With winter just around the corner and temperatures taking a definite turn towards the lower half of the thermometer, it’s time to break out the scarves. During the late-fall and winter months, there is no better or more stylish accessory to kick any outfit up a notch than a great scarf. There are many ways to tie a scarf and here is one of the easiest: the over the shoulder scarf toss.

Plaid Scarf - He Spoke Style

Because of its low warmth factor, a scarf is best worn using the over the shoulder method when it’s not terribly cold out. In fact, when worn like this, a scarf acts more as a stylish accent or accessory rather than serving its practical purpose. Think of it as you would a pocket square—use it to pull the elements of a look together and add just a bit of pop.

Plaid Scarf - He Spoke Style

The over the shoulder scarf toss is extremely simple to execute. Start with it around your neck with one end falling just slightly below your belt line. Take the other end, toss it over your shoulder allowing it to drape liberally around your neckline, and you’re good to go. This type of scarf tie works best with medium-length scarves. If a scarf is too short you won’t get the nice drape and if it’s too long it will appear unbalanced.

Plaid Scarf - He Spoke Style

Plaid Scarf - He Spoke Style

This Look: Grey tweed blazer by Brooks Brothers (part of suit, similar here and here) – Red crew neck sweater by J.Crew – White button down shirt by J.Crew – Selvedge denim jeans by A.P.C. (New Standard) – Red and black plaid scarf c/o Banana Republic (also try this one) – White pocket square by Nordstrom – Black leather belt c/o Banana Republic – Watch with black leather strap by Timex – Dark brown wingtip dress boots c/o Allen Edmonds (Dalton)

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.


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