Alpaca hats? Check. Alpaca gloves? Check. These items are staple accessories for times when the wind gets chilly and keeping warm becomes a priority. But the thing with these cold-weather accouterments is they tend to get a bit boring –because what other ways can you wear gloves and hats? Now alpaca scarves… they’re in a whole different league when it comes to accessorizing.
From all the available options you have –from oversized designs to catchy colors and vibrant prints, there is no excuse now for your neck to get cold. And not only will these accessories keep you warm and cozy all winter long, but they also make great lightweight layering pieces you can wear when the weather’s warmer. More importantly, scarves will give a personal, stylish touch to any look. By knowing how to style them, you can use alpaca scarves in different ways, allowing you to recreate your wardrobe for different occasions. Here are different ways you can get creative with your alpaca scarf:
The Basic Wrap and Drape
Place the scarf around your neck and let both ends hang long on either side. Take one end of the scarf and pull it to make that side longer. Take that long side and wrap it around your neck and let it hang on the same side as before. Adjust both ends so they somewhat match in length.
The Simple Loop
Fold your scarf in half to create a loop on one end. Place the scarf around your neck and pull the loose ends through the loop. Adjust the ends until you achieve a snug fit.
Wrap the scarf around your neck and let one end hang a little longer. Take the long end and wrap it around your neck again and pull it under and over the shorter end.
The Cowl Neck
Drape the scarf around your neck, then take one end and loop it around again. Adjust the ends to even them out and then tie them into a half knot. You will end up with two loops around your neck. Fluff up the loops to create volume.
Fold your scarf in half and place it around your neck. Take both ends and pull them through the loop (do not pull it too tight). Twist the loop and pull the loose ends through again. Keep on twisting the loop with one hand while pulling the ends through until you’ve used up all the fabric.
Fold your scarf in half and place it around your neck. Pull one end through the loop, then take the other end and place it on top of the loop, pulling it through the opposite way.
The False Knot
Wrap your scarf behind your neck. Take one end and wrap it around your hand, then pull it through to make a loose knot. Take the other end and pull it through the side knot, then go under the knot loop and then over.
Add a western flair to your outfits with this technique. Fold the scarf in half to create a triangle. With the long side of the triangle facing you, pull the two corners around your neck until the scarf reaches your chin. Loosely knot in the front to complete the look.
This one is called “The Tie” because it resembles a men’s tie. Wrap your scarf around your neck, making sure both ends are even in the front. Cross the left side over the right then pull it toward the left, pushing it upward through the loop you created. Adjust the knot until you’ve achieved the look of a loose men’s tie.
Hold your scarf lengthwise then take the two corners of the shorter end and hold them together. Tie the ends together in a double knot. Repeat on the other side. This will create the “sleeves.” Simply put your arms through the holes you just tied and pull it up around your shoulders.
Turn your scarf into an infinity scarf with this look. Drape your scarf around your neck and tie the two corners together. Using the knot, create a loop and place it around your neck to create the illusion of an infinity scarf.
What’s your favorite way to wear your alpaca scarf?