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A Guide on Wearing a Scarf to Work

Wearing a scarf to work used to be the equivalent of wearing a mullet short in the front, long in the back. Gone are those days, and now this accessory is very fashionable and doesn’t scream, “I studied creative writing at uni.” 

While scarves come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, there are three types of scarves you’ll see the most often. 

Infinity Scarf

The first is the infinity scarf, which wraps around once or twice and ties in an easy knot at the top. Infinity scarves are thick and comfortable to wear; you don’t have to worry about them slipping off your shoulders. 

Knotted Scarf

The second type is knotted scarves. These are long pieces of fabric that you wrap around your neck and tie into a bow or knot at the front or side of your neck. 

Long Rectangular Scarf

Finally, there are long rectangular scarves. These can be worn draped over your shoulders like a shawl or tied around your neck like an infinity scarf. 

Below, we've put together some styles on how you can wear a scarf to work–with all the secrets of how to master the look.

Elegance to Your Style

If you’re looking for a style that can add elegance to your everyday work outfits, then you should try The Bow Tie! Use a large square silk scarf for this. Achieve the look by: 

  • Fold two opposite corners and make them meet in the middle. 
  • Fold each side to form a long skinny scarf. 
  • Wrap around the neck and knot it. 
  • Tick the two ends behind the knot to form a bow shape. 

You can also use a smaller scarf for this by tying a little knot and swinging it off center. 

Go for a Timeless, Classic Look

If you want to achieve a timeless look, you can do a French knot with your scarf. 

All you need to do is fold it in half and drape it around the neck. Take the folded half and pull the un-looped ends through the fold, and you’re ready to say bonjour!

Comfort at Its Finest

If comfort is your main priority, then you can simply do the wrap. It’s easy to do—just drape it across your back and twist the ends halfway around your arms, and you’ll be cozy as ever while you get on with your day at work. 

Other Things to Know

For you to rock your office attire with a scarf, there are other things you need to know. First, select a color that will contrast your outfit and avoid patterns on patterns. 

Next, the color should match your skin tone. Warmer colors will look best when they’re close to your face. So, even if you’ve been eyeing that white scarf, you might want to re-think it because generally, white scarves can make you look pale. 

When shopping for office scarves, look for a simple black scarf. Why? You can keep this in the office for emergencies, and it’s the safest color. Consider an office pashmina as well, which is a versatile piece to keep in the office. You can throw them over your shoulders or wear them long. 

Finally, if you want to achieve an effortless, expensive look without having to spend a lot of money, tie a silk scarf to your leather handbag, and you’ll be looking like a million bucks. 

Find the Right Scarf Today

Wearing a scarf to work can be an easy way to add a stylish accent to your outfit. But there are several simple rules you have to follow when wearing it in the workplace, which are the ones we mentioned above. Nevertheless, there are many styles you can choose from and pull it off! 

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