I am currently in love with all things bohemian, and the trendy head scarf is a great way to try the look. It adds a ton of style and can make a boring outfit into a showstopper, not to mention being the perfect solution for dirty hair. Need another reason to jump on board? They’re cheap — all my picks are under $20, and most are under $10!
Back in my college days, I took a job working at Express. In our training, I learned that every outfit should have three pieces. For example: top/belt/pants, tank/cardigan/skirt, etc. I don’t always subscribe to this rule, but it’s definitely something I think about when putting an outfit together. It can be particularly challenging to do during the hot summer months, and the scarf trend is a great way to bring in a third piece, completing the “outfit.”
Here are my favorite ways to wear a scarf. Note that I’m using affiliate links. If you click on these links and happen to purchase something within that same browsing session, I may get a small commission from the retailer.
1. Make a “Knot” Headband
This is definitely my favorite style, and it works with hair up or down. You need a long scarf to wear this style. Mine is 35 inches, and the length is perfect. I created an Instagram Reel, linked here, to show you the steps.
To get this style, fold the scarf into a large triangle. Next, fold the straight side down it into a long 1.5″ strip. Put the center under your hair, wrapping the ends up and over your head. Cross them over one another twice, and tie it securely at the back of your neck. Add bobby pins to secure it in place.
This technique also works with the headband worn across the forehead and tied around the back of the head, as shown below.
2. Make a Headband with Long Ends
This look is also a fun way to add some color to a basic outfit, and it shows more of the scarf. To get this style, make a triangle. Next, fold the straight side to the center in two inch wide strips. Then, fold the opposite side, the triangle, into the center to meet the straight side. Wrap it around your hair. Double knot the ends at the back on one side, and secure with bobby pins.
3. Tie it on a Ponytail
This is probably the easiest option, and the scrunchie-scarf combo I linked below really simplifies things. Another option: make a bow, and let out one side for the perfect undone look (shown below). This style also works with a shorter scarf.
4. Channel Your Inner Boheme, and Rock the Head Wrap
This look is definitely more of a commitment to the bohemian style, but I do love it.
To get this look, open the scarf completely and place one edge along your forehead. Cover your head with the rest of the scarf. Take the ends from each side, and tie a knot at the back of your head.
My Top Scarf Picks
Here are a few of my favorite online picks. Many are from Amazon, but all of them are under $20. To shop this photo on Like to Know It (LTK), click here, or use the links below. FYI, I linked a few extra options on LTK that aren’t pictured.
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Not feeling the headscarf trend, tie a smaller one on your purse for a pop of color! Make sure to tag me in a photo if you try this style.
I hope you are having a wonderful week and that this information is helpful to you. I’m working on a few big posts, including a style guide for fall and my picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but, I promise, new content is coming soon. Thanks for stopping by today. You are the reason I write this little blog, and I appreciate you being here.