10 Fresh Ways to Wear a Silk Scarf

We’ve showed you how to tie one, how to braid one and how to belt one. But we’ve got a few more ideas up our sleeves about the best ways to wear your favorite silk scarf. Listen and learn, ladies.

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As A Necktie

Channel your inner Gigi Hadid by tying a simple knot and letting the ends hang out in front or to the side, whichever you prefer.

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As A Hair Tie

Although you probably need to use a real hair band to anchor your bun in place, the scarf adds a nice extra touch.

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As A Headband

Loose and easy and ready for the weekend.

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As A Full Hair Wrap

Effortlessly stylish and an easy way to cover up a bad hair day.

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As A Necklace

Best when used with a skinny scarf looped once or twice around the neck.

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As A Purse Accoutrement

Far classier than one of those furry key chains.

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As A Pocket Square

Borrow from the boys and dress up your workweek blazer with a hint of color.

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As A Bracelet

The comfiest bangle you ever did wear.

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As A Belt

Pairs particularly well with high-waist, ’70s-inspired jeans.

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As A Bandana

Kind of a no-brainer. But we give you full permission to go full cowgirl. (Just maybe stick to a sophisticated pattern.)


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