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Seven Ways to Style an Oversized Silk Scarf Without Looking Stuffy

There’s something about a beautiful silk scarf that makes you feel powerful and sensual at the same time. That’s probably why oversized silk scarves have traditionally been status symbols, used to signal wealth and influence, but also why we sometimes associate them with a bygone era, or an overly formal look.

What if we could turn that story on its head and tap into luxury as a vehicle to connect with ourselves? Silk scarves don’t have to be stuffy, snobby or out of reach.

They can be creative, fresh, elegant and exciting. Our trio of silk scarves for example are hand printed, ethically sourced, and designed to help you set intentions and express yourself.

New to the oversized silk scarf? Not to worry. We’ve put together seven of our go-to styling options that will have you feeling chic, yet singular, in no time.

1) Pair with a wide brimmed hat to maximize on mystery.
Fold the scarf into a triangle and wrap it around your neck so that the points are in the back. Then, bring both points around to the front and tie them over the v.

Pair with a wide brimmed hat for a glamorous yet adventurous look. We love the Root scarf for this as its optimistic color palette and affirmation to “let go of what you’ve outgrown” is all about new beginnings.

2) Style as a soft choker around the neck.
Fold scarf diagonally, with broad side facing down, and then fold the top tip so the tip is flattened. Then fold down until you have a thin band. Criss cross the points behind your neck and then bring them forward. Double knot and turn to the side so the tie is off center.

3) Pair with a metallic accent for a special occasion.
Building on look one, leave the hat at home, and slide a metallic cuff over the final knot to add a focal point and sparkle to the style.

The Ripple scarf paired with our copper cuff is a a feast of jewel tones.

4) Keep it sweet and simple with a loose drape and front tie. 
Start with a diagonally folded scarf. Drape it around your neck, and tie loosely in the front, about halfway down its length.

The Crescent scarf is the eternal neutral that translates to instant elegance.

5. Criss cross the scarf around your neck for added sophistication.
Start by folding your scarf diagonally, and gather in folds to the center with the broadest side facing the side. Bring the scarf around your neck, draw the shorter end under and then over the longer end, and wrap the longer end behind the neck and back to double knot both ends. 

6. Create a ruffled tie to add some whimsy to your look.
Start by folding your scarf diagonally, and gather in with the broadest side facing down. Bring around your neck, with the length of the scarf hanging like a tie, and use the two ends of the top of the triangle to create a knot. Tighten or loosen to your comfort level and play with the fall of the ruffles to be either more or less narrow. 

7. Slip under and over to create an elegant layered effect.
Fold the scarf into a triangle and wrap it around your neck so that the points are in the back. Cross the points as you bring them forward. Slip one under part way and lift it up. Then bring the opposite point under and through and knot the two points around the scarf edge. Adjust as desired.

Silk scares don’t have to be intimidating or antiquated. Their versatility, soft feel and enigmatic patterns can make for a one of a kind accessory that lasts a lifetime, and perhaps even several as a valuable heirloom.

Stay tuned for more of our favorite silk stylings, and intention-setting accessories, and share with us which ones you’re making your own. 

And if you’re ready to invest in one, use code: SILKLOVE20 for 20% off your first one! 

Welcome to the club 🙂

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