Welcome to our guide to scarves for men! Here you'll find lots of inspiration and easy to follow styling tips. We hope you're inspired by some of the looks below and check out our whole collection of scarves for men.
Above: A classic olive green and white striped scarf in the softest material wrapped around the neck to achieve a casual look. Can be styled with a jacket, coat, T-shirt etc.
Above: The easiest way to style a men's scarf is to double the scarf in a loop around the neck. A super simple and classic look, but remember to choose a scarf in a soft fabric so it is comfortable to wear. Can be styled with all colours and key items (including a suit jacket, overcoat, T-shirt, shirt, etc).
Above: Only the bravest men can get away with a checked scarf in dark rose! This colourful scarf gives a cheerful touch to a classic outfit. To style wrap the scarf several times around the neck and create a small knot at the front.
An ultra-light silk scarf completes a classic look. Can also be styled with a t-shirt, jeans or chinos and sneakers to create a cheerful contrast to a casual outfit. To style wrap around the neck and tie it in a small knot.
The European spring and summer is traditionally a time of celebration and at BESOS there is nothing we enjoy more than getting all dressed for a summer wedding, confirmation or garden party. Unfortunately, in Northern Europe at least, the weather can be still be quite chilly in summer time - especially later in the evening after the sun has gone down. That's why we're of the view that a beautiful wrap or shawl is the perfect accessory for the summer party season - the right one can complete your look and keep you warm on those cooler nights.
Choosing the right shawl for a party dress can be a bit of a challenge. It might seem simplest to choose a shawl in the same colour as your dress, but our preference is always to find something which complements your dress without looking too 'matchy-matchy'. As we show in the photo below, it's possible to highlight a beautiful pastel coloured dress by styling it with a shawl in a matching cool tone. Working a tone-on-tone combination like this is always an elegant choice. A black and white dress can be styled with any number of different coloured shawls, while a multicoloured dress is most beautiful when styled with a shawl which accentuates just one of the colours in the dress.
The actual way in which you style the shawl is a matter of personal taste. The shawl in the photo above, for example, is styled loosely around the model's neck and shoulders, giving a simple yet stylish look. If you're going for a more casual look, you can always let the shawl hang completely loose around your neck, shoulders or back, with both ends down the front of the dress or covering the upper arms.
But remember: When you choose your shawl, it's important to focus on selecting something in a good quality fabric, or you might ruin your overall look. A good quality shawl or wrap need not be restyled throughout the night, but will remain as you first styled it for many hours. If the shawl is of a beautiful quality and nicely styled, the dress is actually less important - that is, a very simple and inexpensive dress can be made to look like a million dollars with the right accessorises. We often recommend customers think about upgrading an old favourite dress with a new shawl or wrap to totally revitalise the look. Believe us: it's all about accessories!
See our selection of beautiful wraps and shawls.
How would you describe your blog, StyleStories.dk? My blog is my little forum for sharing my interest in fashion and my inspirations with others. My day job is in a completely different industry, so my blog is the perfect outlet for my love of all things fashion. I complement the blog with Instagram (@stylestories), which I'm pretty hooked on.
How would you describe your stye? My style is very minimalistic and Scandinavian-inspired, without too much embellishment or "noise". I love black and grey, so my wardrobe includes a lot of pieces in these tones, but I also like spicing things up with prints and patterns in muted colours and contrasting fabrics such as leather and cotton. I love raw detailing, for example in zippers and leather, but always balance this out with something feminine, otherwise it becomes too much.
Photo from StyleStories. Mette's scarf is available in new colour combinations on Besos Scarves.
What's your typical everyday outfit? There's no particular dress code where I work, so I can wear most of my wardrobe during the week. My typical outfit is a pair of skinny jeans, a t-shirt and a little jacket, with a pair of ankle boots (either with a heel or flat), or pumps and ballerinas in the summer. I love cut-off jackets, and I have a lot of them.
What inspires you? I am inspired by a lot of other blogs, through Instagram and by online shops, but also by people on the street. I often take walks around central Copenhagen to "people watch" and take a lot of inspiration from that.
Who is your favourite designer? I do not know who the designer behind Billi B is, but I really like their shoes! I am not actually very into designers and high-end brands, and buy most of my clothes from high street shops such as Zara, H&M, Mango, Marks & Spencer and COS - I think they offer pretty good quality at good prices, but I also spice things up with more expensive things from time to time. I am, though, pretty fond of some of the Danish designers such as Designer's Remix, By Malene Birger, Day and Inwear, but I don't often buy from their collections as I think they are often a bit too expensive. In other words, I much prefer several perfectly good items than one expensive thing, although the trend in "blog-land" is to say precisely the opposite. If I were allowed to dream, though, I would say that I'd love several bags from Mulberry :)
What in your wardrobe couldn't you do without? I don't think I have any clothes or accessories that I will keep for life. I can understand, however, how someone might feel that way, if they had a Chanel bag or something like that. I guess I feel that way about several things in my home, that I have received as gifts from a special someone or have inherited. For example, I inherited a porcelain figure (a polar bear) from Royal Copenhagen and a 'Blue Flower' dinnerware set, which I am very attached to and will never get rid of.
Photo from StyleStories.
What do you think about accessories? I love accessories, especially bags, shoes and scarves, and I have a lot of all three! Most of them are in black, but I also try to venture out into other shades from time to time. The problem is that nothing in "colour" ever gets used as much as something in black. With scarves, I usually try find something with a lovely print or colour that can jazz up all the black and grey in my wardrobe. I have never been especially into jewellery, but I always wear earrings and a watch, and when I go out, I usually add a few bracelets and maybe a necklace.
What trends are you really excited about at the moment? I'm really crazy about leather at the moment - I love the softness, texture and fragrance of the material. Adding leather to an outfit seems to really upgrade it and give it the perfect finishing touch. I am also quite into animal print - whether leopard, crocodile or snake print. Adding a great print or structured piece really livens up my simple outfits.
Words and photos by StyleStories.