I love silk scarves, and I had always dreamed of having a Hermes carre. I was lucky enough to get one for my 21st birthday but then begged the question, how do I wear this without looking like I’m trying to be a grown up or like I’m an air hostess. I’ve had several people ask me the same thing so thought I’d do a post with it.
If you can get your hands on an Hermes scarf, they come with these really cool note cards on loads of different ways to tie or wear your scarf; however, loads of them use more than one scarf or use the giant ones, (one of which I do not have) and why you would want to wear your scarf as a bag or a skirt as some suggest, I just do not know. My cards are back home in NZ but if you google it you’ll find loads of examples. One of my favourites is making your scarf into a necklace, like this:
One that isn’t included in the pack of cards I learned from a sales assistant one day when I was lusting after everything in the Hermes concession in Selfridges. It’s super easy and helps your scarf to sit neatly in place against your outfit all day. It’s as easy as a simple tie but doesn’t give you that undesired flight attendant look.
1. lay your scarf out flat and bring two opposite corners to meet in the middle
2. fold the new flat side to meet in the middle
3.fold the two sides so you have one long and thin scarf (do this twice)
4. tie a knot in the middle
5. tie the very ends together and position your scarf so the big knot sits in the centre
For work I love putting my scarf with my white silk shirt and a statement skirt. This is a new one I’ve recently got from Cos and while it doesn’t photograph brilliantly, the dramatic folds and tiny waist look really great with a white shirt and the bright colour of my scarf.
At the weekends I’ll pair my scarf with a slouchy t-shirt and skinny jeans. You can keep the same knot I explained before or just leave it untied and let it hang open. Be wary on a windy day though – the thing about silk is that it blows away very easily!
Finally, I love the little narrow scarves that Hermes call the Twilly (I’m not actually sure if that is their real name but we will stick with it for now). These are so much easier to wear and are also a more fun and younger option. I’ve got one but I think I’m definitely due to splash on another soon! These are cool tied around the handle of your bag, or I personally love wearing it as a bracelet. Mine is super bright so looks cool when I wear it with a little white dress or a white tee and a pair of denim shorts. A bit of bright lipstick to bring the colours out more and I’m good to go!
Hopefully this has put you at ease a little wearing silk scarves. They’re a must-have for every woman. My brother just got my sister-in-law a new one for her birthday and I’m insanely jealous!