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19
Jul
2015

Reinvent a classic: Neck scarves are the must-have look right now

Neck scarves are making a comeback this season, as designers have started kitting out their models with this timeless accessory. The neck scarf is being worn with a huge range of outfits and styles, showing that sometimes a classic look is the best.

Two designers that have proven the neck scarf is here to stay are Nili Lotan and Rosetta Getty. Lotan has created perfect beach looks that feature bright scarves, fitting with the nautical feel of the summer.

In contrast, Getty has designed perfect formal looks by teaming sultry scarves with fitted black tuxedo jackets in a look that is very femme fatale.

If both these designers have shown us anything, it's that you can rock a neck scarf whether you are dressing for the day or creating a smart, evening or work look. In fact, it really doesn't matter what you're wearing, you'll still be able to pull off a neck scarf.

So how are you meant to wear your neck scarf?

The simplest way is also the most classic. Just fit your scarf around your neck so that it stays in place but isn't so tight that it is uncomfortable. Either loosely double-knot it - this works best for shorter scarf styles - or tie a neat bow.

This look should be worn with the knot or the bow to the side, although whether you want to put it right on the side of your neck or just slightly off-centre is entirely up to you and the style you are aiming for.

For a more modern touch, take a leaf out of Chloe's book by choosing a long and thin scarf. This can be knotted loosely at the front, allowing you to choose where the knot falls on your decolletage. 

If you want to add another element to a plunging neckline or unbuttoned shirt, this is a great way to do it.

However, you can also tie long scarves to the side of your neck, as with shorter styles, to add a bit more movement to your outfit. 

For those who really want to make a statement, find a more unusual way to tie your scarf, just like Versace has featured recently. This is great if you are wearing a patterned scarf, as it allows more of the print to be shown off.

A great way to do this is to fold a square scarf into a triangle - rather than rolling it up to create a thin, straight line - and tie it so the knot overlaps the corner, creating a textured feature of your scarf.

Of course, the way you tie your scarf fully depends on how you feel, what look you want to embrace and what you think you can pull off. 

The best way to find out what works best for your style and shape is to experiment with different styles of scarves as well as with different folding and knotting techniques. Just remember that there is definitely a way of wearing a neck scarf that works for everyone.