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Different Ways To Wear A Scarf

Updated on May 13, 2014

It's All About The Scarf...

SCARVES! The perfect fashion accessory to add instant glamor to your outfit. Fashionistas swear by the scarf and are always looking for new ways to wear them! So, if you have been wondering what to do with that scarf you bought a while ago and then thought otherwise, its time to take it out of your closet and try out these gorgeous styles.

Here are 2 very simple reasons as to why you should invest on a scarf;

  • It never goes out fashion! In fact it is more often than not worn for style.
  • You don't have to spend big bucks to buy one. You can buy one for as cheap as 10 bucks and yet make a style statement with it!

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Classic styleBoho styleParisian styleHollywood loves scarves! The long, rectangular scarf worn in different styles by Kirsten Dunst, Gisele Bundchen and Jessica Alba
Classic style
Classic style
Boho style
Boho style
Parisian style
Parisian style
Hollywood loves scarves! The long, rectangular scarf worn in different styles by Kirsten Dunst, Gisele Bundchen and Jessica Alba
Hollywood loves scarves! The long, rectangular scarf worn in different styles by Kirsten Dunst, Gisele Bundchen and Jessica Alba

The Long, Rectangular Scarf

This is the most common scarf available and the most versatile. Here are a few tips.

  • For the classic style, wrap the scarf around your neck and leave one end in the front and the other end at the back.
  • For the Boho style, wrap the scarf around your neck and bring both ends of the scarf to the front. Let the two loose ends hang uneven to give it a slightly messy look. You can either make a tight loop around your neck or let the fabric in front hang a little loose to give it a more casual look.
  • Try the classic style with a silk scarf for an elegant and sophisticated look or the Boho style with a jeans and a t-shirt for a casual look with detail.
  • To get the Parisian look, fold the scarf in half lengthwise and drape it around your neck. Through the loop of the fold pull the other loose end out. This sleek style can be matched with any outfit and can also be tucked into your coat during the winter.

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2 Simple Ways To Wear The Long, Rectangular Scarf

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Sarah Jessica Parker And Her Spring Scarves

Sarah Jessica Parker is a fashion icon, best known for her character "Carrie Bradshaw" in "Sex and the City". Check her out flaunting her slew of Spring scarves.

Take cues from her scarf tying styles and look like a Hollywood star!

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Traditional way with the triangle in frontGo messy with the square scarfThe elegant look with the knot in front www.fashionscarvesandshawls.comThe elegant look with a bow at the side www.fashionscarvesandshawls.comStyling a square scarf for workJennifer Aniston sporting the casual square scarf look
Traditional way with the triangle in front
Traditional way with the triangle in front
Go messy with the square scarf
Go messy with the square scarf
The elegant look with the knot in front www.fashionscarvesandshawls.com
The elegant look with the knot in front www.fashionscarvesandshawls.com
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The elegant look with a bow at the side www.fashionscarvesandshawls.com
Styling a square scarf for work
Styling a square scarf for work
Jennifer Aniston sporting the casual square scarf look
Jennifer Aniston sporting the casual square scarf look

The Square Scarf

This scarf is in the shape of a square and hence the name. Try out these simple styles.

  • Fold the scarf into a triangle and drape it around both your shoulders with the triangle hanging in front. Then bring the two loose ends forward and either tuck them in front or just let them hang lose to create the messy look.
  • For an elegant look use a silk square scarf. Fold it into a triangle, drape it over your shoulder so that the triangle is on your back and tie the loose ends in front or towards the side. This style looks classy when worn with a dress.
  • If you have a smaller square scarf, wrap it around your neck and tie a small bow towards the side. This style can be worn to work with a button down shirt.

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2 loops with the loops hanging lose2 loops with the loops closer to the neckRing infinity scarfSequin infinity scarf with backless dress
2 loops with the loops hanging lose
2 loops with the loops hanging lose
2 loops with the loops closer to the neck
2 loops with the loops closer to the neck
Ring infinity scarf
Ring infinity scarf
Sequin infinity scarf with backless dress
Sequin infinity scarf with backless dress

The Infinity Scarf

This is the newest addition to the family of scarves. It is also called a circle scarf because it does come in a circle!

  • This scarf already has one loop. You can keep adding as many loops as you want (make sure you don't get choked my making the loops too tight!) by wrapping the scarf multiple times around your neck.
  • You can also add detail to your back by making one long loop hang towards your back instead of the front.
  • Pair it with a jeans and a t-shirt or a jersey for the everyday, casual look.
  • Wear a sequin infinity scarf with a backless dress with the "loop at the back" style to let all eyes focus on that sexy back of yours.
  • Add a thick, woolen infinity scarf to your wardrobe for the winter months.

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Crochet Ruffle ScarfWoolen Ruffle Scarf
Crochet Ruffle Scarf
Crochet Ruffle Scarf | Source
Woolen Ruffle Scarf
Woolen Ruffle Scarf | Source

The Ruffle Scarf

As the name suggests this is a scarf with ruffles. A favorite among the knitting community, you will find many websites, blogs and write ups on how to knit a ruffle scarf. If you know how to knit, try to make one for yourself!

  • Stylish and trendy, this scarf can be worn with any outfit which you think is too plain for an occasion. The ruffles do the magic of making your outfit stand out!
  • The crochet ruffle scarf is a wonderful asset to your wardrobe. It is thin and lightweight and ideal for the spring and summer months. Opt for a thicker, woolen ruffle scarf during the winter for warmth and style.

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Use Your Scarf As A Belt, Sarong or Just Tie It To Your Purse

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Use it as a beltTie it around your waistUse it as a sarong at the beachThe preppy handbag look
Use it as a belt
Use it as a belt
Tie it around your waist
Tie it around your waist
Use it as a sarong at the beach
Use it as a sarong at the beach
The preppy handbag look
The preppy handbag look

Other Ways To Wear A Scarf

  • Use the scarf as a headband, as a sash around your waist or simply tie it around your purse to make it look preppy!
  • To create the Hollywood look of the 60's, fold a square scarf into a triangle, wrap it around your entire head and tie the ends in front of your neck. Wear this style with sunglasses and you are sure to look like a star. This style works best with a silk scarf.
  • For a vintage summer style, fold a silk scarf into a triangle and then fold the triangle several times so that it becomes narrow looks like a tie. Place the scarf on the back of your head and tie the loose ends into a knot or a bow. And there you have the cute, summer picnic look!
  • Tie your scarf as sash around your waist or just wear it as a belt.
  • At the beach use a big, square scarf as a sarong.
  • Tie a simple knot with a scarf on your purse and add that edge to your handbag.

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Audrey Hepburn With The Classic Headscarf

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    • Kyoko Iwase profile image

      Kyoko Iwase 

      6 years ago

      Scarfs will never go wrong if you want to look fashionable. Even if you have a baby bump or you're a nursing mum. I am nursing for 2 months now and I love pairing my ruffle scarf with my comfy V neck Lace Nursing Top from www.mamaway .co.uk. I can even use scarf as a cover-up when I am actually nursing.

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      emma 

      7 years ago

      i really enjoyed this thanks i love wearing scarves!

    • ponx profile imageAUTHOR

      Ponx 

      8 years ago from USA

      Thank you mysisters. Yes they can always add that extra detail to any outfit.

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      mysisters 

      8 years ago

      I really enjoyed this Hub. Scarves are a great accessory to dress up any outfit and they come in so many different prints and styles!!

    • ponx profile imageAUTHOR

      Ponx 

      8 years ago from USA

      Thanks for dropping by Penny! Appreciate your comment.

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      Penny 

      8 years ago

      I'm really loving loop scarves right now! I am convinced they are the warmest scarf you can get!

    • ponx profile imageAUTHOR

      Ponx 

      8 years ago from USA

      Thanks Analou Qs. Appreciate you dropping by and finding my hub useful.

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      Analou Qs 

      8 years ago

      i agree with rembrandz, now i have more than just a couple of ways to use my scarf...especially winter is approaching...way to go ponx .^^.

    • ponx profile imageAUTHOR

      Ponx 

      9 years ago from USA

      Thanks rembranz! Am glad that you found the info useful. Looking forward to read your hubs as well now that I am following you on HP :)

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      Remy Francis 

      9 years ago from Dubai

      omg I really enjoyed this hub. So much of useful info on using the scarf. Now I just don't have to feel bored in front of my wardrobe before work thinking of a good mix and match of clothes! Thank you ponx

    • ponx profile imageAUTHOR

      Ponx 

      9 years ago from USA

      Thank you saleheensblog.

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      Ponx 

      9 years ago from USA

      Thanks! :)

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      Sulagna 

      9 years ago

      Awesome article..I have read a few of your older posts as well..

      Thanks

      Sulagna

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