HOW TO: STYLE COUTOURIST SCARF

"One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art."

- Oscar Wilde

No offense to Oscar Wilde, but I believe we can do both.

I am so excited to share that I will be taking part in #TheCoutouristChallenge and will be showing how to style 1 gorgeously-made silk scark in 30 ways!

Here are the first six looks of my 30 styles journey wearing the "Aqua Cafe Terrace," an abstract representation inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting called "Café Terrace at Night."

Look One: The Long Skirt

I showed off the stunning print by holding the scarf long ways and tying it secure in the back with two knots. I paired this look with a long blazer to hide the knot. Simple, yet exquisite.

Look Two: The Wrap Around

First, I folded the scarf into a triangle. Taking two ends of the triangle, I wrapped it around toward the back of my head. The scarf was big enough to go around my head twice and meeting the two ends to the side of my head. I secured the style by making two small knots. I hid the unwanted pieces of the scarf in the back of my head by folding it in until it's not showing anymore.

Look Three: The Chic Tie

First, I laid the scarf on a flat surface. I took one of the opposite points and folded it towards the middle of the scarf. I kept folding until the scarf imitated a tie. I held it around my head. As you would with a tie, I folded one side over and under the other. I stopped toward the bottom instead of going all the way up to my neck. And viola, The Chic Tie.

Look Four: The Front Wrap

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First, I tied my hair in a low bun. I folded the scarf into a triangle. Taking two ends of the triangle, I wrapped it around toward the front of my head. The scarf was big enough to go around my head twice and meeting the two ends to the front of my head. I secured the style by making two small knots. Unlike the previous head wrap look, I didn't hide the loose pieces in the back of my head.

Look Five : The Ribbon

Here I used the scarf as an accent statement to one of my favorite hats. I took the scarf and wrapped it around my hat twice ending in the back. I secured the scarf by making a knot and then a ribbon. 

Look Six: The Blouse
 

As for my last look, I laid the scarf on a flat surface. I took one of the opposite points and brought it to the middle of the scarf and tied two knots. I repeated this step for the other opposite points. If you hold the scarf up, you'll see a hole. I put it over my head and secured it in place by tucking in the bottom of the scarf into my jeans. I completed the look with a blazer

I hope you enjoyed the first six looks for The Coutourist Challenge!

If you also believe you can be a work of art and wear a work of art, head to ShopCoutourist.com and check out all of their stunning prints and use my discount code: JANNEL to get 10% off on your entire purchase!!

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Stay tuned for my other 24 looks!

In collaboration with Coutourist.

Photography by Allyza Umali.