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Style Tip: New Ways to Wear Summer Scarves

Style Tip: New Ways to Wear Summer Scarves

I love the magic scarves can work but seldom wear them around my neck in hot weather. My style tip of the month is how I style my scarves during the summer.

Welcome to your monthly style guide for women over fifty. Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 and I are sharing our best style tips to bring you a month of head-turning style.

The older I get, the less I like the look of my upper arms. I’ve started using small resistance bands to tone them but honestly, it’s an uphill battle and nothing will change my aging skin.

 

I love to use pretty silk scarves as wraps but hate how they slip off. Here’s how I fixed that problem.

Choose a very large square scarf. Fold in half into a rectangle and tie small square knots with the corners on each side. Square knots will not slip out. Cross left over right then right over left, and tug tight.

Square knot is corners of silk scarfThen simply slip your arms through the openings created and voila, instant coverage.

Directions on how to wear a scarf as a tied wrapIt’s flowy and cool and works over any sleeveless or strapless dress or top.

Wearing a scarf to cover your upper arms

I also love using scarves to cover my hair. Being at the beach, windy days or just driving, tangles and damages my baby fine, thinning hair.

Heres a favorite way I tie a scarf to protect my hair and cover a bad hair day. I’m using my favorite Herme’s scarf that my husband surprised me with several Christmases ago.

Tying a silk scarf as a doo rag

Fold a square scarf into a triangle. Place the center of fold low and straight across your forehead. Then bring the sides back and wrap them over the long triangle at the back of your head. Then tie them into a snug square knot at the base of your scull.

How to tie a doo rag over your hair

Many times I leave it full in the back, but today I loosely braided the ends for a more compact look. You can also tuck the ends up under the back.

 

Do you wear scarves in the summer?

Now let’s pop over to see Pam’s style tip of the month.

 

I’ll be back tomorrow with an exciting announcement!

 

Wearing= // French Kande bracelet // French Kande long necklace  //  Carol Turner dress from Artful Home // French Kande short necklace //

xo-Jennifer

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33 Comments

  1. Jan Brown
    August 4, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Thanks Jennifer! I especially love the idea with the blue print scarf! Great tips.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 4, 2016 / 9:18 pm

      Use a big scarf for that one, Jan. I think you’ll love how it works.

  2. Atonia Walpole
    August 4, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Unfortunately here in the sub-tropical heat of Columbia, SC, scarves are not practical in summer. However, I love the idea of using a big square for extra coverage. Great idea for evenings with a tank top. Good way to add a pop of color too.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 4, 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Yes, Atonia! I also love using them to add pattern and color to my mostly neutral wardrobe.

  3. August 4, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Love the idea for tying them as a wrap, but chemotherapy for breast cancer made me vow never to wear a headscarf. That’s all I see when I see a woman wearing a headscarf. May just be me… xoxo, Brenda

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 4, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      It’s not just you Brenda. XX

    • Susan
      May 28, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      I’m sorry what you’ve been through. But I think scarves give everybody flair. My cousin had brain surgery this winter and I think I’ll show her this idea I think it’s really cute. She loves scarves and I think it’s a much cooler option than even the fashionable little crochet hats. Best wishes to you!

  4. August 4, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Love the shawl idea. Looks cool and stylish.

  5. August 5, 2016 / 4:20 am

    You always teach me something, Jennifer! I bet you are the most stylish traveler out there on the road!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 5, 2016 / 5:44 pm

      It’s funny you should mention that Pam. I don’t quite blend in 🙂

  6. Barbara Wilson
    August 5, 2016 / 4:36 am

    awesome post. I love the head scarf idea. For upper arms you must, must, must go heavy on the weights. Exercise bands won’t cut it.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 5, 2016 / 5:43 pm

      I’m finding the bands worthless, Barbara, so I’ll take your advice. Thanks!

  7. August 5, 2016 / 5:55 am

    I love the flow wrap, as you know. I added a chunky pin because the “sleeves” kept falling down, and I want to move freely. Although, withe the sleeves down, it still makes a pretty accent.

    The perfect wrap for air-conditioning.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 5, 2016 / 5:42 pm

      A pin is a great idea!

  8. August 5, 2016 / 8:49 am

    I love the idea of using the scarf as a wrap! I always forget about that, it is such a great look!!

  9. Mary Lovstad
    August 5, 2016 / 10:34 am

    Cute — and still cool way to wear a scarf as wrap — too bad all my scarfs are heavy, Iowa winter ones –might have to look for some fun summer ones.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 5, 2016 / 5:22 pm

      Silk is usable year round and a great investment, Mary. Look for some on sale!

  10. August 5, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    I love the wrap. I always forget the tips I see online when it’s time to do it before I go out, but this one I will remember! And, btw…you look pretty badass in that head scarf!
    b

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 5, 2016 / 5:20 pm

      Thanks Barb!!

  11. Paula Lusk
    August 5, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    I really liked what you did with the shawl. They always fall off my shoulders. I will definitely use your technique. Pretty scarves.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 5, 2016 / 5:17 pm

      Sometimes I even join the knots in the front. That helps too!

  12. Susie
    August 5, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    I really like the way you created a scarf wrap that will stay where it should. Right now its too hot and humid here for me to tolerate a scarf worn in any way when I am outdoors, but it would be perfect to tuck a pre-tied scarf into my purse to slip over my shoulders to keep me from shivering in the freezing air conditioner drafts in offices and restaurants.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 5, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      Having a scarf at the ready, in your purse, is brilliant!

  13. Rose
    August 6, 2016 / 11:47 am

    We’re waiting in suspense for the announcement,

  14. August 16, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    You can really pull those off. Cute

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 7:12 am

      Thanks Mary.

  15. August 17, 2016 / 6:49 am

    I wear scarves all the time. My grandsons always ask me when we are at the beach and actually on the beach, where my scarf is….I love scarves..

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 7:12 am

      I love them too! They add so much personality to our look.

  16. August 17, 2016 / 9:12 am

    Jennifer, Don’t give up on your arms> You can change them the trick is to lift heavier weight. I love scarves on everyone else but me. I guess I need to just wear one and get used to it. I like the headband look it looks really good on you. I am going right now to find one and try it. Thank you!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 1:37 pm

      I started using arm weights the minute I got home from my trip!! They’re really sore so I think I’m on the right path. Thanks!!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      You’re most welcome,Stephanie. Thanks for being here.

  17. Theresa
    July 16, 2017 / 7:08 am

    I love the scaffolding!

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