It is obvious to most women how versatile a silk scarf can be.
Every day, as we go about our business, we see yet another way to use these marvelous silk accessories.
While it is true some people can achieve a look effortlessly using the scarf, for others it is like trying to learn and apply an alien skill.
A unique application on one translates into a disaster on another.
If scarf art is difficult for you, you might want to consider the following simple instructions.
They contain basic information on how to tie the knots for two of the most trendy and chic styles.
The Neck Wrap This is the simplest of ties and great for beginners.
It requires a lengthy silk scarf.
The style resembles a turtleneck.
It thus is helpful in preventing chills.
Place the length of silk around the nape of your neck.
Make sure the two loose ends hang equally in front of your body.
Next, cross one of these ends over the other before passing them over your shoulders.
The fabric should now rest comfortably against your throat at the point of crossing.
Follow the same procedure at the nape of your neck before passing the loose ends forward.
Repeat the process until you have eliminated all fabric.
To keep in place, tuck the final ends of the silk scarf in to secure them.
The Half Bow This is an elegant knot.
It works predominantly well with a smart suit for work.
Comparable to the neck wrap it is highly effective in its ability to keep you warm.
The name suggests the final appearance of the tie - half a bow.
Start by placing the middle of the scarf length against your throat.
Next, toss the loose ends over your shoulders before crossing them at the nape and bringing them forward once again.
Make sure you loosen the scarf somewhat around your neck altering it so that one end is shorter than the other is.
Take the longer piece of silk fabric and cross it over the top of the shorter piece.
Make sure it is a few inches apart from your neck.
This will create a "hole" into which you will insert your hand, dragging through and upwards.
This effectively doubles over the material.
Be sure to use your other hand to maintain a tight hold on to the shorter piece of fabric as you pull.
This will increase the tightening of the knot, creating the desired look.
All that remains is for you to fluff out the created bow and decide whether to wear it at the side or front of your neck.