From skinny to statement size, scarves are currently covering the spectrum. We’re all about working them into different looks all season and to get started, we turned to Courtney, one of our in-house stylists. She had some smart advice on how to wear the oversized blanket scarves and long, skinny styles that are so hot right now.
Wear it like an infinity scarf.
It’s a super cozy option that’ll echo the chunky cowl neck sweaters we’re seeing a lot of for fall. Courtney suggests trying this look with fitted sweaters.
Do a loose wrap or drape.
As Courtney said, “A big scarf or cover-up wrapped loosely over your outfit is a great transitional layer – not as heavy as a coat but just as stylish.” And draping a big scarf over one shoulder can instantly elevate the edgy look of a moto jacket.
After you’ve put on a sleek dress or separates, slip an oversized scarf or cover-up around your neck and belt it at the waist. You’ll tame the bulk of a big scarf while playing up your curves in a way that’s totally eye-catching.
This ’70s throwback style can lend a little flow to a lot of different outfits, and it’s great when you’re not up for the volume of a bigger scarf.
Take it for a loop.
Do a full, fairly tight wrap around your neck and leave both ends dangling in front. According to Courtney, this is a perfect substitute for a necklace with a dressy blouse and suit separates, and it’s perfectly unexpected when paired with a T-shirt and jeans.
Tie it up.
If the ’70s trend is speaking to you in a big way, tie it into a bow with a collared blouse. You can also try a loose single knot over a dress or an easy-fitting tunic.
Wrap your waist.
This one’s from Courtney’s personal style playbook: wrap a skinny scarf twice around the waistline of a dress or skirt and knot it in front to mimic the look of the now-trending obi belt.
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With a resume that includes tenures at Prada and Calvin Klein, Brett Fahlgren helps guide men’s fashion choices through comprehensive style tips and one-on-one personal shopping consultations. Brett’s connections with top menswear designers and fashion editors make him a go-to resource among celebrities and professional athletes. In addition to his role as GQ‘s Executive Stylist/Publishing, Brett has also hosted and produced GQ’s Milan Fashion Report, interviewing top menswear designers including Miuccia Prada, Dolce and Gabbana and Giorgio Armani. Brett currently resides in New York City.