Silky scarfs are back in vogue in the fashion scene and we are absolutely stunned by the myriad of ways they can be worn or styled.
Having a silky scarf in your wardrobe is a good step towards improving your fashion sense, knowing 9 beautiful ways to wear them is a step in the right fashionable direction.
I mean, what is not to love about silky scarfs? Depending on the size, length, and width of your silky scarf, these scarfs are as versatile as versatile can be.
As we bring you these 9 beautiful ways to wear and style your silky scarf, we also wish to tell you that these silky scarf styles are easy to wear and style.
Here are the 9 beautiful ways to style your silky scarf. Of course, there are more than 9 ways to wear your scarf, but these 9 we are about to list are our absolute favourites.
The Pony tie
One of the absolute easiest ways to incorporate a scarf into your look is by simply tying it around a ponytail. This works with pretty much any size or shape, so long as you can secure it in a knot. If you’re really worried about the silk fabric slipping down your pony, loop your scarf through a hair elastic before tying it to give some extra staying power.
You’re going to want an oblong scarf to achieve this look. Start by placing the center of the scarf at the back of your head and pulling the two ends up and around to your forehead. Tie the two ends into a double knot, ensuring that the entire back of your head is covered by the scarf. Twist one end of the scarf before wrapping it around the double knot and tucking the loose end under. Repeat with the second side. If you want extra volume, gather your hair into a bun at the top of your head and use that as the base around which you wrap the two twisted ends of your scarf.
The Low bun
Both a square or long scarf will work here, but a long scarf will give you more fabric to wrap around your bun, so if you have a lot of hair or want a voluminous bun, we suggest using a rectangular style. Start by folding the top quarter of the scarf down before placing it on top of your head. Make sure the two ends are equal in length, then secure them in a knot at the base of your neck, just like you would for a bandanna look. Cross each loose end up and around the bun and tie once more underneath the bun. Tuck in any loose ends or extra hanging fabric and there you have it.
If you’re really not feeling your hair or just want to cover up a third-day blowout that probably should’ve retired after being a two-day blowout, this is your easiest option. Simply fold a square scarf in half diagonally, then tie the two opposite ends under your hair and leave the third corner loose.
The Twisted headband
If you’re using a square scarf, start by folding it in half diagonally, then begin to roll or fold the scarf starting at the widest side and working your way toward the pointed corners. If you’re using a rectangular scarf, just start folding along the long side. Tie the loose ends under your hair at the nape of your neck and voilà! You can also knot the scarf at the middle after rolling it up to help it stay folded and add a bit more volume up top.
The Bandana cap
Very similar to the above, but rather than give off an early 2000s or summer camp vibe, the bandanna cap feels much more ’70s and really only requires one small tweak in execution. Instead of knotting your scarf below your hair, tie it on top of your strands and over the loose corner as well. Then tuck the excess fabric under the knot to neaten things up.
The Scarf braid
There are multiple ways to incorporate a scarf into a braid and the easiest is simply to pull your hair back into a ponytail, tie one end to the elastic, and then use it as one-third of your braid, tying the other end off with a second elastic or by wrapping and knotting the scarf itself. But you can also weave your accessory through a more complicated ’do, like a French or fishtail braid.
To begin, fold your scarf in half (this is one of those times when an oblong version might work best). Pull together a section of hair as you would normally, however, before you divide it into three parts, pin the folded scarf under the section of hair. Treat each of the two sides of the scarf as a section of hair and continue to braid, adding hair to each section as you go. End with an elastic and loop the rest of the scarf around the bottom of the braid.
The Updated Rosie
If you’re working with a square scarf, fold it in half diagonally, then fold the bottom third up and the top third down to form a long trapezoid. Then, place the center of the scarf at the back of your head, wrap up and around and tie at the top of your forehead. If you’re using a rectangular scarf, use your best judgment before folding it lengthwise. It might be wide enough as is or with just one fold. It might also leave you with some extra fabric at the ends to tie a fun bow, tuck under, or even leave hanging loose if you prefer.
The Grace Kelly/Babushka
Favored by Eastern European grandmothers and fashion-obsessed rappers alike, the babushka covers most of your head, is incredibly easy to do and stays in place even if you’re running around all day. Start by folding a square scarf in half diagonally, then take the two opposing ends and knot them under your chin. And that’s it. Seriously. Now go forth and tend to your grandchildren or record another album (or, you know, whatever your version of an average day looks like).