Tricks To Make The Most Of A Versatile Summer Scarf
Summer scarves don’t just belong around the neck – read these tips to accessorise and make the most of your fabulous Italian scarf.
Think scarves are an accessory for the winter months? Think again. A simple, yet incredibly sophisticated summer scarf can completely transform your outfit in a matter of seconds. A scarf will spice up an otherwise drab outfit and can be pulled out of a bag or purse at a moment’s notice when the evening draws in or the wind picks up. Italian women have long recognised the versatility of this clever and fashionable garment which can be worn in numerous different ways.
Here are some wonderful tricks to show off your finest new summer scarf – surprisingly not all of them involve it being worn around your neck!
If you’re looking for an effortless way to achieve a smart office look in the intense summer heat, then you can simply add a black and white gingham scarf to your otherwise cool cotton outfit and you’ll be elegant and well-dressed in no time at all. Tie your scarf in a neat bow and pair with a collared sleeveless white shirt and suit pants.
Evening Wedding Wear
You have the perfect dress to wear to a summer wedding, but have you thought about what to cover your shoulders with as the night goes on and the temperature in the marquee starts to drop? Italian ladies’ scarves double up fabulously as pashminas that you can drape over your shoulders in a tiny cape style to keep you warm on your walk home.
Set your inner rock chick free this season and use your scarf to sweep your hair back off your face. A scarf with a strong and colourful pattern will look fantastic atop your locks and it’s a great way to deal with bad hair days. You can either wear your hair loose and long with your scarf tied at the nape of your neck, creating a bandanna style look. Alternatively, you can tie your hair high on top of your head and secure with your scarf in a tight double knot.
Looking for an effortless way to add style to your summer maxi dress? A scarf is just what you need to add style while creating curves that look fabulous. Simply tie around your waist – you can either wear the knot in the middle as a bow, or at the side with long ties to drape down the side of your body. This will pull in the fabric of your dress, accentuating both your bust and your hips.
If you’re looking for just a little cover-up to wear on top of your bikini as you stroll down the beach or head to the poolside bar for a cocktail, then your latest Italian scarf is just what you need to provide you with a little modesty. Unwrap your scarf in full, then drape around your hips and secure with a small knot or a safety pin.
Yacht Boat Style
When the rest of your look is light and breezy, there’s no need for your scarf to be any different. Simply wrap around your neck and secure with a long knot around the level of your rib cage. This looks fantastic with a lightweight floral summer dress.
By now, you can see that the summer scarf is a superb garment to lift and transform any outfit that you choose to pair it with. Invest in a handful of different scarves and you’ll have given yourself an entirely new wardrobe.