Monday, October 4, 2010

Time for a scarf!

I am thrilled to wake up to 41 degrees. Such a nice change since the the days of waking up to 92 degrees.

One of the BEST things about this time of year is busting out my scarves. I love accessories. I found an excellent website - http://ziamoda.com and they really break down the different types of scarves and different ways to wear them.

I wanted to share a few tips they give us:

" How to Tie a Long Scarf: The Free Fall



This look is simply sumptuous with a strapless dress.






1. Fold the scarf lengthwise to desired thickness.


2. Place center of the scarf at the base of the front of the neck and allow the ends to drape behind.



How to Tie a Head Scarf: Soft Urban



Sweep your hair back in a romantic look. Similar to the Urban Chic, but with more hair showing.






1. Fold a square scarf in half to form a triangle.


2. Place the long edge along your hairline with the triangle pointing behind.


3. Tie the ends under your hair in a bow or knot.


4. Slightly push the scarf back to show more of your hairline


 
How to Tie a Neck Scarf: Mid-length Neck Scarf



To complete an outfit and add a slimming length to your look, tie one jauntily around your neck.






1. Fold scarf lengthwise to desired thickness.


2. Place the middle of the scarf at the back of your neck so the ends drape in front.


3. Take both ends, knot and pull the knot up to your neck.


4. Optional: fluff some of the fabric over the knot so that the fabric covers the knot.


5. Optional: Pull the knot to the side of your neck.


How to Tie a Long Scarf: Wear It Long



Don't think we need a description here - just hang it from your neck. The trend this summer and fall is to wear them long - in fact the longer the better.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How to Wear a Man's Scarf: The European



This is a classic look for men and even better, it's quick and easy.






1. Fold the scarf in half and hold it so you have the two loose ends in your right hand and the fold in your left hand.


2. Raise it over your head and center it against the back of your neck.


3. Take the loose ends and feed them through the loop that was created by the fold.


4. Pull the loose ends to cinch the loop up towards your neck.


How to Wear a Pashmina: The Toss



It doesn't get simpler than this.






1. Place the middle of the pashmina (or any long scarf) at the back of your neck so the ends drape in front.


2. Take one end and toss it over your shoulder.


 
 
 
 
How to Tie a Long Scarf: A Quick Toss



Quick and stylish.






1. Place the middle of the scarf at the back of your neck so the ends drape in front.


2. Take one end and toss it over your shoulder.


 
 
 
 
 
How to Tie a Neck Scarf: Sophisticated Neck Rosette



Perfect with a suit or blouse, this one might take a few tries at first.






1. Fold scarf lengthwise to desired thickness.


2. Place the middle of the scarf at the back of your neck so the ends are in front.


3. Start twisting each end over the other until you create a tight 'rope' that is rolling on itself.


4. Allow the scarf to create a small twist at the neck and wrap the 'rope' around itself to create the rosette.


5. Tuck the ends behind and under the scarf around your neck to hold it in place.


6. Allow the ends to fan out as an accent.


How to Tie a Neck Scarf: Simple Knot



Quick, easy and elegant.






1. Fold scarf lengthwise to desired thickness.


2. Place the middle of the scarf at the back of your neck so the ends drape in front.


3. Take both ends, knot and pull the knot up to your neck.


4. Optional: fluff some of the fabric over the knot so that the fabric covers the knot.


5. Optional: Pull the knot to the side of your neck


How to Tie a Long Scarf: The European Classic



This style is quick, easy and always elegant. Wear a long scarf centered or jauntily pulled to the side.






1. Fold the scarf in half and hold it so you have the two loose ends in your right hand and the fold in your left hand


2. Raise it over your head and center it against the back of your neck.


3. Take the loose ends and feed them through the loop that was created by the fold.


4. Pull the loose ends to cinch the loop up towards your neck.


How to Tie a Long Scarf: Warm and Cozy



Feel warm and cozy with this easy style






1. Hang your long rectangular scarf around your neck.


2. Pull one end so that it is about twice as long as the other side.


3. Wrap the longer end several times around your neck.


4. Tie a knot in front


 
 
 
I hope this got you super excited about wearing scarves and adding a little flair to your outfits - PLUS - keeping warm!

6 comments:

Bossy Betty said...

Love scarves of all kinds! Thanks for all the great ideas here!

Laura said...

Oh love these scarves and these great ideas!! Wish I could wear them without feeling like such a dork. Same with hats... these items look cool on everyone else, but on me, they scream dork.

scrapwordsmom said...

Awesome guide. I will have to send my daughter here...she is really into scarves!!!

Have a happy day, Nicole:)

Cassandra said...

I love scarves, though I don't actually own many. I usually wear the same one all the time. I've been wearing pretty much the same scarf for over four years now. It's rainbow colored and knitted. So me. All the other scarves I see in the stores just can't replace it.

:)

Coffee Junkie said...

OOOH the Pashmina is my favorite! I do this a lot in the winter time! I love scarves too!!!

Leanne said...

Oh, man, I'm right there with my sister above ... I so WISH I could wear them, but I don't think I can pull them off (unless it's winter and it's 10 below outside.) Maybe if I follow some of your tips, I'll be able to do it!

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