The skinny scarf trend is nothing new. Around 1984, Madonna started tying skinny scarves into bows over her voluminous curls. In 2004, model Kate Moss draped a long skinny scarf around her neck making it one of the hottest accessories that year. In 2014 the Prada runway show included solid skinny scarves for men and women.
So why am I talking about this scarf today? First, it continues to be a major accessory trend. Second, there are so many inexpensive and versatile options in stores right now. In today’s post, I wanted to show you some simple ways to wear a skinny scarf…
1. The Choker
One of the reasons I don’t wear scarves as often as I would like is because my day is always one part messy, two parts hectic. A scarf often gets in the way. The newest skinny scarves, however, are short and just a couple of inches wide, which makes them wearable even for an active mom.
Mine is one of 8 prints that you’ll find at Banana Republic. These polyester scarves are only $20.00 and machine washable. 4 of them are reversible so you’ll have even more options for ways to wear them. I folded mine in half and wore it as a choker with the knot in the back (eliminating the possibility that I would spill my dinner on the ends!) This is an easy way to wear a scarf under a collared shirt and blazer without add any bulk to your neck. It’s also a good look if you’re petite or have a shorter neck.
2. The Wristband
I’ve mentioned wearing your skinny scarf around your wrist instead of a bracelet. Here’s my dirty little secret for wearing it this way. I don’t like to take off my Fitbit, even when I’m dressing up, so I wear this scarf over it. If you wrap it around twice and tie it into knots twice, it will look like this (and yes I did it myself, so I’m sure you can too!)
Hint: Keep your scarf tied to your handbag so that you always have it “on hand.”
3. The Anklet
For an even more fashion-forward option, consider typing your scarf around your ankle. The 90s anklet trend is back, so expect to see this part of the body get a lot more attention in the upcoming months!
4. The Hair Accessory
As much as I love fashion, I’ve never spent much time doing my hair or make-up. I’ve always loved the idea of a headband, but the ones that I tried were either too tight or too much like my daughter’s accessories. (She’s 8.)
Then I tried this look and loved the color and vibrancy that it added to my style. (Not to mention, I didn’t have to spend a lot of time fussing with my hair.) You can wear your hair either in a ponytail or in a low bun. Secure your scarf with a few bobby pins.
If you like a little more volume around your face, keep your hair down. Hint: start with a ponytail, as it’s much easier to tie the knot at the nape of your neck without getting your hair caught in it.
5. The Bow
The Spring 2019 runway shows featured bows of all shapes and sizes. There was also an abundance over oversized bows at most of the red carpet events this year. But how are the rest of us supposed to wear bows? Your short, skinny scarf makes the perfect sized bow.
Hint: Choose either a solid color or a sophisticated print for your bow. At the end of my post, I’ll give you some links for skinny scarves that look mature despite their bright colors and Disney themed prints!
You can always tie your scarf onto the straps of your handbag.
Add a bow to the belt loop of your jeans or pants.
When the weather warms up, loop your skinny scarf through the straps of your top or dress and tie a bow on your shoulder.
Tie a bow around a low ponytail, braid or bun.
Where To Buy A Skinny Scarf
Here are some great buys that I found online…
Something Navy’s silk skinny scarf is sophisticated and simple.
If you like the idea of
Echo’s Floral Silk Mini is under $15, but hurry as it’s on clearance.
Madewell has 6 prints in silk that you might like.
The skinny scarf is such an inexpensive, easy way to add color and vibrancy to your outfit. Let me know in the comments below, how you plan to wear yours!
P.S. Did you know that scarfs and scarves are both correct plural versions of scarf?
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