There is no other accessory that will instantly transform your look into that of an international woman of style, quite like a scarf. Regardless if its cashmere, silk or even cotton, knowing the correct way to tie, drape or knot this perfect length of cloth is key to turning ordinary style into extraordinary chic. That is why we not only combed the world to bring you what we consider to be the best selection of scarves on the planet, we also asked our friends at Rumisu in Istanbul to demonstrate how to wear them.
The Front Knot-Simply fold a square scarf in half multiple times until it becomes a long rectangular shape, then wrap it around your head and tie it in a double knot with the knot at the front of your head. We love to use this simple tie technique at the beach for a pop of instant glamour.
The Mini Turban -Take your scarf and fold it into an oversized triangle, then wrap the longest side along the back of your head and tie the three remaining sides of the triangle into a bun on top of your head.
The Uptown Wrap-Perfect for a spring day, wrap your scarf around your head and then around your neck. Add a big dose of attitude and a pair of oversized sunglasses to conjure up a chic Grace Kelly or Jackie O. vibe.
The Necklace Wrap- Simply fold your scarf into a large triangle, placing the longest side against your neck- then wrap the remaining fabric around your neck a couple more times. Tuck the loose ends underneath one of the layers and tie into a double knot. Don't forget to pull out the triangular edge on one of the sides.
The Scarf Cowl-This is the easiest way to wear a scarf- fold into a large triangle and place the top edge facing down on the front of your neck while loosely wraping the two edges around towards the front, finally tie knots into the ends of the two edge pieces. This is great way to dress up a basic look.
The Ascot- Leave one edge of the scarf dangling in front while you casualy loop the remaining scarf around your neck several times, tie a loose knot in the front to finish.