How to Wear a Silk Scarf 3 Ways

Style Tip

“I get more compliments on accessories than anything else. I think they’re kind of like herbs and spices. They give zest and zing to an outfit.” Iris Apfel

I couldn’t agree more with style icon Iris Apfel who is well known for her use of accessories in her outfits. Not only do they add interest, but they also provide another focal point to an outfit, which creates polish! This is a concept I teach my Style Coaching clients and Society members when creating outfits.

In my new blog, I am sharing with you how to add some zest to your outfits with a silk scarf, a favorite accessory of mine.  You’ll see a variety of outfits I styled with one scarf and my styling tips for each!

outfits with a silk scarf

Outfit #1

A simple white tee and jeans can be both comfy and polished! When looking for a white tee, I suggest selecting one with detail, like this one with the puff sleeves. It makes it more interesting and uplevels a casual outfit. The white tee and jeans are the base of the outfit; think of these pieces as a canvas. Every outfit should have at least 2-3 focal points (something of interest, color, texture) to draw the eye. These focal points are what create the finished look. The scarf and red of the shoes do just that!

silk scarves for women

Outfit #2

One of my all-time favorite outfit formulas is a skirt, graphic tee and sneakers as I love a high-low look. Just as I stated above, an outfit should have 2-3 focal points; in this outfit, the red of the skirt, the graphic tee and scarf are the focal points. Therefore, I kept my shoes neutral. The print of the scarf adds so much interest to this outfit, right?!

When choosing a scarf, select one that has similar colors as the rest of the outfit. It doesn’t have to consist of the same tone but the colors should be in the same family.


Silk Scarf

Outfit #3

This outfit is a perfect transition weather ensemble and one I would consider business casual. I personally love a blazer as they make me feel pulled together instantly!  This is one of my go-to outfits for work in the fall/winter months. The print and texture of the blazer, scarf and white wrap bracelet are the focal points of the outfit. (Remember 2-3 focal points create interest and pull it together! Are you getting the hang of it now?)  I kept the jeans and shoes neutral as you wouldn’t want the outfit to be too busy!

As you can see, a silk scarf is the perfect accessory to ADD that finishing touch!  Let this inspire YOU to get creative with your accessories so that you will feel confident and perfectly polished!

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1 Comment

  1. Laila Regalado

    Great post on silk scarves. Will try these silk scarf styles next time with my outfits. Thank you for the tip.


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