A Head Scarf is a Multi-Faceted Accessory

Headscarves have been worn for eons for a number of reasons. They can be used for keeping the head warm, to keep hair do’s intact, or purely as a fashion statement. Katharine Hepburn and Grace Kelly made the trend way popular in the 60s.

Here’s how to wear a head scarf

head scarf You can simply fold a scarf in to a triangle and wrap it around your head and tie the corners falling down your face into a knot. This look is quite common and keeps the hair from flying astray. You can also try various styles of wrapping a head scarf which will make you look ultra-chic.

Let’s start with the ‘Up in Knots’ style, which looks like a hair band and holds hair in place. Take a scarf or a skinny scarf and fold it horizontally until you are left with about a 4 inch wide rectangle. Center the scarf on the nape of the neck, bring each side to the front of the head, and tie a double knot. Take the two sides hanging down, twist, wrap, twist again, and tuck in the ends.

The second style is aptly called ‘Little Bow Peep’. This too is more or less like a hair band, but looks really cute, too. Take a skinny scarf; fold it in horizontally in half, just like ‘Up in Knots.’ Next, center the scarf at the nape and tie a knot by bringing both sides on top of your ears. Make a two sided knot over one eye, tie a bow, and tuck in the ends.

Headscarves are fun

How about a style known as ‘Knotted and Nautical,’ which begins the same way as the other two styles. The knot this time is centered on the head and the loose ends are tied, twisted and tucked under.

Last comes the ‘Itty Bitty Bow.’ A small square scarf is folded in a triangle. Centered on the neck, the scarf is tied over the ears on the top of the head. The tips are tucked in like a bow.

Headscarves can prove to be very versatile and practical yet fashionable. Try a few styles today and you will definitely be complimented for making a style statement.

Kaelah of The Clueless Girl’s Guide

Scarves Dot Net Style Guide Blogger

Over the past few months, we’ve asked our favorite fashion bloggers to knot, twist, tie, loop, twirl, drape, braid, and style our very own scarves. The result? A Scarf Style Guide featuring fabulous scarf looks styled by real life ladies.

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Our most recent scarf spotlight is a winter-inspired look by the lovely Kaelah of The Clueless Girl’s Guide. This creative Tennesee gal loves graphic design, photography, and blogging about her fabulous life. We can’t get enough of her feminine, eclectic style, too! Get to know Kaelah in our interview below, see how she layered one of our winter scarves to perfection, and grab some inspiration for staying snowstorm-chic.

Psst … speaking of snow, grab our Polar Vortex-ready scarves here

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If you were on a deserted island and could only take one thing from your closet, what would it be?

Kaelah: I’d take this vintage Hawaiian-print dress I snagged from the flea market. It’s the perfect ’50s cut, but lightweight enough to feel breezy in a hot/humid environment. I mean, I’d want to look nice when I was rescued, right?!

If you could brunch with any blogger, who would it be and why?

Kaelah: Elsa Billgren, probably! I love her whole look/style. She looks like loads of fun!

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Biggest fashion faux pas?

Kaelah: Do you really want to know? Okay, so in high school, I maybe (totally) wore one of those scrolling LED belt buckles that was bedazzled all the way around. Yep, I had a scrolling marquee right below my waist. At the time, I think I programmed it to say “Kaelah <3 Kyle” (my boyfriend at the time). Am I ashamed? You betcha. Would you believe I was voted Best Dressed in high school? Me either. So shameful!

Best fashion advice your mom ever gave you…

Kaelah: “Throw those pants away.” Sounds way harsh, but man she was right. I was so into ripped Hollister jeans in high school. My jeans looked like they were pulled from a woodchipper. Hindsight is 20/20.

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If there is one song that would be your life theme song, what would it be?

Kaelah: “Independent Women” by Destiny’s Child. 1.) Because it’s totally true and 2.) It’s Destiny’s Child! And yes, I totally know that song is from 2000. Gotta love the throwback tunes!

Annnnnd which scarf knot from The Knot Library fits your style the best?

Kaelah: I’m totally a Boho Loop Tie or Ascot Wrap. Definitely.

Thank you to Kaelah for being a part of our special project!

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Scarf Style Swoon: Tamara of Macademian Girl

Scarves Dot Net Style Guide Blogger

Over the past few months, we’ve asked our favorite fashion bloggers to knot, twist, tie, loop, twirl, drape, braid, and style our very own scarves. The result? A Scarf Style Guide featuring fabulous scarf looks styled by real life ladies.

Tamara of Macademian Girl

Our latest style spotlight is the bold and utterly fabulous Tamara of Macademian Girl. This 20-something fashion blogger is from Poland and knows a thing or two about adding quirky, bold, fun pieces into her daily wardrobe. From bright tights and colorful clothes to hair pieces and piling on the accessories, Tamara could give us all a lesson in clothing confidence and personal style.

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See how she styled our Nicole Cotton Scarf as a head scarf (you can find out how to tie yours like she did here) and paired it with brights and neons for fall. She’s flawless!

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Be sure to check back for more scarf swoons from our favorite style bloggers. Thanks again to Tamara for being a part of our project!

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Scarf Style Swoon: Rachel of Smile and Wave

Scarves Dot Net Style Guide Blogger

Over the past few months, we’ve asked our favorite fashion bloggers to knot, twist, tie, loop, twirl, drape, braid, and style our very own scarves. The result? A Scarf Style Guide featuring fabulous scarf looks styled by real life ladies.

Today’s style spotlight is Rachel of Smile and Wave. Rachel’s lifestyle blog is devoted to DIYs, style, home decor, and her gorgeous family. She’s also super-cool and teaches e-courses online! Take a look at how Rachel styled our Joy Circle Scarf, and adapt this effortless look for fall pronto. (Tights and boots are our weakness!)

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Be sure to check back for more scarf swoons from our favorite style bloggers. Thanks again to Rachel for being a part of our project!

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