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Styling your scarves

One fashion problem that just about every woman has experienced at one time or another is, “what should I do with this scarf?” Chances are, you found a fabulous scarf in a print that you just had to have, tried to think of how you should wear it, gave up and let it sit in a drawer. If this situation sounds familiar to you, read on and learn how to style even the most puzzling of your scarves:

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Plaid Blanket Scarf from Monroe and Main

Square scarves

  • Wear it as a headband: This is a stylish way to keep your hair out of your face. Simply fold your square scarf in half, then in half again long-ways and hold it to the back of your head. Knot the ends on your forehead and tuck the left over fabric in.
  • Make it a necklace: For a funky necklace unlike anything else you own, simply knot your silk scarf in three areas. This will make the scarf thin enough to hang off of your neck like a necklace instead of billow off like a scarf. Then just tie it in the back!
  • Under your collar: A great way to spice up a classic button down shirt is to tie a silk scarf under the collar. Let the scarf be the center of attention with a plain white or black dress shirt. Match your leather shoulder bag or shoes to the scarf to really pull the outfit together.

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Paisley Border Scarf from Monroe and Main

Long scarves

  • Drape it: If you want your long scarf to be the highlight of your outfit, go for this style. Wrap it loosely around your neck so that the majority of the scarf hangs to one side, and wrap the long end around your neck as many times as it takes for it to be even with the short end. Tuck the end in to the the part coiled around your neck and fluff the hanging part so it covers most of the front of your torso.
  • Belt it: This chic style pairs best with a skinny leather belt. When it comes to choosing the scarf – the longer, the better. Drape it around your neck so the ends hang across the front of your body. Cinch your waist with the belt to keep the scarf from moving around.
  • Roll it: As you’re wrapping your long scarf around your neck, roll it up as you go so it’s not as bulky, and tuck the ends in. This works best with a pashmina scarf or another one with thin material, rather than a knit one.

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Feather Leopard Scarf from Monroe and Main

Infinity scarves

  • Keep it simple: The easiest way to rock an infinity scarf is to simply put it around your neck. This works best with scarves that aren’t very long. However, if your scarf hangs too low when you attempt to wear it like this, simply wrap it around twice.
  • Wear it on your head: Channel a classic Hollywood look or just cover up a bad hair day by using your infinity scarf as a head wrap. Put it around your neck, then twist the front so the scarf forms an eight and put it over the top of your head. If you’re wearing the scarf around your neck and end up having to walk home in the rain, this is a great way to protect your hair!
  • Wear it as a vest: If you have a thick, billowy infinity scarf, wearing it like a vest is a great alternative way to spice up your look. This is also a good option to wear your scarf indoors in the winter. Just put the scarf behind you, and put your arms into the opening of the scarf on each side of your body.

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Animal Print Scarf Vest from MonroeandMain.com

2 thoughts on “Styling your scarves

  1. Thanks Monroe and Main..for all the great tips on wearing scarves!!

  2. Have a catalog and wanted to order the hat one of the models had on. Page 86 boho style ..fall 3017 , where can I order i

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