So many antique stores and clothind boutiques alike carry the world’s simplest accessory. Considered a medium scarf or a bandana, these charming, often colorful squares of silk or light cloth remind us all of the creativity and limitless possibilities of self expression that we have.
So what makes these silky square scarves appear in the antiques world? Traditionally, the headscarf has made some strides throughout history. Natives would use these to keep warm, to identify with culture, and as symbols of ethnic or religious preference. They define modesty, integrity, and are often associated with a neat and polished woman. Some people feel liberated by not wearing them, which is fine too. Scaves today remain a statement of every one of these things, but they are also becoming a staple of pleasant weather fashion. Not to mention, in my own experiences, they keep long hair tamed on blustery days (which for those of you who know me personally, can tell just how desperately necesary these are for me and my mop).
So there are a few ways to wear them. There are examples that span most of human cvilization, but let’s see what Google has to offer for Fall 2016. Click here for Scarf Ideas!
For the second picture from the left on the second row (for those of you on your laptop and desktop computers, these styles require a longer scarf than a medium or square to ensure no one chokes themselves trying to tie the bows. The one that I tried out this month is a very basic double-knotted wrap that supports most updo hairstyles, which uses these simple steps:
- Select a scarf and begin with your hair already done-up
- Put the scarf on your head (just kidding)… fold the scarf diagonally into a triangle, and wrap the middle behind you, holding the two corners of the triangle in your hand.
- Use the ends at the top of your head to tie the double knot (or whatever knot you like best). If you haven’t done so already, finish your updo, or take down your hair after the knot is finished. Sometimes hair has a tendency to tangle when it left down while adding a scarf.
Let us know what else is out there and how the scarves work with every individual hairstyle!