Scarves are one of those things that can turn an ordinary outfit into a really cool one.
It’s worth pointing out that, if you pick your scarf right, you can wear it with both suits and casual outfits. This is great because a flexible item of clothing can be worn with multiple outfits, to create the illusion you have a large wardrobe.
Best of all, a scarf is not one of those accessories that will make you look like a rebel. It’s suitable for men of all ages to bring out their stylish side.
Just to show you how versatile this accessory is, I’m going to give you 5 clothing items you proably already have in your wardrobe right now… that you can pair a scarf with.
This is to show you that you don’t need a lot of money to take the first step in changing your style. There are a few simple tricks you can do to look more stylish than most men around you… and a scarf is one of those tricks.
OK, on to the list!
#1 A coat
Most men think that if they wear a coat, they suddenly have nothing to show as far as their style is concerned.
Not true! A scarf is a great way to put some color into your outfit. Assuming you have a navy or a blue coat, an orange scarf, for instance, will look absolutely fantastic.
#2 A leather jacket
Like I said in the intro, a scarf works well with both formal and casual outfits. Let’s say you have a classic black leather jacket. Suppose you’re wearing a t-shirt under it. How about a nice scarf with a pattern?
Trust me, it’s going to look great. Take your jacket, your t-shirt and go to the nearest mall to try on a few scarves.
#3 A simple t-shirt
What if it’s so hot outside that you don’t need a jacket at all? Just add a scarf over your t-shirt and you’re good to go.
Look, I know you may not feel comfortable wearing shirts all the time. That’s ok, I WANT you to be comfortable. But, at the same time, I don’t want you to give up style. Just add the scarf over your t-shirt.
Also, make sure you don’t tie it too tightly around your neck if the temperature is too high, you don’t want to start sweating. Just wear it loose around your neck.
#4 A dress shirt
You’ve probably seen it coming. The dress shirt is one of the best items of clothing to match a scarf with. In my view, they have more or less the same degree of formality.
When pairing up a dress shirt with a scarf, things can get a little complicated – but in a good way. You have uni shirts (one color), stripped shirts and checked shirts. This is a great opportunity for you to play with patterns.
For instance, if you have a shirt that has micro-checks on it (those are just small checks), you can match it with a scar that has regular checks on it. Watch out for color matching and you’re good to go!
#5 A cardigan
Cardigans are a great way to show off your style. Of course you can wear a scarf with them! It may seem obvious but few guys try it. They figure that, if they have the cardigan, that’s enough to make a fashion statement.
One of the best things about buying scarves is that they’re easy to try on. You can try a dozen in 10 minutes!
All you have to do now is take some of your favorite clothes (that happen to be in the list above) and go to a few stores to find a matching scarf.
Before you buy, consider how many OTHER clothes from your wardrobe will go well with your new scarf. You want to buy as few clothes and accessories, spend as few money as possible and mix to make as many combinations as you can.