Lately Ive been getting into printed scarves and started playing around with some of my mom's. I've decided to do a little experiment to see how many different ways you can wear a Hermes or any large square scarf. And here are some of my favorite ways to wear it:
#1. Wear it as a fitted halter
How to achieve this look: fold your scarf into a triangle, then tie the two sides of the top of the triangle around your neck, tie the tail ends around your waist - and viola! Here's a close-up
#2. Wear it as a one-shoulder dress
To achieve this look: tie two adjacent corners of the scarf around one shoulder, then use a clip (NOT A SAFETY PIN) to secure the two sides of the dress together. Make sure you wear strapless body-con underneath because the scarf won't be able to go around your hips.
#3. Wear it as a halter underneath a blazer.
Since Hermes scarves tend to be busy and brightly colored - this is a more subtle way to wear it. Simply fold the scarf into a triangle and tie both ends of the triangle around your neck. Be sure to wear a tank top or tube top underneath incase the scarf slips out of place =P.
#4. Wear it as a rosette scarf
This is a great and elegant way to tie a scarf. Simply fold the scarf into a triangle put it around your neck and twist the ends together until you get a spiral braid. Tie the ends together at the bottom of the braid. Tie the braid into a knot but don't pull the tail out all the way. And viola! We have a rosette!
#5. Wear it as a bandeau
If you're brave enough, and flat enough (might I add..), the Hermes Carre makes for a great bandeau. personally, I'm to whimpy to go anywhere in public like this but I do think the bow-front bandeau looks great - perhaps over a swimsuit on the beach? Maybe when I magically get abs. ahaha.
To get this look fold in two opposite corners of the scarf into the center until you get a long strip of fabric thats not too wide, but not too thin either! Haha. then just simply tie the long strip around yourself tufting the ends a bit so it looks like you have a bow in front.
#6. Wear it as schoolboy scarf.
This is a very simple way to wear the scarf for that "I just threw myself together" look. Fold the scarf into a triangle, and put it around your neck with the ends hanging in front, then tie a knot in one of the ends, about halfway down and slide the other end into the knot- and there we have it!
#7. Wear it as a strapless dress under a long cardigan
This is a really cute way to wear your scarf, but make sure you wear a strapless body-con dress or leggings under it because the scarf isnt big enough to cover your back! Just fold one corner of the scarf so that the corner just touches the center of the scarf, then using that folded side, tie it around you and there we have it!
#8. Wear it as a strapless top
Really really simple, I would pair this with basics, simply fold 2 opposite corners into the center, so that the corners touch the center of the scarf, then tie it around yourself with the folded edges on top and bottom.
#9. Wear it as a halter dress - 2 scarves are needed
This is one of my favorite ways to wear the scarf, but you do need two scarves to do the trick. First fold both of the scarves into a triangle then tie the same end of the triangles together so that when you hold it from the tie both triangles point outward, then put the tie around the nape of your neck and then tie the front together a little bit above your navel. Then tie the "point" of the triangles together behind your back. Remember to pair it with a skirt!
#10. Wear it as a cowl-neck halter
Another great way to wear the scarf, but it does show a lot of skin so you can either layer a bandeau under it or wear a black body-con halter underneath. to get this look simply tie two adjacent corners of the scarf together, put our head through it and tie the other two corners around your waist - and there you have it!
#11. Wear it as a bow tie
Really really simple, but it gives a great effect! Fold the scarf accordion style into a strip, tie a knot at the end of one side and slip the other side through the knot and you have yourself a cute little bowtie!
#12. Wear it as a scarf/capelet
This makes for a cute accessory - grab the midpoints of two opposing sides of the scarf, then move one hand up the scarf and the other hand down the scarf so that you're holding two asymmetrical points, then fold along those two points, and simply tie the ends in a knot around your neck and you're done!
I hope you guys enjoyed my little guide, I'm sorry the instructions are a little vague, but hopefully you'll be inspired to discover your own ways to wear a hermes!