We all have at least one foulard in our wardrobe, whether inherited from grandma, our mother or bought on impulse because we were attracted by the colourful prints and luxurious fabrics.
The foulard has a very long and humble history, but we are used to seeing it worn by 60s film divas or by ladies who don’t want to miss an afternoon stroll through the city centre.
For all fashionistas, the iconic Carré Hermès is truly a cult item, to be collected, window-shopped and certainly sported with grace. The designs are true works of art, and it is no coincidence that the fashion house has collaborated with many artists who have created entire collections dedicated to scarves and foulards.
Even Gucci has brought it back to the catwalks recently, like it or not it is now a real trend!
I have made it a distinctive feature, I wear the foulard a lot and I do it in so many ways. I have a varied collection, in palettes of course!
DON’T FORGET YOUR FOULARD IN THE WARDROBE!
There are a thousand ways to wear a foulard in a chic way, let me show you a few ideas to complete your outfit:
Particular and look-saving, it definitely does not go unnoticed. The turban may turn some people’s noses up at it, but it can really revolutionise even the most minimal of outfits. Some time ago I did a tutorial on Instagram to create a turban from a silk scarf, you can see it below:
Very useful in the summer when it’s hot, to keep the hair tidy and to hide a dye job that’s not exactly fresh from the hairdresser, the headband is a real passepartout for our hairstyles.
I made a very quick tutorial for this tip on Instagram, let me know if you are able to make your headband!
Super stylish on a jumper, it is ideal to show off our scarf print like this one from Zara with the initials of my name:
AROUND YOUR NECK LIKE THE FRENCH
Is it cool or are you homesick for Paris? Tie your scarf around your neck with several laps and let a small corner of fabric peek out, you’ll be instantly covered but super chic!
ON THE HEAD LIKE HOLLYWOOD DIVAS
Very retro, but really elegant, it immediately makes us think of Audrey Hepburne or Grace Kelly!
Fold the scarf in half by two opposite corners, place it on your head and tie it under your chin with a small knot. Voila!
TO COVER THE MASK
If you get tired of the usual mask, you can cover it with your favourite scarf. Do as I do! Fold the fabric in half and place the scarf over your nose, tying it behind your neck.
TO TIGHTEN A PONYTAIL
Especially in summer, if we have long hair, we tend to tie it up in a ponytail.
Try tying your scarf after closing the tail with an elastic, remembering then to secure it with a hairpin, it could loosen especially if made by silk!
TIED TO THE BAG
If you are not too used to the scarf but would still like to use the ones you have, you can tie it to your bag to make it more colourful or to freshen it up a bit.
Tie the scarf in a simple knot or loop it over the handle of the bag several times.
AS A BRACELET
This is a great way to use small scarves and bandannas: roll them around your wrist and tie them in a knot!
There are certainly many other ways to wear a scarf, do you know of any others? Tell me on Instagram or leave your comment!
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