How to Wear an Infinity Scarf
Style dos and don'ts, comin' atcha
The question How do I wear a scarf? seems a little silly. Take scarf, wrap around neck, be done...right? But what happens when you try to top any old outfit with a colorful wrap and it overpowers the entire thing and you've suddenly become a cartoon snowman incarnate? Here are a few simple rules of thumb to follow.
DO: KEEP TEXTURES AND SIZE IN MIND
Your most on-trend options are faux furs, heavy knits and blanket plaids. And all should have a considerable weight--for impact.
DON'T: Settle for a flimsy open-weave; otherwise it comes across looking cheap.
DO: APPRECIATE A NEUTRAL COLOR PALETTE
Grays, camels, blacks and whites are your best bet for streamlining a look.
DON'T: Let the scarf be just an addition. Make it part of the whole colorway package.
DO: TRY A POP OF COLOR (WITH PURPOSE)
Not all color is bad. Just know when and where you can pack a punch.
DON'T: Mix too many statement colors together or you'll look like a lot. (Black + white + red = always a solid combo.)
DO: KEEP IT HIGH AND TIGHT
This is one of the biggest styling queries when it comes to scarves of any kind--how low on your body it should hang. Our preference? Snug and bundled up close to the neck.
DON'T: Risk looking sloppy in a low-slung situation across your torso.
DO: STYLE IT OVER YOUR SHOULDERS (WHEN POSSIBLE)
This all depends on the weight and length of your knit. But if you have a heavy piece, feel free to experiment with draping it across your shoulders.
DON'T: Apply this tip if doing so leaves a gap around your neck. The look should always come close to your chin and can expand out from there.