How To Wear A Summer Scarf
Gone are the days when men didn’t care about how to wear a summer scarf. Most men know that a trendy, confident man is a magnet for the ladies. They understand that a well-placed summer scarf can take them from casual to formal, from functional to fabulicious in a matter of seconds. Long ago, gentlemen’s summer scarves could only be glimpsed peaking up from a buttoned-up sweater or overcoat, but thanks to hot, metrosexual men, that’s a thing of the past. Nowadays, men are wrapping, knotting, looping and twisting a summer scarf, adding infinite charm and sex appeal to their clothes and persona.
However, knowing how to wear a summer scarf is every bit as aesthetically important as the scarf’s color, design and fabric. The ways in which you can rock a sexy summer scarf are endless, but the process for scarfifying yourself can be a little daunting at first. Here are a few unique tying methods that will allow you to let loose those creative juices you’ve been hiding underneath all those stuffy ties.
- Beach kerchief. For a breathlessly hot day on the beach or in a boat, cowboy out and wear a summer scarf around your neck. First, fold your summer scarf into a triangle by taking two opposing corners of the square and bringing them together. Grab the other two corners, tie them behind your neck and let it dip low in the front. If your best friend Fido is with you, buy two summer scarves and let him in on the action, too!
- Flip it, baby. Like any great accessory, a scarf should always look nonchalant or never deliberately worn. After donning your shirt, take a long, lightweight summer scarf and place it around the back of your neck. Pull one end down longer than the other end and let it drape casually.
- To Paris with love. The Parisian knotted summer scarf is worn by holding it in both hands and folding it in half. If it is a fringed scarf, simply make sure the fringed ends are together. Next, drape the middle of the summer scarf around the front of your neck. \Bring the loose ends back around to the front and pull them both through the loop. Voila! Pop that collar and play with a loose or tighter fit.
- Head or hatband it. Summer scarves are usually lightweight and can be worn around the head like a bandana. Additionally, they can really jazz up your straw, panama or Fedora hat. For the head, cotton works best; for the hat, use silk or linen. The directions are the same for both the head as well as the hatband. Much like your beach kerchief, fold your summer scarf in half and make a triangle. Take one end and start folding the tips under the length of the scarf until you reach the end. You should have two identical triangles on either end in which to tie on the back of your head or on the side or back of your hat.
Last hint: By now, you are probably happily surprised to learn that you can wear a scarf in hotter weather and men’s summer scarves come in many colors, such as tan, brown and black. An earth or neutral-toned cashmere summer scarf worn with a lightweight blazer looks a little more formal for nightwear. Try to avoid pairing a solid colored shirt with a similar colored summer scarf. If the colors are not an exact match, it may look careless or sloppy.