4 Ways To Tie A Scarf

4 Ways To Tie A Scarf

When the temperatures officially drop and are finally here to stay, it’s all about the scarves. They’re an essential winter accessory if you ask me. They help to keep you cozy and warm, add a great layer to your outfit, and are just plain cozy! Who doesn’t love to wrap themselves in a cozy scarf (especially cashmere!).

There are so many ways to style a blanket scarf or a regular scarf. Depending on what you’re wearing you may want to be simply draped or wrapped up as much as possible around your neck. No matter what outfit you’re adding a scarf too, I’m sure one of these fun 4 ways will be a great update to simply wrapping it around your neck!

Watch the video below to see the 4 ways to tie a scarf. Which is your favorite? I’ve also broken each of them down with some of my favorite looks on how to style it.

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The Belted Wrap

4 Ways To Tie A Scarf

The first look may actually be my personal favorite. Belting a wrap I think is key to helping to keep your shape.  I loved the double belt that we used in the look above. But also adding a pop of leopard as we did below is obviously a good idea too. Note in the video on the back, it’s nice and draped without being held down with the belt. So you just want the belt to show in the front. After you tie your belt, make sure the wrap crisscrosses a bit in the front.

The Double Knot

4 Ways To Tie A Scarf

The best way to bundle that neck up!  Just wrap your favorite scarf around your neck twice, keep in mind to keep one side super short. Then when you knot it, drape one side of the knot over your shoulder. To me, that is a key step to keeping this one looking clean and not overwhelming.

4 Ways To Tie A Scarf

The Pretzel

4 Ways To Tie A Scarf

The ultimate knot if you ask me. This is such a fun update on your everyday scarf loop. Instead of doing one loop and putting both ends through, put one end through, then twist your loop, and thread the second end through. I’ll be wearing this a lot this fall as I think it’s such a great way to add some volume to thinner scarves and wraps.

4 Ways To Tie A Scarf

The One Shoulder Drape

4 Ways To Tie A Scarf

This one-shoulder drape was a fun and unique one that our stylist from the Garnet Hill shoot came up with. It’s a great one to use for warmer days when you just need a scarf, or for a wedding. It’s a nice way to wrap yourself in a stylish way that will for sure be different than everyone else in the room. The key to this one is to make sure you keep one side much longer than the other. You’ll grab the longer side, and grab underneath it, and pull the outer most part up and over your shoulder to create the twist. You can see in the below images how I turn the outer most side inward and upward. You can also play with how much or little you drape it which is fun.

Photos and video by Sidebar Studios.

Jessica is an Atlanta life and style blogger. Aiming to bring practical tips to your every day life. Tips that you can easily tackle and make your life feel just a tad more 'put-together'.

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  1. 11.1.17

    These outfits are so unexpected on you but I’m loving it!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    • 11.1.17
      Jessica said:

      I thought the same! I love the purple dress with the pink wrap, and now I need a quilted car coat!

  2. 11.1.17
    Laura Leigh said:

    The one shoulder drape is SO chic but i have to say the double knot is my favorite. So parisian to me.

    xo Laura Leigh

    • 11.1.17
      Jessica said:

      The one shoulder is key for wedding attire I think! Thanks for reading Laura!

  3. 11.1.17

    LOOOOOVVVVEEEE everything about this! You know i love a good pashmina 🙂 such a great post girl!

    Lauren Elyce

    • 11.1.17
      Jessica said:

      I need more PASHMINA’s in my life!

  4. 11.1.17
    Carly said:

    You look beautiful! LOVE these tips. Makes a scarf so much more versatile.

  5. 2.9.20
    Lisa Autumn said:

    I loooove the belt wrap style!

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  6. 2.11.20
    Shannon said:

    I love the belted wrap!! Such a chic way to dress up any look, even over yoga attire 🙂 x Shannon • www.essellesse.com