For me there are three main components of an outfit: beauty, comfort and fun. The comfort part is important to me as I’m basically the type of person who has to work around the clock. The beauty part and the fun part are closely linked. I can look really good wearing similar typical outfits every day, or I can go a step further by at least making my outfit nice and creative every now and then. One of the first things that come to mind is the bow scarf. They can be made from knitwear, silk, chiffon, and linen, but you don’t see them that often, probably because it’s something atypical to wear. To give you a safety net, I’m going to show you some of the best bow scarf outfit ideas I’ve put together so you can use them for reference.
Silk bow scarf with white shirt with buttons and tweed blazer
It’s interesting that sometimes when you combine an atypical item with another atypical item, it works magically. When you bring together a few people with very unique characteristics, you can create a very special and powerful team. The two atypical articles for this outfit are the silk bow scarf and the tweed blazer. Of course, you need the glue that can fuse everything together, namely the white buttoned shirt, the black skinny jeans, and the black heels.
Wear it with a navy wool blazer and white pants
This outfit is very similar to the previous one, but the use of colors and fabrics is very different. This outfit has a much lighter tone. For the top, just wear a blue and yellow silk scarf with a dark blue wool blazer. Combine them with white pants and nude heeled sandals.
Black chiffon bow scarf with dotted shirt and checked jacket
For some reason this outfit seems to have an old England feel to it. It could be the polka dot shirt, but I’m sure. But that doesn’t matter because the only thing that matters is whether this outfit suits you well. For the top, wear a white polka dot shirt with a black chiffon bow scarf. Team them with a plaid jacket, skinny jeans and pointed toe ankle boots and camel. It’s not easy to put together so many unique looking and high contrast items and still look so beautiful and stylish. That’s why I really appreciate this outfit idea.
Wear it with a blue shirt and black wool blazer
For an outfit that is much easier to take off, you can just go for a blue silk bow scarf with a typical work outfit consisting of a blue shirt, black blazer, jeans and light pink heels. Borrowing the theme of this outfit idea, try playing around by pairing a silk bow scarf with a boring work outfit that you wear frequently. Look in the mirror and see if your sophisticated outfit surprises you.
Black bow scarf with white button-up shirt and sequin blazer
For a stylish unisex look, you can wear a black bow scarf with a white buttoned shirt and a black sequin blazer. Wear black skinny jeans and sandals for your bottom. In a way, it’s like wearing a black tie with a bodycon black suit, but this time around, it’s a super cool and creative version of that.
Silk bow scarf with shortened black and white sweater
A silk bow scarf goes well with a casual street outfit, especially if the outfit has a feminine style. As a good example, this outfit consists of a black long-sleeved cropped T-shirt with sparse white stripes, high-waisted black skinny jeans, and black heels. Wearing a pink silk bow scarf with this already comfy looking outfit gives it a touch of elegance and femininity.
Dark blue silk scarf with a light blue boyfriend shirt and skinny jeans
One of my favorite tricks for looking snug and slim is to wear something loose for the top and something tight for the bottom. For example, wear an oversized light blue shirt with buttons for the top and black skinny jeans for the bottom. Add a pair of black ballerina shoes to the equation. Usually I stopped right there. The outfit is already so well balanced and looks pretty good. But if you want to take this outfit to another level and look fancier, you can just add a dark blue silk scarf for the finishing touch.
Wear it with a green blazer & black jeans
To make a green blazer professional, you can pair it with a white blouse, black skinny jeans, brown leather boots, and a green silk scarf. For more outfit ideas for similar boots, check out our blog post on leather ankle boots.
Light yellow bow scarf with light orange cardigan
One of the fun things about the silk bow scarf is that you can wear it as a scarf or actually wear it as a bow tie. As an example of the latter use, wear a light yellow bow scarf with a white buttoned shirt and a light orange cardigan. For the bottom, you can wear a light pink pleading skirt and black sandals. The use of color for this outfit is so warm and happy. It’s one of those work outfits that will make you feel refreshed.
Gray knitted scarf with a checked trench coat
Seems like I mentioned quite a few silk bow scarf outfits, I just have to mention one more important point that I really like which is the knitted bow scarf. For an absolutely chic look, you can wear a gray knit scarf with a black and white striped t-shirt dress, a long plaid tweed blazer, and black knee-high leather boots. The cuteness of the knitted bow scarf will offset the seriousness in the rest of the outfit.
White linen shirt with buttons and a red silk scarf
This outfit idea should show you the color combination of white and red. A red silk scarf goes well with a white shirt, skinny jeans, and light pink heels.
Wear it with a denim jacket and skinny jeans
The next time you want to add a feminine touch to a denim jacket outfit, consider a silk bow scarf.
Flowery silk bow scarf with white shirt and gray cardigan
As a cute way to dress like a little gentleman, you can wear a floral silk bow scarf with a white buttoned shirt and gray cardigan. Black skinny jeans and white sneakers are a great choice to complement the look. This is a fun and cool outfit for meeting friends.
DIY knitted scarf with matching skinny pants
You can make a pretty knitted bow scarf by tying your signature long knitted scarf. As you can see in this example, it can be really fun to try every now and then to spice up an overly simple outfit, like the one that consists of a white t-shirt and thin tan jeans.
I really had a lot of fun putting together this rare list of bow scarf outfit ideas. I hope you would like it as much as I do.