Scarves, scarves, scarves. We can’t get enough of them!
The more you fall in love with scarves, the more questions you may have. What other fun ways can you tie your scarves? Do you have to store or wash scarves in a particular way? What if you want to knit your own scarf — how might you go about doing that?
If you’ve got questions about scarves, we’ve got answers. Read on to get all your scarf FAQ answered!
How Do You Store Scarves?
You have lots of options for storing scarves. One good option is to use an empty drawer in your dresser. Bulkier scarfs can be thrown in any which way and won't get wrinkled. Your finer scarves, however, should be rolled or folded to avoid wrinkles.
We recommend organizing your scarves so they’re easier to find. You might organize them by season (winter vs. summer scarves), or by color. That way, you can quickly grab one that matches your outfit.
If you have a lot of seasonal scarves, you can free up space in your drawer by keeping your winter scarves in a storage bin during the warm months (and swapping them out with your summer scarves during the winter).
Don’t have an extra drawer? No problem! Get yourself a scarf organizer. These hanging organizers fit nicely in your closet and have holes for you to loop your scarves through. Scarf organizers make it super easy to find your scarves when you're getting dressed. Plus, they add a punch of color to your closet!
How Do You Knit a Scarf?
Thinking about getting into knitting? Scarfs are the perfect project for first-time knitters since they have a pretty basic design. Your standard scarf is just a long rectangle, and you can add some fringe if you want to go really wild.
Depending on what type of scarf you want to knit, you’ll follow different instructions, but the first thing you’ll need to do is find a pattern. One beginner-friendly option is the garter stitch scarf, but feel free to expand your horizons and browse Pinterest for more scarf patterns.
How Do You Wear Scarves?
When it comes to tying scarfs, you’ve got tons of options. There’s the celebrity knot, the pretzel knot, the French twist, the kerchief, the poncho… we could go on. Honestly, there’s a scarf (or two) for every outfit. But here are some of our favorite outfits to pair with scarves:
- Chic silk scarves nicely complement work outfits or summer dresses. Patterned ones in particular add some visual interest and personality.
- Blanket scarves are ultra-versatile, so you could wear them like a vest or a poncho. They’re great over your winter coat or paired with a long-sleeved top and jeans.
- Long scarves look great casually draped around your neck, or knotted tight for warmth. We love them over a coat, a high-necked sweater, or a turtleneck during those cool winter days.
- Infinity scarves are perfect for snuggling up when you’re working from home. They’re also that kind of catch-all accessory that works with almost any outfit when you’re running out the door.
Looking for more scarf outfit ideas? Get inspired by our Pinterest board.
How Do You Wash a Scarf?
Any scarf you buy should come with washing instructions, so you should always follow those. When in doubt, though, you typically need to hand wash scarves. Here’s what to do:
- Fill your sink with cool water and add just enough mild detergent to create suds.
- Place your scarf in the water and squeeze it until it’s totally wet.
- Let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Drain the water from your sink.
- Rinse your scarf under cool water, squeezing it gently until you’ve gotten rid of the suds.
- Get a dry towel and fold your scarf inside. Squeeze gently to soak up some of the wetness.
- Get another dry towel and let your scarf lie on it until it dries. Avoid hanging it as that can stretch the scarf.
What Are the Best Scarves for Traveling?
The best scarves for traveling are lightweight so you can easily carry them. They should also be easy to clean, in case, spills happen (hey, traveling can get messy!). Finally, they should be versatile enough in style and color to match most (if not all) of your outfits.
As long as it fits that description, any scarf will work for your travels, but we personally love blanket scarfs best for traveling. That’s why we made one! The Travelista (a play on Fashionista + Travel) is our blanket scarf designed to keep you warm and stylish whether you’re hopping off the plane in Madrid or hiking the Pacific Northwest. Get yours here.
Roam often, stay stylish.