5 Easy Ways to Wear a Scarf

by

Share

Finding beautiful scarves is easy. But if you're not sure what to do with them, they may end up sitting in a drawer. Here are five easy ways to tie scarves, so you can get plenty of use out of your collection.

How to Tie a Slipknot:

  1. For this cozy look, you will need an oblong scarf at least 48-inches long, or a square large enough to be folded into an oblong shape. You can use light silk or a heavy wool; the length is more important than the thickness.

  2. Grab both ends of the scarf in one hand to create a loop.

  3. Take the looped end in your other hand.

  4. Place the scarf behind your neck, so one hand is on each side of you.

  5. Pull the ends through the loop in front of you.

  6. Adjust so the knot is comfortably tight.

How to Tie a Front Wrap:

  1. Add an easy-going flair to your look with a front wrap. You will need a large square scarf for this, one that is at least 48-inches square. You can use a silk scarf or a lightweight cotton scarf.

  2. Fold the square over into a triangle.

  3. Hold the triangle in front of your chest, pointed down.

  4. Pull the ends over your shoulders and back around your neck, crossing over behind your head.

  5. Pull both ends down in front.

  6. Adjust, leaving the ends even or arranging the scarf so that one end hangs longer than the other.

  7. Variation: If the scarf is long enough, you can tie the ends together. Make sure the knot isn't too close to your neck; the look should be loose.

How to Tie a Cowboy Kerchief:

  1. You don't have to be dressed for the West to wear this look. This works with soft silk scarves as well as stiffer cotton bandanas. You will need a square scarf. It only needs to be at least 18-inches square, but you can use a larger square scarf.

  2. Fold the square into a triangle.

  3. Tie the two ends into a small square knot close to the ends.

  4. Pull the scarf over your head.

  5. Adjust.

  6. Variation: If the scarf is small or if you would like the scarf to sit closer to your neck, hold the triangle in front of you, pointing down, and tie the knot behind your head.

How to Tie a Ladies' Ascot:

  1. Add a prim and proper detail to your outfit with a silk scarf or lightweight cotton scarf that is about 30-inches square.

  2. Fold two opposite corners of the scarf toward the center of the square.

  3. Fold those straight edges again to meet in the middle.

  4. Wrap the scarf around with the folded side facing your neck, and tie it in a half-knot in the front, close to your neck. The ends should be even.

  5. Tie the ends into a square knot in front.

  6. Pull the ends to the back and tie another square knot to keep them from hanging down.

How to Tie a Head Wrap:

  1. Channel your inner gypsy with a large silk or lightweight cotton scarf, one that is at least 36-inches square.

  2. Fold two opposite corners of the scarf into the center of the square.

  3. Fold those straight edges again to meet in the middle.

  4. Wrap the scarf around your head with the folded side facing your forehead, and tie into a square knot at the back of your head, just at the top of your neck.

  5. Variations: You can pull your hair into a ponytail holder before tying on a head scarf. If you decided to leave your hair down, you can tuck your hair behind your ears.

What Do You Want to Do Next?

Shop Scarves  Shop Shawls & Wraps  Shop All Scarves & Wraps
See All Guides  Read More Clothing & Shoe Guides  Learn More about Accessories