The scarf is possibly the most versatile and practical fashion accessory ever created. Asides from using a scarf to keep warm, a scarf can also be used as a shield against the scorching sun. I have so much love and adoration for a humble scarf that I hardly leave the house without one. Wearing a scarf is probably the fastest way to glam up a plain outfit!
While we all may have our preferred ways to scarf up, a quick search online will reveal a plethora of ingenious methods to style different looks with a scarf. Besides simply wearing a scarf, I have also found and tested 5 fantastic ways to use a scarf. I promise that they will be as easy as pie and will not require you to transform a regular scarf into a complex-origami-level-99-knot for your neck.
1 // For the table
A big scarf can be used as a picnic mat, a draping curtain, a table cloth or a table runner. It is easier on the pocket than an actual table cloth or runner, and will come in handy if you are hosting a one-off themed dinner party!
2 // For the sofa
Thicker scarves can be used as a throw on your favourite chill-out armchair or sofa. The scarf will not only add a touch of colour to the couch, it can also bring a new lease of life to an old and scruffy-looking chair. We love the juxtaposition of the light and luxe wool scarf against the hard and aged vintage chair in the picture above!
3 // For a lunchbox or to wrap a gift
A smaller scarf can be used to wrap a lunchbox. It is environmental-friendly and the scarf-wrapped lunchbox is surely very pretty to look at. You can also use a new scarf as a gift wrap instead of a gift bag. That means two gifts disguised as one!
4 // Display it
Some scarves have plenty of details and a good way to show off every bit of intricacy is to display it in a frame. A framed scarf draws a whole lot of attention to the gorgeous design and adds a bold flair to your home. This works especially well if you want to preserve a vintage scarf!
5 // Bag it
Another quick way to use a scarf is to turn it into a bag with a couple of easy knots. There are other versions which involves adding hoops as handles but I like how I can easily transform a scarf into a bag without any other add-ons and fuss.
All these ideas are absolutely brilliant, if I do say so myself. Now, I can’t wait to get even more creative with my scarf collection!
What other uses can you think of? Share your ideas with me! :)
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