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Scarfs How to Wear them to Look Great.

Updated on March 26, 2019

The art of wearing a scarf have been around for centuries now. Many people from all walks of life across various ethnic backgrounds enjoy wearing this awesome fashion item. The young and old alike as well as men and women.

My article today, will highlight the many ways a scarf can be worn: from cultural to religious traditions to high fashion trends and a cold winter month accessory: all options will be discussed.

Do you want to learn a cool way to wear a scarf? Check out the numerous options below.

Cultural Traditions.

In many societies across the world people enjoy wearing a scarf. It is a Muslim tradition in counties such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Somalia.

Covering one's head is a way to show honor and class in such countries. Women especially are required to wear scarves or a hijab. It is seen as dishonorable for a woman to not cover her head.

For centuries now women and also men have covered their heads as a religious tradition in many Muslim counties around the world. Men usually cover their heads during religious ceremonies and also while praying in a mosque.

Sometimes I'll go with a long hijab, or sometimes I'll wear my scarf and go somewhat business-y with a blazer. Every day is something new.

— Halima Aden

Wearing a scarf as winter accessory.

Have you ever tried to spice up your outfit while keeping warm during winter? Men and women alike have made fashion statements while keeping themselves warm. There are numerous ways to wear a scarf during winter. Most people often wear their scarves the traditional way across their necks. Some women prefer wearing a scarf as a shawl around their shoulders. They also have used scarves in other conventional ways over the many decades.

During more extreme winter weather conditions some individuals prefer to even cover their faces to prevent themselves from catching a cold.

I think a scarf is the most versatile item. On a plane, it's good to wrap around when you're cold or rest your head on it. I love scarves.

-Martha Hunt

Wearing a scarf as a head wrap:

Women and men have worn a scarf as a head wrap. Women in general love using a scarf as a fashion statement. You can usually spot a woman wearing a scarf around their head as a head tie. It is a way to look glamorous and trendy. For example in Nigeria, women often wear scarfs around their heads during marriage ceremonies or special occasions. In America, women usually wear scarfs to work as a classy look. It is rare to see a man supporting a scarf outside of winter in the United States. Although, there are some exceptions: sometimes a man can be seen wearing a scarf such as a bandanna to make a fashion statement. This is mostly done during the less cold seasons such as summer.

African head scarfs
African head scarfs

Some other ways a scarf can be worn

Apart from the basic and traditional ways, a scarf can also be worn as a wardrobe item. Many women also like to use a scarf as a belt. They may also wear a scarf around their waste for a yoga or dance class. In Africa some women even wear very long scarves as skirts around their homes. In Asia, some people wear a scarf as a fashion accessory such as a wrist band. This is sometimes done in Europe as well as in the United States.

People love scarves. It is truly a great clothing item to add to your wardrobe. Scarves are simple and easy to wear. Give it a try. It will greatly complement your daily outfit.

The great thing about Cairo is the vast majority of women wear some kind of head scarf, but they are also very fashion-conscious. They love bright colors.

— G. Willow Wilson


Make the art of scarf wearing a daily routine. Scarves will add so much spice and flair to a boring wardrobe. Nothing can do more justice to a dull and non creative outfit than a scarf.

If, you have fashion nostalgia a scarf will definitely be the wonderful highlight of your fashion day statement. With that said, this concludes my article on how to use a scarf as a great wardrobe and fashion accessory. Please, feel free to leave your comments below. As always, I look forward to hearing from you.

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