Scarves, in general, are versatile accessories. For one thing, you can tie them in several ways. Here are some basic techniques in tying silk scarves so you can make the best use of them: For a casual look, simply fold a silk scarf in half and make a loop by pulling both ends through. You could also wrap a silk scarf around your neck a few times and tuck in both ends so they are not visible. Just throwing a long silk scarf around the neck once can add a dramatic effect to your attire without going overboard.
A popular style in tying silk scarves is known as an ascot. You do this by placing a scarf around your neck just as you would when you’re doing a necktie with the ends of the scarf facing away from you. Now, pull down the left end so that it is a few inches longer than the right one. Wrap the left end of the scarf around the right. Repeat this step for a second time and then take the left end and tuck it into the loop all the way where you can see it facing you. Adjust the ascot to make the top flap flow downwards while the rest underneath are kept out of sight.
If you just discovered the allure of silk scarves and you’re not sure which scarf to wear with what, you will never go wrong with scarves in solid colors and simple patterns. Another great advice for beginner shoppers is to keep their wardrobe in mind. Look for a silk scarf that will create a nice contrast when placed next to the shirts or the suits you have. In addition, you would also benefit from having silk scarves in different weights or blended with other fabrics. A scarf with a silk-wool blend is perfect to wear at night or during cold months while lightweight silk scarves are ideal for indoor use or in warm weather.
Silk scarves come in so many designs so your choices are surely not limited. If you’re looking for something unique, you can choose an Oriental silk scarf which incorporates beautiful calligraphy in the design and has a fringe for further accent.
You can wear it either side and it is long enough so you can just let it hang loose from your neck with the ends flowing down in front of you. You can also wear a Harvard silk scarf this way because this variety is also rather long.
Other popular designs that you may want to add to your silk scarf collection are navy blue Oxford-inspired scarves with satin threadwork and Ivy League-inspired scarves in deep red and black. These are classic designs that bring a timeless style to your wardrobe.
Perhaps the hottest item in men’s scarves today is the aviator silk scarf, which is beautifully fringed and is wider and longer than a typical scarf. One side is folded lengthwise over the other so it appears to have two layers. The white aviator scarves are the bestsellers but it’s also available in black. It looks great paired with almost anything from a leather jacket to a denim coat to a business suit.
From scarves with traditional designs to those with fringes, unusual lengths, edgy patterns and surprisingly bright colors, you will find the perfect silk scarves to pull your look together. And whether you’re feeling daring or you just want a touch of style, the right kind of silk scarf worn and tied properly is the perfect accessory.