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Sustainable Scarves (and How to Wear Them 25 Different Ways!)

I wear scarves in pretty much every season; in winter I wear them for pure warmth – there’s nothing worse than wind whistling down your neck. In spring and autumn I wear them so I skip the jacket or coat – if my neck is warm and cozy, I don’t need much more than that to keep me feeling covered enough. In the summer I like a scarf to don as soon as the sun goes down – to keep my shoulders from getting chilly in the evening air (the rest of the time it usually hangs from my bag as a colorful accessory).

So I was so excited to see the above video, which details 25 different, and totally useful ways to wear a scarf in 4 1/2 minutes. I played with my latest favorite scarf, a vintage Yves Saint Laurent I found on Etsy, which was a gift from my boyfriend, after watching the video several times. I learned several different new ways to wear it, and the experiment made me appreciate the versatility of scarves once again.

The Knot

The Classic Drape

The Waterfall

The Turtleneck

The original scarf laid out on the floor.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.