It is possible to wear the same scarf or stole differently for different outfits and occasions. It can be tied in multiple fashions depending on the outfit, weather and occasion. Given below are just a few ways a scarf can transform a simple look into something special.
- French Twist – This is a perfect style for filling in the neck of a suit, sweater or jacket.
Tying instructions – Fold the scarf lengthwise, center the scarf in front of your neck. wrap around, crossing ends behind neck and pull forward.Tie a single knot centered underneath chin. Twist scarf to one side of neck so that the knot is off-center. Finish by tying a double knot and let ends hang loosely.
- Slip Knot/ Men’s Tie style -This style gels with almost everything, especially with a collared shirt or a crewneck.
Tying instructions – Fold the scarf twice lengthwise to create an “S” fold. Drape the folded scarf around your neck with one end of the scarf slightly longer than the other. Wrap the longer end around the shorter one and tie a loose knot. Pull the unknotted end of the scarf to adjust the length.
- Ascot Wrap – An ascot is ideal with formal collared shirts, blouses paired with skirt or pants
Tying instructions – Pull the scarf around the back of the neck as you would a tie with left end slightly longer than the right. Flip the left end over the right and push the left end up, through the neck loop, so that it emerges over the top. Center and spread the sides the top flap. Undo the top button of your shirt and tuck the ends of the ascot into the mouth of your shirt.
- Hacking Knot / Bow- A hacking bow looks wonderful on suits, jackets, sweaters and T-shirts
Tying instructions – Fold a scarf in half by length. Place around the neck and pull the two ends through the center-fold. Center Knot under chin, loosely
For another look tighten the scarf to the side of the neck. Form a bow
- Faux Bow – A faux bow looks good with an open neckline or a collared dress shirt
Tying instructions – Make a loose knot in the center of an oblong scarf. Place knot under chin and cross ends behind the neck. Bring them back to the front. Place the ends into the knot going in opposite directions and tighten slightly.
- Classic Shoulder or Neck Drape – Suitable for formal eveningwear
Tying instructions – Fold scarf or stole into half lengthwise. Just drape the scarf over your neck or shoulders with both ends in the front. Hold it in place gently.