The French woman’s spring uniform requires three things: Chanel ballet flats, cropped skinny jeans, and, of course, a silk scarf. The great thing about silk scarves is that they are extremely versatile. You can wear one with anything from denim to a cocktail dress for a pop of color and a dose of effortless elegance. As we anticipate the arrival of the Soi Paris silk scarf in OuiPlease Vol.4.3, we’re dreaming up all the ways we’ll be wearing ours with go-to spring and summer outfits. What would you add to the list?
Boy Style Scarf
For a sporty look, try this type of simple knot. Borrowed from the boys, this rugged scarf tie is inspired by outdoor adventures, and pairs well with a casual, scoop-neck t-shirt and jeans. To tie, lay the scarf flat. Fold two diagonal corners in so they slightly overlap in the middle. Continue folding along this same diagonal until you create a long rectangle, then wrap it around your neck. You can leave it long and loose, or wrap it around your neck once before tying off. Put the tie in front, or twist it slightly to the side for a more French look.
Pointed Front Scarf
To get the most out of your colorful scarf print, go with a pointed front scarf tie. This shape pairs beautifully with a button-down shirt, a dress, or a lightweight spring jacket with lapels. A pointed front tie will also cover more of your neck, so if it’s a little chilly, this kind of tie will keep you warm. To tie, lay the scarf flat, take one corner and fold it diagonally to create a triangle. Lay the pointed front of the triangle on your chest, wrap the sides around the back of your neck, then tie it off in the front. The scarf can either be tied on top or below the long, pointed triangle depending on whether or not you want the knot to show.
Hair accessories are having a moment this season. To use your scarf as a hair accessory, you can either tie it onto the base of your ponytail, or fashion it into a headband. For both styles, create a long rectangle out of the scarf. To do this, fold two diagonal corners in so they slightly overlap in the middle, then continue folding along this same diagonal until you create this long rectangle. If you’re wearing the scarf on your ponytail, be sure to pin your scarf to your hairband with two small hairpins to keep the scarf in place. Same goes for the scarf headband – it will stay in place longer if you secure it at the base of the neck with a hidden hairpin or two.
Revamp your favorite handbag for spring by adding a silk scarf to the handle of your bag. Create the same long rectangle as mentioned above, then tie it in a knot or bow on the base of the bag handle. For more security and stability, you can also weave the scarf through the metal D-ring (if your bag has one) that connects the body of the bag to the handle before tying it off. We love to see silk scarves tied onto both top-handle bags and tote bags.
In Vol.4.3 De La Fleur, you’ll receive an exclusive Soi Paris printed silk scarf. The scarves are made from a silk, cotton blend so they’re cool as silk and resistant as cotton. Your scarf will come beautifully packaged in a Soi Paris pink box and promises to add a pop of color to all of your summer outfits.
Photo Credit: Atelier Doré, Soi Paris.