If it seemed to you that the scarf can only be displayed on the neck or the handle of the bag, we hasten to dissuade you. The stylist has collected ten different options for us, how you can wear a single silk accessory and look different every day.
Lovers of a rational wardrobe, which is based on concise things, can not do without accessories in any way — they play a key role here. One of the most versatile is a silk handkerchief. He is able to transform any boring outfit and become a special bright chord in the image.
Someone may think that a silk handkerchief is an old-fashioned, hackneyed, trivial accessory. But if an irrelevant thing on a girl is easy to determine by the cut, then in relation to the scarf — by the method of combinatorics. We offer 10 of the easiest ways to wear a silk scarf fashionably and experiment with accessories every day.
We roll it into a thin strip and tie it around the neck. We complement it with several chains with pendants. We wear it paired with a simple T-shirt with a straight, loose fit or a plain shirt like a man’s, unbuttoning the upper buttons. You can safely add layers by throwing a loose jacket, leather jacket or jeans over it. It is such eclectic combinations at the junction of male and female, rough and gentle, simple and complex that are especially relevant today.
The anti-trend is a neck scarf paired with a fitted office blouse, but here the question will not be in the neck accessory, but in the irrelevant cut of the blouse.
In the same way, you can tie a large handkerchief, leaving the long ends to develop freely. Let the scarf solo in the image: additional accent decorations will be out of place here. We wear it with a plain dress made of dense fabric or a loose plain T-shirt. The bravest can repeat the catwalk version: Versace designers suggest wearing a scarf tied in this way over a wool suit next fall. In cool weather, it is both fashionable and practical.
We turn it into a triangle and tie it in the manner of cowboys from a western. We complement it with large trendy earrings. And for the more daring — like at the Chanel show. We put on one short large chain with a pendant or several chains of different scales at the same time.
Pay attention to how interesting the combination of silk with leather and knitted things proposed by Chanel designers looks. Such a duet always looks interesting due to the contrast of textures: delicate thin flowing silk paired with rough form-resistant skin or loose voluminous wool.
We tie it in a similar way according to the type of cowboys, but wrap the ends around the neck, making a knot in front on top of the triangle. We complement it with large accent earrings. They can be made of colored plastic and echo in color with a scarf or, for more restrained images, be made of metal (for example, long gold or silver chains).
This is the method of combinatorics proposed by the Versace fashion house at the show of the collection of the next summer season 2020. If we wear it now— we will be more fashionable than the rest for the whole season! We wear it paired with things that have deep V-shaped, U-shaped cutouts or square (square). So that there is enough free space between the scarf and the clothes. Or we go to the complete opposite — with a blind neckline so that the scarf can be taken as an element of the cut of the clothes themselves.
We casually throw a large handkerchief in the manner of a scarf. Combine with a blouse or top. The outfit will be even more fashionable if you add a second layer on top in the form of jeans or a so-called worker’s jacket. We will get an image with a dynamic masculine character, but not devoid of tenderness and grace. Chanel designers just used this technique at the next summer’s collection show. See how feminine a worker’s jacket looks due to a pink silk scarf, a delicate bow belt and a pastel color scheme.
In combination with the dress, we fix the scarf with a belt: it is both convenient (it will not slip anywhere) and relevant. In the same way, you can add brightness to an ordinary trench coat or coat by throwing a handkerchief and picking it up with a belt.
Bows are a bright trend of the coming season. But buying such an accent piece with such a decor for one season is not the most obvious investment. Therefore, the most acceptable option would be to complement a silk blouse with a scarf tied with a bow.
House of Holland
A scarf as an element of a hairstyle. We casually tie a low tail and hide a functional elastic band under a beautiful scarf. The ends of the scarf can be shorter or even longer than the hair, in both cases, the accessory will add dynamics and a touch of playfulness to the image. It will look most interesting if the print of the scarf echoes in color or pattern with elements from the lower part of the set (trousers, skirt, shoes).
In addition, a scarf can be wrapped around a hair bun. For a walk or a meeting with friends, we do a high hairstyle, for work — a low bun. A silk accessory will be appropriate for any occasion. It can be the only bright accent or echo with other elements of clothing.
A handkerchief instead of a rim. Do you remember the trendy Prada headbands that made a fashionable noise after the SS19 show? Not everyone will decide on a voluminous velvet headband, but if you want to play the trend, we replace the headband with a scarf. The volume will depend on the width, and large earrings will be an excellent addition to the image. Such an accessory in the portrait area, paired with jewelry, will attract the main attention to the face, so it is important to take care of high-quality makeup, leaving the rest of the details in the image as neutral as possible (a simple cut, a calm monochrome color scheme, a minimum of other accessories).
Tie a scarf instead of a belt on jeans or trousers. This will focus on the waist and add zest to any trivial set. It will look best paired with plain things that echo the color of a scarf. This way of wearing is a great find for those who want to add a little feminine volume to their hips. For example, Victoria Beckham, the owner of a sports triangle figure, left the lush ends of the scarf on the side to balance the bottom of the set and draw attention away from the wide shoulder area. If you don’t need such an effect, just shift the knot a little closer to the pants fly or take a smaller handkerchief, as on the model from the Chanel show.
Chanel Resort 2020
In addition, you can tie a scarf as a belt on a dress or trench coat — an interesting way to add brightness to a simple dress. And here you need to be extremely careful. After all, wrapped around the waist, the scarf forms folds that can add unnecessary volume in this area. Therefore, we combine only with wedding cut dresses, which we select with a belt and get the desired X-shaped silhouette.
We tie a handkerchief on the bag. An interesting way to add brightness to any basic bag and even fit an accessory in a bow that is not the most suitable color or shade. You can tie a handkerchief on the valve, wrap it around the handle or just hook it on the belt.
Fendi Resort 2020
Fendi Resort 2020
What should I pay attention to when choosing a scarf?
Cloth. It doesn’t have to be classic silk. In the modern world, there is such a variety of fabrics that everyone can choose what is more pleasant to the body or goes on a budget. Bright polyester shawls and cotton bandanas also look good.
We choose the size depending on the preferred method of wearing – neck 70 * 70, bandana 55 *55, head 90 * 90, shawl 120* 120.
Which way of wearing should I give preference to? As we have already seen, modern fashion allows you to tie a scarf on almost any part of the body. We place it where we want to attract attention, on the part of the body that we consider our dignity. After all, being a bright accent in the image, the scarf will be able to attract attention to an elegant chest, neck, hips, legs or beautiful hair.
The color is suitable for the color type of appearance, if we are going to wear it in the portrait zone. If there is already a scarf in the wardrobe, but it is the wrong color – we wear it away from the face or use a brighter / nude or colder / warmer makeup.
Print. The most versatile and easily combined is geometry. Animalistic, pop art and abstraction are also on trend. Floral designs on silk scarves should be used with caution, so as not to add excessive infantilism or age to the image.
What fabrics do we combine with: at the peak of popularity, eclecticism and a combination of incongruous. Therefore, the most trending combinations will be the use in one image of the delicate smooth texture of a silk scarf and coarse, textured fabrics (jeans, wool, suede, leather)
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