Saturday, 15 May 2010

Elegant Neck Scarves

1. Fashionable Knot Look

This scarf look makes a great relax and professional look at the same time and works well with open neck lines and form fitting tops and dresses.

Step 1. Fold 10″x60″ long oblong scarf in half and make a wide knot if the middle of the scarf.

Step 2. Wrap the scarf around the neck with the knot centered in the front and hang the ends in the front.

Step 3. Loop both ends through the knot to achieve an elegant and fun big knot tie look.

2. New Scarf Choker Look
This style makes an updated scarf chocker look that looks great with a button down shirt or an open neckline.

Step 1. Fold 10″x60″ long oblong scarf in half and wrap around your neck with both sides equal and make a knot on one side.

Step 2. Loop one side through the knot in the front and twist both sides.

Step 3. Wrap twisted sides around the neck and tie in the back to create a choker look with a knot in the center.

Practice make perfect.

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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Making Silk Scarves Work For You

The versatile square silk scarf! One of the most versatile fashion pieces is a large square scarf and this accessory is just perfect for spring and summer.This is primarily because of the benefits of wearing a scarf. Apart from making a fashion statement, these gorgeous fashion accessories provide warmth during the cold and chilly season. They are also useful in preventing the wind, rain and snow from blowing down your neck. They are also cool in the summer and hot weather. Depending on the creativity and the objective of the individual, there are many ways in to tie a silk scarf.

Still, having a silk scarf is not enough. You would need to know how to wear it and tie it properly to make your whole outfit work. Although simply draping it over your shoulders and letting it fall in front of you can already do wonders to a simple dress or suit, there are several ways to tie a scarf that will add more to your style without being so complicated to do.

Here’s one popular style that can you try with square silk scarves to make them look neat and stylish: First, wrap your neck with the scarf once and create a loose knot with one end. While keeping this knot open with one hand, wrap the scarf again on your neck.

Take the open end of the scarf and carefully pull all the way through the knot. Both ends of the scarf should be equal in length so make adjustments to the scarf accordingly. When the ends are even, tighten the knot.

Here’s an even simpler way tie a silk scarf to liven up any casual attire: Take the scarf in the middle, making sure both ends are of the same length. Hold the scarf in such a way that you have a loop on one side while both ends are loose. Then, take the ends and pass them through the loop to create a knot. To tighten the knot, pull the ends carefully downwards to your front or the side of your neck.

For certain, there are more trendy ways to tie a silk scarf but aside from knowing how to tie one, learning how to choose a scarf that will match your outfit is also essential. If you are just starting your scarf collection, you probably already have scarves in neutral and solid colors since these go well with practically anything in your closet.

If you’d like to add variety to your look, start buying multicolored, printed or illustrated silk scarves or those with accents like sequins or beaded fringes. Take note that you don’t have to spend a fortune to buy beautiful, good quality scarves. There are many reputable but affordable sellers offering scarves priced somewhere from $20 to $50.

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