Ok, ok, how many times must I write about scarves in some form or fashion? Well, to answer your question, three times and it probably won’t stop with this post. I am not obsessed with scarves, but I do believe they are an easy accessory that is also practical and versatile, killing two birds with one stone. So, yep, writing about scarves again!
There are so many options when it comes to scarves that this post will only scratch the surface, but hopefully you’ll be inspired enough to incorporate this fall trend into your wardrobe and rock your scarf with confidence.
Traditional vs. infinity?
Great question and… it’s simply a matter of preference. For those that don’t know the difference between a traditional scarf and an infinity scarf, well, I’ll tell you. An infinity scarf is a large, closed loop of fabric, whereas a traditional scarf is long and rectangular – not a loop!
Which is the most versatile? I’d probably lean towards a traditional scarf; however, infinity scarfs are SO easy if you are in a rush and need to quickly accessorize. With two or three loops around your neck, you can be out the door and looking chic in no time. I have found some great infinity finds, most are under $35, with only one luxe find by Frye (which is still under $100).
Prints? So many to choose from!
There are SO many different prints, materials, lengths, and styles that you could likely wear a scarf every day and likely tie it differently each day.
I love scarves for so many reasons. They can take any simple “blah” outfit and make it look chic. Pair it with a white t-shirt and jeans…. wear it with a simple black sheath dress, pair it with a blazer, denim jacket, or vest… it truly is an accessory that makes any outfit look amazing. Below, are a few examples of scarves I wear often. From leopard print, to butterflies, to geometric patterns, They're all different lengths and widths but regardless of style, they elevate the outfit from just "ok" to "wow" (in my humble opinion...).
I have scarves in all shapes, styles, prints, and materials. But my personal favorites are those that are light weight which can allow me to wear it in very creative ways. The bulkier scarves (in my opinion) limit your versatility. For instance, a crocheted heavy knit scarf. There is a time and a place for this scarf and it’s usually for a more casual and cold weather setting and worn wrapped around your neck twice. Cute but not as versatile (if that’s what you’re after.)
Prints are very personal. Select what appeals to you and wear it proudly. Below are a few scarves that I have in my closet that I adore. I wear them to work and to the grocery store – so versatile and the fabrics are soft which allows me to wear them all day without irritation. Here are some fun prints, that are soft, non-irritating, and....pretty inexpensive.
Tie one on!
Cleaver heading, right? That title can go south quick, but…for now; we’ll focus on scarf tying!
If you’re like me, when you first starting wearing scarves, you did the basic double wrap. While this is cute and chic, there are SO MANY more ways to wrap a scarf. Pinterest is the mecca for anything and everything fashion, including scarf-tying tutorials. I have pinned a few options that were certainly helpful for me so that I can move beyond the “double wrap” technique! Below are few cute examples to elevate your scarf tying skills.
Visit our Pinterest board for ideas: Life’s too short to wear boring ACCESSORIES!
In addition, “Life as Mama” has a great blog post on 10 Stylish Ways to Wear a Scarf. There are multiple pages, so make sure to check out pages two and three to avoid missing additional scarf tying ideas.
Now that I’ve shown you a few ways to tie a scarf, does it inspire you try this fall trend? If not, I totally get it. But…if so, I’d love to know what your scarf of choice is and how you love to wear it. Do you wear it to the office, or do you reserve it for the weekend? I’m very curious! Leave a comment below and tell me your thoughts.