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Spring 2020 scarves and how to style them10 min read

Spring scarves and how to style them

Spring is calling, and our womenswear department is coming to life as the shelves are being lined with beautiful and bright spring patterns. This season, statement accessories are the making of stand-out outfits. We have a range of on-trend accessories from bucket bags to sunglasses that we can’t wait to get our hands on and to show you! One accessory that will catch your eye the moment you step into our womenswear department is our bright and beautifully coloured scarves. Winter may be coming to an end but do not put your scarves into storage. Embrace the beautiful floral patterns from Joules or the unique and quirky scenes on a Pom Amsterdam scarf. We love our scarves and thought we would share all the many different ways you can style this must-have versatile accessory.

Round the neck

So yes, that’s a pretty standard use for a scarf but for a lighter weight spring outfit opt for a finer fabric like silk with lots of bold pattern.

The front tie: A simple yet effective way to style your scarf. Simply wrap the scarf evenly around your neck with the same amount of fabric draping on either side. Cross the two sides over and pull the bottom one through creating a knot towards the neck. You can vary this look with the knot being closer to the neck for a more formal look or loosen it for a relaxed vibe.

Model wears: Joules Rowen Scarf and great plains top

The basic loop: This classic way of tying a scarf looks completely different when you swap out your cosy winter number for a thinner spring scarf. Lighter scarves tend to have a more boxy shape which creates more dramatic angles. Simply place the scarf unevenly around your neck with about a quarter one side and three quarters the other. Grab the longer side and wrap around your neck and allow it to hang.

Model wears: Joules Rowen Scarf and great plains top

Boy style scarf tie: This slightly more formal look is great for work or special occasions. Roll your scarf up diagonally and wrap around your neck in a similar way to the basic loop tie but tighter. Depending on the size of the scarf you might want to wrap it twice to achieve the desired closeness. Then make a small tie or knot close to the neck, slightly off centre and allow the sides to hang down.

Model wears: Joules Rowen Scarf and great plains top

Leave it loose

Spring scarves are all about the bold colours and patterns. Show them off by forgetting the knots and ties and allowing the scarf to hang or wearing it as a shawl so that more of the material shows.


Let it hang: Simply place your scarf around your neck for the ultimate effortless style. This look is perfect when teamed with jeans and a top to add a touch of colour and flare to your off-duty wear.

Model wears: Pom Amsterdam Silk Paradise Scarf and Oui Ribbed Knit

The shawl: The shawl is a brilliant go-to for parties and occasions, whether you are adding a pop of eye-catching pattern to an LBD or want to wear your favourite sleeveless dress but want something to take the chill off. Fold the scarf in half and wrap around your shoulders.

Model wears: Pom Amsterdam Silk Paradise Scarf and Oui Ribbed Knit

A ‘V’ at the back: This look is almost identical to the shawl only instead of folding in half from side to side fold diagonally to create a more angular look at the back. This look is great for both occasionwear over the top of a wedding guest dress or for a casual look over the top of a cosy cardigan.

Model wears: Pom Amsterdam Silk Paradise Scarf and Oui Ribbed Knit

Colourful hair accessory

Scarves as hair accessories is set to be the accessory trend of the year, so get ahead by trying one of these three ways to add some eye-catching colour to your hairdo. If you can’t get enough of hair accessories, see in-store for our range of colourful scrunchies and oversized hairgrips.

High ponytail: For the ultimate springtime look put your hair up in a high ponytail and wrap the scarf around. You can either let it drape like our model has or tie it into a bow.

Model wears: Pom Amsterdam Silk Carre Scarf and Superdry top

Loose ponytail: For a more relaxed look that’s perfect for festivals or chilled weekends away use the scarf in the same way as the high ponytail but just at the base of the head.

Model wears: Pom Amsterdam Silk Carre Scarf and Superdry top

Half-up, half-down: This look is perfect for anytime wear whether you are off to a party, or even to add some colour to your 9-5 wardrobe. Simply put the top few layers of your hair into a messy bun and tie the scarf around it – again you can either leave the ends loose or tie them into a pretty bow.

Model wears: Pom Amsterdam Silk Carre Scarf and Superdry top

Use it as a unique and stylish belt

Using a scarf as a belt is a creative and a unique way of adding spring colours and patterns to your favourite outfits.

With jeans: For jeans use your scarf exactly the same way you would any other belt. Place it through the belt loops and tie at the front for a chic and colourful addition to your everyday wear.

Model wears: Joules Rowen Scarf , Levi Jeans and Scotch & Soda Printed Viscose Satin Shirt

With a skirt: Wrapping a scarf around a skirt that contrasts in colour, like this yellow joules scarf with a blue pleated midi skirt, creates a completely different outfit perfect for elegant spring style. Wrap the scarf around your waist and tie at the front slightly off to one side.

Model wears: Joules Rowen Scarf , Polo Ralph Lauren skirt – available in-store only and
Orwell & Austen Cashmere Love Sweater

Tied round the back into a bow: Simply tying your scarf at the back with the same outfit again creates a whole different look that would be perfect for brunch with the girls or office attire. Tying the scarf into a bow at the back adds a touch of sophistication to this on-trend look.

Model wears: Joules Rowen Scarf , Polo Ralph Lauren skirt – available in-store only and
Orwell & Austen Cashmere Love Sweater

Add a pop of colour to your favourite bag

As this season is all about statement accessories why not use a colour-popping scarf to make your bag the star of your outfit?  The best part about this look is it works with any style of bag whether it’s a shopper, a backpack, a bucket bag or a weekend bag.

Tie it on: Depending on the style of bag you have there will be different clips, loops and handles that you can tie the scarf around. It really works with this understated grey backpack as it makes the colourful animal print from the Pom Amsterdam scarf really pop.

Model wears: Pom Amsterdam Silk Wonderful Scarf , Katie Loxton Mila Multi Way BackPack, Oui Ribbed Knit and Levi Jeans

Wrap around the handle: Looping the scarf around the handle of either a crossbody bag or a tote bag and tucking the end in makes it look like part of the bag. This clever way of adding colour to your favourite bag is great because you can change up the scarf to create unique looks to match your outfits.

Model wears: Pom Amsterdam Silk Wonderful Scarf , Katie Loxton Mila Multi Way BackPack, Oui Ribbed Knit and Levi Jeans

In a bow. Tying a scarf on your bag into a neat little bow is our favourite way of using a springtime scarf. Particularly on a backpack as seen here, creating a stylish and fun look.

Model wears: Pom Amsterdam Silk Wonderful Scarf , Katie Loxton Mila Multi Way BackPack, Oui Ribbed Knit and Levi Jeans

Let us know your favourite way to style a spring scarf on our social media below, or head over to our website to shop our wide range of bright and bold scarves here.

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