A classic silk scarf is an investment piece in your wardrobe that never goes out of style. It is undeniably versatile and adds instant, effortless chic to any outfit. The best part is, it can be used in multiple different ways and can totally transform your look – not to mention it’s perfect for every season. This wardrobe-staple is the best when it comes to showing less is more. Here are a few ideas on how to sport your silky fabric and enjoy timeless fashion.


Style #1 Not your traditional top.

scarf as a blouse

 

Embrace the hot weather with the scarf-as-shirt trend. This simple yet chic look can be achieved by wrapping the scarf around your back and tie it securely in a front knot. Style it with a pair of shorts or jeans for a casual look or under a blazer for a more sophisticated style.

Want to try different looks? You can also wear it as a bandana or crisscross (over your body and tied around your neck).


scarf as a top


Style #2 The hair flair.

 

Hair accessories can elevate your entire look in moments. What if we told you you can get away with multiple hair styles with only one silk scarf? Besides the popular headband (which works wonders in those between-washes days), knot the scarf around a high or low ponytail and let the ends hang down, or wear it twisted around a bun. It also looks absolutely gorgeous weaved into a braid, wrapped around a fancy half-updo or as a turban. If you’re feeling extra glam, a vintage headscarf wrap will channel elegance and timeless classic.

 





Style #3 The bag accent.

 

Add a pop of colour to your outfit by tying a statement silk scarf to your bag. A silk scarf serves as the perfect partner to handbags – especially those with neutral hues. It’s a great way to make your bag look new and fresh without going out and actually buying a new one. There are different ways to style a scarf on a handbag, you can either drape it over your bag, twist it around the handle, or create a cute little side bow.



Style #4 Accentuate your neck.


 

This classic way of wearing a scarf has been in fashion for as long as we remember. What we love about the neck scarf is that it flatters the neckline with – and can be worn for work or play. Tie it around your neck – as shown here – for a timeless fashion or wear it as a loose tie, bandana or choker. 

 




Style #4 Cinch your waist.

No belt, no problem! A twill or large size silk scarf can double duty as a pretty belt. Simply roll your scarf at your desired width, wrap around your waist then tuck the ends underneath. Voila, you’ve got yourself a statement belt that adds a unique touch to your outfit.


Style #5 The hat wrap.

 

Want to add a fun factor to your beach or everyday hat? Try dressing it up with a twill scarf. You’ll love this look, simply wrap it around the top of the hat and leave the ends hanging at the back or over your shoulders. You can also tie the ends in a bow as an alternative look.

 



Style #6 The wrist twist.


 

Accessories can easily tone up a plain dress or an old pair of denim jeans. Add a pop of colour to your outfit with this bracelet-like wrap – a simple but elegant look with a touch of creativity! It’s a cool way to show off the print of your beautiful silk scarf.

Written by: SAMIA HASSOUNA