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Scarves-how to rock the nifty neckwear of Fall

Trey Smith / Cluster Staff

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Trey Smith / Cluster Staff

Trey Smith / Cluster Staff

I’d like to think I’m somewhat of a fashion expert, after all I have had a local fashion column for around seven years and my blog, www.makeitworkmolly.com , has been live for a few years now. (Oh and, by the way, I give away things on my blog, so check it out!) So, yeah, I think I know my stuff.

When the question of “how to wear scarves” came up, I knew I could answer the call. Scarves happen to be one of my favorite accessories. They allow for an easy transition from summer to fall to winter, especially when our weird Macon weather makes it cold in the morning, hot in the afternoon, and cold again at night. I say this because you could easily put one on for warmth when needed, and take it off and throw it in your purse or backpack when not needed.

Which brings us to this: just how do you wear them? Easy. Depending on the scarf there’s all kinds of ways.

Here is one of my personal favorites that I bought several years ago: a limited edition cashmere Burberry scarf. Cashmere provides just enough warmth, without being as overpowering ot as scratchy as wool. A scarf like this can be worn simply draped on either side of the neck or with one part thrown over the shoulder. If it’s especially windy, I would drape it crisscrossed against the throat, so it won’t blow away.

If you have a scarf that is a little longer, you can create a loop on one side of your neck and pull the other side through to create a knot in front of your neck . This will shorten the length and provide for a more secure fit.

The infinity style scarf, like this one here in Mercer orange and available now at Head Over Heels on Forsyth Road, can simply be put over the head or even twisted once – like a really long strand of pearls.

For a really different style scarf, make your way a few doors down from Head Over Heels to Rumor Boutique, where you can pick up the Sixter handmade scarves. They are made of super lightweight jersey material and are really easy to wear. Some even look more like a super cool necklace with a chain to attach in the back.

These are just the start of some ideas for how you can wear scarves as fall sets in. The biggest thing to remember is to have fun with them. They’re one of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to add color and fun to your wardrobe, and they can instantly make your outfit super classic. A simple black dress can go from daytime work to ultra luxe at night by taking a scarf with bright day colors during the day and switching to a metallic pattern for the evening.

Can’t wait to see everyone wearing super fun, stylish scarves!!!

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