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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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Stars like Kate Hudson can truly do no wrong when it comes to the fashion world. She’s been seen in some of our favorite romantic movies majority of them co-starring Matthew Mcconaughey in movies such as Fools Gold and How to lose a guy in 10 Days. But what if you can look like a star using only a few items in 10 different ways? We adore Kate Hudson and we can say that some of her red carpet appearances have been graced with her appearance in silk garments and when she’s out you can find her in the most casual wear such as jeans and suede boots. These are styles that can not only be imitated but also made into your own so that you can not only appear to be beautiful but feel it as well.

Silk is one of the most versatile garments. You can wear it several ways. We’ve seen the hottest celebrities wear it on the red carpet under the name Vera Wang or even Marc Jacob, but silk isn’t a rare find only a rare beauty. Hand painted silk scarves can be worn several different occasions without the feeling of you being over dressed or even under dressed. Wearing hand painted silk shawls or scarves gives you enough elegance and even confidence to wear with any item of you choosing and can even be worn in all warm weather due to its ability to absorb moisture and maintain heat so that you can never be too hot or too cold. Silk garment can allow you to sport  the latest celebrity fashion and the most glamorous at your own will.

Jeans have not gone outdated and just like silk they have only been renovated to make it look and feel more special for those who wear it. Silk scarves for women and jeans for women around the world create an endless designs and imaginations as to what they can be paired off with or made into. These tips can give you and ideas as to how to sport each item just as Kate Hudson would or any other celebrity who looks and feels what they are wearing.

  1. Silk scarves can be tied about the neck for classical feel.
  2. Wear a loose belt about your waist with your jeans. You can do this with any pair and look for results. People with think it’s a new pair each time.
  3. Jeans can be cut with a razor. So you add more rips to those pair of jeans that you think that are worn out. Be careful and make sure to use a clean razor but for your master mind go to work.
  4. Silk shawls also can be worn about the neck and should giving your shirt a different look each time. You can find silk garments in fabric stores by the yard.
  5. Tie you silk scarf into a bow around your neck. No you won’t look like a clown. If tied loosely you can give your blouse more flare.
  6. Wear your hand painted silk scarf around your head leaving the tail lying loosely by your shoulders.
  7. Have a hot glue gun? Glue rhinestones to your jeans of any color of your choosing. You can even cross stitch a design or patch.
  8. Use your silk scarf for a hair tie. If you are wearing jeans and a t-shirt putting your hair into a pony tail and then tying the hand dyed scarf around it can add more punch and it still look casual
  9. Use your silk handmade scarf as a belt. This can be used on jeans as well.

10.  Liven up your silk scarves or shawls by adding custom jewelry. If you have none. You can always added glitter or even a soft shimmer to certain patterns on the silk scarf or shawl.

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Myquisha Delbridge.

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With new fashion styles coming out sometimes we forget the simplest of fashion forms that rock the U.S and even nationwide. Sometimes the styles are brought back and revamped to show the new generations new style and individuality but in reality it probably what was presented a decade ago and bedazzled. But as women what are we to do but either love or hate what fashion designers put out. But there are also times as a woman we can’t always afford the pricey wear the celebrities wear even if it’s a reincarnation of jeans made a decades ago like the bell bottoms. As designers become more and better known they’re pieces become more and more expensive leaving us with no choice but to opt out of buying what we want readily or saving for it. Though there are plenty of different styles out there to enhance you and your style what people have also lost over time is the idea of wearing a silk wrap. In the present day we see women only covering their hair to keep it from harm or to cover it up on the worst of days, but what happened to wearing a nice silk scarf because it matched your outfit or because it was the accessory that would really put your outfit on the map for you.

Silk wraps and scarves can be stylish and also bring individuality and best of all you get your money’s worth. Silk scarves weren’t always used to just to cover up that bad hair-do, which is still a good use by the way, but you can have your outfit surround it as the center piece. Hand painted silk head wraps are for those late evenings out and still look stylish. The patterns can start off a color pattern within your outfit to make it more colorful and a splash that can be within a skirt or shirt or even your shoes. For example wearing a printed scarf on your head with painted flowers or pattern such as the strips or something simple as black with a shimmer covering it to give it a starry affect all these can be worn with casual bottoms.  Silk Scarves can be worn also for special occasions as shown at womenclothingtoday.com. It creates a sensual feeling as well as keeps your hair up but it adds more to you accessories.

Your silk scarf can be tied in different ways to enhance your look. It doesn’t have to be a simple head wrap or something that is just a covering all the time. But there are different looks. A bow or a simple knot in the middle that is tied at the back of the head letting it flow can convey an exotic look. Or a simple one loop tie with one half of the fabric hanging loosely over a shoulder as well can bring out the best in a simple beige skirt khaki pants or even jeans. While your hair is tied up the earrings and scarf can do a lot of talking for your outfit. And don’t forget your shoes. Also try pairing your shoes off with your silk scarf. It can be the smallest hint of color. Such as wearing a silk scarf that has a soft blue and creamy light yellow with a hint of white and more creamed colors; you could pair your shoes based off that small hint of yellow. The shoes could be a loud yellow that matched perfectly with the scarf. You top shouldn’t stray too far away from the scarf. For example the blues and yellows and soft creams the blouse should be one out of the most dominant colors.

Myquisha Delbridge.

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Invitations to really special occasions such as weddings, christenings and even such events as corporate work functions can end up costing an absolute fortune. No woman wants to be seen wearing the same outfit twice, but sometimes there just isn’t enough money to be able to fork out for something new yet again.

One great solution to the special occasion dilemma is to wear something that you have worn before, but to dress it up and ‘disguise’ it, and a great way to do this is by using a silk scarf or shawl. Now clearly the small square silk scarves that women commonly wear tied around their necks are not going to do much to change the look of an entire outfit, but the longer ones can do an excellent job. Depending upon the length of the hemline on a dress, it is quite possible for the scarf or shawl to cover everything but the hem itself. As most people are likely to remember the detail or the shape of the top of the dress, an inch or two of hemline is highly unlikely to be recognized. Transforming a skirt or an elegant pair of pants, meanwhile, couldn’t be easier. A different blouse and a long scarf or shawl over the top and nobody will know that they have been worn before.

If your special event is one where there are only going to be one or two people who have seen you in the same dress, you might be prepared to risk a second wearing without completely covering up. In this case, you could either use a long scarf as a belt, or tie it under the bust to create an empire line. Even just the colors on the scarf will be enough to have most people fooled.

Although some of the silk scarves and shawls which are sold in department stores might be large enough for you to be able to pull off this little bit of deception, quite often their quality is such that they would not be entirely suitable for an occasion which called for something really dressy. This, however, is where hand painted scarves and hand dyed shawls come in, and particularly the long ones.

Hand painted scarves and hand dyed shawls are, of course, unique pieces. Each one has an individual design which means that even if you are wearing the same dress, skirt or pants, you certainly won’t run the risk of bumping into someone else who is wearing the same accessory. The designs are made up of all kinds of different themes, so no matter whether flowers or abstract designs are your preference, you will always find something to suit. The wonderful range of colors too, means that choosing a scarf or shawl to match your outfit will not present any problem, regardless of whether you need something in pale pastels or something much bolder and brighter.

Spending those special events worrying about how much you have spent on your outfit really is a pity. With a handmade scarf or shawl to disguise a second wearing, however, you can just relax and enjoy the occasion.

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