How to Style Bow Scarf: 14 Amazing Outfit Ideas

best bow scarf outfit ideas

To me, there are three main components of an outfit: beauty, comfort and fun. The comfort part is important to me since I am basically the kind of person that has to work around the clock. The beauty part and the fun part are closely related. I can look really nice by wearing the similar typical outfits every day or I can take one step further by making my outfit good looking and creative, at least every once in a while. Talking about creative outfits, one of the first items that comes to mind is the bow scarf. They can be made of knit, silk, chiffon and linen but you don’t really see them that often probably because it is something atypical to wear. To give you a safety net, I am going to show you some of the best bow scarf outfit ideas I have put together for you to use as a reference.

Silk Bow Scarf with White Button Up Shirt & Tweed Blazer


It is interesting that, sometimes, it works magically when you put an atypical item with another atypical item. It’s like when you put a few people with very unique together, you can form a very special and high performing team. For this outfit, the two atypical items are the silk bow scarf and the tweed blazer. Of course, you will need the glue that can blend everything together, which is the white button up shirt, black skinny jeans and black heels.

Wear with Navy Wool Blazer & White Pants

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This outfit is quite similar to the previous one but the use of colors and fabric are quite different. This outfit has a much lighter tone. For the top, simply wear a blue and yellow silk bow scarf with a navy wool blazer. Pair them with white pants and nude heeled sandals.

Black Chiffon Bow Scarf with Polka Dot Shirt & Plaid Jacket

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For some reason, this outfit just seems to have some old England feel to me. It could be because of the polka dot shirt, but I am sure. But that’s not important as the only thing important is whether this outfit looks nice on you. Anyway, for the top, wear a white polka dot shirt with a black chiffon bow scarf. Pair them with a plaid jacket, skinny jeans and camel pointed toe ankle boots. It is not easy to put together so many unique looking and contrasting items and still look that beautiful and stylish. That’s why I really appreciate this outfit idea.

Wear with Blue Shirt & Black Wool Blazer

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For an outfit that is much easier to pull off, you can simply a blue silk bow scarf with a typical work outfit that is consists of a blue shirt, a black blazer, jeans and pale pink heels. Indeed, borrowing the theme from this outfit idea, you should try to play around by pairing a silk bow scarf with a boring work outfit that you wear a lot. Look in the mirror and see if your refined outfit give you a nice surprise.

Black Bow Scarf with White Button Up Shirt & Sequin Blazer

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For a stylish, unisex look, you can wear a black bow scarf with a white button up shirt and a black sequin blazer. For the bottom, wear black skinny jeans and heeled sandals. In a sense, it is like you are wearing a black tie with a form-fitting black suit, but this time it is a super cool and creative version of that.

Silk Bow Scarf with Black and White Cropped Sweater

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A silk bow scarf actually works pretty well to when put together with a casual street outfit, especially if the outfit has a feminine style. As a good example, this outfit consists of a black long sleeve, cropped t shirt with sparsely-spaced white stripes, high waisted black skinny jeans and black heels. Wearing a pink silk bow scarf with this already comfortable looking outfit really adds a touch of elegance and feminineness to it.

Navy Silk Scarf with Light Blue Boyfriend Shirt & Skinny Jeans

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One of my favorite tricks to look cozy and lean is to wear something loose for the top and something tight for the bottom. As an example, wear an oversized light blue button up shirt for the top and wear black skinny jeans for the bottom. Complete the outfit with black ballet flats. I usually would just stop 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 more chic, you can simply add a navy silk bow scarf for a final touch.

Wear with Green Blazer & Black Jeans

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To style a green blazer in a professional looking way, you can pair it with a white blouse, black skinny jeans, brown leather ankle boots and a green silk bow scarf. For more outfit ideas of similar boots, you can check out our blog post on leather ankle boots.

Pale Yellow Bow Scarf with Pale Orange Cardigan

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One of the fun things about silk bow scarf is that you wear it as a scarf or you can actually wear is as a bow tie. As an example for the latter usage, wear a pale yellow bow scarf with a white button up shirt and a pale orange cardigan. For the bottom, you can wear a pale pink pleaded skirt and black heeled sandals. The usage of color for this outfit is so warm and cheerful. It is one of those work outfits that make you feel more refreshed.

Grey Knit Bow Scarf with Plaid Trench Coat

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Seems like I have mentioned quite a lot of silk bow scarf outfits, I just have to mention another important that I like a lot, which is the knit bow scarf. For an absolutely elegant look, you can wear a grey knit bow scarf with a black and white striped t shirt dress, a long tweed plaid blazer and black knee high leather boots. The cuteness in the knit bow scarf is going to balance out the seriousness in the rest of the outfit.

White Linen Button Up Shirt with Red Silk Scarf

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This outfit idea is here for showing you the color combination of white and red. A red silk scarf looks well matched with a white shirt, skinny jeans and pale pink heels.

Wear with Denim Jacket & Skinny Jeans

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The next time you want to add a feminine touch to a denim jacket outfit, try think of a silk bow scarf.

Floral Silk Bow Scarf with White Shirt & Grey Cardigan

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As a cute way to dress like a little gentlemen, you can wear a floral silk bow scarf with a white button up shirt and a grey cardigan. Complete the outfit with black skinny jeans and white sneakers. This is such a fun and cool outfit to wear for a friends’ gathering.

DIY Knit Bow Scarf with Matching Skinny Pants

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You can pretty DIY a knit bow scarf by tying your typical long knit scarf. As you can see in this example, this can be something really fun to try every once in a while to spice up a overly simple outfit, like the one consists of a white tee and skinny beige jeans.

I sure had a lot of fun putting together this rare list of bow scarf outfit ideas. I hope you would enjoy it as much as I do.