Monday, 17 June 2013

That's a Wrap!

I often look at other women and admire their personal style elements; particularly the way they find new and inventive ways to wrap their scarves. With temperatures dropping in the capital, I thought it befitting to show you cute and stylish ways to take your old boring scarf and modify it into something different every day.
The scarf has been around for more than a hundred years, and comes in many styles from thin and filmy silks to knitted, bulky winter warmers. Before the scarf was associated with glamorous icons like Audrey Hepburn and Doris Day, it was primarily used to keep a woman's hairdo from being spoiled by wind, rain and (yes ladies) ‘mince-weather’.
This versatile accessory can be shaped and molded in a variety of ways to flatter different outfits, hairstyles, and even different temperatures. Here are my four favourite wraps for this season:

The Infinity Scarf  

  1. Recreate the look made famous by Jennifer Aniston, by taking two opposite corners
  2. Tie them together
  3. Move the tie to the back of your neck to disguise it
  4. Twist the scarf once and loop it around your head.
  5. Adjust
  6. There you have it. Wear this wrap with a vest and cool jacket

The Long Ascot

  1. If you know how to tie a knot, you'll know how to tie an ascot. Start by draping the scarf around your neck, with even lengths of fabric on either side.
  2. Crisscross the ends.
  3. And bring the other end around the back and up through the top. The trick is to keep the knot laid flat across your neck.
  4. Pull it all the way through and adjust.

The Neck Brace

  1. This full-scarf look is extra warm and cozy. Position the scarf asymmetrically around your neck
  2. Loosely wrap the longer end around your neck, stopping to style and "plump" it as you go.
  3. Once you've run out of scarf, tuck the ends into the mass.
  4. You may need to do a little more fluffing and adjusting once it's done, but a haphazardly wrapped look is super-chic, too!

The Challah Braid

  1. The Challah Braid is both structured and relaxed. Start by folding the scarf in half and draping it around your neck. Reach through the loop to grab the two ends of the scarf.
  2. Start pulling the scarf through to create another mini-loop.
  3. Pull the two ends of the scarf through the other mini-loop you've created.
  4. Voila! It's a warm, braided scarf look that won't move around.

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