A long silk scarf is a versatile accessory that can add a touch of elegance to any outfit. Well, someone might say: “Life is too short to wear boring clothes”. How about wearing a long silk scarf as a dress or a top?
Here are 9 ways of wearing a silk scarf as an accessory and a dress/top:
1. Wear a long scarf as a cover-up layer
A silk scarf is a great cover-up item for the beach. Place the scarf behind your back and cross over in front. Tie two loose ends at the back of your neck.
May might say, why do we need to cover up at the beach? Coming from a culture that appreciates the beauty of elegant styles. So, I always try to find ways of dressing that are not too conservative but not too open.
I call this a ‘bridging culture’ – Asian and Western culture!
Tutorial video at: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/dDHCYPG-8aQ
2. Wear a long silk scarf as a Jacket
Wearing a long silk scarf as a long jacket. This style goes well with both summer and winter styles.
Place your scarf vertically at your back, and hold two loose ends in your hands.
Pull the loose ends under your arms and place them over at the back of your neck. Tie two loose ends together.
Wear it like that, or use a belt to tighten it at the waist. I wear this style with a pair of shorts as a casual look – go out with friends, shopping or on my holiday.
When I am at work, I wear this style in the office with a pair of skinny jeans or leggings. Keep me warm and be stylish.
Tutorial video at: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/RR4kV9PhcNk
3. Wear a long silk scarf as a Top
Are you a person who always feels cold in the office, even in the Summer?
Then this is a great way to cover your neck and arms to keep you warm.
Place your scarf around your neck with the two loose ends at the front.
Tie one corner of the two loose ends together, twist two loose ends at the front, and then put it over your head. Arrange your scarf to create the look that you are happy with.
Link to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/5n1KDpPSTOc
4. Wear a long silk scarf as an Elegant Vest
I love using a scarf as a layer in the Winter. The colour of this scarf – banana leaf colour is a bit hard to combine with other outfits. But, since it has a sheen effect, I often combine it with a gentle sheen skirt.
Fold the scarf in half at the short side of the scarf, then, fold the long side in half.
Tie a knot at the corner of the four edges together. Tie another knot on the same side as the first knot. Turn the knots inside and place the knot (four corners) at the back. Position and arrange your scarf as you wish. The knots create beautiful patterns at the front and the back.
Video how to tie this elegant vest at: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/0eA8R6dzRKQ
5. Wear a long silk scarf as a one-shoulder top
It depends on your scarf patterns to style with the bottoms. However, if you wear jeans, then, a pair of jeans will go well with most patterns.
Place your long silk scarf under your arm on one side of your body. Pull one loose end at the front, and one loose end at the back toward the shoulder.
Tie a knot at your shoulder, and create a fall of the two loose ends on your shoulder. Fold the bottom of the scarf at your waist. Tie them together on the same side of the knot on your shoulder. Arrange and create the effect that you want. Link to watch the video at: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/n0J7OWugmFQ
6. Wear a long silk scarf as an evening dress
How about wearing your long silk scarf as a silk dress for a romantic evening?
Place your scarf under your arms, and tie a knot at the top corners of the two loose ends. Depending on your body side, you might need to adjust the knot later.
Twist the loose ends to create a loop and put your head through the loop, as well as put one arm through the loop.
Arrange the scarf at the front and at the back to create the look that you want. I often wear this style when we are out in the summer. To hide the knot, I often let my hair down.
7. Wear a long scarf with a classic loop
Place the scarf around your neck with the two loose ends at the front. Pull the scarf around your neck out to create a loose loop. Put your hand through the loop and twist. Grab two loose ends through the loop.
Wear it like this, or tie one corner of the two loose ends together.
Put your head through the loop that you just create. Arrange the scarf until you are happy with it. Link to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/tjTcBBMJqGc
8. How to wear a long silk scarf as a classic bow
Fold the long side of the scarf in half to create a square shape.
Then, fold the short side of the scarf in half. Hold the corner of the scarf with the open edges toward your face. Hold one end of the scarf tight and start a zig-zag fold to the other end of the scarf. Use an elastic band to tie this end to create a bow. Place the other end of the scarf around your neck. Tie a knot at the back of your neck. Start to pull the bow down until you are happy with the look.
Link to watch the tutorial at: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/DREKznbE3HI
9. Wear a long silk scarf as an X Knot
Fold the short end of the silk scarf in a zig-zag pattern. Then, place the middle of the scarf at the back and two loose ends at the front.
Twist the two loose ends one time and pull the two loose ends at the back. Cross them and pull the two loose ends to the front again.
Put the two loose ends through the opposite loops. Create an X knot at the front.
Link tutorial video at: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/M5jZfGxMEt8
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