My computer-savvy colleague asked me for scarf-tying guidance a few days ago, right on the heels of a question from another about scarf shapes and uses.
That's right accessory-fiends, it's time to bust out your favorite scarves.
Here are a few tips if you love the look, but don't feel confident in your ability to pull it off:
- When it comes to scarf length and size, the longer and bigger the better.
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- Decide how you want your scarf to look. Long, rectangular scarves are more versatile than squares. But squares can be easier to tie.
- The key to wearing knit scarves is the casual vibe - when they're done right, they look effortlessly messy, which works in your favor as a newbie.
- Be mindful of the thickness of knit scarves. Some nubby, chunky knits don't do well when doubled or bunched around your neck.
There's only one way to build confidence in your scarf-wearing and tying ability. Using a photo of a celeb or someone whose scarf style you'd like to bite, and practice, practice, practice. Set yourself up in front of a mirror and get busy.
- Rachel Sutherland,