Thursday, December 15, 2011

How to: 10 Ways to Tie a Scarf

Hi Guys!
I am FINALLY done with finals. No more school, no more homework. (Well, at least for the next 3 weeks.) I'm really sorry for being gone in the blogging world for quite some time but I'm baaaaaaack. :D

For today's post, I wanted to share with you guys
10 Way to Tie a Scarf.
Since the weather has been really cold now that it's December, I have been wearing a scarf pretty much everyday.

I recently found this website where they give you a variety of ways to tie your scarf. They give you the steps and everything!

Here are my favorites:


1.) Bow Tie

Step 1: A square scarf with a bias-band fold, or a folded oblong scarf, may be used for this knot.

Step 2: Place the scarf around your neck, situating it so that end (A) is about two inches longer than end (B).

Step 3: Cross A over B. Bring A up and under the loop. Now double B over itself to form the front base loop of the bow tie.

Step 4: Loop A over the center of the loop you just formed.

Step 5: Holding everything in place, double A back on itself and poke it through the loop behind the bow tie.

Step 6: Adjust the bow tie by tugging at the ends of it and straightening the center knot.


2. Casual Swing

Step 1: Fold the square scarf according to the bias band fold. Now, fold it in half lengthwise such that both the ends are on one side (A) and the other side forms a hoop (B). Let it dangle around your neck in this format. Please refer to the illustration.

Step 2: Take one end from side A and let it pass through hoop (B).

Step 3: Now give the hoop one twist, and make the other end from side A pass through the empty opening in the hoop (B).

Step 4: The resulting shape should be as shown in the illustration.


3. European Loop

Step 1: Use an oblong scarf or fold a large square scarf into a bias band fold; then fold it again to form a sort of hoop.

Step 2: Let the scarf dangle around your neck with the hoop on one side of the shoulder.

Step 3: Take the other two ends and pass them through the hoop to make the European Loop.

Step 4: Tighten the loop to get the complete effect.


4. Bow Neck Wrap

Step 1: Begin with triangle fold on a square scarf.

Step 2: Let it dangle around the neck with one part (A) a little bit longer than the other part (B).

Step 3: Make a simple knot with A.

Step 4: Scrunch one side of the scarf as illustrated.

Step 5: Let the upper side of the scarf pass through the scrunched side from the middle.

Step 6: Tie a knot and the fashionable neck wrap is ready.


5. Modified Ascot

Step 1: Fold the square scarf in half into a triangle. Grasp scarf along the fold with both hands, with scarf tip downward.

Step 2: Take two corners and place scarf in front of neck. Pull both ends back and cross behind neck. Bring ends back toward the front.

Step 3: Allow ends to drape loosely over shoulders.

Step 4: Tie a single knot. Finish by tying a second knot. Adjust scarf to your preference.


6. Western Neck Wrap

Step 1: Fold the scarf in a triangle.

Step 2: Hold the two ends of the folded side and wrap around the neck.

Step 3: Bring them forward from the opposite sides and tie a knot.

Step 4: Take one layer of the scarf beneath and toss it over the knot as illustrated in the diagram.

Step 5: Adjust a little and your neck wrap is all organized.


7. Slip Knot

Step 1: Begin with a folded oblong scarf or a square scarf with a bias band fold.

Step 2: Drape around neck so that one end hangs lower than the other.

Step 3: Cross long end over the short end and wrap around behind.

Step 4: Bring long end across the front of the short end.

Step 5: Pull the long end up and through the back of the loop created near your neck.

Step 6: Hold the front of the knot loose with your finger and slip the long end through the opening. Pull downward and center knot.

Step 7: Adjust to make more taut or loose according to your preference.


8. Stock Tie

Step 1: Fold oblong scarf narrowly; or a large square scarf into a bias band fold.

Step 2: Follow the instructions for Twice Around Ascot Knot (in Basic Knots section), leaving the left end hanging down.

Step 3: Pull the right end up, so that it comes out of the top. This will set up the knot to be straight.

Step 4: Now bring the right end straight down in front and wrap it around and through the left end creating a nice square knot with the two ends coming out from the sides.

Step 5: The knot should be centered and look square.

Step 6: You can either let the ends hang loosely in front or cross them and secure with an eye-catching pin.


9. Stylish Knot

Step 1: Begin with square scarf folded into a straight fold.

Step 2: Let the folded scarf dangle around your neck.

Step 3: Cross both ends over each other and let one end (A) pass from under the other (B) to form a kind of loop.

Step 4: Take A again and let it pass through the knot as illustrated to form the stylish knot.


10. Under Coat

Step 1: Fold the scarf as demonstrated.

Step 2: Let it dangle around your neck.

Step 3: Let one end pass from under the other.

Step 4: Tuck the two ends underneath the undercoat.

I am so excited to try all of these this winter.
I think scarved are the best way to accessorize.
Not only will you look cute, but you'll be warm and cozy as well.
There are more choices. You can go and check it out at

What's your favorite way to wear a scarf? Which ones did you like the best?

*images and steps from*

I'm not really a fashion designer. I just love clothes. I've never been to design school. I can't sketch. I can't cut patterns and things. I can shorten things. I can make a dress out of a scarf.
~Kate Moss

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  1. i'm really not that type of person who does a big thing out of my scarf but this is so cool! thank you so much for sharing! i think i could use it fore a shoot one day maybe! :D the bow tie is lovely!

  2. this is indeed very cool! i loooove scarves, and i love wearing them in different ways! i think my favorites out of these are the european loop, the western neck wrap, and the stylish knot.

    i have my own way of wearing my scarf though, but i don't know what it's called. ;)

    p.s. yay for christmas break!

    <3, Mimi
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  3. What a fabulous post! Loving these ideas! xo

  4. Wow, these are genius ideas! I want to wear my scarf as a bow sometime.

  5. Thank you for this post! I've been trying to find different ways to tie my scarf.

    --Olivia :)

  6. @Linda: You're welcome! I hope that it will be of great use to you.

    @Mimi: Same here. I usually just twist and tie here and there with my scarves. But it always ends up looking cool. :D

    @Audrey: Thanks!

    @FashionMeetsFood: Thank you. I'm glad you liked it.

    @Grace: You definitely should. It adds a little something to a cute outfit.

    @Olivia: You're very welcome!

  7. Thanks for showing off these tips, I enjoyed this a lot!! Now I can wear my scarves in different ways, quite interesting!

    Jo Bao ♥

  8. I'm so thrilled for you that you're finished with finals, and especially happy to see you back blogging! I really love these scarf tricks, I will definitely be trying them out!

  9. @Jo: You're welcome! I'm glad you guys enjoyed it.

    @Dree: I'm happy and relieved that I'm done with half my senior year! The rest should be a piece of cake.

    @Claire: Thanks.

    @Jamie: You're very welcome!

  10. I love this site! It makes me want so many scarves :)

  11. How fun! Loving all the illustrations that go with these too :)

  12. @Kallie: I have a whole plastic bag full of scarves. And yet I still want more!!!

    @ClosetFashionista: :D

    @Kate: I know right!

  13. I just finished finals as well. Isn't it such a good feeling? Good post!

  14. @CollegeBeautyJunkie: Very good feeling!!!

  15. Hi Carrie! I just wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I'm glad you're done with finals as well, that is awesome. :)

    I also really liked this post! I usually do the "Under Coat".

    Love, Belle

  16. love this post! Brilliant illustrations!

  17. @Belle: You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :D

    @Yiqin: Thanks! I loved their illustrations as well. It was very creative. Go chech out their website for more!

  18. WOW!!! very great post!! its nice to learn new stuffs especially in styling outfits we usually wear... love the european loop and stylish knot!!!

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  19. @Dina: Thanks!!! Sure will. :D

  20. Ooh, I actually tried some of these just right now! Some of these are really hard to do haha. They're all super cool though especially the bow ones. ;D

    Lots of love, B
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  21. I love all the possibilities! I posted a really cute scarf video on my blog with so many ways! Check it out & also enter my giveaway for an infinity scarf!

  22. @Bree: Really?! Yay! that means they actually work. LOL. :D

    @Robin: Thank you for letting me know. :)

  23. great post!
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