But What Do I Do With This Thing!?
That sentiment pretty much sums up how I used to feel about scarves. I found them fussy and superfluous, and really hadn't a clue as to how to make them work for me outside of wrapping up against the worst of the Wisconsin winters that I grew up with.
These days with fashion editorials and online tutorials just a click away, it is a lot easier to visualise how you can work a scarf into your wardrobe. I think there is also a wider selection of scarves available now, and in a much wider range of fabrics. What I like best about modern scarves is that you can wear them and be absolutely, positively, 100% casual in them; a look that not so long ago, simply didn't exist. The following list are some of my favourite go-to ways to wear a scarf. The names of the knots have been completely made-up by me, and most likely have actual names floating around out there somewhere.
So. Without further commentary on the matter, I give you...
9 Ways to Wear a Scarf: The Everyday Edition
starring...my 2 new Missoni scarves
1. The Amelia Earhart Wrap the scarf once around your neck and let the ends hang loose. That's it.
2. The Celeb-at-LAX Haphazardly wrap the thing around your neck and tuck the ends loosely under. So. Easy.
3. The Ravel's Bolero Drape the scarf like you're wearing it as a shawl, then take the ends under your arms and tie behind your back.
4. The Chicken or Fish? Instead of starting by draping the scarf around the back of your neck, drape it around the front. wrap both ends around so that they hanging down in front (see no. 1), and tie them in a knot.
5. The Shawl Just what it sounds like. Just...you know...wear it. Put it on.
6. The Litigious Fake Injury Claimant Roll scarf tightly, then coil it around your neck, tucking ends under.
7. The Eye of the Needle Fold scarf in half so that it is double-thickness with both ends at one side and a loop is on the other. Drape it around your neck, then pull both ends through the loop. Adjust.
8. The Carrie Matheson Basically this is a No. 2 pulled-up over your head. Great for keeping warm if you get caught out in some weather. In a lighter weight scarf, this one is perfect for travelling in countries where you must cover your head and shoulders.
9. The Artsy Fankle Begin as with The Eye of the Needle, but instead of bringing both ends through the loop, bring only one. Bring the remaining end over the top of the loop, and then down through it to create this nifty cross-hatch pattern.
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