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5 Fashion Blogger-Inspired Ways to Tie a Scarf


5 fashion blogger-inspired ways to tie a scarf

With Fall finally arriving (albeit a little late here in California), scarf season is officially upon us.

While I usually add a scarf as a last-minute detail when I’m running out the door, I often don’t have time to style it as part of the ensemble – so it can end up looking sloppy. This season, though, I’ve vowed to use my scarves to make an impact, so I’ve been scouring the web for different ways to wear them.

I get most of my fashion inspiration from bloggers, so today I’m going to show you five ways to style your scarves, inspired by some of my favorite fashion bloggers.

1. The Casual Loop


The stylish Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere shows us that even a casual looped scarf can make a big impact on an outfit. The key is to choose a scarf with a bright color or interesting print and pair it with a more subdued ensemble. This allows the scarf to the the focus.

An infinity-style scarf like Emily’s is a perfect addition to any fall wardrobe. Of course, if you don’t want to run out and buy one, you can always take a regular scarf and tie a little knot in the back to make it look like a circle scarf. You could also discreetly safety pin it in the back.

2. The Knot


Elaine from Clothed Much rocks a knotted scarf here. To recreate this look, simply loop the scarf around your neck a few times and then knot it.

This style is great for the times when it’s freezing cold out (or, about 50 degrees here) and you need all the clothes and layers you can get. Because this style is fairly simple, once again, make your scarf pop by choosing one in a bright color or with a great pattern.

3. Belted Scarf


Here we see Sydney from The Daybook demonstrating that scarves aren’t just for those cold, gray days. Instead of hiding her outfit behind the scarf, Sydney used hers as an element of her outfit, and threw a belt over it to ensure that she still had a beautifully defined waist.

As with Emily’s scarf, choose a circle scarf for this look (or transform your regular scarf into one) and pair it with a plain top and belt. Again, choose subdued separates to allow the scarf to be the statement piece in your outfit.

4. Wrapped Scarf


Tania from What Would a Nerd Wear styled her fall scarf much like Elaine did, but instead of knotting it, Tania wrapped hers.

To create this look, take your scarf, fold it in half, wrap the folded scarf around your neck, and pull the loose ends through the looped end and tighten.  If the ends of your scarf are longer, you can then knot them together.

5. Neck Warmer


Once again we see Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere making a bright entrance with her red scarf – a great look for the holidays.

By looping the scarf multiple times around your neck, you will stay warm all day long. Again, you can either use a circle scarf or regular scarf here. If you use a regular scarf, make sure to tuck the ends of the scarf underneath so they’re not hanging out. And, if you want extra warmth, choose a scarf made out of wool or flannel.


How do you wear your scarves? Do you like these ideas? Do you wear scarves in the winter? Do you like your scarf to make a statement or it is more of an afterthought for you? Let us know with a comment!

Posted on on November 10, 2010 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , ,

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21 Responses to “5 Fashion Blogger-Inspired Ways to Tie a Scarf”

  1. 1
    November 10th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    My favorite way is actually a style my bible study leader learned when she was studying abroad in Spain.

    Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Wrap it around your neck. Take one end of the scarf and pull it through the loop. Twist the loop once and pull the other end of the scarf through the second opening. The scarf should lie flat on your chest, one end coming out away from you, the other going in towards you. It makes a neat almost Celtic knot kinda look. Hope this makes sense! After she told me I started wearing mine that way and all my friends learned it from me. :)

  2. 2
    November 10th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Love this! I’ve been looking for new ways to tie scarves this fall. Great post Carri :)

  3. 3
    November 10th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    oooh fab!!
    i’ve gone mad for scarves recently- i bought 3 at weekend!! but I am always stuck for how to wear them!!
    I will definitely be trying out 2 and 5 :DD

    Charlotte xxx

  4. 4
    November 10th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    LOVE the options. My favorites are probably the Casual Loop and Belted Scarf. Much too cute.

  5. 5
    November 10th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I have a lot of long, skinny scarves and I never know how to tie those. :(

  6. 6
    November 11th, 2010 at 1:27 am

    I’m definitely trying the belted scarf tomorrow!

  7. 7
    November 11th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    This is my absolute favorite way to wear a scarf! I always get compliments on it, and it looks so fresh! It takes a few tries to get the hang of it, but once you get it you’ll wear it this way all the time!

  8. 8
    November 11th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    @Quinn: Thanks for this hint. I just tried this and it does look good. Really adds a nice little twist to the whole scarf thing. Plus I’ve never seen anyone around here wearing his or her scarf like this :)

  9. 9
    November 11th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Saoirse that’s also one of my favourite ways to wear longer, skinnier scarves.

    There’s tons of variation in scarves, so I find that you really have to experiment with each one to figure out how it can best be worn.

  10. 10
    November 11th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I tend to always wear my scarfs like number 4 or just hanging straight down. Scarfs are so fun and yet functional. I’m gonna try out these other looks soon!

  11. 11
    November 12th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Another Cali girl here sort of disappointed that it doesn’t really get cold enough to rock scarves more often, but gotta love all the different ways to wear one!

  12. 12
    July 5th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I think scarves are a fashion necessity as well as accessory. It doesn’t have to be cold outside to wear a scarf that is a light chiffon. It adds a lot of color and style to an outfit. Thank you for your blog. Scarves are an inexpensive way for us to perk up a wardrobe and so many women are intimidated about wearing them even though they love them because they just needed someone to show them HOW.

  13. 13
    October 20th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    My absolute favourite way to tie a scarf has to be the ‘wrapped scarf’ way. Looks gorgeous!

  14. 14
    January 17th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I love scarves, especially However, I’m no good at tying them. Thanks for the great tips and the pics. Now I have some new ideas!

  15. 15
    May 14th, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Thanks for sharing the different ways to tie a scarf. This blog is so helpful that I may know the different style to tie a scarf. Infinity scarf is not just an accessory, but also it can add to the beauty of your fashion.

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