FIVE WAYS TO STYLE A SCARF - WITH FASHION STYLIST BETHANY COOKSON

Outfit details:

Melbelle Aspen Tiered Maxi Dress with a vintage 50’s tooled leather bag and Melbelle El Paso Wild Rag Scarf 

Get the look:

Fold the scarf in half into a big triangle.

Then bring the longest length (the folded side) across your head at the crown.

Bring the two corners under your hair and tie together. Then bring one of the ends/corners forward to the front.

Meeting other ‘go getting’ women and learning about their journey to where they are today is one of my favourite parts of running Melbelle. As we continue to build the brand, I can’t wait to meet more of our readers, learn about what adventures life has taken them on, what their passions are and, of course, to see how they style our products.  This month we caught up with creative stylist and content creator, Bethany Cookson. With a recent feature in Cosmopolitan Magazine and a client list that includes the likes of Boohoo, Shein, and Olivias.uk among other huge brands,  Bethany’s unique artistic direction and creative styling skills have gained her well-deserved recognition and respect in the British fashion industry. If you’ve scrolled through our recent Instagram stories, there’s a good chance you’ll have already spotted a few pictures of Bethany and her signature vintage western style.  She has kindly helped me to create this blog post featuring five different ways to style a scarf (thankfully, because my own scarf-tying skills are more comical than helpful).  Enjoy!

Mel x

GET THE LOOK:

  1. Fold the scarf in half into a big triangle.
  2. With the triangle over your back and the folded edge at the top, bring the two corners round to the front and tie together in a single knot.

Outfit details: Melbelle Aspen Tiered Maxi Dress with a vintage belt and the Melbelle El Paso Wild Rag Scarf  

GET THE LOOK:

  1. Fold the scarf in half, making a large triangle.
  2. Fold the triangle from the tip into small lines to make one big line.
  3. Once you have the big line, put the middle of the line on top of your head, supporting it by two grips.
  4. Then, treating the ends of your scarf as a chunk of your hair, begin plaiting it down.
  5. Secure the plait with a bobble.
  6. Repeat for the other side.

Outfit details: Melbelle Aspen Tiered Maxi Dress with a vintage belt and the Melbelle El Paso Wild Rag Scarf  

GET THE LOOK:

  1. Fold the scarf in half to form a large triangle.
  2. Fold the triangle from the tip into small lines to make one big line.
  3. Wrap the line around your neck (twice if the scarf is long enough) and tie it in a single knot.
  4. Twist the scarf so the knot is on the side.

Outfit details: Melbelle Aspen Tiered Maxi Dress with a vintage belt and the Melbelle El Paso Wild Rag Scarf  

GET THE LOOK

  1. Fold the scarf in half, making a large triangle.
  2. Fold the triangle from the tip into small lines to make one big line.
  3. Put the line under your hair and bring the ends to the top of your head.
  4. Tie the ends it into a knot, then tie them into a bow.

Outfit details: Melbelle Aspen Tiered Maxi Dress with a vintage belt and the Melbelle El Paso Wild Rag Scarf  

BONUS LOOK!

A nice simple one! Choose your bag and tuck the scarf inside, pulling one of the corners out to look pretty and compliment your outfit.

Outfit details: Melbelle Aspen Tiered Maxi Dress with a vintage belt and the Melbelle El Paso Wild Rag Scarf  

For more vintage western style inspiration, follow Bethany on Instagram: @missbethany.b

To see her work with brands as a creative stylist, follow @bethanycooksonstylist