Winter is the single best season when it comes to fashion. The cool tones, long layers of clothing, romantic accessories, and obviously scarves make this season your time to shine. Scarves can make any outfit more stylish and ‘add’ a few degrees to the outside temperature. Today, we present the top 5 ways to wear your favorite long rectangle scarf all on our own, no cheat sheets (celebrity snapchats, we’re looking at you!) so it always looks fresh and modern.
1. The Sweater Scarf
One of the ways you can rock your favorite scarf is to wear it as sort of a sweater. With your scarf nicely wrapped around your back, take the two corners of the scarf and tie them together. This will give you a hole for your arm. Repeat on the other side and put your arms through the holes. What you get is the angel sweater kind of look, which will keep you warm and covered up in case you need to go for a conservative look. Add a thin belt for extra style.
2. The DIY Infinity Scarf
The great thing about a long rectangle scarf is that you can wear it in so many different ways that it looks like a new piece every time. For instance, if you like those infinity scarves you keep seeing around town, there is no need to go and get it because you can make it out of the scarf that’s already in your closet. Put the scarf around the back of your neck. Take the ends and tie them together. What you now have is an unwrapped infinity scarf. Twist the bottom part around into a loop, wrap it around your head, and voila! You’ve got yourself an infinity scarf without spending a dime.
3. The European Loop Scarf
It is simple and one of the most stylish ways to wear your scarf, the European loop deserves a stop on this list because it can be made with literally every kind of scarf, including the silk ones that are making a comeback. Take your scarf, fold it in half lengthwise, and wrap it around your neck. Open the scarf where you’ve made your loop, and put the end of the scarf through it, and tighten it up all the way to your neck. Fluff it up if you like, and enjoy your European loop.
4. The Hidden Knot Scarf
A trendy way to wear your scarf that even your mom would like, the hidden knot is a great choice if you’re looking for a new yet safe twist that’s easy to pull off. Take your scarf and fold it in half lengthwise, wrap it around your neck once, and make sure it’s not too loose around your neck. Take each side of the scarf and tie it in a knot twice. Take the knot and tuck it under the part that’s right around your neck.
5. The Shawl
If you’ve got a rectangle scarf you can wear it as a shawl, which is the easiest and the most classy way to rock your favorite fall accessory. All you need to do is open up your scarf and put it over your shoulders. Make sure the ends are close to your body so you can more your arms, and you’ve got yourself a way to dress up any shirt and instantly get an outfit without spending more than 10 seconds on it.
Stefan is a writer for First Beat Media and a blogger in his spare time. His favorite topics are dating, health, lifestyle, sports, fashion and fitness.
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