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An ideal way to add interest, color and flair to almost any outfit is by adding a silk scarf. Yet, silk scarves go beyond adding zest. Natural silk is able to keep us toasty warm because it has marvelous heat retention capabilities.

There is actually no end to the way you can creatively tie your silk scarf. While, it is true, some styles are more suitable as a decorative touch, others are better employed to keep out the frigid cold. For spring, winter and fall, one of the more popular styles among celebrities and the fashionistas worldwide is called the muffler style.

The muffler style has certain associations, notably with the old-fashioned American west and their cowboys. Yet, the roguish look of this style has certain Bohemian qualities about it. In amalgamating the casual and offbeat, this fashion captures the quintessence of fashion and the fashionable within a slightly untidy and tousled look.

You have several options when tying the marvelous silk scarf in the muffler style. For type-one, take a square piece of silk fabric. Fold it in half diagonally. Center the long edge on your throat making sure one of the points is towards the front of your body while the other two points you toss across each shoulder. You can then either tie the two loose back ends together at the nape or bring them forward, tucking them beneath the fabric in the front of your throat.

Creating a muffler style silk scarf the second way requires a rectangular silk scarf. Fold it in half along its width. Fold one corner over the scarf making certain the point lies midpoint in the short edge of the scarf section opposite diagonally. Place the scarf across your throat making sure the point faces down. Knot the scarf in the back before adjusting the fabric to hang in the most pleasing way possible.

It is always a pleasure to wear the muffler style. It keeps the neck cozy on those days when nothing else seems to while making even the most casual outfit look great. Combine your silk scarf muffler with your favorite worn jeans and add comfortable boots with a leather jacket. Try pairing the scarf with an ankle-length skirt and high boots to create a shabby-chic style all your own. To really make the most of this style, opt for a marvelous hand-painted silk scarf.

Julie-Ann.

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Human beings…it seems we are never completely happy with our natural features. Women with straight hair wish theirs was curly, those who are plump wish they were thinner and those who are petite wish they were taller. While in certain cases, such as the first two mentioned here, there are things that we can do to change our appearance, if you were born petite then, short of wearing high heels for the rest of your life, you are pretty much stuck with it. What you can do, however, is to create an impression of greater height, and not just with the shoes that you wear but with other clothing and accessories too.

Although it might not seem possible to create much of a heightening effect with silk scarves, there are in fact a number of ways that you can wear them to make you appear taller, and here are just a few suggestions.

1. While taller women can get away easily with a silk scarf tied closely to the neck, this style tends to make shorter women look even shorter. By exposing more of the neck in a V-line, however, there is the impression of greater length to the body. Team your fabulous women’s silk scarf with a V-necked dress or top by folding it and tucking it inside so that there is an inch or two on display. Silk scarves in particular are excellent for this style because the fabric is so fine and therefore less inclined to cause unsightly bulges underneath your clothing. They also feel much more comfortable when in such close contact with the skin. A beautiful hand painted silk scarf with strong colors makes a stunning statement when worn in this way against a plain top or dress.

2. Long silk scarves which are knotted like a tie and worn down the front of the body also work extremely well to make you look taller. Of course, unlike a man’s tie which is worn close to the neck, the same principle applies as at 1. above, and the knot needs to hang at the top of the cleavage. Again, team your scarf up with a V-necked dress or top for maximum effect.

3. Because the vertical look is what you are trying to achieve to give an impression of greater height, another great look which works especially well with a smart business suit is one where the silk scarf is worn underneath the collar and lapels of a jacket. Simply tuck the scarf under the collar and lapels and let the ends hang down freely. With your neck still exposed and the vertical lines of the scarf accentuating your body length, you will not only look taller, but slimmer too.

4. Particularly useful for an evening look, wearing a long silk scarf over one shoulder again provides a heightening and slimming look. If you are teaming your scarf up with a strapless dress or one which has very thin straps, then try using a very low tack fashion tape to secure it.

Julie-Ann.

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As you prepare for an interview it can be off putting not to know what to wear. Whether your want to look professional or semi casual. It can be mind boggling. You want to make a statement but you don’t want to look to bold and fancy for your interviewer. Nothing says I want the job by wearing your highest heels and a crazy up-do. There are some techniques that can keep you look professional with your business attire. You want your personality to show but not too much. You want the interviewer to see your professional side as well as your ability to dress for any occasion. And with business attire you can never go wrong with sweet yet simplistic hand painted silk scarf.

Scarves may sound like a bit too much but pairing them off with a nice pair of pearl or studded earrings you can create a sense of individuality. It’s always important to dress the part. And your future employers will sometime tell you how to dress while others will assume you know to come in business attire. But there are companies that require employees to come to interviews and work wearing casual attire. Jeans and t-shirt has definitely come a long way and now within the present day so have silk scarves.

When putting together a pants suit or a skirt suit. Tying a hand painted silk scarf can do wonders. Not only is it eye catching but your interviewer can tell that you’re not afraid to express yourself with accessories. Sometimes that silk scarf about your neck can be like a necklace that won’t come off and sometimes it can evoke any feeling you wish it to. Another way to express your silk scarf is to tie it around your head as a hair band. If your silk scarf is a plain color, all the more reason to wear it while inviting it into your matching outfit for the interview. But be sure not to mix and match your colors. Bold colors can be exquisite but they also can say the wrong this such as going to a beach party instead of an interview. Make sure that if it is a painted silk with a pattern that is exotic that it pairs off well with the rest of your interview attire. Say you’re wearing a cream skirt suit with a white and blue pin striped shirt. Wearing a vanilla colored flower painted silk shawl would match perfectly tied about your neck. It isn’t a turn off and yet it adds flare and personality to the attire. Not only can you wear silk scarves with your business attire but it can be worn with your casual attire as well in the same exact way. To find more ways to tie or wear you silk scarf go to womenclothingtoday.com where you can see more luxurious silk and ways to update your interview attire as well as your casual apparel.

Myquisha Delbridge.

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Although there are numerous ways to wear a silk scarf around the neck, some styles work better for certain occasions than they do for others. Tie it one way and it will look more casual, another and it will give you an air of smart professionalism, and another way still and it will look stunning with an elegant evening gown.

Of course, before deciding on how you would like to wear your silk scarf, you need to choose one which is appropriate for the occasion. Although they do come in many different shapes and sizes, the longer ones tend to look much more elegant and sophisticated for evening functions such as cocktail parties, visits to the opera or theater, charity benefits and so on. For a look of real class, the handmade examples which feature unique designs and are painted by hand using special silk dyes are far superior, and of course help you to avoid the potential embarrassment of bumping into someone else who is wearing the same thing. In addition, the 100% silk fabric which is used to produce these stunning accessories drapes and floats in a way which is unmistakable, so everyone will know that you are wearing the very best quality.

The very simplest way to wear a long silk scarf with evening attire is simply to drape it around the back of the neck so that the two free ends hang down the front of the body. Alternatively, you could either loop the length of the scarf once around the neck so that the ends hang to the front or, for an extremely elegant look, do the same thing but have the two lengths of fabric reaching down your back. The latter method looks particularly striking with dresses which are cut low at the back, but either method works especially well for women who want to hide any wrinkling on the neck or even unsightly birth marks or scars. Two other very simple methods of wearing a long scarf involve draping the fabric across the back of the neck so that the ends fall to the front of the body, and then either tossing one end across the opposite shoulder completely so that the fabric sits closely against the front of the neck, or leaving the crossed end lying on the opposite shoulder.

For a very sophisticated look which works extremely well for those with long elegant necks, a rosette is an excellent choice. Simply hang a long silk scarf around the back of the neck, allowing the two ends to fall to the front of the body. Twist one end of the fabric over the other again and again to create a rope-like effect, and continue doing this until the fabric starts to double back on itself and moves close up against the neck, sitting slightly off center. When all the fabric has been used up, simply tuck the free ends into the back of the rosette that you have created so that they are not on show.

Julie-Ann.

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Silk scarves for women come in all different shapes and sizes and are some of the most versatile accessories to add flair, style, color and interest to any outfit. While larger ones can be transformed into sarongs and longer ones into belts and even halter neck tops, even the square ones can be tied in a multitude of different ways to create stunning effects.

Worn in the hair, square silk scarves can not only be tied in ways which are purely decorative, but also so that they are highly practical. One of the simplest ideas is to turn your scarf into a head band. Simply fold the fabric in half across the diagonal and then, beginning with the pointed ends opposite the fold, roll or fold the scarf until you have a cylinder shape. You can now place the scarf across the top of your hair and either tie it underneath so that the free ends hang down your back, or to one side, just below the ear, with the free ends hanging to the front of your shoulder. Another completely different look can be achieved by feeding the cylinder underneath your hair and tying the free ends on top with a pretty bow. All of these methods make for a very attractive daytime or evening look.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to wear your hair in a pony tail, then you can simply tie the cylinder of fabric where your hair is gathered. In this case, however, it is always better to use a hair elastic to secure your hair first and then tie the scarf on top of the elastic. This will stop the smooth, silky material from slipping off so easily. For a slightly more elegant look, secure the pony tail at the top, plait the length of the hair, secure again at the bottom and then tie your scarf as before.

On hot days, you may want to protect your head or your hair from the strong sunshine, and there are two great ways that you can do this. These ideas also work very well for those occasions when you want to keep all of your hair out of your face, such as when driving in an open-topped car. Again, begin by folding your square silk scarf across the diagonal, but this time place the triangle which has been formed across the top of your head. Then, either simply tie the fabric underneath your hair or, for even greater coverage, tie it underneath first and then take the third corner and tuck it under the original knot or twist it several times around the knot if there is sufficient material.

Although square scarves made from any type of fabric can be used to decorate the head or hair, those made of silk make for a particularly practical choice because the material is so fine. Not only does it drape beautifully, but the knots are smaller, far less bulky and much more comfortable. Of course, for a really special and unique look, hand painted silk scarves make the ultimate fashion statement and will show off your hair in all its glorious beauty.

Julie-Ann.

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Having to dress for the office can become slightly tedious – the same smart business suits day in and day out. With the addition of a gorgeous hand painted silk scarf, however, you can create a wonderful range of different looks and add interest and color to your whole outfit.

Hand painted silk scarves, as opposed to the printed alternatives, are a superb investment for the office. The luxurious fabric and the unique designs provide a look of elegance which is ideal in the professional environment and the colors can brighten even the dullest or plainest suit.

The way in which you tie a silk scarf can change your look entirely, so it is well worthwhile playing around with different styles to find out what works best for your workplace and what feels most comfortable. All of the ways to create a professional look take only seconds to achieve and you can vary your look from day to day.

Square scarves can be folded in half across the diagonal, rolled or folded to create a cylinder and then tied in a simple knot which is worn to the side of the neck or used to create a choker with the knot being placed at the back of the neck.

Another great look can be achieved with a half knot. Simply place a long silk scarf around the back of your neck with both ends hanging freely to the front, but leave one end longer than the other. Cross the longer end over the shorter one, place your hand half way down the length of the longer piece and bring it up above where the two pieces of fabric cross. You should now be holding a loop of material. Take hold of the whole of the loop in one hand and the end of the shorter piece of fabric in the other and pull in opposite directions until the scarf is comfortably tight around your neck.

A quick and easy way to tie a long silk scarf which both looks very attractive and is particularly effective for showing off the gorgeous hand painted design is to fold the scarf in half lengthways, place the double layer of fabric around the back of the neck so that the free ends and the folded end fall to the front. Feed the free ends through the loop created at the fold and pull to tighten.

For a really chic style which looks stunning with a business suit, simply place the middle of the scarf at the back of your neck with the two ends falling to the front and then twist one end of the fabric over the other to create a rope-like effect. When both ends are twisted all the way to the bottom, hold the two ends together and continue to twist so that the ‘rope’ begins to fold back on itself, moving closer and closer to your neck and creating a rosette effect. To complete the look, just tuck the ends of the fabric behind the rosette so that they are out of sight.

Julie-Ann.

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Sarongs have been used by men and women in many different cultures around the world for centuries. Their simplicity and versatility, especially in very hot countries, makes them ideal both in terms of keeping cool and in terms of ease of wear for all kinds of different occasions.

Even in modern day times, however, the sarong is not only a very practical accessory, but also a high fashion statement. Never mind the women, we must surely all remember footballer David Beckham being spotted wearing one a few years ago, and starting a fad which saw many of his admirers following suit.

The ways in which men can wear a sarong though, are somewhat limited. For women, however, there are lots of different techniques for tying gorgeous silk scarves and shawls sarong-style to give completely different looks, and here are just a few ideas.

If, like Mr Beckham, you want to wear your scarf or shawl around your waist, there are two very quick and easy methods that you can follow. Firstly you can just wrap it around your waist and tie the two uppermost corners together. Using a shorter scarf, this will give a plunging effect which leaves one leg revealed from the hip down, but if you prefer to cover up a bit more, a longer length of fabric will allow you to wrap it twice around your waist, effectively creating a long skirt. For a slightly more daring look which is ideal for wearing over the top of a bikini, you can take a large square silk scarf, fold it in half diagonally, wrap it around your hips and tie it to one side.

For those occasions when you want to cover up your top half too, silk scarves and shawls look exquisite when tied as a dress. Not only does the sumptuous silk fabric drape beautifully across the figure in these styles, but also the gorgeous hand painted designs can be seen at their very best.

The simplest way to create a sarong-style dress is to wrap the fabric around your body above the bust and tie the two top corners together at the side. For a different look again, you can also use your silk scarf or shawl to create a halter neck dress. In this case, hold the fabric behind you so that it comes up just underneath your armpits, bring the two uppermost corners of the scarf or shawl together at the front and twist them around one another once or twice so that the fabric feels comfortably tight. Then, take both corners up behind the back of your neck and tie them.

For a stunning off-the-shoulder look, hold one of the top corners of the scarf or shawl over the shoulder where you want it to be tied, leaving a little spare fabric to create the knot. Then simply wrap the remainder of the material around your body above the bust until the other top corner arrives at the back of the shoulder and then tie.

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Julie-Ann.

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