How to Tie a Scarf

Scarves are the most versatile accessory one can have in their wardrobe.  However, persons rarely fashion them in more than a few ways. Hopefully after this, you will be able to take more advantage of the style scarves offer. All of these are incredibly simple ways of how to tie a scarf.

How to Tie a Scarf around the Head

  • The simplest is the headband, fold the scarf into a strip of whichever width you desire and wrap around the top of the head, to the neck and knot at the nape. You can tuck loose ends, or on a longer scarf you can leave them hanging down the back, or drape over the shoulder.
  • A short scarf can be tied around a pony tail. You can do this in a simple knot, or in a bow. You can also knot then wrap the ends and tuck them under. It’s a super-stylish replacement to the scrunchie.
  • A gypsy tie covers the entire head. To do this style you need a square scarf, folded into half to create two triangles. Wrap it around the head, knot in the back and tuck in the ends.
  • The Kelly Wrap requires a relatively large square scarf, again fold into a triangle. Bring the folded corners around the neck crossing them then tie the corners at the back of the neck. You can opt to leave the ends loose or tuck them in. This style should cover your entire head; it was made famous by Grace Kelly who created it as a fashionable way to keep her hairstyle in place.
  • The Rosette Turban style is another which covers the entire head. It requires a relatively long square scarf, folded into a triangle. Take the ends then knot and twist, circle around the knot multiple times tucking in the ends to secure it. The beautiful flower-shaped knot can be placed at the nape, side or top of the head.

How to Tie a Scarf around the Neck

  • The Floppy Bow – Drape the scarf loosely then tie into a bow, fluffing it to give it body. You can hang the bow to the front or to the side.
  • Ascot Wrap – is a very sophisticated bow. Take each end of the scarf and wrap closely to the neck a few times, then take what is left and tie into a small neat bow.
  • The Windsor Knot is a feminine version to the men’s tie. Take one end wrapping it around the other creating a loop, then take the other end and pull through the loop. A shorter scarf is best, for a more sophisticated look.
  • Another fashionable neck wrap is to knot around the neck then take each end putting them together then tucking them, forming a pouch over the top with just a bit of the ends hanging from the bottom.

These are just a few ways of how to tie a scarf, with a bit of creativity and imagination you can create your own ways of wearing scarves.

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