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Get in Fall Fashion Tune with a Scarf: 15 Ideas and Tips

Come fall and most of us will start rummaging in the closets, hunting around for all those scarves we had carefully tucked away for this very season. A scarf is one accessory that doesn’t fail to come our rescue when the temperatures drop.

So why make it look plain and dull when you can twist, turn, loop, braid and play with it in so many other ways to make your outfit look outstanding? Here are some ideas and tips to make an otherwise ordinary scarf become the statement piece of your ensemble.

  1. The Hanging Layered Look

The simplest of them all! Simply let the scarf open and allow it to hang on both sides over your fall outfit. This look works well for big plaid scarves.

  1. The Bottom Knot Look

Instead of leaving the ends open, consider bringing together the scarf ends at the bottom in a loose, low knot. This way, you won’t need to worry about the ends flying off in all directions should it be windy.

  1. The Belted Poncho Look

This works great for statement tops that you want to show out. Simply drape the scarf over your shoulders and arms. Wear a belt to keep the ends in place and spread the scarf nicely to create the poncho look.

  1. The Preppy Knot Look

Want to look like a sixteen year old again? Compliment your outfit with a colorful scarf and tie a sturdy knot a bit lower than your neck for an immediate preppy look.

  1. The Bow Look

You can opt for a small sized bow or a giant sized one. However, the fabric for both looks needs to be lightweight and silky. All it needs is a bow tied at the nape of the neck, with the edges hanging down casually on both sides.

  1. The Gathered Look

This look works well for sweaters and leather jackets. And it is as easy as it gets. Simply wrap the scarf around your neck haphazardly and arrange the layers neatly to get a gathered look that will not only keep you warm, but make you look ultra-stylish for sure.

  1. The Blanket Look

If you are wondering what to do with a chunky but ultra-stylish knit scarf, consider using it to create a blanket look that will look cozy and fashionable at the same time. Drape the scarf around your shoulders. Next, refold the scarf in half and wrap it around your neck. All you need to do now is simply pull the ends to the front.

  1. The Turtleneck Look

This is a highly elegant look that can be achieved with a knit scarf that is neither too big to stifle you, nor too small to make the turtleneck look like a neck bank. Simply fold the scarf into two breadth wise and wrap it around your neck. Tuck the ends in between the layers to complete the look.

  1. The Hide and Seek Look

Combine your favorite scarf with your favorite jacket by playing hide and seek with both. Wrap the scarf around your neck, with the ends in front. All you need to do now is tuck in the scarf beneath your jacket to make it invisible except for the part that is visible around your neck and below the jacket.

  1. The Loose Drape Look

Maybe you don’t like the way a turtleneck style threatens to choke you. In this case, you can consider transforming the plain scarf into a loose drape of sorts. Wrap the scarf very loosely around your neck and let the ends hang in the front and back respectively.

  1. The Swept over the Face Look

If it happens to be a particularly windy day outside, consider opting for this look. You will need a large sized scarf for this one. Wrap the scarf around your neck in a loose pattern. Tuck in the ends between the layers. Now pull the layer closest to your face over the same to create a swept over look.

  1. The Knotted Shrug Look

Another great way to improvise your fall outfit. Wrap the scarf around your shoulders. Take the ends and make a half knot at the back of your body. Pull the ends to push the knot high up against your back. Now pull the scarf down to cover the knot and you have a ready to wear shrug.

  1. The Belt Look

Who said scarves need to be worn only around the neck? Up your style quotient instantly by using the scarf as a belt for your outfit. You will need a thin scarf for this idea.

  1. The Boho Headband Look

Another great design idea for a scarf, the Boho Headband look allows you to transform any small scarf into an attractive headband.

  1. The Braided Infinity Scarves Look

Finally, the braided infinity scarves look. This allows you to use two scarves and braid them together to create a very creative look that will work really well with your fall outfits.

Scarves are versatile pieces of clothing that can be used in a number of ways.


Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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