How to wear your 60cm scarf


The 60, or the heights or versatility

At the heart of our scarf offering is our bandana-like, 60cm x 60cm scarf. Maybe the most versatile of all our scarf formats, it is fully functional all year long, from the first sunny days of spring to the windy autumn afternoons and the freezing cold winter nights. Its medium size is highly wearable and has been designed to work with a very wide range of looks, from the  very formal to the fully casual.

Here, we go in full length on all those options with scarves from Le Isole, Arcipelago and our Issimo x Les Belles Heures exclusive capsule. Featuring items as diverse as waxed cotton jackets, tweed Balmacaan coats, denim shirts and cashmere cardigans to provide a full understanding of the highly versatile nature of our 60cm x 60cm scarf. Also works magic for staying at home on a Sunday if you feel like it though.

Tucked in, as in comfy and warm

Starting with the most obvious, warm and comfortable option that works as a very soft, extra collar to your knit. Once twisted in a band of fabric, the only thing you have to do is rolling your scarf once around the neck tying it with a simple knot on the front, and tucking the rest of the fabric inside your collar, adjusting it to add a hint of volume. Very discreet and elegant, it adds just the right amount of color and pattern to your winter outfit, and boost any outerwear piece with a touch of relaxed elegance.

LEFT: La Posta Vecchia, 16h23 worn with an oversized navy raincoat over a grey cashmere crewneck sweater and a white tee ∙ RIGHT: Il Pellicano, 14h22 worn with a gun club tweed Balmacaan coat over a red brushed shetland wool crewneck knit and a white tee

LEFT: Mezzatorre, 18h12 worn with a gun club tweed Balmacaan coat over a red brushed shetland wool crewneck knit and a white tee ∙ RIGHT: Il Pellicano, 10h22 worn with an oversized navy raincoat over a grey cashmere crewneck sweater and a white tee

With a tight knot, for a formal and elegant vibe

Once untucked, your 60cm x 60cm scarf offers a whole new world of possibilities. Proportions, as we know, are everything. Tightly tied around your neck - with less fabric above the knot than below - the slightly longer tips of your scarf allow for more movement and a whole redefinition of the balance of your look, especially when combined with coats and jackets that tend to be declined in darker shades of brown and navy. Playing with colors and patterns will bring contrast, and boost your outerwear piece with a whole new level of cool.

LEFT: Il Pellicano, 10h22 worn with a waxed cotton jacket over a grey cashmere crewneck sweater and a white tee ∙ RIGHT: Il Pellicano, 14h22 worn with an oversized navy raincoat over a grey cashmere crewneck sweater and a white tee

LEFT: Mezzatorre, 18h12 worn with an oversized navy raincoat over a grey cashmere crewneck sweater and a white tee ∙ RIGHT: Mezzatorre, 14h12 worn with a waxed cotton jacket over a grey cashmere crewneck sweater and a white tee 

The home look that also works outside

Worn inside - or when temperatures rise - it will have the same effect on the lower layer of your look. Here associated with monochromatic blocks of white and forest green, a tightly tied 60cm x 60cm scarf brings life to the ensemble. It is a touch of light through a golden yellow or bright orange, or some texture via a dense, sophisticated pattern. The tight knot allows for a more formal, traditional vibe while bringing the balance of the whole look slightly upward when the open cardigan would tend to bring it downward. Proportions speak for themselves here, the result of which is this unique combination of effortlessness, cool and sophistication. For a cosy Sunday afternoon, or a day in the countryside comes Spring.

LEFT: Il Pellicano, 14h22 worn with a green cashmere cardigan over a white tee ∙ RIGHT: La Posta Vecchia, 12h23 on the same outfit

LEFT: Mezzatorre, 14h12 worn with a green cashmere cardigan over a white tee ∙ RIGHT: La Posta Vecchia, 16h23 on the same outfit

With a slightly deeper knot, for a more casual look

Bringing the knot down a few notches, we have as much fabric above the knot than below, which allows for very different proportions and, as a consequence, a very different impact on your outfit. More relaxed and easy than the previous options, any effort is erased and everything seems to have come into place quite naturally. The scarf fits in the collar of your coat or jacket and makes the jonction with what you wear underneath. 

Your 60cm x 60cm scarf being more visible than with the previous options, colors and patterns have to be treated a bit more cautiously here. Lighter shades will freshen up your dark outerwear pieces while more dense, vibrant ones will bring a very interesting pop effect to the ensemble and darker ones will tend to blend in more smoothly for a very sophisticated vibe.

LEFT: Favignana, 10h25 worn with a waxed cotton jacket over a grey cashmere crewneck sweater and a white tee ∙ RIGHT: Panarea, 08h23 worn with a waxed cotton jacket over a grey cashmere crewneck sweater and a white tee

LEFT: Minorca, 17h33 worn with an oversized navy raincoat over a grey cashmere crewneck sweater and a white tee ∙ RIGHT: Pantelleria, 22h13 worn with a gun club tweed Balmacaan coat over a grey cashmere crewneck sweater and a white tee

LEFT: Ponza, 23h11 worn with a waxed cotton jacket over a grey cashmere crewneck sweater and a white tee ∙ RIGHT: Stromboli, 21h57 worn with a navy oversized raincoat over a grey cashmere crewneck sweater and a white tee

Digging deeper for full relax

Digging deeper means more fabric above the knot and very different proportions. We're in the non-formal field here, with a street vibe. As some kind of textile piece of jewelry, your scarf takes a bigger role in your whole outfit scheme thus calling for a more conscious approach on colors and patterns. With volumes already being on the flamboyant side, less contrasted colors will tone everything down and bring balance to the ensemble. It's a soft almond green on a cream corduroy, a baby pink on a light blue or tone on tone vibrant blue or smoky red combinations that add a touch of sophistication to the looks. 

LEFT: Folegandros, 09h47 worn with a beige corduroy jacket over a white tee ∙ RIGHT: Panarea, 08h23 worn with a light blue corduroy shirt over a white tee

LEFT: Cavallo, 18h17 worn with a blue workwear jacket over a white tee ∙ RIGHT: Procida, 20h52 worn with a red printed silk jacket over a white tee

If toning things down is not your thing, we also got you covered. Volumes already being generous, play with vibrant colors and bold patterns to compose equally balanced looks that will speak for a more daring attitude. Very personal color combinations. Great style.

LEFT: Mezzatorre, 18h12 worn with a beige corduroy jacket over a white tee ∙ RIGHT: La Posta Vecchia, 16h23 worn with a light blue corduroy shirt over a white tee

LEFT: Arcipelago, 08h23 worn with a blue workwear jacket over a white tee ∙ RIGHT: Arcipelago, 12h13 worn with a red printed silk jacket over a white tee



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