Could a Skinny Scarf be Perfect for You?

Women Over 40 & Styling Scarves

Could a Skinny Scarf be Perfect for You?

Quote of the day: “The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they’re always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.” Norman Rockwell

Finding the perfect scarf for your outfit, can seem daunting, I suppose. And then there’s always questions involved. How do I tie it? Will there be too much material around my neck? Which color or print is best? And why are there so many different varieties of scarves? I realize that the options can be overwhelming. So let’s focus on the skinny scarf this time around.

Many women already have a bunch of scarves in their possession. But what I hear most of all is the fact that they forget to wear them. I think having them organized within easy reach (like I talked about here) ย can be a huge factor for most of us. I always say that if you see it, then you can imagine wearing it!

And for a little background on this particular scarf. My mom made a Pucci print shirt many years ago that the 3 of us wore here, here & here. Then with the leftover material, she created this scarf for me and also one for herself. I used to have mine adorning the rim of a hat, but I finally decided I could wear it other ways too!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I like this skinny scarf for a multitude of reasons! It’s colorful, it’s lightweight and it can be worn so many ways.

I happen to love the choker look right now, so I wore this scarf so it was tight to my neck and then also hanging down the front of my shirt!

Fashionable ways to style scarves for women over 40

Not that it takes a degree in rocket science to tie this scarf, butย I’ll describe it anyways!! I first wrapped the material around my neck, and brought the ends to the front. I then just tied them in a loose knot in the front of my shirt. One of the reasons I like this way so much is that it acts as a choker around my neck, yet still has a vertical element!

Women over 50 and scarf tying

If you want to see it live—here’s the video!!


Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: It’s no secret that Nancy doesn’t love a lot of material close to her neck.

Although I do give her credit for allowing me to style scarves in ways that she wouldn’t usually wear them!

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But I do try to make my moms happy (most of the time, ha ha), so I had Nancy wear this skinny scarf in an easy to tie way. We actually tied it like a normal long scarf. The advantage of doing this with the skinny scarf, is there isn’t the bulk of material that you can get with your regular long scarves!

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Even though Nancy was a first grade teacher, acting in a video wasn’t high on her priority list, LOL! So give her a little love, so she’ll humor me and do it again sometime!! ย ๐Ÿ™‚


Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: And we can’t forget my wonderful mother with her great facial expressions!!

You might laugh if you were around us taking these photos while we were in Vegas!! We’d find a great, solitary spot and Rob would start snapping photos. All the while, I’m behind him trying to get mom to smile and pose and have some fun!! I think people either thought we were crazy or else we were professionals (yeah, right)!! But by the time we were done taking photos, they would inevitably be a ton of people milling around!! It was quite amusing!

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This option for tying the skinny scarf is not very original, but it can be pretty effortless! My mom just tied a knot between the two ends and wrapped it around her neck twice.

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For your viewing pleasure, I even had mom make a video for this method–I certainly couldn’t leave her out, now could I?

As for a skinny scarf, it’s really much like the long scarves that are quite popular. But for those of you, who don’t like or need extra bulk around your neck, these can be perfect! ย And if you have a certain shape of scarf that needs a different look, make sure to check out the ways we wore a wrap scarf, square scarf, a long scarf, an infinity scarf, and a neck scarf.

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I figured I didn’t need to showcase anymore scarves, so I thought some fun and modern earrings could be your eye candy for today!!

  • Mary Kalpos

    Jodie I love the video’s. That is a great way to show us how to use the scarves. I hardly ever use skinny scarves and I should.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!!
      So you even have a skinny scarf?? I know a lot of women don’t, and I don’t see them much at the stores!! But they are a nice alternative especially when the weather gets a little warmer!!

  • Peachy

    I’m guilty of being one of the people who own scarves but never wear them. They just sit in the closet forgotten. #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hey–I don’t judge—that was me just a couple of years ago!!
      But I am super glad I’ve come over to the scarf side–ha ha!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rebecca Phillips

    Oh I love skinny scarves! Thanks Jodie! Pinned!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Rebecca!!

  • Enjoyed the video! A skinny scarf like this is great for hiding my scrawny neck! I think I’ll start collecting!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laurie!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    You gals are so fun to watch! Thanks for all the info on scarves, Jodie. I love scarves and have a ton of them, but I would be one of the guilty ones who forgets to wear them in the summer. You inspired me to do my own post next week on summer scarves. I’ll be referring back to your posts dear friend. Have a great weekend. – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You are the sweetest thing ever Amy!!
      I do think scarves get forgotten in the summer (and for good reason when it’s 100 degrees outside), but it’s still quite chilly here—at least in the mornings!!
      Can’t wait to read and see your great posts!!

  • The Real Lara Shoe

    I love a good scarf! Though I do prefer thicker ones rather than skinnies. Thanks for sharing with us at #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sarah…..any scarf is a good scarf in my book!!

  • Coombe Mill (Fiona)

    I use scarfs in place of jewellery all the time, such a great way to accessorize #fabfridaypost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re so right Coome!!
      Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

  • Judy Gramith

    I love the colors in this scarf . I see the narrow scarf as a soft necklace. I’like to see Charlotte add one of her owl pins “pendant style” to the scarf which then serves as the “chain” for the pendant!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Jude–you always have such fabulous ideas!! I need you in my brain all the time ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Still cannot get over your cute tees! I know this post is about the scarf but you are giving me a bunch of style inspo for t shirts as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t they so fun, Michelle? In fact, now I have 2 because Nancy’s shrunk a little so she bought the bigger size!! You definitely need to get one. I know Beth (who penned the Fierce 50 picture on my site) will create them based on your look–I just don’t know how much? I can find out more if you are interested..

  • These photos are so cute ahh…

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Brooklyn!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Great styles! Less bulky and wearable on warmer days!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Exactly!! Yet I rarely see them in stores….
      Have a fabulous weekend Terri!!

  • I getting caught up on the series. Love it all!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Rena!!

  • I haven’t tried a skinny scarf yet, but I love how you all styled them!

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really don’t see them in the stores much Jamie!! Maybe one of these days…
      Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

  • These are all fabulous! I like all the ways you ladies tied them. I don’t actually own a skinny scarf, but I’m certainly going to have to reconsider it! I really liked your choker look, too! And oh gosh, taking photos in busy areas can always be such an experience, haha. Great job!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lindsey!!
      I was thinking that the only skinny scarves I have are all ones my mom made. Maybe they aren’t in the stores right now???
      And taking photos in public is certainly different than in your own neighborhood, right? But hey, it’s all good!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rebecca Saffer

    Nice options for wearing the skinny scarf. I am one of those women who feels her neck is short and don’t like too much fabric in that area. Your mother is so creative in making these wonderful scarves out of the beautiful left over fabric. Love the video demonstrations!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rebecca!! You’re exactly like Nancy then!! She’s always pulling down the scarves I style on her, ha ha!!

  • There are so many uses for a skinny scarf! It gives you so many more options. Happy Friday!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz!!
      You’re so right and have a great weekend!!

  • I’ve been wanting to get a skinny scarf. The one you ladies styled reminds me of a Pucci print. So pretty. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s exactly how my mom described it Kathrine…as a Pucci print!!

  • Cheryl Tucker

    Oh Jodie you all are getting so good with the videos! I have been looking at a lot of how to videos on how to do a video. I’m dreaming I may have something to share on one at some point! Everyone is looking lovely! Peace!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I don’t mind doing the videos now—now, I just need to learn to edit them! But it’s all a process right???

  • Nicole Mรถlders

    I love scarves and could make an escape robe from the Empire State Building out of them. Ok, that’s not stylish. LOL.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      LOL—but that’s hilarious, Nicole!!

  • Laura

    I have several skinny scarves I never wear because I am not quite sure how to work them. These are all wonderful options! I even like them tied into a bow on the side of your neck. Now I just need to remember to pull them out once in a while!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Now, that’s a great option too, Laura!! Because there isn’t as much material, you can do the bow without looking crazy!! LOL

  • I don’t have any skinny scarves. Pretty on you all!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’ve only just recently acquired these, so it’s been surprising at how much I like them even better than my normal scarves!!
      Have a great weekend, Amy!

  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    Ooh, I don’t believe I have a skinny scarf, all of mine are bigger! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They probably aren’t as popular in the stores right now, because if I look at my collection, all of my skinny scarves were made by my mom!!

  • donnanance

    Great post on the very versatile skinny scarf! Love your mom’s expression…you gals have a lot of fun. I never did jump on the blanket scarf bandwagon…too much fabric on this short body. The skinny is perfect for a pop of color and texture.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally know what you mean!! Those blanket scarves are so overwhelming—although they work great as blankets for the plane trips, ha ha!!
      I saw a couple of articles last year about the skinny scarves and then nothing! So it doesn’t look like many women got on the bandwagon for them. But they are so functional, don’t you think??

  • You ladies are awesome! Your mom’s face is perfect! I have to say, I like how you montaged the photos of you three on the front page. It’s a nice look.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I may get in trouble for using that photo of my mom—but doesn’t it just make you smile???

  • I think I would wear a skinny scarf! I would love to wear it like a tie! I said it before that I never wear scarves, but these ones are more appealing to me!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re right, Nancy—it’s more like a tie!! You should try it!

  • I love the look of scarves but rarely use them. I had never considered a skinny scarf, they look like something I would actually get a lot of use from. Great inspiration thank you!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Louisa!!
      They really are nice that they’re not so big and bulky!!

  • kristin mccarthy

    Ive never even seen a skinny scarf!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m not sure they are at many stores!! I think most of the ones I have were made by my mom!!
      I did see them advertised last year once or twice but they must not have made it big, because now I don’t see them!!
      But if you ever see one, you should snag it—they are very functional!!

  • Marci Vaughn

    You mentioned people gathering to watch the photo shoot. Interesting story… Once I was taking family photos for my daughter at a park. There was a man there who picked up his dog and plunked himself and the dog into the family photo. LOL! We really didn’t quite know what to do. I actually took a few shots with him in it and I am glad. When we tell the story, and people don’t believe us, we have proof! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    • Jodie Filogomo

      People are just the funniest, don’t you think???
      You just have to wonder what they are thinking???

  • I love skinny scraf! I think they are really elegant. I love the demonstrations of you and the ladies too! Very nice! Thank you for liking up with us on #FabFridayPost xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Su! At least the skinny scarves don’t tend to overwhelm us with so much material!!

  • Rhona Crouthamel

    This is a beautiful scarf! I love the color and design. My problem with light, skinny scarves, and I say this because it just happened to me day before yesterday, is they don’t stay put! It’s constantly shifting out of shape, which frustrates me and I end up taking it off. Occasionally I’ve used brooches to hold them, but frequently they’re to heavy and pull the fabric or I don’t have one that works with the scarf. Do you have any other tricks for keeping your scarf in place?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s probably the material of the scarf that can make a difference Rhona. Especially depending on what material it is against!!
      I have to admit that I don’t notice it as much against a t-shirt—either that or it doesn’t bother me….ha ha!
      But have you tried fashion tape? ( I use this for a multitude of reasons—and it might work wonderfully for keeping your scarf in place??
      I also have a small scarf clip that my mom gave me ages ago, but I couldn’t find one to show you. The other thing I’ve used (depending on the scarf material) is an earring. A small earring can be lighter than a brooch as long as it’s sharp enough to pierce the material!!
      I’ll have to try to think of other ways now!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Rhona Crouthamel

        The fashion tape is a great idea! Most of my smaller scarves are very light materials and I’m always concerned about damaging them, which has happened with the pins. I forgot about earrings! I actually use to do that years ago! The mind is going! Haha! I use to have this wonderful antique piece that was my grandmother’s, it was made to actually clamp on. It was fabulous! But, too many family moves and somehow it got lost.๐Ÿ˜ฉ I’ve never seen anything like it since. Thanks for the tips!

  • Patrick Looney

    Great gift idea!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Patrick—it really is!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I think I need to get a skinny scarf!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s definitely better for the warmerish months, Jaymie!!

  • Karen

    I have one scarf that qualifies as skinny, and I do like them. Might have to look for a couple more! I always enjoy the videos! I thought Nancy did a great job, and she even had birds singing in the background! This seems to be an especially good option for the warmer months since there is less fabric and it is lighter. I do like how you did yours as a choker, but brought the ends down for the vertical line. I’m definitely on the hunt for more scarves and this served as inspiration, and with those videos, a fun way to start my day!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for the positive energy Karen!! I was wondering if it was worth even picking this kind of scarf to show, because it’s not much different than the normal long scarves?? But they can be so much better for the warmer months, so I figured why not??!!

  • Love the look of the skinny scarf! Have a great weekend.

    Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!