Silk scarves are among the most versatile fashion accessories found in the average wardrobe. These handy items will help keep the wearer warm in the winter and the properties of silk also make it capable of keeping the skin cool in warm weather. There are many ways to tie a silk scarf and while some people find it frustrating, experimenting with different ways to wear ascarf can be fun.
Silk scarves are sold in a wide variety of weights, shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. Some are adorned with ornamental elements like fringe, lace, beads, rhinestones and fabric rosettes. Fun and funky patterns or bold solids are ideal for casual settings while elegant designs are created for more formal events and somber occasions.
Working with this lightweight and often slippery material can be tricky at first, but with practice, anyone can learn to accessorize in a number of different ways. A scarf is most commonly worn around the neck but there are other ways to dress up an outfit with a splash of color or sparkle.
The classic French knot is a basic design that is easy to learn. Fold a rectangular shaped scarf once lengthwise. Place the scarf onto the shoulders and let both ends hang over the shoulders. Take the two ends and tie them together loosely but as close to the skin as feels comfortably. Slide the knot to either side and let the ends rest on the shoulder.
A front triangle can provide a country western flavor to an outfit or a trendy touch depending on the pattern or print chosen. Start with a square scarf and fold it along the diagonal to make a large triangle. Wrap the scarf around the neck so the point of the triangle is on the chest pointing to the ground. Tie the two ends in a loose but secure knot behind the neck under the hair.
Silk scarves are affordable additions to any wardrobe. With so many colors, styles and patterns to choose from, anyone can find an item to update and accessorize any outfit.