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How to wear a Scarf

Posted by Ella Martin Fashion blogger

1st Apr 2015

Oxfam's Big Bling & Buy Sale (the UK's biggest ever accessories donation drive!) has inspired me to tell you about my favourite accessory purchase from a charity shop.

I picked up this scarf at my local Oxfam shop and we've been inseparable ever since.

It's not my usual style, the pale pink is perhaps more feminine than I would usually choose to wear, but I was instantly drawn to the bold bird print.  The charity shop price tag meant I was able to try out a piece I probably wouldn't have taken a chance on in a standard high street shop, and I am so glad that I did.  The pale colour is actually a blessing as it goes with most outfits and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

It's also HUGE (approx. 190cm x 110cm) which means there are so many ways I can wear it.  Here are a few of my favourite ways to style a scarf.

1- Classic.

This is probably one of the most common ways to wear a scarf.  Then fold your scarf into one long rectangle.  Fold this in half and wrap around your neck, pulling the end through the loop you have made.

2- Infinity

Infinity scarves are great, and you can make almost any scarf into one.  Simply fold your scarf into a long rectangle like before and tie the two ends together.  Then double wrap it around your neck and hide the knot underneath the layers.

3- Triangle

This is the way that I wear my scarf most often. This time fold your scarf into a triangle - if it's a rectangular scarf its best to fold it in half width wise first to make a square, then fold this in half diagonally to make a triangle and wrap this around your neck. I love all the layers and movement this style gives.

Scarfs are a great staple to have in your wardrobe as they can be used in many ways to change your outfit. What's your favourite way to wear a scarf?

To find your local Oxfam shop visit the Shop Finder, or take a browse through our Accessories on Oxfam's Online Shop   to see what you can find.

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Blog post written by Ella Martin

Fashion blogger

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