Scarves or stoles are a great way to style any outfit. They’re graceful, free-flowing, and can be worn in vibrant prints and colours to add some pop to your look. And what’s great is that we’re just turning the corner into Autumn-Winter. Come November, you can pull out your scarves and stoles and channel a boho vibe or even some graceful elegance with this clothing accessory.
From knotted styles to drapes and folds, we’re turning to Bollywood where tinsel town’s top actresses show you how to tie a scarf like a pro.
5 Ways To Drape Your Scarf
1. Scarf, Kurti & OOTD
Remember the quintessential perky and cute character Geet in ‘Jab We Met’ played by Kareena Kapoor Khan? She showed us how to double a scarf as a dupatta and pair it with your jeans and kurti.
The length is much more practical for travel, and paired with a sling bag, Kolhapuri chappals, and drop earrings, it makes for the perfect Indo western outfit.
2. Turn Your Scarf Into A Head Accessory
Bollywood’s fashionista Sonam Kapoor always brings newer trends to the forefront in terms of style. She wore a scarf as a bandana, pulling back all the loose hair strands while looking like an Egyptian princess. This style is best done with a scarf that’s cut in a square.
Accessorise with pretty earrings, bright lips, and a pop of eyeshadow.
3. Be Efficient With Your Scarf
Take inspiration from Alia Bhatt’s Safeena from Gully Boy. Draped like a hijab, it’s functional and actually makes for a really cute look as it put your face in focus. It’s also extremely efficient for working women travelling around the city to protect their hair and keep their strands neat, tidy, and covered from the damaging sun’s rays and dust.
4. Statement-Making Scarf
Over the shoulder, around the neck and over the other shoulder, Malaika Arora styled her scarf in one of the most trendy ways. Seen on not just actresses but even actors, this twirl draping works with heavy-knit stoles and light muslin fabric scarves too.
Did you also know this scarf inspires the mood of the outfit? For a relaxed day around town, or for those nonchalant airport looks, simply select a lightweight scarf made with natural, breathable fabrics and drape it elegantly with a nice twist around your neck. Match the scarf with your top or dress and you’re all ready to go.
5. The Shawl Scarf
The free-spirited long scarf or stole worn by Anushka Sharma in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘ is perfect for cold weather. Made with lightweight knit, it’s actually a contemporary take on a shawl, and is perfect for cities where it gets a bit nippy during November.
You can wrap it around your neck or even use it to wrap your hair in and cover your ears for some warmth. What’s more, it looks super cute, even with dresses.
Style it, drape it. Just the way you like it!