5 Ways to Style Silk Scarves
If you’re looking to add a little something something to your outfit this spring, look no further. Silk scarves are the perfect way to add a pop of color, pattern, and a little bit of spice to any spring look!
I am always looking for ways to turn a simple outfit into a stand out outfit and I’ve just been gravitating towards silk scarves lately to do just that.
First off, silk scarves are nothing new to fashion. They have been worn for decades by movie stars and notable women all around the world. When I think of a silk scarf, I think old Hollywood glam: a movie star sitting in the back of a convertible with a silk scarf tied around her head to protect her hair from the wind with big sunglasses, hiding from the paparazzi. Iconic.
Or even Sandy from Grease! I am talking about pre leather pants red lipstick Sandy when she would wear poodle skirts at school. Major 50s vibes.
But recently silk scarves have made a come back and I think that this time around people are wearing them a little differently. Here are my five favorite ways to style silk scarves!
Half Up Half Down
The style that I have been wearing the most recently! I usually wear my hair down most days, which can be pretty boring for the most part. I do really like hair accessories, I did have my own headband business back in the 7th grade, and I think hair scarves are a great accessory to add if you still want to keep your hair down. Just put your hair half up half down and maybe leave some pieces out in the front to frame your face. Tie the hair scarf around your tiny pony tail and it doesn’t get easier, ladies.
2. Tied Around a Purse
I have been tying silk scarves around my purses for a while now! I like it because I am the type of person that really only uses a few purses, BUT if you add a scarf and even change up which scarves you tie, it’s almost like you have a different purse because you’re changing up the look. I brought one with me when I was studying abroad (when I barely had any clothes to my name) and I am so glad I did! First of all, it takes up little to no room and it is a multi use accessory because you can wear it so many ways. It you are going on a trip soon, definitely bring one. I might even rate it as a top travel accessory! But, long story short, when I was in London I tied a silk scarf around my purse a lot.
3. Pony Tail
This is a gal on the go trick that you all need to know. If you don’t have time to wash/do your hair, put it up in a pony tail and tie a silk scarf around it. The scarf not only covers a good amount of your hair, but also draws attention to the scarf and not your not go great looking hair. I sported a low pony in these pictures, but it also looks great with a high pony too!
4. Tied Around Neck
This is the Sandy from Grease vibes I was talking about before. Tying a silk scarf around your neck is so great for when you have a super simple outfit that needs a little bit of oomph. In these pictures I was wearing a white t-shirt and a jean jacket - it doesn’t get much simpler than that. But, once I tied the scarf around my neck my outfit was instantly elevated. When I was traveling around Europe last spring, I saw a lot of people wearing their scarves this way!
5. Tied Around a Bun
The perfect way to save a major bad hair day! I rarely wear my hair in a bun out and about, but if I was this would be the way I would do it. One of my favorite bloggers, Champagne & Chanel (a.k.a Emily Herren) wore her hair like this on her Instagram and rocked it. She looks super good in top knots. I will definitely be wearing my hair like this during the spring and summer because I am all about girly things. If you couldn’t tell I love pink, ruffles, sparkles, and really anything girly. I wrapped the scarf twice around my bun and it created a little knotted bow, another girly accent I love. Just like how tying it around your neck elevates your outfit, tying it around your bun elevates your hairstyle!
Need a silk scarf to incorporate into your looks? Here are some of my favs that I have been eyeing:
Thanks for reading!