How to Wear (Jersey) Scarves

Saturday, October 24, 2009
I received a reader question from Chantel about scarves. She just bought a jersey scarf and had trouble finding ways to wear it, which I can totally understand because it is thin. A lot of my scarves are actually shawls and as wide as hers but are woven so they hold their shape a little better and create volume that jersey scarves don't have.

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Here is how I've worn my shawl scarves. I usually tie them because the ends go everywhere...especially in the wind.

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Because of the thinness of jersey scarves, it would probably be best to use them as belts. Here is a tutorial on how to make a scarf-belt. Another way you could increase shape and volume for jersey scarves is to double up by using two scarves and wear them like you see in the pictures above. It would be a great way to sneak in some extra color or prints!

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Or you could also try belting it. Check out how Jen of SecondSkins wore it.....it's a cardigan!! Isn't it ingenious?? I'll have to try that for myself...



Well, Chantel, I hope this helped! Do any of you have jersey scarves? If so, how do you wear them?

31 comments :

  1. I love the way you wear a scarf as a belt!

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  2. You gave us great ideas. There are so many ways to wear a shawl... but we always end up wearing it the same way.
    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  3. I am going to have to try that last trick! So ingenious!

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  4. I haven't tried those last two ways before... they're pretty!
    I pretty much wear jersey scarves (I have thick ones, like you) looped or tied around my neck in various ways. I wish I had a couple thinner ones so I could use them as belts, though! I get most of my ideas from street style sites. I think with a thinner weave scarf it looks good how you have it in the second picture of you, or if it's long enough, then with the ends tied together and then looped around 2+ times like I did here (although one doesn't have to leave as much extra hanging out of the knot like I did):
    http://allthisknavery.wordpress.com/2009/10/13/the-confession/

    -Megan

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  5. hope this link work, but this is my favorite way to wear my pashminas, as well as the first way you're wearing yours, If the link doesn't work, I'll post it on my blog:
    http://georgiapeach83.blogspot.com/

    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c121/stilafanatic/targettrench010-1.jpg

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  6. I love that last one from secondskins - massive fan of that blog - but I've never seen that before! That's amazing!

    If the scarf is jersey, you could shred sections of it like I have shredded T-shirts and use it as more of a sort of drapey, ethereal thing...

    http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com

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  7. I think there is not a day that goes by that I do not wear a scarf... but the first pic is how I always do it. . . so thank you for inspiring me to wear my scarf's differently.

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  8. Very cool, I love Jersey scarves I even wear them on my head lol

    http://www.Nubiasnonsense.com

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  9. fantastic post! love those scarves.

    x

    www.tittees.blogspot.com

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  10. thanks for more info on your scarf talents. you are awesome!

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  11. I LOVE scarves tucked into a waist belt. looks so cute! saw something similar like that in the j.crew catalog! :)

    xoxo

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  12. i love the last pic! so cute! love the idea! especially since i don't want to buy one of those things that are popular now cuz i don't like them that much.

    it's another way to be stylish ;)

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  13. european style - knotted and close to the neck! love the fact that your rock yours as a belt :)

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  14. Elaine, Thank you! I am inspired and the weather is just right, I am loving the last two, with the belt Never would have thought of those. Thank you for taking me under your wing!
    You're the best!
    Chantel

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  15. I luv wearing scarves differently, esp the last pic- my favourite!! U always look stunning with ur scarves, def part of ur look : ) xxx

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  16. Scarves are such a great accessory. You're right, you can do anything you want with them. Great post!

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  17. scarves are great. they can totally change an outfit.

    toxicdiscoboy.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the idea of wearing scarf with belt. I'm going to try it out today!!

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  19. Great ideas! Now I want to try all these ideas with my scarves!

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  20. I love your scarves and the ideas are perfect!Thanks you!Muakssss

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  21. I love scarfessss!!!!!!! I have plenty!!!!!

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  22. ahhh i'm so honored to be in this post :)
    i'm definitely stealing all your scarf ideas, although you tend to pull them off a lot better than i can. time to practice making that scarf belt!

    - jen

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  23. i take the easy route haha
    i just take a rly long scarf and hang it around my neck....no tying or twisting or anything

    myglitteringcreation.blogspot.com

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  24. So many great ideas for scarves, I'll have to try a couple!

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  25. Yes, the cardigan is ingenious! I also love your scarf with the red dress and the yellow scarf-belt. I like wrapping some scarfs around my neck and tucking all the ends in. I think a small jersey scarf would look nice that way.

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  26. I love that last picture ;)

    I've been inspired by all oyu wonderful bloggers to wear scarves, I actually own 4 right now, compared to 1 last year :)

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  27. ireally love the last idea to tie them up with a blet.. im definitely taking this style and using it

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  28. what a nice post!! the cardigan idea is really great too!

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  29. i complete love whole the outfits and ur nice style <3333
    fabulous boots,awesome scarf,adorable skirt,love ur oxford shoes,sweet blazer,and lovely purse :))

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