A neckerchief can be a jaunty nod to menswear, which itself is always popular in fall, when it feels like a season of checks and plaids and blazers, but it can also be a flirty and feminine touch whether worn at the neck, head or wrist, so Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country and I wanted to celebrate the neckerchief’s versatility for this month’s “How I Wear My.”
We did not get a big turnout for October, but I love the photos that were sent in because it shows how this simple square can skew masculine or feminine, depending how it’s worn, and it makes me want to add even more of these small wonders to my ever-growing scarf collection. I hope you enjoy this post!
|Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country.|
Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country, my lovely “How I Wear My” partner, says, “This is an all-black fall look that I added color to in the form of a vintage Hermès Twilly. I love this scarf but it really only looks good on me with an all-black outfit or a white blouse with jeans or black pants. I love how lightweight the Twilly is. I hardly notice I am wearing it!”
|Jacqueline of Petite Silver Vixen.|
Jacqueline of Petite Silver Vixen writes, “My black and white polka dot neckerchief is adding some pizzazz to my almost monochrome outfit. I could’ve worn it around my bag, wrist or in my hair but decided on my neck, as the polka dots highlight the eyelet top I’m wearing. I like the visual play this closeness gives; the neckerchief is white spots on black and my black cami under my white top gives the illusion of reversing the pattern.”
|Trina of Tea Time with Trina.|
Trina of Tea Time with Trina says, “These photos show how I wear a simple square scarf, folding and tying it into a neckerchief. By pairing this with a tee, it seems to escalate the entire outfit to a whole new level. It’s my little attempt at showing more Parisian style.”
|Love Trina’s neckerchief!|
|Lisa of Peridot Skies.|
Lisa of Peridot Skies says, “Neck scarfs are trending still and I couldn’t wait to have a little fun with pattern mixing with this floral scarf and stripes. Florals are a fall must this season too. Adding a scarf can take your outfit from ordinary to polished. Don’t be afraid of white after Labor Day. Paired with the right fall ensemble, it looks great.”
|Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb.|
Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb writes, “This is the cutest way I know of to tie a neck scarf - it works best for silk squares. I think autumn is a perfect time to wear them this way – summer’s too warm for any scarves usually and in winter you need something chunky and woolly, so I intend to wear them this way as much as I can till it gets too cold...!”
My good friend Rosie says, “My small 5x5 inch square scarf is a vintage 1980s Kenneth Cole neck scarf with a NYC motif (Lady Liberty, Taxi Cabs, Empire State Building, etc.).”
[Editor’s Note: I will be keeping my eye out on eBay for one of these scarves starting right now. Love the colors!]
|Charlotte from Jodie’s Touch of Style.|
Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style writes, “I’m sending a photo of my mom, Charlotte, from an early summer post wearing a version of a neckerchief. She actually made this scarf and put a Velcro closure in the back portion. The material was left over from another project and since she hates the idea of waste, she came up with this creation! It’s one of my favorite outfits we styled on her for two reasons. I think the striped shirt and white jeans are so classic. But then we’ve added in another print, which is fun & interesting!”
|Colette of Styled Comfort.|
Colette of Styled Comfort says, “Chokers have come back into style again and wearing my neckerchief as a choker is a great way to add a bit of an edgy look to my outfits. To elevate the look of a simple white tee and jacket, I simply fold a small square scarf into a thin strip and tie a knot at the back of the neck. To add another layer of interest to the outfit, I pair the choker scarf with a long tassel necklace.”
[Editor’s Note: I love seeing neckerchiefs worn with necklaces, don’t you? What a great way to add even more visual interest to a look.]
|Ana of Mrs. American Made.|
Ana of Mrs. American Made says, “I am loving the neck-tie blouses that have been in style lately so I chose to do a faux look here. I started with a cream and black tribal print top by American-made Nordstrom house brand Eight Sixty and then I added the cream and black neckerchief tied and hanging down - it actually has varying patterns but the way I have worn it you can only see the polka dot section. I topped this American-made look off with a structured cream colored jacket by Theory and classic skinny jeans.”
|Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living.|
Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living says, “I love neckerchiefs and am always looking for new ways to wear them. I found a way to wear one on my wrist and loved it! I wore it with a plum thermal top, distressed jeans, and peep-toe booties. I felt a little edgy in this outfit.”
|Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun.|
Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun says, “In this look, I’m wearing a bandana as a neckerchief. I like the urban vibe it gives this outfit!”
|In Prospect Park near the bridle trail.|
One of my favorite neckerchiefs is a silk square by Valentino that I bought at Century 21 over fifteen years ago. It uses “Valentino” as part of the design, spelling out his name in bold graphic letters, and I love the mix of mossy and silvery greens. I like this scarf so much I wore it in my passport picture! In this photo I am in Prospect Park, close to the bridle path, and I am wearing the neckerchief with my Levi’s field jacket and my treasured L’Wren Scott sunglasses.
|A Valentino silk square and my favorite L’Wren Scott sunglasses.|
I hope this short and sweet roundup has convinced ladies (and gents!) that every wardrobe could use a neckerchief!
In honor of the 5 (!) year anniversary of “How I Wear My,” Adrienne and I would like to invite you to our long cardigan and duster party since it was a Missioni for Target cardigan that started this entire series! So join us in November for “How I Wear My: Long Cardigan or Duster.” Photos are due November 7, 2016. Send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include a description of your outfit, which we will use in the post.
Do stop by Adrienne’s to see even more looks featuring a neckerchief.
And THANK YOU to all the fine foxes who participated this month!