How to Wear a Scarf

A winter must have is a great scarf collection- no matter your dress code. Not only are they functional but they can also be very stylish.

In this article I’m going to teach you: – What colors to invest in – The two fabrications that you need for your scarves – How to wear a scarf (4 ways)

The 2 colors you should invest in

Cassandra Sethi wears a series of three scarves tied three different ways
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m all about creating more outfits with less stuff in your closet and I achieve this through my 3 step next-level style system. A very important part of my proprietary system is to focus on color to give you maximum versatility in your closet to put together outfits easily. At a minimum, for your scarf collection, you’ll want to make sure that you have one light color and one dark color. This will allow you to have only two scarves in your closet but be able to wear them with every outfit you put together. For my male and female clients, I recommend navy (dark color) and light grey (light color). I believe these two colorways are more approachable than say, black- which can read a bit harsh sometimes.

The 2 fabrics you should invest in

Wool vs. Cashmere

You’ll see many options when it comes to scarf fabrication. But if you’re buying for true winter, you’ll want to focus on natural fibers: wool and cashmere.

These two fibers are found in many winter scarves because not only are they comfortable to wear but they’re natural- so they’re not trapping heat and will breath while you wear.

A wool scarf that I recommend: Drake’s Semi Reversible Scarf

A cashmere scarf that I recommend: Anderson & Sheppard Ribbed Cashmere Scarf

***Both of these are unisex

4 ways to wear a scarf (in less than a minute)

Now that we’ve gone through how to build your scarf collection, I’m going to share my personal stylist tips on how to wear them.

If you’re like my image consulting clients, you want to look put together a stylish BUT for it to be low maintenance.

I highly recommend these 4 ways of wearing your scarf because they’re basically fool-proof, perfect for everyone and easy to remember. You can use them for any type of scarf and remember it doesn’t need to be perfect!

 

In the video above you’ll learn about:

Scarf style 1. The Double Loop (perfect for extra long scarves)
Scarf style 2. The Single Loop (great for shorter scarves)
Scarf style 3. The Wrap Around (my personal favorite and looks stylish with cashmere fabric)
Scarf style 4. The Traditional Loop Through (good for shorter, wool scarves)

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Cassandra Sethi is a NYC Personal Stylist and Image Consultant. After working over 15 years in the Fashion Industry, most recently as a Senior Buyer for Equinox, she created her business, Next Level Wardrobe – a luxury personal shopping service for successful professionals. Cassandra’s been featured in Greatist, Livestrong and NY Mag.

 

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