The weather is finally properly autumnal. In honor of the chilly temperatures, I declare this Scarf Week on WIW2D. I’ll wear a different style of scarf each weekday. Not only can a scarf keep you warm as we transition into winter, but it is an inexpensive way to add interest to your existing wardrobe.
I started with the classic silk square because Sarah R sent me a desperate plea for help styling this sort of scarf in October. I think the small, square scarf is the hardest to wear.
Around the neck. My first inclination is to fold it diagonally into a strip and tie it around the neck. If your neck is short or wide, though, you look and feel as if you’re being choked. However, even those with the most swan-like of necks have trouble wearing a square knotted at the throat because of the unfortunate resemblance to a flight attendant.
In the hair. A colorful scarf looks pretty as headband, dangling from the base of a ponytail, or wrapped around a chignon. I’ve been unsuccessful wearing them in my hair, though, because they tend to slip off.
On a bag. The easiest way to use a square scarf is to knot it onto a handbag. No fuss!
Today, I’ve tried to replicate the look of a tie neck blouse by knotting the scarf around the closure of my cardigan. The scarf could also be knotted or folded and then pinned to the throat of a traditional blouse.
How do you wear a silk square?