Celeb Trend: Colorful Scarves
Naomi Campbell, Amber Heard and Kate Walsh know the secret to working this hot accessory — we show you how.
How do you take a cute outfit up to the next level? All you need is one simple item: a scarf! Check out Amber Heard, Naomi Campbell and Kate Walsh’s outfits. Okay, then mentally take away the scarf. What do you get? A ho-hum outfit.
What do all three celebs have in common besides the scarf? Go ahead, take a look. It’s that the scarf is a contrasting print. The scarf acts as an accent that pulls the look together.
Actress Amber Heard’s errands outfit of jeans and a sweater suddenly becomes glam with a red printed scarf. You can see that even though Naomi and Kate’s outfits are more formal than Amber’s, the addition of a scarf adds that special little pizzaz that makes them (and the outfit) stand out.
Leighton Meester in Gossip Girl, Season 4, wearing an Ashley Ashoff scarf
Not sure how exactly to rock a scarft? Allow us:
-When you’re putting together a jeans and tee look, instead of a belt, take a scarf, fold it over and over so it becomes a long thin tie, then use it as a belt.
-Make menswear fabrics more feminine by adding an animal print or lace scarf. You can loop the scarf around your neck, use it as a belt, o,r if you’ve got a square scarf, tuck it in the pocket of your blazer.
-Make a bad hair day sexier by using a scarf as a headband. Or if you’ve pulled your hair into a ponytail, tie the scarf around the pony and voila! Instant chic.
and … 3 ways to fold / wear a scarf:
1. Simply divide the scarf in half, place the middle around your neck to the back and pull the 2 lengths forward.
2. Fold a long length scarf in half, place around neck, and pull the two ends through the hole
3. Finally, the latest way to wear a scarf is similar to that of a western style – fold the scarf in half, place the triangle toward the front and pull the two lengths around and under the triangle.
Once you start playing with scarves, you’ll find that they’re addictive!
PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.