Everyone looks good in a scarf! If it’s the right scarf!
One of the best accessories any woman or man can add to an outfit is an appropriate scarf. A scarf is the easiest thing to put on and you can get them really inexpensively at any number of places. I’ve even seen some great scarves even at Walgreens! Ladies (and fruity men), of course you could always buy a $350 Hermes scarf —which is beautiful — but you don’t have to go “that big” to still get a great look. The scarf adds elegance to any outfit and it’s got a number of uses.
A scarf hides the wrinkles in your neck. No matter how much “work” you’ve had done, how much you’ve stayed out of the sun or how much you’ve worked your body into a rock — the neck is the one part of the painting that never “makes it into the attic.” Your neck reveals your age. A scarf is not only great at keeping the aging sun off your neck, but it keeps “inquiring eyes” from guessing your actual age. Those bitches! Do yourself a favor — to prevent future wrinkling and accurate age guessing — wear a scarf!
A Scarf Is Thinning!
It gets better! A scarf is thinning! And I’m not talking about cinching it around your waist! When a long scarf is worn draped down between your breasts — cascading between your chest, the fabric “cuts” your torso in half and gives you a different texture to break the “canvas”. This gives some architecture to your body — any body — and that makes you look thinner. The caveat is that you have to tie the scarf together or use a clip to keep each length together — draping like a man’s tie. If you just let it drape around your neck — the two lengths will fall on the outside of
your breasts — that will make you look larger. Uh Oh. An untied scarf looks fine if you’re thin, but if you’re not at your “optimal weight” — tie or clip the scarf together to make one long drape. You’ll no longer be one big surface, you’re now two smaller ones. It works!
When deciding on which scarf to buy, consider the color, size, texture and the time of year you’re going to wear it.
5 Rules of Scarf Wearing
Rule #1: Find a scarf that is the right shape for how you’re going to use it. A longer rectangular one will give you many options in how to tie it and it allows you to drape it for more whimsy or affect. The square scarf will give you ways to wear it in the most classic of ways.
Rule #2: The color of the scarf should compliment the outfit you’re wearing. If you want something subtle, get one that closely matches what you’re wearing. If you want to make a statement, go for something more bold and with lots of color.
Rule #3: The texture of the scarf is a personal preference, but I tend to like scarves that “move” and aren’t too heavy. Silk is the classic but there are many other options. If you’re wearing a scarf for warmth, it’s going to be harder to find one that “moves”. If you can tolerate a lighter material in the cold weather — you will get more movement from it and it won’t look so “heavy” on you. The scarf should “move”, not lay on you like a dead raccoon in the middle of the road.
Rule #4: The scarf is the sexiest, classiest accessory any woman can wear. It ups your game in terms of dressing and it shows that you’ve got a level of sophistication that a lot of other women don’t possess. A scarf is for any aged girl or woman. They are functional and a fashion statement. I’ve seen them worn as belts too — I don’t like that use as much— and it really only looks good on thinner women.
Rule #5: There are only a few instances when I think you don’t need to wear a scarf. Look to the right! →
Here are some sites to show you the many ways a scarf can be tied. They are a good place to start…
This site sells scarves (for women)and has very simple videos on how to tie your scarf a number of different ways.
This site has some photos of how you can tie a man’s scarf.
What do you think? Do you have a favorite way to tie your scarf? How about a favorite story involving a scarf? Let me know… —Dean—