Silk scarves are a wardrobe staple and fashion accessory WHERE THE GENERATIONS MEET™ for Lolli and me. We both enjoy collecting them and tying one on for a pop of color to take a neutral outfit from basic to “wow.” Patterned silk scarves are certainly not a new trend, but they have made a comeback in recent years, and women of all ages are now sporting them in a variety of classic and fresh ways. Lolli often drapes one over her shoulders for an added layer, and I pack one or two each time I travel to make the same outfit look different despite multiple wears.
You can find silk scarves at almost any price point (like these for under $50!), but Hermès scarves are the investment pieces Lolli and I both enjoy collecting and wearing the most, time and time again. Some people even frame limited editions as wall art, since their intricate patterns are to be prized and displayed one way or another. We plan to pass our silk scarf collections down to Liza one day, and hope that future generations may appreciate them, too. In the meantime, we will continue to regularly sport our favorite fashion accessory for any occasion! Here are five ways to tie a silk scarf:
1. Classic Neck Knot
Keep it classic! For this look, fold your scarf diagonally to create a triangle, then roll from crease to corner until you have a “tube.” Center it on the front of your neck, then wrap it around, tying a knot or bow in the front. VOILA, Y’ALL!™
Photos by Ann Taylor and Meagansmoda
2. Bandana Bib
This style is not just for cowboys! Fold your scarf in half diagonally to create a triangle, center it on your neck, then loop the ends around. Tie a knot in the front, to the side, or leave the ends loose!
Photos by Memorandum and Lavin Label
3. Belt It Out
Loop the scarf around your waist, and tie it in a knot or bow to add some texture to a simple ensemble! A scarf “belt” is great for a nicer occasion as well as to pair with jeans for more relaxed, weekend wear. The Hermès “Maxi Twilly” is especially perfect for this lovely style.
Photos from Necklace of Pearls and Elle
4. Simple Loop Tie
Copy Kate Middleton and loosely roll your scarf into a “tube” from corner to corner, center on the back of your neck, then loosely loop the ends around each other in the front for a simple and casual look.
Photos by Cuyana and The Telegraph
5. Bag Swag
Wrap a pretty pattern on your purse handle, or simply tie it around your favorite tote’s strap for an instantly chic touch to any outfit.
Photos from The Zoe Report and Fazhion
If you need additional ideas for wearing your silk scarves with style, peruse a deck of Hermès Knotting Cards, or add some scarf rings to your collection for more pretty pizzazz! You can also build your fashion accessory collection by shopping some of our silk scarf picks at a variety of price points below (They make great gifts, too!):