I love scarves..and I definitely have waaaaay too many of them! So, instead of giving them away, I keep looking for ways to wear them more often. Belting them in place is a fabulous option and one of my staple winter looks. Putting a belt around the outside is practical because it keeps the scarf in place so it's not flapping about or falling off and, at the same time, looks incredibly chic! Plus, you get to wear a cozy scarf over your outfit, which makes it WARM ...always a consideration on sub-25 degree days :). Finally, it makes an interesting variation on the traditional knotted-at-the neck styling. I have a number of brightly colored cashmere wraps that I use for this - it's amazing how toasty a layer of cashmere keeps you! And, it's a great way to bring dramatic color into a winter wardrobe. You can do a very simple version by throwing your scarf over one shoulder and belting it, as shown in the first and third pictures. If you have a wide rectangle or large square scarf, you can even leave it more open and let drape over you shoulder. A mid-width (1", +/- a half inch) works perfectly for this styling. Or, you can drape the scarf around your neck and belt it in the middle. I prefer a wider, statement belt for this look - in the 2-3.5" range- but I've used as narrow as 1.5" as well. I especially like pairing this look with OTK boots, as it has the rough feel of wearing a mini dress...but a LOT cozier! ;) Happy Scarf-Belting!
Photos from fabulousmuses.net, shopbop.com and wendyslookbook.com
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