I’ve been embracing the silk scarf trend more than ever this past year and I thought it was about time to sit down and write this post. Whether I’m wearing it to add a pop of color to my outfit or to tie back my hair after a long day on the boat; I’m known for always have a silk scarf shoved somewhere within my purse and within hands reach. Now, for the longest time I use to obsess over the Gucci, Hermes and Prada silk scarfs other influencers were wearing, I would dream of the day I could afford one and think of the beautiful pattern I’d want to select.
To be honest, though a $500 scarf at my age just doesn’t make sense for me financially or lifestyle-wise, which made me think of ways to take on this trend minus the hefty price tag. Initially, it was hard for me to find a silk scarf reasonably priced, however since the trend is becoming more and more popular I’ve been able to get my hands on some GORGEOUS silk scarfs by designers I know and love now for just under $50. I’ve linked some of my personal favorites above, along with a video breaking down 5 Ways to Style a Silk Scarf This Summer!
1) The Necktie – Start by folding the scarf in half to make a triangle, then continue to fold your scarf until it is in a long thin line. Next wrap the scarf around your neck and tie the ends together in a bow or knot under your chin. This look is perfect for work or presentation time.
2) The Chocker – Start by folding your scarf in half then continue to fold it until it is in a line. Next wrap the scarf around your neck and tie the ends together in a double knot. Move the double not to the back of your neck and adjust the scarf to get your perfect chocker look. To be honest, this look was inspired by Diane Keaton, she styles it a lot in movies and it truly pulls together any neutral outfits.
3) The Ponytail – I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve gotten off a boat with horrible hair, only to dock at a restaurant for dinner. This is when I pull out the ponytail style! Start by folding the scarf in half to make a triangle, then continue to fold your scarf until it is in a long thin line. Next wrap the scarf around your ponytail holder and tie into a bow. This look is beyond sophisticated and for extra secureness, feel free to have a friend stick a few bobby pins in the underside of your ponytail look.
4) The Headband – I wear this look nonstop on vacation and is best down with a bigger scarf. The scarf I used was a little small for this look but you get the picture. All you have to do is throw your hair up in a bun and fold your scarf in half then continue to fold it until it is in a line. Once folded to the proper length, wrap the scarf around your head and knot it in the back. Then simply untie your hair from the bun and let it drape over your scarf, giving you the ultimate French gal style.
5) The Handbag – Like I said earlier I never leave my house without a silk scarf come summer, and this is one of my favorite ways to keep a silk scarf on hand. I’ll admit, wearing a silk scarf around my neck isn’t always practical, depending on my top, but having the scarf tied to my bag and on hand in case of an outfit change or a sudden ponytail is a godsend. Oh and I mean, the pop of color on my bag is fun too!
Okay, I have to run I’m actually off to the beach to film another YouTube video as we speak! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and make sure to subscribe to our YOUTUBE CHANNEL to see new videos every Wednesday and vlogs every Saturday. Also, leave a comment down below sharing your opinion on the silk scarf trend, are you for it, against it, or obsessed? I love hearing your thoughts and keeping me in the loop on how you take on trends. xx Aubrey
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