Let me start by saying this: The fact that the neckscarf trend is back in full swing is making my heart sing! I’ve been wearing bandanas and scarves since I was a child and the fact that it’s now an appropriate trend is just icing on the cake of life.
In preparing for this post, I wanted to give you all some ideas on how to style the scarf a few unique ways. While I love popping one around my neck, I do also love using them to accessorize other parts of my wardrobe.
In addition, while gathering ideas for the post, I stumbled upon Neck & Tie Company through the always on point, Autumn Kern. She went to school with the owners and recommended that I get in touch with them.
So let me introduce you to the owners, Micah and Lish. Together, they share a love for beautiful things and, more importantly, beautiful people. Through their company, they have been able to give back to their community through their giving projects. Each tie sold gives back in some way to the current giving project putting beautiful, handcrafted products in the hands of their customers and a little extra money in the pockets of those in need around them.
While I love introducing my readers to companies making great products, I was especially touched by Micah and Lish’s mission and thought you would be too. So, while we talk about ways to style the scarves, I’ve also included some Q&A with Micah and Lish so that you can get to know their hearts a bit better.
One of my favorite ways of using neckscarves is in my hair. Now that I’ve grown my hair out, I often need to pop it up once the weather warms and I get tired of top knots and pony tails quickly. What I’ve started doing is tying up a scarf or bandana around my hair while it’s down and then simply pulling pieces to the side and tucking them into the fabric. It looks and sounds way more complicated that it is. Pop in some bobby pins for extra grip and you’re good to go!
Also, if you do this while your hair is wet and sleep in it, you’ll get the best curls in the morning!
Q1: Why neckties? What led you guys to such a specific product?
Next up is a little trick I learned when I was very little. I love clutches, but they don’t always come with a wrist strap which can be challenging when you want to carry a smaller bag but don’t want to constantly be clutching it in your hand or under your arm. Most clutches come with a small loop for attaching keys, and all you have to do is thread the fabric through the loop and tie a quick knot at your desired length.
If your clutch doesn’t have a keep loop, you can affix a safety pin to the interior and loop the fabric through the body of the pin.
I’m sure you’ve seen this floating around your Pinterest feed. A really easy way to add a pop of color to your bag is by simply tying a scarf around the handles. The best part about this situation is if you’re on the go and need a way to fix up your hair, you’re all set! Otherwise, it adds just the right amount of texture and color to your bag.
Q3: What has been the most challenging aspect of owning your own business?
This is another childhood hack that I’ve carried with me into adulthood. If you have a plain hat, all you need to do is roll up a bandana or scarf and tie around the brim. I prefer to use contrasting colors to make a bolder statement. You can play around with rolling the fabric tighter or looser to get lots of different looks. And if you’re feeling really brave, go ahead and pop a feather right in the middle of the knot!
And then of course, you can wear your neckscarf….around your neck. Imagine that (eyeroll to myself). I tend to wear them two ways. First, is rolled up and tied right up in the front. Just like with the hat, you can also play around with the thickness of the fabric by rolling tighter or looser. I usually start with about a 1 inch fold and then roll from there.
The alternative way that I tend to wear the neckscarf is folded in a triangle pulled around the front. Depending on how big the scarf is, I might roll it once or twice just to get some control over the fabric before I tie it on. I also like to pull the triangle a little lopsided so that I don’t end up looking too much like a cowboy. Plus, then I don’t worry about where it’s sitting throughout the day because it started crooked in the first place!
I really hope you all enjoyed getting to know Micah and Lish! In addition to the neckties you saw here, they also specialized in men’s neck and bowties. All of their handcrafted designs are perfectly unique, but if you’re looking for something special for your wedding or other event, they would love to talk with you about designing the perfect piece from fabric to style! If I could go back, I would have loved our groomsmen to have worn something so special and unique.
Until next time!
Disclosure: Neck & Tie Co. were kind enough to send me a couple of neckscarves to style for you all. All opinions and reviews are my own. For more information, visit my disclaimer page.