How to Wear a Summer Headscarf

I always notice gorgeous silk scarves in stores everywhere…from classic designer Pucci scarves to colorful options being sold on tables on the streets in New York.  They look so beautiful and I have always wanted to know how to tie one so that I can wear it and look fashionable.

Most hairstyles work best with a silk, or other very thin material, square scarf that is between 24″ and 36″ on each side.  Here are my favorite ways to wear a headscarf this summer:

  • Low Bun Wrap – adds glamour to a simple hairstyle.  Start with hair pulled back into a low ponytail.  Fold square diagonally into a triangle.  Place center of long edge of triangle at hairline.  Bring edges of triangle around to back tightly and tie under ponytail.  Twist ponytail and tied ends of scarf together and wrap around into a tight bun.  Tuck edges of hair and scarf under bun.headscarf-2
  • Headband – simple and adds color to a down or updo.  Fold square diagonally into a triangle.  Roll scarf from long edge of triangle end towards the tip of the triangle so it becomes a long thick rectangular band.  Flip hair upside and place center of band at forehead.  Tie a square knot under hair at the top of the neck.  Flip hair back and flatten around band.  Pull long edges of scarf from back of neck to hang in front.  You can vary the thickness of the band for different looks.headscarf-tying-1
  • Hollywood – glamorous paired with sunglasses.  Fold square diagonally into a triangle.  Place center of long edge of triangle just above hairline.  Cross the ends of the scarf under chin.  Bring ends around to back of neck loosely and tie together.headscarf-tying-2
  • Head Wrap – best with voluminous beach hair.  Fold square diagonally into a triangle.  Place center of long edge of triangle at middle of forehead.  Bring edges of triangle around to back tightly and tie together on top of point of scarf.  headscarf-tying-3

Now that I have figured out how to wear a headscarf, I will be posting this week with different scarves that you can buy to try out your new scarf style!

All diagrams are from Tasaram, which is an online store with a great collection of silk scarves with beautiful Asian-inspired designs.

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