Scarves are such versatile accessories for any girl's wardrobe. I particularly love how easy it is to find a pretty scarf at the thrift store, like this floral one I've used several times in outfits features on this blog. Working scarves into your wardrobe is really just a matter of experimenting. You can twist them, tie them, loop them, and fold them. And if you decide mid-way through the day that it's not workin' for you, just untie it and try something new!
Look #1: I love this loose, bohemian style because it's so easy to do. You can try this with all shapes of scarves, but I really like the way this size looks with more ruffly blouses, like the one I wore here.
Look #2: Normally I only tie scarves on my head this way when the knot goes under my chin to protect my hair in the rain (as seen in the last photo of this post). But with some big hair and the right 1950s/1960s look, it really works quite well and all together avoids the poor pauper look reminiscent of old Russia.
Look #3: Tying a scarf around your neck can look super preppy, or even gypsy-like, depending on the rest of your ensemble. With a collared shirt, you're goin' for the prepster, but with a lacy blouse and the right pattern on the blouse, you're all together gypsy! (Like this outfit here!)
Look #4: Twist your scarf and tie in a bow atop your head for a girlish vibe. This works with your hair down or up, but I like it best when tendrils peek out in front of the scarf. If your hair is slippery like mine, and scarves tend to roll off your head, you might want to pull up your hair in maiden braids or part and twist up your hair (securing with pins) like I did. (Similar style most recently seen here.)
Look #5: This is my favorite haven't-had-time-for-a-shower look of mine! Often-times I will hide greasy bangs under a widely-folded scarf that ties at the nape of my neck. I prefer this look with more bohemian 1960s styles of clothing, but it can be mod too if you've got the perfect little shift dress. (Seen on a non-shower day here.)
Look #6: Alright, so this one is actually the ultimate look for a non-shower day. In order to keep my scarf in place, I always have to part my hair, braid it, and secure in the front with pins. Otherwise I find the scarf too easily slips off my head. It's very easy to tie (in front of the braids), and then I just tuck the excess back underneath the scarf. (Also seen here!)
O U T F I T D E T A I L S :
blouse: c/o ModCloth | Scarf: thrifted | skirt: thrifted