This is a guest post by freelance writer Rae Steinbach for Box of Style.
Switching up your outfits and keeping them fresh can seem like a challenge, even with a subscription box service. On the one hand, you don’t want to wear the same outfits all the time. On the other hand, you may not be able to justify buying an entirely new wardrobe every time you start to get bored with your clothes.
Luckily, you don’t have to. It’s easy to add
A silk scarf is one option. This is a simple garment that can have a major impact on your look. The following are just a few ways you might consider using it.
Wrapping your scarf around your neck twice, tying it with a classic knot (or a more unique style), and tucking the ends into a blouse is a simple but smart way to add a nice dose of color and style to an outfit you may have worn plenty of times before.
You don’t have to wear a scarf around your neck to use it well, though. For instance, maybe you want to transform a handbag. All you have to do is fold the scarf into a thin strip and wrap it around the handle. Or, if you prefer tying it in a bow, that works, too. Test both styles to see which works for you.
Adding Hair Accents
You probably already know that hot temperatures can lead to bad hair days. Instead of trying to fight Mother Nature, you might decide to go with the flow by wrapping your scarf around your head rather than using a traditional headband to pull your hair back. If you like a free, fun look, you can tie the scarf in a bow, letting the ends flow out behind you, or you can tuck the ends in for a cleaner look.
Transforming Other Pieces
A scarf can also be used to turn a clutch into an over the shoulder bag. To do this, fold the scarf until it’s nothing more than a thin band that can be threaded beneath the clutch’s closure flap. Tie it in a knot, and voila, you just turned an old clutch into a fun, new accessory. Also, since it’s possible to adjust the strap, you could even turn the clutch into a trendy belt bag if you wanted to.
Again, you don’t need to spend money on a bunch of new outfits when you start to get bored with your current ones. Getting creative with a simple garment is an easy way to revitalize old clothes. These tips will help.