Updated: Jul 7
Blanket and large scarves are always fashionable due to the sheer practicality of requiring warmth during the colder months. As you are probably aware, HairFlair offers large gorgeous 100 % lambswool blanket scarves, sublimely soft two tone scarves and has added fine 55%cashmere/ 45% Mulberry silk blanket scarves to our winter collection this year but we wondered how many of you know different ways to wear them. The HairFlair team thought it could be helpful to remind you of some simple styles and hopefully give you a few further options so you can get the most out of your winter scarves this season!
1. Keeping it loose
This is the easiest look to achieve and very elegant if you are wearing a longline coat, a duster or even a vest.
1. Take your large rectangular scarf - you can either fold it several times to make it narrower or just bunch it’s up behind your neck.
2. Put it around the back of your neck and let it hang loosely at the front.
Our Favourites: We love any of HairFlairs two tone Fine Angora range and 100% Lambswool Scarves .
2. Over the shoulder
Along the same concept as “letting it loose” after bunching or folding the large scarf and putting it around your neck, throw one loose end over one shoulder. Voila - that’s it !
3. The Simple Knot.
To achieve this look it’s quite important to either fold or bunch the scarve quite tightly in the beginning to narrow the scarf then: 1. Put it around the back of your neck and let it hang loosely at the front,
2. tie a half knot with the loose ends; and,
2 adjust the height of the knot to your taste and comfort . Try also offsetting the knot so you achieve a more asymmetrical look . Our Favourite : HairFlairs fine two tone Angora scarves as they are fine and easy to knot without becoming bulky. We also love the two tone colour scheme .
4. The Coat - belted or loosestyle.
We love wearing a blanket/ large scarf as a coat as It really does keep you warm and has a soft free elegance often not achieved in a structured coat. This look complements a dress, a tight top or can even be worn around the house for extra warmth. For a variation, clasp the front with a brooch or try a skinny or medium size belt. To achieve this look:
1 Open the scarf right up and wrap it around your shoulders.
2. For the belted option, make sure both ends of the scarf in the front are flat to your body and then fasten your belt to suit. This not only keeps the scarf in place but gives you a waist and is a chic and elegant look.
5. Cowlneck chic
Another simple style which most of you will already know, but we think is worth mentioning if only because it forms the basis of the Short knot and Braid styles. With this look:
1. Put the “cowl” or middle of the large scarf at the front; 2. wrap the loose ends around your neck and bring the loose ends back to the front; and,
3. pull out your hair and adjust the cowl/loup so the loose ends fall at the front as you like
6. The Short knot
A variation on the Cowlneck, we like this one when you want to minimise the bulk of the blanket scarf and make it look lighter and shorter . To achieve this look follow the above steps 1-3 and then:
4. Tie the loose ends in a 1/2 knot and adjust to the height you like .
5. You can sit the 1/2 knot on top of the cow or hide it underneath, Experiment with each to see which look you prefer. Both are chic and elegant.
7. The Braid
This is probably the most complicated but not hard to do at all so persevere as it looks more difficult than it is! Another variation on the Cowlneck and which also makes a blanket or large scarf look lighter and shorter. To achieve this look follow the Cowlneck steps 1-3 and then;
4. Keep the cow/loop in the shape of a circle;
5. take one loose side and bring it underneath and through the loop and let it hang; and
6. take the other loose side and bring it over and through the loop and let it hang.
7. Adjust to suit
8. The Double Knot
An absolute favourite of ours underneath a long coat or jacket as it provides a lot of neck, chin and even nose warmth yet minimises the bulk underneath your jacket or coat. To achieve this look;
1. Make the scarf narrower by folding or bunching together lengthwise;
2. fold it in half at the middle;
3. take the loop end with one hand and loose ends with the other, centre the scarf at the back of your neck and bring the two ends to the front; snd
3. pull the loose ends through the loop and down to suit.
Thats it. We hope that has clarified a few different looks for you and perhaps added some styles for you to experiment with.
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