How to Tie Scarves

October 26, 2011

Wearing a Scarf in 6 Fashionable Ways

Many women steer clear of scarves in the winter because they’re intimidated by them and have no idea how to tie them properly. However, the scarf is one of the trendiest accessories this season and learning how to wear one can help you add style and sophistication to any outfit, quickly. It can be worn with your favorite black dress or even your favorite t-shirt! Even the simplest outfit can look like high fashion if you add a scarf to your neck. Be sure to keep a wide variety of scarves in your closest, from pashmina to silk, so you can be ready for all occasions. If you want more instruction or a guide on how to wear ladies scarves, check out these easy tips for wearing ladies scarves!

Scarves Don’t Have to Stay on the Neck: Other Places to Wear Scarves
While the neck is the most popular place to wear a scarf, there are many others places you can sport one and different ways to tie them. You can wear it around your head or even as a belt. Tying a scarf around your waist can make your waist look slimmer, instantly. Simply fold the scarf in half and drape it around your hip area. If you like the wraps or shawl look, wear one draped or tied around your shoulders for extra warmth.

Tips on Tying a Scarf Around the Neck
You can look chic and sleek by wearing your neck scarf this season and learning the different ways to wear them. There are many ways to tie a scarf, so be sure you find the way that most fits your style. Lightweight silk scarves are best worn with a scarf pin to secure them. Using a brooch or scarf pin can also be a great way to add even more class to your outfit. If you don’t like scarf pins or a clip, you can always go Grace Kelly and wear it across the front of the neck, bringing one end around to fall down your side. Designer silk scarves look terrific worn in this way. You can also tie thicker scarves, or simply wear them long, with the fringe draping around your neck.

Tying a Winter Cashmere Scarf
If you need extra warmth this cold winter season, a wool or cashmere winter scarf is the perfect fashion accessory and can mesh with various styles of clothing. Wear it well by folding the scarf in half and placing it around your neck, with one end on each side of your neck. Next, take the ends and flip them through the fold of the scarf. Pull the ends as tight as you’d like, around you neck. You can tuck the ends in your coat or let them hang freely for a very hip look.

Pairing a Large
Linen Scarf with a Winter Coat

A winter scarf doesn’t have to be only wool and functional. A winter scarf can be fashionable, colorful and an accessory to your coat. Here’s how to get the scarf tied like the look to the left:
Wrap a colorful scarf around your neck from the front to back.

  • Leave some slack in the scarf as it comes around the front of your neck.
  • Wrap once around the back of you neck.
  • Bring the two ends forward.
  • Tie the two ends in a loose, double knot.