5 Quirky Ways To Rock A Boho Scarf

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It’s official: boho is here to stay. With the curtain closed on Paris Fashion Week, the fashion forecast is still looking a whole lot hippy for the Spring/Summer 2016 collections. From Mary Katrantzou’s clashing florals, to Anna Sui’s vibrant tropicana, the New York, London, Paris and Milan fashion weeks presented an ode to the 70s.

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Luckily, you don’t need the budget of A-lister to totally rock the boho look. By investing in a stunning printed scarf for just $18, you can give your wardrobe an instant bohemian makeover.

And if you thought that a scarf could only be worn one way, you better think again! Gone are the days where you simply wear a scarf around your neck, this season the fash-pack are wearing this accessory the quirky way.

Here are 5 out-of-the-box ways to rock your boho scarf….

The Wrap Top


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Bohemian printed scarves are all about the prints… ethnic? Paisley? You got it! Make the show-stopping print the true focal print of your look by transforming your scarf into a trendy, halter, wrap top.

You will need…. A long-line scarf such as this beautiful multicolored abstract print scarf.

‘How?’, I hear you ask. Well, it’s super simple! Firstly, wrap your scarf around your neck and pull so it sits snugly around the neck. Ensure there is an equal amount of fabric handing down on each side and cross over these two pieces of fabric. Then simply wrap the two pieces around your back and tie or secure with a cute scarf pin. Alternatively,   Tuck the two pieces into a pair of high waist trousers, shorts or a skirt.

Voila! A brand new on-trend top…and you didn’t even have to open you’re wallet!

The Half-Throw


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This oh-so-effortless look will unleash your inner street style star.  Simply throw a wide scarf, such as this abstract floral wool scarf, nonchalantly over one shoulder and belt. Try teaming a vibrant patterned scarf with a plain coloured tee to give it an instant boho vibe. Feeling brave? Pair your scarf with a contrasting coloured top for a super striking look.

The Belted Top


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If this look is good enough for Olivia Palermo, we’ll take it! The street style pages of fashion magazines have seen a sudden influx of printed scarves tucked into belts and we are hooked on this simple, yet detailed look.

If you are on a budget, this floral wool scarf is a bargain doppelganger for Olivia’s piece.

Simply place your scarf around your neck and belt it at the waist. Extra boho style points for styling your printed scarf with an ethereal lace or crochet piece.

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For a boho look that blends your scarf seamlessly into your look, as seen at Burberry, opt for a soft-printed pastel piece, such as this Multicolored Abstract Print Scarf.

The Coverup


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Ok… so this one might be better off left to the Southern Hemisphere-rs, who are entering summer. Or perhaps you are a Northern Hemispher-er jetting off to warmer climates? Either way, save closet and suitcase space by using your printed scarf as a beach cover up. We love this Spring Rose Scarf over a plain swimsuit.

Wear it thrown over the shoulders to protect against UV rays and sunburn, whilst still looking fashion-forward. Alternatively, tie around the hips to add an instant quirk to your favorite bikini. Who needs a sarong?

Keep your scarf in the beach bag for when the sun goes down. After all, it will help you beat the chill factor at that evening beach barbecue.

The Strapless Top


A luxurious, silky top made from a scarf? Yes please?

To rock a boho-print silk top, take a silk scarf, such as the Exotic Silk Scarf, and unfold it so that it is a single piece of fabric. Then take a tight-fitting, stretch bandeau top and tuck the top of the scarf into the bandeau top all the way around. Yes: it’s really that easy!

If you don’t own a bandeau top, have no fear! Simply tie in a knot at the back for a backless design.


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Alternatively, you can take a pointed scarf, such as the solid colour scarf and transform it into a cute bandanna style top. Simply fold the scarf in half into a large triangle, wrap around your bust and tie at the back! Now you can rock the crop top trend and 70s trend all in one!

So no matter what scarf you choose, silky or wool, think outside the box when it comes to styling. After all, the original hippies were never shy when it came to style!

Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at www.thedailyluxe.net