From flaunting the retro look to the corporate look, scarves have always found a special place in women accessories. A scarf worn right can turn a simple look into a style trend. While one may thing scarves are a very simple accessory, wearing the right kind the right way and for the right occasion is where the trick to carrying this piece of accessory lies. In fact, fashion trends for 2016 define scarves as the most popular and trendy accessory for the ladies, out passing the headgear which was extremely popular throughout 2015.
Scarves are available in a wide range of shapes like the rectangle scarf, square scarf, neckerchief scarf which is a smaller version of the square scarf, the infinity or the loop scarf to name a few. The fabric also differs from a silk to georgette and from cotton to a pashmina. The colors and prints vary from dark hues to pastels, small and huge floral to animal prints, plain colored scarves to chunky checks. The art of picking the scarf for your outfit lies in creating the contrast and the element that breaks the monotony of the outfit.
The most amazing thing about scarves is how a single scarf can be worn in so many different ways to add to the style quotient. Here are different styles of wearing scarves and the way they can be tweaked to compliment your outfit and fit the occasion.
The simple scarf: The simplest and most convenient way to carry a scarf is just take it around your shoulders. You could either leave the scarf open or fold it vertically for this wrap.
The cozy scarf wrap: This one is ideal for the winters where it keeps the neck warm. Take a long scarf and turn it around your neck twice. Now tie the loose ends of the scarf and tuck them under the scarf loops. Make sure you choose not a very thick material as it could leave you sweaty under that wrap.
The French knot: The perfect scarf knot to wear to your business meeting. This knot goes very well with the thinner scarves that are made of lighter materials like georgette or silk. Fold the scarf in half and take it around your shoulders such that you have two loose ends on one side and a loop on the other. Now take one loose end over and loop and then under the scarf loop and then take the second loose end and go over and under the same loop. You have the professional French knotted scarf ready to go.
The Neck twist wrap: Take a long scarf and take it once around your neck. Make a half knot with the loose ends near your neck and then pull the material of the neck loop down over the half knot.
The knotted shrug wrap: This is a great way to use your scarf as a shrug. Take the scarf around your shoulder like a shawl and make a half knot in the back with the loose ends. Now pull the ends tight and higher on your back and then pull the scarf fabric down. While this end will cover your back from the front gives the appearance of an open shrugs with the scarf only covering the sleeves.
The double sided twist wrap: This is a great twist wrap that involves two scarves, ideally with contrasting prints. Take both the scarves back to back. Now loop it once around your neck turn the fabric so as to show the other side. The end result would have one print showing on the neck loop while the hanging ends will be that of the other scarf.
Tuck in the belt scarf: Perfect to break the monotony in a plain dress. Let the loose ends of the scarf over your chest and tuck them under a cute belt. This is a great way to add some more glamour to your dress and yet get a tidy look for the scarf.
So, girl get hold of some of your favorite scarves and wear them as your style quotient for the trendy chic look this year. Do tell us about some more innovative ways you love to carry off your scarf.