In case it is not obvious yet - we are huge scarf lovers - even long before we started Binary Style. We always have one in our bag. We wear it when the AC gets too cold (or when the weather started to get chilly when we were living in Europe) or simply when we need to jazz up our outfits or even to manage a bad hair day. We simply cannot live without it. In fact, one of the reasons we started designing scarves was because we could not find any scarf designs that we really like. So why not design them yourself?
When we started Binary Style, we quickly realised that many adore our scarves, would buy them for gifts but do not wear ones themselves. One of the most common reasons was that they are not too sure of how to wear them. We often got requests to demonstrate various ways to wear scarves. Believe us - we love doing that! It also challenges us to explore more creative ways of wearing scarves!
Here are some of our favourite ways of wearing scarves.
1. Simple side knot
This style is very versatile - it goes with a simple t-shirt or shirt or dress, or to jazz up a formal suit. You can use a scarf ring if you have one to create a cute accent.
Fold a square scarf diagonally to form a triangle then roll it starting from the corner to form a long band. Drape the band around the neck and make a simple knot at the side. This style looks better with a smallish scarf.
We like to wear scarves as belt when wearing simple t-shirts and jeans. The drape is also useful to hide bulging post-lunch belly :p
Fold a square scarf diagonally to form a triangle then roll it starting from the corner to form a long band. Wrap the band around the waist through the belt loops (if any), and make a simple knot at the front or side part.
3. Neck tie
This style is simple and elegant. While it is easy to put together, it gives a très chic polished look. It is probably the best way to show off your cool scarf design.
Fold a square scarf diagonally to form a triangle then roll it starting from the corner to form a long band. Drape the band around the neck with one side (considerably) longer than the other. Make a knot to secure the drape. Place the drape either on the front or the side part of the neck.
4. Hair turban
Bad hair begone. No time to wash your hair? No problem! Simply gather your hair into a simple bun and put on a scarf to create a turban. Voilà, a cool bohemian look! This look also works well for a beach-day-out to keep your locks in place.
Fold a square scarf diagonally to form a triangle. Drape the straight side of the triangle on your nape while putting your head down. Tie the two loose ends around the hairline while securing the corner of the triangle. Tie the remaining fabric multiple times to form a nice big knot. This look works better with a cotton scarf.
5. Sarong cover-up
Wrap a bigger cotton scarf around your waist to create a cool cover-up when lounging around the pool. We especially like marine-themed scarves to create this style.
Wrap a big square scarf around the waist and secure it with a knot on the front or on the side.
6. Statement necklace
Make a statement necklace by braiding a rolled scarf around your neck. It is a guaranteed conversation starter. Everybody will ask you to how to do it!
How: See our tutorial video here !
xoxo Tunas Twins