Tie one on

I am a huge advocate of scarves. All sorts of scarves actually, and I love wearing them in different ad unique ways. As I was doing some research on innovative scarf-wearing techniques, I came across this incredible link on geocities.com. It talks all about this booklet that was published back in the 1960s called Scarf Ability – 25 Ways to Tie a Scarf. Complete with illustrations, it goes about explaining all the the different ways a woman can express herself with a scarf. The various looks are genius and many of them are, interestingly, very “now.” One style that I have been seeing everywhere lately but have yet to try, is the bow tie. In my opinion, and partly why I have yet to try it, I find it imperative that I have the correct shape scarf to pull off this look, otherwise it won’t look right. The booklet suggests using a square scarf, but I think it can also work with a long rectangular one as well. Needless to say, I am still searching for that perfect piece of silk to execute this style.

I definitely recommend clicking on the link above and checking it out for yourself, but in the meantime, for your viewing pleasure and mine, here are a few of my faves:

bowtie

bow tie

The elusive bow tie I have yet to try!

isadora

isadora

I find this so chic and sort of dashing.

ringtie

ring tie

This one looks fairly plain at first sight, but the advice they give is to slip the ends of the scarf through an actual ring and then pull them through.You could spice it up by selecting a small, but chunky plain or decorative gold ring for a fun effect.

the stole

the stole

I especially love the way this last one looks. Definitely going to be trying this look at home! I will report back with a photo. Stay tuned!

SPxx

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