I know scarves aren’t “in” currently but I don’t think there is a more versatile accessory for women our age. A scarf is undoubtedly one of the simplest yet chicest of all accessories. I have been a fan of scarves for years and I don’t plan on changing that because they may be “out”. They can add color and pattern to a simple outfit. Let’s talk about How to Transform Your Look Simply With a Scarf. I will share my favorite sources for scarves as well at the bottom of the post.
I am partial to the long rectangular versions because I consider them more versatile for styling. I never got on board with the blanket or infinity scarf craze from a few years back. It is easy to tie your rectangular scarf and create that same look.
I kept my outfit simple and used the same scarf and styled it twelve ways.
In this photo, I pinned my scarf on one side for a more dramatic look. I accessorized it with native American Jewelry items from my collection and one of my favorite hats. All items (or similar are linked at bottom of the post). My hat was purchased locally at Anbe Boutique in Paso Robles.
I have heard this called a french knot and many others. You can watch my video for instructions on how to do it. For those of you interested in collecting native American sterling bangle bracelets, you can find them on eBay here. My earrings are from Don Lucas and are over 20+ years old.
Why not create a little interest at the waistline for a more unusual spin?
Here I styled my scarf simply as a wrap thrown over both shoulders.
I sometimes forget about this one. I attended a tea hosted by my friend Karyn the other day and a very stylish lady from our neighborhood was in attendance. She sparked my interest in creating this post. She was dressed in black knit (just as I have here). She had a gorgeous scarf thrown over both shoulders like this and beautiful artistic earrings. She looked stunning.
I call this style the jacket. I have a video on my IG page explaining how to do this here
I like this look “over the shoulder and belted”. I also like a scarf around the neck and belted as I shared in this post How to Make Your Style your Own With Accessories.
You have seen me style a large rectangular scarf like this many times before. I think this one is big on style because it looks more like a statement jacket.
This is probably one of the most often spotted styles. You just loop it around the front and bring the tails back to the front.
I love this look too with the shawl wrapped over one shoulder. Sometimes I anchor it with a pin to keep it in place. This style is great for Summer evenings too when it gets chilly.
Last but not least, what I call the knot. You wrap the scarf around your neck until you just have two small tails. Pull one side under and over and pull the other side over and under. Simple as that. I switched my sweater out to a v-neck for this one. I don’t like this style with a turtleneck it is too restrictive. It works better with a crew or v-neck. Pop over to my Instagram where I will try to video the more difficult versions. If you aren’t following me on Instagram you can do so here.
I intended to use this pretty Echo Scarf in the photos but it just got here today, and it is raining again so the light is terrible! I am wearing my beautiful gifted monogrammed Birdies with the outfit.
You might enjoy my post Eight Stylish Ways to Style a Scarf here where I share a few others that I did not feature here, or My Favorite Ways to Style a Shawl. If you have been reading CHD long you know I am all about accessories and scarves in particular.
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