How to tie a scarf | The basics

An introductory, tasteful comeback

Let's be frank. Neck scarf is often associated with a traditional, uptight form of old fashioned elegance where they tend to be more frequent on the horse tracks than at the food market. Things are changing though.

Everywhere from the catwalks to the streets of the big cities we see scarves and neckerchiefs flourished on the neck of tasteful men and women. Young and trendy, they have in common that nonchalance typical of those who play with their style with ease and effortless chic

A breeze of fresh air in our contemporary wardrobes, the come back of the scarf as a modern, cool item brings it back where it initially belongs, that is with the people. An accessory with popular roots, it is now ready to be treated in a renewed, relaxed and contemporary way. 

Embark with us on an overview on how to tie a scarf and the many ways to treat the most versatile accessory of our wardrobes in 4 essentials points. 

How to tie a scarf according to proportions

As a neck accessory, scarves should always be considered in relation to the shape of your collar. Whether you're wearing your scarf with a hoodie, a crew neck sweater, a shirt or a tennis polo, it will all come down to proportions. 

As a general safety rule, you should always consider tying your scarf to the notch of your collar to keep the ensemble balanced, as a safe bet. Achieving this, you will be able to twist your looks with just a hint of color on any of your favorite tees, summer shirts and crew neck sweaters.

Once mastered, the rule mentioned earlier can be forgotten by playing with contrast in the proportions between your scarf and the shape, and depth of your collar. This will allow for more diverse looks; more refined or, at the other end of the spectrum, more casual.   

How to tie a scarf according to colors, contrasts and prints

A piece of fabric carefully hand rolled by luxury artisans, a scarf is an endless field of expression. On this blank canvas, anything can happen. The same prevails on your looks. 

We wouldn't advise to rush on the first intricate figurative prints you will find on the market. Instead, we would rather favor plain colors and dense prints in your way to understated elegance. Because a scarf should always reveal your outfit, make it pop with a touch of color or texture it through a delicate and refined print. Never should it take over. 

At that point your options are infinite. You can play monochrome and use different shades of the same color for a minimalist and chic allure or bring contrast to your look through vivid colors. Using dense prints you will add texture to your outfit for an elegant yet effortless touch. Once again, whatever the option you will choose, you will bring a whole new effortless chic flair to your daily wardrobe.   

How to tie a scarf getting creative  

A scarf is, as we previously saw, the most versatile accessory in our contemporary wardrobes. A basic piece of fabric, it is up to any kind of styling with a rare agility. It could, depending on your taste and needs, be worn indifferently in the pocket of your blazer, on a bag's handle or at your belt for a gipsy vibe. The most adventurous will play it on their foreheads or at the wrist to stand out. Here, the idea is to have fun and test new waters.  

Les Belles Heures How To Wear a Scarf, The Basics

Les Belles Heures How To Wear a Scarf, The Basics

Les Belles Heures How To Wear a Scarf, The Basics

Les Belles Heures How To Wear a Scarf, The Basics

Les Belles Heures How To Wear a Scarf, The Basics

Les Belles Heures How To Wear a Scarf, The Basics

Les Belles Heures How To Wear a Scarf, The Basics

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