One of my favourite ways to accessorise is with a scarf – not only will it keep you warm, it can also add a great pop of colour to your outfit and gives you something to pop over your hair in case of rain! I’ve had a few people asking for ideas on how to wear scarves, so here are some of my favourite scarves from EziBuy and some quick step-by-step tutorials to help you master them.
This is by far the simplest way to wear a scarf – simple drape it around your neck and go! This can hide a multitude of sins (a top that shows off a little too much cleavage, that drop of soup I inevitably spill on my dress) and can help visually lengthen your body. Warning: if it’s windy, this is not a great option – you may lose your scarf!
- Tie a loose knot in one end of a long rectangular scarf.
- Drape the scarf around your neck and pleat the end of the scarf without the knot. Don’t worry about being too accurate with this.
- Pull the loose pleated end of the scarf through the loose knot on the other end.
- Fan out the material of scarf above the knot.
This is tied in the same way as a regular necktie, and goes best with collared shirts or something with a high neckline (not the scoop neck top I’m wearing!). For a super on trend look, pair this with a button up chambray shirt.
- Drape the scarf around your neck, positioning it so that one side is roughly half the length of the other.
- Cross the long end of the scarf over the short end.
- Bring it around and back under the short end.
- Cross the long end of the scarf over the short end once more, and leave this quite loose as you will need to pass the end of the scarf down through this layer soon.
- Take the longer end of the scarf in your hand and feed it under and through the loop around your neck, then slip it through the front of the knot you created.
- Pull the long end of the scarf all the way through the knot.
- Hold the short end of the scarf in one hand and slide the knot up to tighten the scarf around your neck.
The Faux Loop Scarf
This is how I tend to wear my scarf most of the time – it’s the most effective at keeping me warm and it ensures that the ends of my scarf aren’t flapping about in the wind or getting in the way while I’m working.
- Take a long lightweight rectangular scarf by the ends – the longer, the better.
- Tie a reef knot in the ends of the scarf – here’s a quick tutorial on how to do that if you’re not familiar with knots.
- Place the loop over your head with the knot positioned at the back of your neck. If you have a shorter length scarf, you can leave it in a single loop.
- For a double loop, twist the scarf in the middle.
- Lift the bottom part of the loop over your head.
- Adjust the scarf so it’s sitting comfortably.
How do you wear your scarf? Let us know in the comments below – I’m always keen to try new things out!
Get more plus size fashion and beauty inspiration from Meagan at her blog, This is Meagan Kerr.