Styling A Scarf: 3 Ways To Upgrade Your Look

One of my favorite fashion items? A silk scarf! They upgrade any look in an instant. My favorite ways for styling a scarf are on my head, on my neck, and on my purse.

If you follow me on IG then you have definitely seen me accessorize with scarves. They work any time of the year and help to add color to any look. Some of my favorite scarves to style are from Effie’s Paper, J.Crew, and Madewell.

1. On My Head

The options are truly endless here. Whether you want the scarf to be the main focus of your hairstyle or an added touch. You can style it in a number of different ways. Here are some of my favorite ways to incorporate it.

Perfect for a day at the pool!


A fun and simple option to add a pop of color and texture to any look. It elevates an everyday look without taking time out of your day. You can fold the scarf up and tie it at your neck or you can add a bow when tying the ends together.

Game day ready! Read about game day fun here.


One of the most common and classic ways to style a silk scarf is as a bandana. You can wear it with a low bun or as a half headwrap with your hair down. How do you achieve this look? It’s easy, you’ll fold your scarf half diagonally to make a triangle. Then hold the corners and place the scarf around your head with the point of the triangle aiming down your back. Lastly, tie the scarf at the back of your head. 

A fun pop of color and pattern for my day!


Elevate your everyday ponytail by adding a scarf to it! You’ll need to fold your scarf in half diagonally to make a triangle. Then fold the point of the triangle, so you are holding the straight edge. From the opposite side, roll the scarf in until you have a long, even band. Then tie it around your ponytail and you’re good to go!

Braided In

Everyone loves a good braid, however, scarves can add color and volume to your braid. Making them stand out more and adding a flair to any look. It’s such a simple addition since you just need to fold your scarf and tie it around the middle section of your hair. Once that’s done you can continue your braid as your normally would.

2. On My Neck

A style I find myself rocking and loving is a good neckerchief. The accessory will take you a minute top to add and the effect will be fabulous. You will fold your scarf in half so you have a triangle. Then you’ll want to roll the scarf starting from the long end to the point. Leave a bit of it unrolled so that you can tie it at the end. I like the look of a double knot to ensure it sticks and has a bit more volume.

3. On My Purse

If you know me, then you know that I love my purses! I carry one with me every day and they carry my essentials. Want to know what’s in my bag? Find out here.

If you don’t accessorize your accessories… you’re missing out!

This means that I also love to accessorize my accessories (speaking of… have you accessorized your phone yet? I did, find out how here.) There are two main ways I love to style scarves onto my purses, one protects the handle and the other just looks fabulous.

For Protection

When you invest in quality bags you want them to last, you want to use them regularly, and you want them to look brand new forever. One area that can tend to show wear quickly is the straps of a bag. So this style allows you to fold your scarf over the straps to protect them and add color to your bag.

Just For Fun

The fun style is just tying the scarf onto the side of your bag. Typically into a cute bow or a simple knot. They take no time to do and elevate your bag. See what I mean?

How fabulous!

Let’s Get Styling

Those are my three favorite ways to style a scarf. These versatile pieces are true wardrobe staples and are perfect for any time of the year. Interested in fall fashion? Find out what trends I’m currently loving, here.

Which style is your favorite? Is there one I’m missing or should try it out? Let me know in the comments! I’m always looking for more ways to style my favorite scarves.

Stylishly Yours,


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