Easy Ways to Wear a Scarf


Wearing a scarf makes even a simple tee and jeans look polished.






Brown always looks sharp with dark-wash denim. I have become very fond of the brown crepe items here on my shopping site. I am wearing the three-quarter sleeve top here in these images. The jeans are the Slim Fit Ankle Jeans from J.Jill last year, similar style here. The BCBG bag is several years old from TJMaxx similar here. The shoes are by Ralph Lauren here. The silk scarf is from my shopping site here.






I showed you how to fold a large scarf on the bias in a previous post here. Folding the sizeable square silk scarf on the bias creates a beautiful supple band of luxurious fabric. A long rectangle scarf will never drape like this.







Photos by Elizabeth Miller.


When I wear a scarf, it is always in a simple, easy way. Fussy, intricate ties always look like I tried too hard.



Have a beautiful day!



31 Comments
  1. Love the look of the scarf to take jeans and tee to another level. This will be my look on a trip my hubs and I are taking in a couple of weeks. We will be hiking for nine days through the English countryside and then on to larger cities for a little more formal activities. Thus, I need very casual and smart casual outfits in one small suitcase! The scarf idea will make this possible. Thank you again!
    By the way, your hair is adorable in that side shot. So Cute!

  2. Brown does indeed look great with jeans. Your choice of scarf makes it possible for someone with cool coloring to wear brown effectively.

  3. You change purses a lot. How do you do it so effortlessly. I believe you had a video on that awhile ago. What was the title of that video so I view it once again. Thank you.

  4. Your video about how to wear brown was excellent. Would you consider making a video about wearing gray?

    Do you plan to have any more colors in your pants and tops shop? I have your black, navy and brown and love them.

    1. I wear gray often. I’m sure the pieces will show up in future posts. I don’t think there will be any new colors added to the crepe collection. The dark colors work much better with that material.

  5. Hey Susan, I love your blog. As a former ice show skater I had to comment on your great ‘flex’ pose in the first pose. LOL

  6. Susan, just wanted to let you know that on weekdays when I don’t see a post from you, it feels like I am missing a good friend whom I visit regularly. I feel like blogging must be lonely at times, so I want you to know that you are missed on non-post days….

  7. I think the way to not feel awkward in a scarf is to focus on it’s function.
    Is it keeping a jacket collar clean by snuggling up to your neck, or maybe acting like a collar on a collarless sweater or blouse, or maybe providing a light layer on a cool day.
    When you use them to do something then they aren’t optional, they’re working for you in your outfit.

  8. I enjoy receiving your emails. I’m
    approaching 60 this fall and need to lose about 15-20 pounds. Tell us again how you managed to shed the pounds. You look great!

      1. Just wanted to tell you about my neighbor. I always see him walking early in the morning. Just found out he lost over 100 pounds using the Eat To Live book.

  9. Could you please recommend a scarf that would go with the Simple V in teal (that I recently purchased on your recommendation from Covered Perfectly.) I’ll wear it wither black, navy, or denim. Thanks.

  10. You are my expert on scarfs. You energize and encourage me to wear them. Please continue to write about scarfs because it is an affordable and practical way to add color, fashion, and comfort to an outfit.

  11. I love brown. I have some Chicos size 2 t-shirts that I’ve been wearing. They are a little bit too big for me but only a little. I’m pretty busty. What size do you think would fit me from your line?

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