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Fabulous, Functional & Frugal Fashion Tip #2

How to Wear a 72″ Fringed Oblong Scarf

photogrid_1480594797407There are about a gazillion ways to wear a scarf. With over 37 million views, one of my favorite YouTube videos is 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes!

The obvious problem from a vision perspective is the lack of captioning to describe the methods the young lady is using. While there are many YouTubers who do not include descriptive video in their tutorials, there are vloggers who describe what they are doing.

In the following steps I describe how I wore the oblong scarf from yesterday’s photos. While holding the scarf horizontally in front of you the end in your right hand will be (A) and the end in your left hand will be (B).

Example of the knot with a peach colored scarf on a decorative vintage dress form.
  1. Place the scarf under your chin and let the loose ends hang down your back. (A) will be on your right and (B) on your left.
  2. Cross (A) and (B) behind your neck so that the loose ends are now hanging in front. (A) will now be on your left and (B) on your right.
  3. Pull the center of the scarf located under your chin in a downward angle about 7 or 8 inches (this does not have to be exact it’s whatever makes you feel comfortable). You now have a loop.
  4. Take the loop in both hands and twist it to the left. (The twist will be against the front of your neck.
  5. Holding the twisted loop open take end (A) and insert it over and through the loop.
  6. Take end (B) and insert it under and through the loop.
  7. Adjust the knot for comfort. Violà you’re done!

Happy Friday!





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How Do I Tie Thee? Let Me Count The Ways

6 Ways To Tie The Oblong Scarf

Hinge Patchwork Print Scarf. Bold patterns intensify the graphic appeal of a gauzy, fringe-trimmed scarf. 28 inches wide by 76 inches long. 100 percent wool. Colors are shades of teal and white.
Hinge Patchwork Print Scarf Nordstrom

I think I was in my mid to late 20’s when I wore my first oblong scarf. I bought it to go along with this navy lightweight knit sleeveless dress and matching sweater outfit. The scarf had several shades of blue including a navy identical to my outfit. I fell in love.

While I no longer have that first scarf I have since collected a number of scarves in different colors, shapes, textures and some even have embellishments.

Infinity scarves, like the name implies, have no end. These endless loop scarves, like their predecessors, come in differing lengths, colors, fabrics, and textures.

I really like warm cozy scarves however with the onset of ‘private summers’ I’d have to rip them off. I salute women who can wear them in the summer because I’d probably burst into flames.

How Do You Tie Or Wear An Oblong Scarf?

Scarves are an excellent accessory that can be worn with or in place of necklaces. And you can’t beat the versatility. I’m going to give you 6 ideas on how to wear/tie these beauties:

  1. Women's Fringed Infinity Scarf loose knit 100 percent acrylic with fringes. Coral colored.
    Women’s Fringed Infinity Scarf

    Drape the scarf around your neck and allow it to hang loose without tying.

  2. Drape scarf around your neck, take one end, cross over your body to flip the end over your shoulder, and allow it to hang loose without tying. You can also add a pretty brooch where the scarf overlaps.
  3. Drape the scarf around your neck and tie the ends in a loose single knot and allow it to hang loose.
  4. Hold the scarf lengthwise in front of you, bring it to your neck. Drape it over your shoulders so the ends drape down your back. This looks especially nice with a dress or a dressy pants suit.
  5. Hold the scarf lengthwise in front of you, bring it to your neck. Drape it over your shoulders then take each end and cross them in the back. Bring the ends to the front. You can leave the loop on your neck or pull it for slack to let it hang a little loose.
  6. Fold the scarf lengthwise, drape around your neck, take the loose ends and place them in the loop. You can leave the loop loose or pull the loose ends to bring it closer to your neck. If I have a long enough scarf I like to take one of the loose ends and fling it over one or both shoulders.

There are many ways to wear scarves and over the course of the next couple of weeks, I will share some interesting ways to use them that you might not have considered.