Ladylike accessories will take your outfit to the next level. Silk scarves are underrated in the style world, yet extremely well respected. They instantly give an impression of class and elegance since they are associated with older woman, but they make younger women seem both mature and sophisticated. The best part about them is that they’ll instantly make any outfit look upscale without having the break the bank. They can be found easily and affordably, especially if you borrow one from your Grandma.
The silk scarf is very versitle and can be styled many different ways. Today I will be showing five different uses for the silk scarf. The the scarves I’m using range from Nordstrom to a thrift store find.
A longer silk scarf looks great tied around the neck. You can tie it how you’d normally tie a scarf, but I prefer letting the knot hang down a little further. You can add a delicate necklace to add even more interest to an otherwise plain turtleneck.
There are many ways to wear a scarf in your hair from tying a smaller scarf around a pony tail to tying the scarf around your head and under the chin for a retro look. One of my favorite ways is to use it in place of a headband as it adds more color and gives me less of a headache than a regular headband.
Tying a shorter scarf around the neck and pushing it off to the side gives your outfit an adorable, retro style that will have strangers approaching you with compliments. (probably elderly women, but that’s ok!) I prefer this look during the summer with a sleeveless top. If there’s too much layering, you may end up looking like a airline attendant.
Tying it around an otherwise plain purse adds some extra elegance to the look. I found this photo from this blog and found it best represented the class that’s added from a simple scarf.
Where can you purchase a silk scarf? You can find them at department stores, and Ralph Lauren always offers great bridle prints, but my favorite way to shop them is second hand vintage. Sometimes they may be a poly-blend, which is still great for the look, but many are 100% silk. I paid $1 at a thrift store for the one in my hair above, and it has served me very well. Here are three fantastic choices from Etsy that are all under $25:
Stay tuned this week for two more ladylike accessories to set you apart.