During brutal winters in Chicago (or anywhere), scarves are a necessity. But have you thought about styling your scarf to wear with your outfit, rather than removing it with your coat once you get inside? I am constantly cold, so I tend to keep my scarf on indoors – even if it’s a big chunky blanket scarf. I want you to be stylish, too!, so I’m showing you three ways to style a scarf to make it work with your outfit. The styles may seem basic, but it’s really not that challenging! Don’t overthink it and you’ll have the perfectly styled scarf.
Today I styled my plaid blanket scarf with a winter white skirt and a black turtleneck for a neutral, basic backdrop. Since it’s freezing outside, I added a black leather jacket, which you can wear indoors as well as outdoors. I completed the outfit with some fun polka dot tights and my go-to black booties.
The shawl adds some dimension to your outfit, and you can wear it over your jacket. I love this style as it is super warm! All you have to do is place the scarf over your shoulders and voilà, you’ve got a shawl.
Probably the most basic of all scarf styles is the “wraparound”, (at least that’s what I’m calling it 😉 ). The key to making this style look polished is to pull one scarf end lower than the other and tug at the ends to re-position the center of the scarf, once you have wrapped the scarf around your neck. Now you’re ready for some après ski…or a walk to the el.
The “loop” is an easy way to throw on a scarf without an fussy readjustments. You simply tie both ends of the scarf together and put it over your head! Easy peasy.
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