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Using the Scarf as an Accessory

Updated on June 3, 2013

Diversity with a Small Piece of Fabric

Scarves have come a long way from our Girl Guide and Girl Scout days. Instead of orange and brown you can find them in all manner of colors and patterns to suit your wardrobe and taste.

Scarves where a staple fashion piece in the 50s and 60s. Women like Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn made them alluring. They are making a comeback both in Hollywood and for the average fashionista. Sheer, thick, short, long... the choice is yours.

This lens highlights ten ways to use your favorite scarf as an accessory.

Citation: images copyright M. E. Wood.

Let it hang loose under a blouse or jacket colar.

Let it hang loose under a blouse or jacket colar.
Let it hang loose under a blouse or jacket colar.

Tie in a dangling square not with colared or mock necked top.

Tie in a dangling square not with colared or mock necked top.
Tie in a dangling square not with colared or mock necked top.

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Swing the dangling ends over one shoulder.

Swing the dangling ends over one shoulder.
Swing the dangling ends over one shoulder.

Wrap to the back, cross and bring ends forward. Knot tips...or not.

Wrap to the back, cross and bring ends forward. Knot tips...or not.
Wrap to the back, cross and bring ends forward. Knot tips...or not.

Make a loop and slip both ends through. Slip over head and adjust length.

Make a loop and slip both ends through. Slip over head and adjust length.
Make a loop and slip both ends through. Slip over head and adjust length.

Tie colorul hankie sized scarves at neck. Angle to left or right.

Tie colorul hankie sized scarves at neck. Angle to left or right.
Tie colorul hankie sized scarves at neck. Angle to left or right.

Drape large ones over back of a mock or turtle neck.

Drape large ones over back of a mock or turtle neck.
Drape large ones over back of a mock or turtle neck.

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Glide a long scarf through loops of jeans and tie as belt.

Glide a long scarf through loops of jeans and tie as belt.
Glide a long scarf through loops of jeans and tie as belt.

The colorful headband, tied under back of hair. Let dangle or make multiple rounds.

The colorful headband, tied under back of hair. Let dangle or make multiple rounds.
The colorful headband, tied under back of hair. Let dangle or make multiple rounds.

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Make a wider band and tie over it in the back for an updated gypsy pirate look.

Make a wider band and tie over it in the back for an updated gypsy pirate look.
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Use a long narrow scarf around the wrist. Tie once and tuck in ends.

Use a long narrow scarf around the wrist. Tie once and tuck in ends.
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      lilyandlionel 5 years ago

      Love this lens. We go to department stores and show people different ways to wear their scarves. This is right up our street!

      Scarves by Lily and Lionel

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love this lens. We sell scarves in the UK and often go to department stores showing people different ways to tie their scarf.

      Will point them here as well!

      Alice Stone

      Lily & Lionel

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love this lens. We sell scarves in the UK and often go to department stores showing people different ways to tie their scarf.

      Will point them here as well!

      Alice Stone

      Lily & Lionel

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is how I tie my scarves and they come out pretty nice http://howtofixstuff.blogspot.ca/2012/04/how-to-ti...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I usually wear scarf during winter and on few other occasions. The above lens gave some new tips to use scarf. You may find a lot of information about Hudson Jeans UK through web.

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      Snakesmom 6 years ago

      Love the pics! My favorite is the head band scarf, looks great & fun too!

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      HydroWilly420 6 years ago

      I like scarf, and if you want to know scarf rings

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      C A Chancellor 6 years ago from US/TN

      Fun! I used to never wear scarves, but I recently did a fashion challenge and now I'm in love with them! They really add polish to an outfit.

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      Laniann 7 years ago

      Oh, I am glad to hear that scarves are making a come back as a fashion accessory. I like scarves - they can add a lot to an outfit.

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      Handy lens! Rolled to (and linking in) my "Momwear" lens :)

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      Not big fan of scarves... but maybe I change my opinion after reading this lens! :) Lensrolling it to 'Cravat - Necktie is Made in Croatia' lens!