The Small Neck Scarves are Perfect for Any Age

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The Small Neck Scarves are Perfect for Any Age

Quote of the day: “I do not live for what the world thinks of me, but for what I think of myself.” Jack London

Why are these neck scarves perfect for us women? There are so many reasons, but one is that this little piece of fabric can transform an outfit. You may think that’s a lofty ideal for a small, square of fabric I realize! But then let’s look at the reality below.

These photos (except for mine) are a continuation from our Vegas Christmas trip where I thought it’d be fun to also take some outfit photos for the blog! And since scarves are perfect for travelling since they are so packable, I brought along several. In case you missed any of the previous posts, you can catch up with them now. We styled a wrap, a square scarf, a long scarf and then just recently an infinity scarf!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I styled this same neck scarf when we were in Vegas, but what I didn’t realize until we got home and I looked at the photos, was I had worn mine the same way as Nancy! So here is the new version.

And maybe I just wasn’t meant to be in these photos because then when we retook these, I ended up with lipstick on my teeth! Oy! I guess that’s what happens when you have such a big mouth, LOL!

The versatility of a neck scarf for women over 50

For this version of the neck scarf, I folded it in half to make a triangle, and then folded the points of the triangle in again. I knotted it and left the knot in the front as my decoration!!

Fashion & style for women over 50

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: This fabulous small scarf was a gift from Sherry! It truly has been worn quite a bit, because the colors in it work with everything.

I think it’s so interesting that just positioning the scarf differently and folding it a different way, can show you so many different colors that are in the scarf!

Every woman can wear a neck scarf

For Nancy’s look, I folded the small square in half so it was a triangle and then rolled it. We then knotted it at the side! I think this is the way I end up wearing my neck scarves most of the time. And for some reason, the knot tends to stay on the side without any pins. It makes me wonder why, but it’s all good!!

One of the advantages of this method of tying this scarf, is that it then doesn’t interfere with your shirt! You can see the graphic on Nancy’s shirt very easily this way, and she’s still adding in the fun scarf!

Women over 60 and their accessories

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: My mom wore the same neck scarf tied more loosely and let it hang down more in front.

I think this is mom’s preference because she likes her decolletage to be covered the majority of the time. She’s always commenting to me that it feels naked without a necklace or scarf!

70+ women looking stylish

So this is probably the easiest method to tie this small square. We just folded it in half and tied the ends around the back of my mom’s neck! And voila, then you can really see the beauty of the fabric of this scarf!

Coverage with Fabric

If you like this trend with the smaller scarves, then you might like the article I published on Sixty + Me about this piece, here! I have to admit, that I thought every woman over 50 would love this accessory because it can cover some neck issues, but isn’t bulky or too warm. However, I was wrong, and there wasn’t much love on this item, at least at that time!

Do you agree that this small piece of fabric was perfect for the three of us? I think one of the reasons a scarf gets worn is the fact that it’s easy to throw on and goes with everything! And this neck scarf is exactly that!

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For your shopping pleasure I included the small neck scarves, but I also included some collar necklaces. Because if you’re tired of scarves, or wouldn’t wear them, I wanted to give you all some other options! 

  • Bernadette Laganella

    I cannot imagine women not loving a scarf. You know me – I think it is an essential accessory and should be in every woman’s arsenal of choices. Thanks for posting at the Senior Salon.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And did you read that some women say they don’t look good on them? That’s craziness, right? Don’t they look fabulous on everyone, because they can be styled so differently??
      But it is a habit to pull them out and get used to wearing them, I suppose!!
      XOXO

  • I am loving those T-shirts! Such a cool way to advertise your brand Jodie! And like you say the neck scarf is not too distracting. The Aqua colour looks really good on you too xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think every blogger needs a t-shirt with their photos or logo on it, right, Laurie!! It’s like perfect marketing!!
      XOXO

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The 3 of you look awesome

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nicole!!
      Have a fabulous weekend!!

  • I have a number of old short scarves from my grandmother and I’ve been pleased to see them come back into style. I’ve been meaning to style it in an outfit sometime soon. Jodie, I love your look the best this week. That top is beautiful too!

    Mary
    https://www.themarycurator.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!!
      How fabulous to have some from your grandmother!! That just makes them all the more special!
      I can’t wait to see you wear them soon!! 🙂

  • Anna Marcus

    I love what you did with Nancy’s little number, Jodie, she looks absolutely lovely. You and I are both scarfs lovers and your points on this accessory are absolutely spot on
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Anna!! It is amazing how such a small piece of fabric can add so much to an outfit, right?
      XOXO

  • fabulous fab

    That is a great accesory and it looks chic!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!! 🙂

  • Min Write of the Middle

    So lovely. They’re a great way to add a pop of colour to an otherwise plain outfit or just for a bit of added fun! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Min!!
      🙂

  • Sandra Garth

    Very cute!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sandra!
      🙂

  • Neck scarves can be so cute. Sometimes I’m not sure they look 100% fab on me, but I keep trying. At least there are plenty of options with how to tie them!
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      My stepmom feels the same way—she doesn’t love the scarf so close to her neck—but I think it looks fabulous. On her and you! It just seems so sophisticated somehow…
      XOXO

  • That’s a very pretty scarf and you all look so elegant and chic wearing it. I’m going to have to give scarves another go. Lately I’ve only risked infinity scarves, Rews and Buffs where there’s no “arranging” involved.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      These small neck scarves are pretty easy, I have to admit, Gail. There’s not many choices of how to wear them besides where you want the knot to be, ha ha!!
      XOXO

  • dan

    Yes, as your post proves that small scarves add interest to an outfit …they are a nice alternative to a necklace. A more reason for wearing them is that they avoid traces of make up on the shirt collar!!

    What a nice t-shirt for Nancy and mom!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a great point about the makeup, Dan!!
      Thanks!!
      XOXO

  • Some nice styling ideas (as always) here. I’m a fan of the long thin scarf that I wind around and around. I’m addicted to them! #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jo!
      Scarves are one of those accessories that people either love or hate! There are so many options & varieties though, that it seems like there would be at least one for everyone!!
      XOXO

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Those a cute ways to style a small scarf. This is great because it is getting too hot to wear a longer scarf, but this could work! Thanks for the good ideas, Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Of course it depends how hot—ha ha!! We are still warming up after our 10 inches of snow this weekend!!
      XOXO

  • Gorgeous ladies, love the scarves on you all!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Vicki!

  • Small scarves have been my favorite accessories lately! Love how you all styled them!

    Jamie
    Treats and Trends

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally agree Jamie!! Thanks!

  • Such a fun trend to try out! Loved seeing each of your interpretations. I’ve been meaning to get myself a small scarf!

    Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      The first one I used was actually my husband’s pocket square–ha ha!!
      🙂

  • mummabstylish

    I’ve been thinking I need some smaller scarf squares, this is lovely and styled beautifully Jodie.
    I’m going to get looking for some here. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I will admit that I wear it more than I ever thought!! I’d not as cumbersome as the “regular” scarves, and it’s so easy to tie!!
      XOXO

  • I couldn’t’ agree more about neck scarves! I love that I see people wearing them on their wrists as bracelet. Love your tees!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’ve done that a couple times too, Kathrine. And do you know my husband doesn’t like it? Silly man! LOL
      🙂

  • omgosh, the t shirts are so cute! I love that you turned your logo into an outfit 😉

    michellespaige.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t they so cute?? Every blogger needs a t-shirt with their blog on it, I think!!
      XOXO

  • Nicole Mölders

    I like neckerchiefs with jeans and a white T-shirt or shirt

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They are a great way to add interest, right?
      🙂

  • Rhona Crouthamel

    Beautiful scarf! You’ve folded it so cleverly, and the colors are so brilliant, that you’d never know it was the same scarf in each picture!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks tons Rhona!! It is amazing how it can look so different, right?
      XOXO

  • Cheryl Tucker

    What can I say Jodie, you all look so lovely in your scarves! I love that you fashioned them with spring looks, I don’t always think of scarves as the weather warms up. Peace!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I probably don’t think of them as very springy either, Cheryl, because I’m always so impatient to start wearing the summer items!! But our early mornings are quite chilly still…so at least they are good for that!!
      XOXO

  • Judy Gramith

    This multi-colored scarf really is very versatile and looks beautiful with all of your outfits and your skin coloring/ complexions!
    These are great photos of all of you, there’s really something terrific about the lighting(?) filters (?) vacation attitudes (?)
    THE SCARF!! (?)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You do have to wonder—what is it about some photos that everything looks so good—and then some not!!!
      Could it be the scarf? The colors? It’s not the filters, because all I usually do is add a little brightness & reduce the shadows in my photos…
      I really am slowly trying to get rid of the colors that don’t look good on me, because I have a feeling this makes a huge difference! I’ve always been one to counteract that you can “fix” those items—but I must be getting lazy in my old age, LOL!!
      Thanks for the love, Jude!!

  • You know this is also a great way to wear scarves when it’s warmer out too. You can still get the style without the smothering! It’s a beautiful scarf too!

    Julia
    http://www.whenthegirlsrule.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s what I think too, Julia!!
      XOXO

  • Laura

    These really do make great traveling accessories! They are so lightweight and you can stuff them easily into your bag! I love the color these ones added to all your outfits!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Maybe that’s the way to wear these items more—go on more vacations…ha ha!!
      XOXO

  • donnaduck

    I do love wearing a scarf, and have many, but I tend not to in the warmer months. Even necklaces irritate me in the warm weather. I guess it’s the heat and humidity that a scarf tends to magnify when around my neck. One exception is if I’m going somewhere that might have the AC on high (like a movie theater!), I’ll bring a bigger scarf along. That way I can either put it around my neck or even over my shoulders to add a layer of warmth. But I do get a lot of scarf wear in the Fall and Winter. I don’t have any small square scarves, but I like the idea of tying them on a purse! I’ll have to try that!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is amazing how this little piece of fabric can elevate your temperature, right Donna?
      I always take a coat to the movies exactly for that reason—even our grocery store is always freezing!!
      And that purse trick?? I love learning new things daily!! You’ll see me trying this soon enough since most of my purses are solid colored!!

  • donnanance

    Lovely post! I have always stayed away from actually wearing the smaller scarves, electing instead to tie them on a handbag. Have to pull out some of the more petite scarves in the stash and try these stylings.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a fabulous idea!! The brilliant ideas that are floating out there are so impressive!! I’m definitely going to do this trick soon, because most of my purses are solid colored!!
      🙂

  • Maria Jørgensen

    I admire your variety in making new posts on fashion for the three different ages Jodie

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Maria—it does make it fun to get to see my mom’s this way!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    You know my love of scarves has no bounds. They are one of the best fashion accessories because they never go out of style.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re exactly right Bernadette!! I just have to remember to wear them now that I have so many, LOL!
      XOXO

  • Pauline Starsmore

    I love scarves they often finish off an outfit. How pretty your Mum looks in this post.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Pauline!!
      Mom will love to hear you say this!!
      XOXO

  • Stevie Turner

    After 24 bouts of radiotherapy so far on my neck, I’ve bought very similar scarves to hide the temporary damage. Great post!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahhh…see functional & stylish!!
      As long as they are soft and don’t rub too much, I guess!!

      • Stevie Turner

        I like the thin, chiffon ones.

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Oh the little scarfs looks nice. Like a litte accessoire. I love this. Great big scarfs often hide the body to much. I wish you a nice day, Xo Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re so right Tina!! These smaller ones really let the outfit shine!!
      🙂

  • Karen

    I really like how you’ve styled the scarves. And your top is so pretty with the white jeans!! The scarf that Nancy and your mom are wearing is so pretty with all the colors. I try to seek out scarves with different colors in them for more options. I wear scarves all through the year, and these smaller ones are perfect for spring and summer. They tend to be lightweight and they just perk up an outfit in a good way! I like them for both work and for casual. AND….if and when our necks don’t look like they did when we were 20, there is that too. A scarf is the perfect foil! My sister and I have a shopping trip planned (over a weekend) next weekend (annual thing we do, we both agree it’s better than Christmas!) and on my list are scarves, with colors listed that I’d like to see in them! This was a timely post for me! There is something about adding color near our faces that makes us glow, don’t you think? Just look at these pictures you posted and you can see it! You are all glowing! : )

    • Amen to the older necks thing, Karen. I’m loving this trend for all the reasons Jodie and you mentioned!

      One other use for the smaller scarves: tying one on the handle adds a pop o’Springy color to a black or dark handbag 🙂

      • Karen

        I do that too Em! Tying on the handbag! I love that look and if others reading here haven’t tried it, it is a really fun and bright thing to do! You always have a scarf with you this way too, when you are out!

      • Jodie Filogomo

        I love that idea Em!! I’ll have to add that to a future scarf series!!
        🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Your shopping trip sounds like so much fun Karen!! And even when we already have scarves, they seem like such the perfect buy…they work all year round and there’s so many varieties. And they don’t take up much room, ha ha!!
      I can’t wait to see what you get!!!
      XOXO