10 Chic Ways To Tie A Scarf

If you thought a scarf was simply a matter of ‘throw it around your neck’, I’ll stop you right there! In the world of the stylish, a scarf is not just a fashion accessory, it’s an endless source of self expression. In less waffly terms, there’s a whole lotta ways to tie a scarf that can add style and that little bit of quirk to your look. ‘Erm… so how exactly do I tie it then?’ I hear you ask. Fear not: I have searched far and wide, **cough** google, to find you the ten most stylish ways to tie your scarf!

So grab your fave scarf, pop yourself in front of the mirror and get ready to endure my mug for the next few minutes! It’s time for a scarf tying masterclass!

1. The French Knot

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Fold your scarf in half so that it is one large loop.

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Drape the loop over your neck and pull one loose end over and through the scarf loop.
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Repeat with the other loose end.

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Wearing Tropical floral scarf in berry

2. The Sailor

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Drape the scarf around your neck, ensuring that one end is significantly longer than the other.

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Wrap the long scarf length around once.

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Wrap it around a second time.

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Tie in a knot at the side. Ahoyyy matey!

Wearing Exotic silk scarf in berry

3. The Back Shawl

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Drape scarf over shoulders and through the elbows.

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Secure in a knot for an instant shawl.

Wearing Striped print scarf in red.

4. The Turtleneck

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Drape scarf around neck, ensuring one side has most of the length.

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Wrap around until both ends are short.

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Tuck the excess scarf fabric behind your neck under the bulk of the scarf.

Wearing Floral paisley scarf in Autumn.

5. The Infinity Scarf

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Begin with your scarf draped around your neck.

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Make a DIY infinity scarf by tying both ends together.

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Twist the scarf and place the loop over your head.

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Wearing Solid color scarf in turquoise.

6. The Bandanna

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Fold your scarf to create a square.

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Fold in half diagonally to create a triangle.

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Tie the two outer edges together and voila!

Wearing Solid color scarf in maroon.

7. The Boa

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Pull scarf around neck from the back and cross around once.

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Take one side of loose scarf length and twist it around the scarf around your neck. Do the same with the other scarf length, twisting around the scarf already around the neck.

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Wearing Abstract floral wool scarf in brown.

8. The Parisian

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Throw scarf around neck so that it’s cascading down your back.

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Tie in a knot at the nape of your neck.

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Wearing Exotic silk scarf in berry

9. The Braid

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Knot your scarf around your neck.

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Take the right hand side over the left and pull through. Repeat on left and right hand sides alternatively until there is no fabric left.

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Wearing Abstract floral wool scarf in brown.

10. The Asymmetric Shawl

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Throw scarf over one shoulder.

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Wrap the scarf round your back and under your arm and tie.

Which way was your favorite? Did you manage to master them all? Let me know in the comments below…

 

Rachel Holliday

Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at www.thedailyluxe.net