Layering is the key to staying warm this winter. Scarves are perfect for layering because they are warm and ever-so-stylish.
For inspiration, we referred to the book, “50 Ways to Wear a Scarf”, by Lauren Friedman. It is truly a must-have for scarf-wearers. Here are some of our favorite warm ways to wear scarves this winter…
The Flyaway Vest
A scarf doesn’t always have to go around your neck. Get more use out of your favorite scarf by creating a flyaway vest! This look can be created with an oblong scarf. We used our Looks Collections Plaid Blanket Scarf that is available in multiple colors.
- Step 1: Fold your scarf in half widthwise.
- Step2: Tie the two sides of the top corner together.
- Step 3: Take the folded side that is in your other hand and bring it together with the tied side.
- Step 4: Tie the folded side and the tied side together to make one large knot.
- Step 5: Make sure the knot is secure.
- Step 6: Position the scarf so you can place your arms through the holes.
*A similar style, “The Kimono,” can be seen on pages 61-62 in the “50 Ways to Wear a Scarf” book.
This look is super-fast, super-easy and a great way to accentuate your figure! To create this look, we used the Reversible Nordic Print Wool Scarf.
- Step 1: Obtain a long rectangular scarf and a belt of your choice.
- Step 2: Drape the scarf around your neck and adjust it to your liking.
- Step 3: Make sure the ends of the scarf are even.
- Step 4: Secure the belt around the scarf and your waist.
*“The Hourglass” can be seen on pages 68-69 in the “50 Ways to Wear a Scarf” book.
The Lazy Girl
The Lazy Girl style is perfect for a day when you are short on time but still want to pull off a stylish look. We used Two-Toned Check Oblong Scarf that is available in a variety of colors.
- Step 1: Obtain a long rectangular scarf.
- Step 2: Drape the scarf around your neck so that one side hangs lower than the other.
- Step 3: Take the longer side of the scarf and start wrapping it around your neck.
- Step 4: Bring the longer side all the way around your neck so it lays parallel to the short side.
*“The Lazy Girl” can be seen on pages 71-72 in the “50 Ways to Wear a Scarf” book.
This style puts a creative twist on a traditional way to wear a scarf. It is a great way to add some style to a simple outfit. Here we used the Two-Toned Check Oblong Scarf that is available in a variety of colors.
- Step 1: Fold your long scarf in half and make a loop with the folded end.
- Step 2: Through the loop, grab one end of the scarf and pull it through.
- Step 3: Open the loop again.
- Step 4: Bring the remaining loose end over the top of the folded side and then pull through the loop. This will create the “knot” effect.
*“The Knot” can be seen on pages 76-77 in the “50 Ways to Wear a Scarf” book.