Tips for Wearing Scarves

Dresses, jackets, or even over-coats change as new fashion trends enter but one thing that remains a staple in the world of accessories are “scarves”.  For centuries, they have been considered an integral part of women’s clothing. However, in today’s world men are also fashioning their turtle-neck shirts with cozy draped scarves. Scarves are now more sought after than ever before, as today people are opting more for comfortable dressing. 

Donning a scarf is a simple way to revamp any outfit. However, depending on the outfit or season, you may want to opt for one style over another.

Tips for Choosing the Right Scarf

Scarves come in a variety of colors, fabrics, styles, and sizes, if you choose to pair your dress with scarves make sure you choose the right one based on the weather, occasion, and your wardrobe. Before donning a particular scarf, you should know some basic requirements. 

Functional Purpose

Ask yourself whether you need the scarf to serve the functional purpose? For instance, does the scarf need to protect you from the sun or to keep you warm. Some people may have other functional purposes as well. They would just want to have it matched with their dress. 

Wardrobe Pairing

One of the most important questions you need to ask yourself is what I am pairing it with.  That means if you are wearing a suit, a warm winter scarf probably isn’t the best option. It will overlap your suit at the same time making you look like a pile of clothes. Furthermore, Opting for a silk scarf as a funky add-on to a laid-back wardrobe may be a little over the top option.

Girl wearing a checkered scarf. 

Length of the Scarf

Before wearing a scarf, make sure what type of length will go best with the particular outfit. Some scarf fashion requires longer scarves to tie them in the right way, while some styles need wide but short length. Choose your option according to the style you will be wearing and the one that will compliment your selected wardrobe. Taller ladies generally wear longer scarves. 

Scarves in Warm Weather

If you are planning to wear a scarf in the warm days of summer and spring, choose wisely, as a heavy scarf may weigh you down. Always make sure to select a lightweight and gauzy scarf that can easily compliment any summer outfit.

However, for the color selection, you can go with any color, lighter or brighter both works best in summer. Brighter scarves are a fun way to add a pop of color to your ordinary wardrobe. 

In warm weather, when the hot air begins to blow or the sun is beating down, you can use your scarf to help protect your head, neck, and face. To do so, long or square scarves work best. Another option for using long and wide scarves in the summertime is to wrap them like bandeau tops to cover up after a swim. 

Men with a scarf. 

Scarf Styles for Summers

Using the Oblong Scarves 

The Oblong scarves are long rectangular, thin scarves. They can be worn easily during summer spring, that won’t weigh you down. Here are some popular ways to compliment your outfit using Oblong Scarves.

A red scarf. 

The Infinity Loop

One of the most popular ways of wearing a scarf is creating an infinity loop. Silk scarves work best for creating the infinity look. You just simply need to drape the scarf around your neck in a way that both corners are facing the front. A basic tee or a blazer would be a perfect pair with this loop.

The Drape

Another effortless yet trendy way to style a scarf is the Drape. All you need to do is pop the collar of your shirt or an overcoat and drape a long thin scarf around the back of your neck in a way that both ends meet evenly in the front.  Finish the look by folding down the lapels of your shirt over the scarf, adjusting your scarf, and you are done.

The drape scarf.

The Hourglass

Hourglass style is also known as a belted scarf. It can easily give a pop to an ordinary dress.  To carry an hourglass look, pick a long scarf and a belt that go well together. Drape the scarf at the back of your neck, so the long ends hang evenly in the front. Make the ends lying flat down, buckle the belt at the smallest part of your waist, just below your rib cage. Ensure that you place the belt on top of the scarf. You are all set to make a statement with this fashion makeover.

Wearing a Scarf in Cold Weather

With the beginning of cold weather, everyone starts to wear coats and jackets. However, a winter look is incomplete without a chic scarf thrown around your neck. Scarves are a great way to make your winter outfit look even cozier. On the other hand, they keep you warm and protected from the icy wind.

If you live on the northern side of the planet, the right scarf material or knot can maybe even save you from illness. The best options for winter scarfs are the ones that are warm and fuzzy. Experiment with different styles and materials for your winter scarf as there are endless varieties available. You can choose a fabric, like wool, fleece, or a long cashmere scarf.

Girl with full head covered scarf. 

Fuzzy Woolen Scarfs

We all love those woolen and cozy scarfs that have a lot of fuzzy threads attached to them. They can be a trendy companion for a long coat or a turtle neck tee. Knitted scarfs are also a popular choice for winter, as they can protect against cold weather and at the same time look classy. 

Scarf Tips for Winters

Square Blanket Scarf

The square blanket scarf can amp up any winter ensemble, plus it’s super easy to wear. Square blanket scarfs work best even if you are doing your outdoor chores. All you require is a blanket scarf that is thick and square. Fold your scarf to make it into a triangle. Now, hold both ends to make a cross behind your head and bring both ends to the front. Tuck at the end inside the scarf and you are done with the fluffy look of the winter.

Different types of the colored scarf.

The Half-Bow

This half Bow technique is perfect for those icy cold winter days. It can be a little tricky but if you are one of those people who love to experiment with their looks, then this half-bow style is an amazing style for this winter. For this look, you need a long scarf that can be tied down easily. Drape the scarf around the back of your neck and bring the ends evenly in the front. Next, make a loose knot on either the right or left side of your scarf and Bring that knot halfway through your neck. 

Pinch the other side in the middle, to make a half bow. Finally, tighten your original knot, and you are done with a half-bow scarf.

A headscarf. 

The “Easy-Breezy”

In the list of simplest yet classy styles to drape a scarf, “easy breezy” is one of the toppers.  It is considered the coolest technique as worn by many celebrities like Mary-Kate Olsen.  To amp this look, you need a large pashmina scarf and start with draping it around the back of your neck, spreading the pashmina all over your shoulders.  In the end, toss one end over the opposite shoulder to finish the look.

Winter scarf. 


Accessories came in and out of style, but scarves are something that will never go out of style. They are so versatile, you can fashion them with almost every dress in your wardrobe. Scarves never miraculously shrink in pregnancy or when you put on a few pounds. One of the best things about scarves is that they can fit men and women. Couples can get matching scarves as well. You can wear a scarf in multiple colors but black, white, and royal blue look perfect, always.