With the weather becoming cooler, it’s time to flaunt your scarves and stoles. But don't be drab and drape them the same way every time! We show you our favourite ways to drape a scarf, to help you get started.
The Modern One-Loop
A stylish look that’s easy to pull off, this look is casual chic all the way. This is a style that works well for both men and women. To wear a stole in this style, start off by draping it around your neck with one end hanging approximately at waist level and the other end much lower. Next, wrap the longer end around your neck once. Adjust the stole so that both ends are at about the same height.
Style Tip: The Modern One-Loop is casual and stylish and works best with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt.
The European Loop
A classic, this style is easy to achieve, and works well with a variety of casual outfits. It’s also a look that the gentlemen can carry off with as much ease as the ladies. To achieve this look, fold the scarf in half, so you have two loose ends in one hand and a loop in the other. Wrap the scarf around your neck, putting the loose ends through the loop to form a knot. Adjust it so that it sits comfortably around your neck.
Style Tip: This one works well with layers. Try throwing on a jacket to make things interesting.
The Classic Drape
One of the simplest ways to drape a scarf, stole, or even a shawl; this look exudes femininity and is suitable for women of all ages. It’s not a look that’s advisable for men. To achieve this look, wrap the stole around your shoulders in one complete loop and tuck the loose end back into the loop at the nape of your neck.
Style Tip: This style can be sleek or bohemian depending on what the rest of your outfit looks like. For a modern look, wear it with jeans or a tailored pencil skirt and top. If you’re in the mood to go bohemian, wear it with a maxi dress and a chunky bracelet.
The Infinity Drape
This one is often considered a more finished version of the modern one-loop. To achieve this look, place the stole around your neck and knot the loose ends together. You now have a large loop around your neck, twist this to form a figure 8 with one loop around your neck. Toss the second loop in the 8 around your neck to finish.
Style Tip: This style is a lot like the classic drape in terms of what outfits it can be worn with; but it tends to be more on the casual side, unless you’re looking at wearing a scarf in a luxurious material such as silk or pashmina.
A very popular style – a scarf can be draped this way to add some personality to a casual look. Start off by looping a long scarf twice around your neck – remember to keep the loops small, unlike the drape. Now, take one of the loose ends and tuck it into the loop at the nape of your neck. Adjust the fabric of this end of the scarf to look like a waterfall. Ensure that the other end of the scarf is short enough to stay hidden behind the waterfall.
Keep it casual. Wear it with a casual woollen shift dress or denims and a shirt. This drape looks great with boots.
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