People often ask me how to wear the square silk scarves that measure fifty-one inches (130cm). One of my favorite ways is folded on the diagonal to form a slim luxurious, colorful finishing touch that takes my basics to the next level. You will never achieve the same drape and supple hand from a rectangle-shaped scarf.
When I showed the picture above on the blog recently, many of you asked how I tied it. I will show you step by step how I folded and wrapped it.
Lay the scarf face down on a flat surface such as your bed. Fold opposite corners toward the center of the backside.
Make another small fold at the outside edges keeping these folds narrow.
Continue folding until you have one long slender length. I often wear large square scarves in this way because it allows me to wrap or tie them neatly.
Keep the tie or drape low and loose but never rest the bulk of the scarf on the most substantial part of your bust, always slightly above it. For example, the best spot for a scarf fold or tie to rest on me is between the collarbones and the cleavage. Showing part of the neck and not adding more bulk to the bust is my goal because I don’t want my face to seem more round, nor do I want my bust or tummy to appear larger.
In these photos, I put the center of the scarf at my neck in the front and then wrapped the ends around the back, returning them to the front. The necklace is from French Kande here. I am an affiliate for French Kande, which means I will earn a small commission if you purchase from the link.
Beautycounter Sheer Lipstick in the color Poppy here looks excellent with this scarf.