Scarves…Men's Must-Have Accessory
Ahhh, the scarf!!! This multiple meaning, funny sounding word holds a special place in my heart. Not only do I love to “scarf” my food (any and all) but the physical item called a “scarf” is probably my single most favorite accessory on a man. It can be worn in so many different ways and in a multitude of different climates. It’s seldom that I see a man go wrong with a scarf because virtually any way you wrap them, tie them or knot them, they look good.
Guys, just accept it, you’re going to want to wear anything that makes you more attractive to the species you’re trying to attract. Girls we stray from this rule a bit because sometimes we don’t dress for men, sometimes we dress to impress other women….a peacocking of sorts. But not you guys, you guys are an easy sale because you care most of all what we think. That being said, I’m here to tell you to find ways to incorporate a scarf or scarves into your wardrobe. It’ll do wonders for your love life ;).
I really think us women just appreciate a man who can put himself together. This doesn’t neccessarily mean you need to spend tons of time and money doing so, sometimes a thrown together look is even sexier and that’s why the scarf is the perfect accessory for a man to add to his arsenal. It doesn’t have to cost a lot, it can be worn a million different ways and in multiple climates. Let me show you some great examples I’ve found of seemingly well put-together men rocking scarves. Please use these pics as inspiration because from a women’s perspective these men look gooooood.
I love to show you pics of celebrity men rocking certain looks because we know their looks are tried and tested. Women love them. Period. In all of the above photos there’s really nothing special about any of their outfits, but the addition of a scarf really finishes the look in a classy, sexy, manly way.
Effortless sex appeal. I love how the color palette in this picture is somewhat monotone. The pattern in the scarf really adds a little pop of interest to the outfit.
Forget about trying to perfectly wrap your scarf. It looks much better if it appears like you just kind of threw it on. Play with different textures and colors and find the right combo for your style.
This look is perfect for a Fall look or a climate where the weather doesn’t get too cold. You can wear a scarf with just a t-shirt or layer it over your winter jacket. I love how versatile the accessory is.
Scarves are’nt only for your neck either guys! They can be wrapped to take the place of a hoodie. Most of you don’t have hair to help sheild your ears. This is a good way to make use of your scarf to save your noggin from the elemets.
This is a perfect Spring/Summer or early Fall look. If you can’t get wrapping or knotting the scarf down correctly, this is the look for you. No creativity or skill neccessary. Just throw the thing around the nape of your neck and go. Easy.
For those of you guys who want to get a little more technical and have a few scarf wrapping techniques in your back pocket, here are 4 of the main techniques…..
1. The Parisian Knot
This is the most popular type of scarf knot. To tie a Parisian knot: Take the scarf in both hands and fold if over lengthwise; drape it around your neck; insert the loose ends through the loop hanging in front of you and pull them through. You can play with the tautness of the knot and the thickness of the scarf by doubling the scarf lengthwise if you want to try something a little different.
2. The Once-Around
This is the easiest way to wrap a scarf to learn. This is a very casual way to tie a scarf meant to keep the wearer warm while not coming off as too dressy. For the Once-Around knot, drap eht scarf around your neck allowing one end to be longer than the other. Take the long end and bring it around your neck and let it fall over your chest. Viola! Easiest wrap EVER.
3. The Loose Once-Around
This wrap style is a little more fashion forward. To obtain the Loose Once-Around look simply wrap the scarf one time around your neck. Make sure the scarf ends come to the front of your chest area to hang. Fail proof!
4. The Twice Around
This wrap style is exactly the Once-Around wrap with another time “around” added to it LOL. Begin as you would with the Once-Around with noth ends hanging in front of you, but make sure one end is significantly longer than the other. Take the longer end and circle it twice around your neck, but be sure not to wrap your neck too tight. The wrap may take a bit of adjustment to get the ends of the scarf to match up as far as length goes, but you’ll get it!
‘Tis the season to test out your scarf wrapping/tying/knotting techniques! Function and Fashion….you’re able to kills 2 birds with one stone with this one guys. Take my advice and put it to use. I’ll let you take all the credit for the compliments you’ll be getting!