How to Wear a Headscarf Like HRH, Rihanna or a Street Style Star
There’s no one way to wear a headscarf: In fact, we’ve counted at least eight stylish knotting, tying and looping techniques that you may want to explore, should this be your next styling mountain to climb. And there are plenty of reasons as to why you may suddenly be feeling some foulard-related urges: Balenciaga put neat little matchy-matchy headscarves on the runway for autumn/winter 2017. MSGM adopted the accessory too—only you won't have been expecting how either brand decided to style them.
Then there’s Rihanna’s recent adoption of this granny-chic classic—but once again, a modern twist is key to her bringing the idea into 2017 (and probably beyond). Street stylers have been experimenting too, crafting elaborate turbans for nights out, or simply perfecting their Gucci-style eclectism by topping every look with a neat scarf headband (next to earrings, giant sunnies and a neckerchief, of course). While many are heading into the baker-boy hat trend, or staying faithful to their berets, it’s the headscarf crew that’s holding our attention right now.
Keep reading to see the eight coolest ways to wear a headscarf now.
1. The Queen
Style Notes: A neat knot at the chin from a square (often printed) scarf is required for this classic ’50s-inspired style. One would normally associate it with the queen when off duty (gilet optional), but most recently, the idea has been adopted in a tonal approach by Demna Gvasalia on the Balenciaga runway.
2. The topknot
Style Notes: Part turban, part headband, this is a cuter take on the more adventurous turban seen below. It’s particularly good if you want to look a little boho—I’d suggest adding earrings and/or sunglasses and wearing your hair loose. Best achieved with a skinny scarf.
3. The Turban
Style Notes: For the more outré fashion lovers with access to bigger scarves and dexterous hands, this is the headscarf action to implement for parties. Catherine Baba (the stylist who navigates Paris on a bicycle in Saint Laurent heels—pictured above) should be your spirit guide for getting it wrap. This is all about wrapping and pinning in place.
4. The hippie
5. The Bandana Triangle
6. the hollywood
7. the athleisure
8. The Pony
Style Notes: This scarf-styling idea ruled summer 2017—simply grab a mini silk or cotton scarf, and knot it into a bow around any ponytail or bun for cute-girl brownie points. Who says scarves can’t be for saving bad hair days, eh?
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