How to Wear a Scarf for Men
Whether it’s the middle of the winter, or just an accessory you are using to add some style to your outfit there is a scarf out there for everyone.
During the harsher winters a scarf can be utilized to fight the bitter winds as well as adding some much needed colour to an outfit. In the warmer months a scarf can be used to add that extra spark to your outfit.
There are multiple ways in which we can wear (and tie) a scarf and we are about to take you through each one. You can thank us later.
How to Tie a Scarf
Just like a tying a tie, there are a variety of different ways to tie a scarf and each one has a different effect on the overall look of the outfit. Whilst we recognize that learning to tie a scarf may seem a little mundane, remember the time when you first learned how to tie a full Windsor and the world of possibilities it opened up to your formal attire, well the same applies here to your scarf. Whether you are dressing your scarf or just opting for a more artsy look there are particular ways to tie your scarf that will make all the difference.
The Once Around
This is the ultimate care-free way to tie a scarf and possibly the easiest too. You have probably guessed that this involves wrapping the scarf once around your neck, without tying any knots. This is an extremely versatile way to wear your scarf as it can quickly be tightened or loosened to suit the weather.
This is a casual way to wear a scarf so therefore teaming it with a casual outfit is the way forward. Think of a casual corduroy jacket, plain tee, jeans and trainers for a relaxed look.
What is the easiest way to tie a scarf? Just don’t tie it.
This is an effortlessly stylish way to wear a scarf and a simple way to achieve the look too. Simply just drape the scarf around your neck and let it hang freely down your body. This has been proven to make you look taller and slimmer as it cuts your body with vertical lines. This is a really good way to wear a scarf under a long coat as it can add some colour or detail to the outfit whilst lying underneath the lapels.
When choosing an outfit, the drape can work well with formal or casual attire. A thinner scarf will work well for a formal look; however, thicker chunkier scarves are perfect for a more casual outfit.
The Parisian Knot (A.K.A the European knot)
This one of the most common ways to wear a scarf and can be seen every winter as it is close to the neck and provides coverage during the colder months.
To get this right all you need to do is fold the scarf in half then wrap it around your neck and put the end through the loop.
This provides a chunky texture to your neckline. You want to opt for looser clothing to avoid making your outfit look too bulky. Wear an open trench coat and light checked shirt with boots to achieve a well-planned, relaxed outfit.
This is a more formal look and one that is slightly harder to achieve. Best suited to a slightly thinner tie, this is one classy-ass classic look.
When tying the ascot, drape the scarf around your neck with one side slightly longer than the other. Cross the longer end over the short end, wrap it under and pull it through that forms a loose knot in the middle of your chest. Opt for more formal outfits with this look, this works particularly well with a suit.
How to Wear a Scarf
- Plan the look you want to go for and select the type of scarf, material and knot that you are going to use;
- Scarves can add colour and detail to a plain outfit so think about how you can contrast colours;
- In warmer months opt for lighter material with looser knots and in cooler months use chunkier styles with tight knots to keep you warm.
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