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How to Wear a Scarf: The Best Ways to Style Scarves, for Women and Men

Some people think of scarves as only a winter accessory, but they can be worn all year round. Scarves come in all shapes and sizes and can be a great way to access any outfit. However, many people need help with styling scarves. If you’ve struggled with tying, looping, folding, and getting around a scarf only to style it in a way you dislike, you’re not alone.

Just because you are unsure how to style scarves in a way you love doesn’t mean you should give up on the accessory entirely. This helpful guide will give you a lowdown on the different types of scarves and everything to know about styling them to your liking.

Types of Scarves

Before you get to styling, you’ll have to pick a type of scarf to compliment your style. Many consumers don’t realize that scarves are incredibly versatile, not only in how many ways you can tie them but in the sheer variety of material and design across different scarves. Below are some of the primary types of scarves you should consider when shopping for the finishing touch of your new favorite outfit.

Blanket Scarf

The blanket scarf is a great way to stay warm during the winter. This large-size scarf provides extra coverage and can be used to accessorize an outfit or as a blanket. These scarves are typically made from cotton, cashmere, or wool.

Silk Scarf

Silk scarves are a classic accessory, are lightweight, and can be worn in various ways. These scarves can add a touch of elegance to any outfit or a subtle detail to your favorite everyday look. They are often associated with vibrant colors and bold prints and can add a gorgeous personal touch to your style. Silk scarves are typically higher priced than other options. Still, their quality, longevity, and elegance make the silk scarf a worthy investment for any fashion and accessory lover.

Cashmere or Wool Scarf

These scarves are perfect for keeping warm, making them a popular option for colder seasons. They are a go-to style for shoppers looking for combined warmth and longevity.

Cotton Scarf

Cashmere/cotton scarves are popular options for buyers looking for the next in-style accessory. Cotton scarves are often more affordable than scarves made from expensive materials. Still, they are equally comfortable and perfect for any style you want.

Knitting or Crochet-Pattern Scarf

Knitting and crochet pattern scarves are perfect for those who want to add a unique touch to their outfit. Whether you enjoy knitting and crocheting or getting a handmade scarf from a seller, this option always adds a unique personality to your outfit and is perfect for the artistically inclined.

Pashmina Scarf

While not a type of scarf, Pashmina is a unique style of embroidery and handcrafting scarves using stunning, luxurious fine cashmere. A Pashmina scarf is highly revered for its elegant, polished look and gentle, protective warmth. Even though it may look like any other scarf, a Pashmina scarf will surely surprise you.

Styling Scarves

Now that you know the main types of scarves, it’s time to get creative and start styling them. Once you’ve picked the perfect scarf for your outfit, consider some fun, gorgeous styles below and try out some of our favorite ways to wear these pieces.

Go Minimalist

If you’re looking for a subtle way to accessorize an outfit, try wearing a minimalist scarf. Choose a scarf in a neutral color and pair it with a simple, minimalist jewelry piece. A minimal style and subtle accessory pieces such as dangle earrings or a simple necklace can give your look a polished, put-together feel. You can still express yourself when you know how to tailor minimal fashion to your unique style.

Go Maximalist

For those who like to make a statement, try pairing a bright, bold scarf with a statement jewelry piece. Choose a scarf in a bright color or a bold pattern and pair it with a statement necklace or a pair of statement earrings. This will add a touch of drama to any outfit.

Casual Chic

You may be tempted to sacrifice style for warmth in the cold winter. With this cute outfit, you don’t have to! Start with a cozy sweater dress and a pair of knee-high boots. For a touch of color, add a colorful scarf. Choose a scarf with a rich, deep color like burgundy or navy. If you want to make a statement, pick a scarf with an interesting pattern or texture. To finish the look, add simple stud earrings and a few pieces of gold jewelry.

Sophisticated Elegance

For a more sophisticated look, wear a classic winter combo: a simple black dress and a pair of black ankle boots. To add a touch of glamour, accessorize with a luxurious wool-blend scarf. Choose a scarf with a subtle pattern or texture, like a herringbone or houndstooth design. Add a pair of pearl earrings and a stunning necklace for an extra touch of elegance.

Comfort First

Reach for your favorite jeans and a cozy cable knit sweater to be comfortable and cozy. To add warmth and style, pick a plaid scarf. Choose a scarf in a bold, eye-catching pattern with rich colors like red and green. Add a pair of hoop earrings and a few pieces of statement jewelry.

Trying Out Ties

While you might have everything figured out for styling yourself with your stunning scarf, one last step is to tie or lay your scarf to compliment your look. There are many ways to style a scarf, all of which provide a unique variation to your outfit. Below are some of our favourite ways to tie scarves if you aren’t sure which style you’re leaning toward.

  • The Classic Drape: The classic drape is the simplest way to style a scarf and is perfect for those looking for a minimal, timeless look. To achieve the classic drape, simply drape the scarf over both shoulders and let it hang down in the front.

  • The Shawl Wrap: The shawl wrap is a great way to add warmth and texture to an outfit. To achieve the shawl wrap, drape the scarf over one shoulder and wrap it around the opposite shoulder.

  • The Infinity Scarf: This scarf adds a cozy, relaxed look to an outfit. To achieve the infinity scarf look, wrap it around your neck once and let it hang down in a loop.

  • The Headband: The headband is a great way to add color and texture to an outfit. To achieve the headband look, simply wrap the scarf around your head, then tie it at the back.

  • The Wristlet: Who says a scarf is limited to your shoulders and up? To achieve the wristlet look, wrap the scarf around your wrist and tie it in a knot.

Plan Your Style With Shokoro Handmade

Picking out your favorite scarf is only the tip of the iceberg to accessorizing your favorite outfits throughout the year. If you’re looking for unique accessories, like-minded fashion lovers, or tips to find the perfect accessories for her, look no further than Shokoro Handmade.

Whether you want to find styling tips for your favorite scarves, high-quality lifestyle tips, or handmade accessories perfect for any style, Shokoro Handmade has all the information you need. Check out the stunning catalog of handmade accessories or the exciting blog where fashion lovers can unite on Shokoro Handmade today.

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