10 Stylish Ways to Wear a Scarf
The hijab is an essential part of our wardrobe. Choosing and styling the hijab deserves as much thought as choosing and styling the rest of your clothes. From making sure that you find a hijab which complements the rest of your look to wearing it in a way that suits the occasion, here are 10 ways in which you can wear the hijab.
- Show off the print
Pin your hijab the usual way and then take one end of the scarf and spread it across your chest and pin it on the other side. If you want to show off the print on your scarf, then it is a beautiful and easy way to flaunt the print.
This style goes well on kaftans with plain necklines, jeans, and even solid kurtis. Since the hijab will be worn in a way that it hides your neckline, you may not like to wear this style if you want to show the neckline of your dress.
- Accessorize it
Lots of beautiful accessories can be used on the hijab to make it look beautiful. You can use a brooch on one side, or you can use headgears to enhance the beauty of your scarf. Accessories work well on solid-colored hijabs because they may end up causing a distraction on printed scarves.
- Pin it on the side
Instead of wearing your hijab the regular way pinning it on the side can add some flair. Once you’ve wrapped the scarf around your head, take all the loose ends on one side and secure it with a pin. It is also a very functional style since the loose ends are on one side only. It goes well on long tunics, and denim. Since the hijab is out of the way of your neckline, this style can help you show dresses with beautiful necklines too.
- Wear it like your hair
Wrap your scarf around your head and then pull it back to secure it tightly on the nape of your neck. Bring it over your shoulder to let the rest of the hijab fall on one side of your shoulder. This style allows you to show off your earrings too. It is also good for pretty necklines.
- Turn it into a bun
This style is good for gowns and saris, but it is a very functional style that can allow you to work through the day without having to worry about keeping your hijab in place. Turn your hijab into a turban and let it sit like a hair bun on the back of your head. You can also accessorize this style with a brooch or hair accessories for buns.
- Style it without pins
For casual dinner nights or for a lunch with friends, you will find it easy to style your scarf without pins. Use a hijab tube on your head and then drape your scarf on around the head. Twist the two ends under your neck and let each end fall over your shoulder and on your back. It is an easy way to style the scarf, but it may not be the most functional one so avoid using scarves that are slippery and may end up becoming a distraction.
- Add volume with folds
After styling the hijab the regular way, take one end of the scarf and create small folds. Watch the following video to add folds to your hijab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx9IVaf8RkI. Since folds will add a lot of volume to the head, this style is suited for oval and round faces, but it may not be the best style for chubby faces. The folds will hide most of the front of your dress so you will like this style on solid dresses or plain necklines.
- Braid your scarf
If you are in the mood to add some drama to your usual hijab, then braid the ends of the hijab on one side to add an element of fun. Braiding the hijab is easy and it does not take up a lot of time either. Do it on one end and let the braid fall over your shoulder to the front of your body. It is good for jeans and tunics.
- Knot it up
Drape your hijab on your neck and then tie both the ends so that the knot sits right on top of your head. Take the left end of the scarf and wrap it around the right side of your head and tuck the ends towards the nape of your neck. Now take the right end of the scarf and wrap it over the right ear and tuck the end towards the back of your head.
- Keep it simple
On a regular day, if you are planning to keep it simple then drape your hijab in an old-school way. Wrap the scarf on your head and then pin it under your chin. Take one end of the scarf and flip it over the opposite shoulder. Bring the same end towards the front over the other shoulder. Spread the ends of your scarf, so they cover your chest.