I’ve been collecting headscarves and smaller scarves for years. They’re my favorite bins in thrift stores as you can usually snap them up for around $3 a pop. As a teenager, I had such a hard time resisting all the colorful unique patterned scarves, so I have a fair amount in my collection. It wasn’t until my honeymoon, though, that I finally started wearing them regularly. After traveling for 3 weeks with the same suitcase of outfits, I needed a way to make the same outfit feel fresh, add a spin to it. So thus my 4 ways to wear a headscarf trick was born.
My favorite way to wear a headscarf is – wait for it – around your head! Ha! But really, I love tieing it under my hair and into a bow on top. This adds an instant pop of color and keeps your hair out of your face, which is wonderful on long days of traveling.
The second way I love to wear a headscarf is as a back bow around a ponytail or braid. While this doesn’t provide much function, it adds a wonderfully pretty addition to your outfit. I find it really helpful when I’m having a bad hair day For some reason when you have a beautiful scarf ties around your dirty ponytail, the fact you have a dirty ponytail is WAY less noticeable.
Around Your Neck
Of course, headscarves aren’t limited to your hair. I find small scarves are so much fun to wear around your neck. Skip the long, chunky scarf and instead opt for a colorful small one for a pop of color when you may not want to wear jewelry.
On Your Purse
Lastly, when your outfit doesn’t call for a scarf, simply tie it around your purse to add a touch of flair and a pop of color in an unexpected way!