As speakers, all of us can feel more comfortable leaving a few scarves in our hotel room while leading a seminar or giving a keynote address rather than leave behind fine jewelry. Some scarves have as much bling as a silver or gold necklace.
Numerous ladies look so chic with a long rectangular piece of yarn draped around their necks once with the long edges allowed to fly in the wind. Other ladies dazzle me with their fancy knotting abilities.
Being brave, I asked a few women to teach me how to master a fragment of fabric. Most women were gracious and patient with tutoring me in their artistic ability. Since I have a bit of a flair for the dramatics, I had to give these fashionable looks a try.
Recently, Vonda and I had fun playing with scarves. I took step-by-step photos so we could share with you how to use a couple of scarves to add fun, flare, and fashion to your wardrobe.
This first scarf is a simple triangle. The secret is to have a scarf that is two-toned. Each side of the fabric has a different shade of red which adds interest.
To create this look:
1. Drape the long ends over your shoulders with the triangle pointing down the center of your back.
2. Fling the left end over your right shoulder.
3. Carry the right end over to your left shoulder.
4. Tuck the tips into the neckline to hold in place.
5. The key with this look is to have a large enough material in a triangle scarf to drape over your shoulders with ease.
When a scarf keeps falling off of me, I go to an infinity scarf like the very first photo. With this one, you just pull it over your head.
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This is one of my favorite ways to wear a long scarf. It doesn’t matter the material. This method of tying prevents a bulky look or an Adam’s apple knot.
Fold the length of the scarf in half and drape around your neck.
Reach through the loop. Pull the closest strand of fabric that is near the loop through the loop.
Slightly twist the folded edge to create another loop.
Pull the second strand of fabric through the second loop.
Pull both ends of the scarf to adjust and tighten.
With the flat weaved look, you have many ways you may choose to wear the scarf. This style looks good worn under your chin or on your shoulder or worn down your back with a simple drape effect in the front.
Playing with scarves can be fun and fashionable. Vonda and I have more styles and photos to share with you. Comment if you would like to see additional ways to adorn yourself with an affordable accessory.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. ~ 2Corinthians 13:14″