

A bit of pop always works well for your scarves especially if your plan is to add contrast to the solid colors in your outfits.

That’s why you should consider picking bright colors for your scarves because nude scarves tend to blend with your skin tone hence ‘disappear’ within your outfit.

However, you can always have pastel shades but when you wear them, allow them to stand out.e.g tie a nude scarf around your neck while wearing a deep-neck top or dress, wear a nude scarf around your wrist or wear one as a headband.

Where to Buy the Best Scarf

Buying a scarf is really easy because depending on the weather and occasion, you can always get the right scarf for you.

For a start, you can invest in a good cashmere scarf for the cold and a long silk scarf for more elegance.

When buying your scarf:

  • Be sure to feel the material of the wool in order to confirm its texture. A quality scarf will have a softer and more comfortable fabric while a fake one will be more coarse, rough and uncomfortable to wear.
  • Also, observe the label and be keen on the materials used to make the scarf. At all costs, avoid artificial fabrics like polyester but instead, go for natural fabrics like cotton, wool, fleece, cashmere, linen or silk.

Now that you know how to choose the best scarf and what to consider when buying one, let’s go ahead and look at the various ideas on how to wear a scarf!

Be the elegant lady around!

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How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

Quick Hacks>>

Remember to:

  • Always play around with the knots as you tie the scarf for more creativity.
  • Ensure your scarf is of a contrasting color to your outfit so that it can stand out any time you’re wearing one.
  • Get a larger scarf that can comfortably lay on your chest and attract eyeballs.

How to Wear a Scarf

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

I will always emphasize that any gorgeous woman knows her signature style or accessory and rocks it perfectly! While Mia Mia Mine loves her denim jeans, Macy Stucke loves her camel coats and Marri Pazz loves her wide-leg pants.

Victoria Fox is no exception because as elegant as she is, she knows how to wear a SCARF!

Victoria Fox will always go creative with her scarves and here, we’re taking tips on how to wear a scarf from her!

Ride along…

11 Ways To Wear A Scarf Like Victoria Foxx

1. Wear It Like A Headband

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

Throw away your headband and get that cute scarf for your hair; tie it as a headband in order to accessorize your hair and let it pop!

2. The Shawl

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

This is an easy way of wearing the scarf since you’ll only need to wrap it around your neck.

3. Handbag Style

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

You cannot neglect to dress your handbag in a scarf if you want to look more glamorous.

You can:

  • Tie it as a bow tie on one bag’s strap.
  • Tie the scarf along the bag straps or just one bag strap.

4. Around Your Wrist

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

You thought that only wristwatches looked good around the wrist? Well, let’s give this opportunity to the small scarf too!

Simply tie a small silk scarf around your arm and knot it carefully. You can simply wear this scarf alongside your wristwatch or have it alone.

5. Drape Around the Neck

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

In this case, just lay the scarf open around your neck and let it hang effortlessly on your chest.

6. Tie around the neck like a stewardess

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

Have you seen how gorgeous air hostesses look like? You can be too!

Just tie your scarf around your neck and bring it to one side of the neck. Don’t choke yourself but just tie it comfortably.

7. Bow Tie Fashion

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

The bowtie is such a closet must-have and if you don’t have one, you can easily wear your scarf as a bow tie by neatly folding it like a bow around your neck.

8. The Shoulder Drape

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

I always love how winning supermodels have a drape right from one shoulder to the other side of their waist.

Well, you don’t have to be a supermodel to wear the drape; you can wear your long scarf as a drape and belt it around your high waist. Superb!

You can also wear a scarf the Pashmina way.

A pashmina is a large cashmere shawl that is normally so warm and good enough for winter. With a thicker and longer scarf, you can wrap it around your shoulders like a shawl.

But to make it even better, you can always wear a long pashmina-like scarf and drape it over your shoulders then belt it at the front.

9. On your ponytail, bun or knot

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

Another way to accessorize your hair with a scarf is by tying the scarf the ponytail style. This way, you’ll create a statement on your hair.

10. Glamour Style

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

This has to be the most glamorous of ways to wear a scarf. The style is particularly good when it’s cold outdoors and you don’t want to wear a hat.

To wear a scarf in this fashion, simply tie it around your hair the bandana style and then allow it so elegantly wrap your neck.

11. The Side Bow

How To Wear A Scarf - 11 Elegant Ways

Image Source: Victoria Foxx

The Bowtie look is so elegant especially for formal and black tie events when you’re rocking a semi-formal to formal attire.

And while you can tie a scarf like a bow tie, you can bring it to the side of your neck for the perfect side bow! Gorgeous!

Well ladies, do you love scarves? And how do you wear your scarf?

Please speak to us in the comments below…

Hugs!

Dalene.

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Comments

  1. WestmanReviews says

    I’ve never been a scarf person, the only way a wear them is in my hair sometimes. I really like some of these looks though. I might try out a few of them with the nice scarves I’ve been given as gifts.

  2. Samantha Donnelly says

    I love scarfs they are so versatile and can be worn in so many ways, they can really complete and outfit , I am always looking for new ones to add to my collecton

  3. Joan says

    I do love scarves but oh my Victoria is just killing it, I just sling it on my neck and call it a day while she makes all of them look so elegant.

  4. Kemi says

    All gorgeous styles to wear them! I definitely use them on my hair and neck and sometimes on a bag, but that’s usually a pashmina when it’s cold but not too cold. I’ll try the wrist and bow tie styles as those are so fab. Victoria is so stylish too.

  5. F-P says

    I was looking for a great gift and you really gave very good tips for buying the perfect scarf for my wife.
    Thank you.

    (great photo’s by the way)

  6. Jasmine M says

    I absolutely love wearing scarves! I need to buy some more soon. They can definitely change your outfit a lot and you can create so many unique looks when you wear them.

  7. Kristina says

    Wow! So many different ways to wear a scarf. I love scarfs myself and have a few collections but only ever drape it around my neck. Now i have other ways i can use it 😊😊

  8. Marjie Mare says

    Besides the elegant ways to wear the scarves, I could not help but admire those gorgeous outfits. I would wear all of them, including the scarves if I could.

  9. Twinspirational says

    I couldn’t agree more..! These ideas are all great, having it in a handbag would be my favorite way to wear it..!

  10. Clarice says

    Awesome! I just bought a couple of new scarves and this is really helpful. I am trying to level up my wardrobe by using more accessories.

    Thank you for all the tips!

  11. Lex says

    The versatility of scarfs makes it a must have fashion statement item. Victoria rocked well and yes…They all look nice.. The flowered does it. Gives it much view on different perspectives.

  12. Lyanna Soria says

    I’m not a scarf person since I don’t think it’s my style but those are some great points to remember and this is quite an informative post, definitely learned a lot. Victoria looks absolutely gorgeous in every pic.

  13. Komal says

    ALL of those outfits were styled amazingly with that scarf! It really stepped everything up.

  14. Patricia M. says

    She looks amazing and there are some great ideas on how to wear the scarves. I usually wear scarves in the wintertime but completely forget about them when summer rolls in. Now I have some ideas on how to wear them over the summer

  15. Ceci Rey says

    I am obsessed with scarves. All these looks are great…my favorite, is wearing it in your hair. I will have to try that one! Thanks for sharing!

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