Tie It Like
You Mean It

Published 31/05/2021
By: xxx Published: d/m/Y

Slowly getting back out in the world, I find myself wanting to reinvent myself and my style. Out through the wardrobe doors goes everything I cannot come up with at least 7 styling ideas and entering are the things I can see myself wear every day of the week. It may sound boring but I have to tell you it is quite the opposite.

Having spent large parts of the past year-and-a-half in yoga pants or cashmere sets I crave to be creative with my clothes again. I need to challenge my mind to find those looks I myself think are interesting.

Enter the scarves. A good scarf is like a blank canvas. Free your mind and you can paint anything you like.

Draw it as a belt

Forget everything you know about belts and tie your scarf as one. I remember the first day in high school the girl from the senior year showed me and my classmates to be around the campus. She wore low-cut jeans, a rib tank top with a black bra underneath and a scarf tied as a belt in her light-washed Replay jeans. She was the coolest girl I had ever seen. Now I re-create her look 15 years later. Minus the low-cut.

Tie it like a tie

I have spent the pandemic looking at 80s movies and it has made me crave silk ties. Not in your usual computer consultant way though, but in a late 70s early 80s way. Wide and silky. Like a scarf. Or like and actual scarf.

Drape it like Halston

Pretend you are Halston for a brief moment (you have watched it on Netflix, haven’t you??) and drape your scarf over everything. The rule is, there is no outfit that does not like the company of a scarf.

Scarf, belt and bag by HERMÈS. Trenchcoat by Yves Saint Laurent.

Published 31/05/2021

Fanny Ekstrand is a writer, creative consultant and founder of Hobnob. She says she is the master of vintage shopping and knows all the pasta dishes in the world.

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