Fashion is as much about breaking the rules as it is to sticking to them.
Now with the winter’s cold days behind us and summer very much making it’s mark, there’s one adaption to the rules of fashion that should be made – You CAN still wear scarves! Don’t restrict them just to Winter!
(Just do pay careful attention to the material of the scarf – wool will not work in Summer, but a fabulously light-weight muslin or silk will!)
This S/S’12, scarves can be utilized and worn in a way that is the very essence of cool.
They are a wonderfully easy addition to any outfit and can add a chic vibe via their edgy layers to any outfit.
And for those looking for a cheap thrill, scarves fall perfectly into that category by being ohhhh so affordable and an easy purchase for the maximum is fashionable effects!
On the flip side, if your more of an investment buyer – scarves come in an array of super-luxe, super-worth-it fabrics that will last.
Here are 5 ways you can style your scarf this Spring/Summer:
As someone with long hair, the restrictions of the summer heat mean that my only option is to make sure it’s off my face!
Now this season, headscarves are a trend to make the most of for their uber chic look and practicality.
Achieve this style by taking a long scarf and tying it into one knot on your forehead, then crossing the ends around each other and tucking them in place behind your head.
The Lobster Bib
Best done with a silk square scarf, this look is more divine than diner and super easy to pull of!
Simply folded our scarf in diagonally in half, and tie in the back with the pointed tips in front.
The Mini Capulet
Now if you have a larger silk scarf – this is a look that you can achieve easily and is tied basically in the same manner as the ‘Lobster Bib’.
Simply fold in half (Diagonally), and tie the ends together around your neck. Done!
Although the weight and mass of material can look rather babushka-like – something to avoid by simply making sure the scarf sits above your shoulders.
The Campfire Style
This summer, the campfire styled scarf is one of my fav’s!
Typically reserved for Boy Scouts and men of the wild, this style has a rough, masculine look to it that adds a distinct flare to any feminine ensemble. For these summer days it can edge on being a little warm, so just make sure to wear it rether loosely!
Simply twist your scarf into a rope and then loop it around your neck once or twice.
The Guy’s Tie
Moving on with the theme of masculine becoming a feminine trend – the Guys Tie is also a look to adapt into any modern summer wardrobe!
Patterned skinny scarves can be tied like a menswear tie – the trick to this style is keeping it low and loose!