The other day on Instagram someone commented on the way I had my scarf tied and asked for a tutorial. Now, I know that there are a million ways to tie a scarf. In fact, Wendy from Wendy’s Lookbook has the most amazing video tutorial on it. Today I am going to show you 3 simple different ways to tie a scarf. Because I’m all about simple. And scarves with this freezing weather!
How to tie a scarf
How to tie a scarf: Lightweight
This was the scarf I was wearing in the Instagram picture. It’s one of my favorites. I think I got it at Zara a little while back and it’s been worth it. Leopard is pretty much a neutral and this lightweight scarf can be worn during the winter months with a heavy jacket or even coming into the spring as the weather is warming up. Versatile is a must have!
You start by draping it around your neck, one side hanging longer than the other. Then take the top of the longer hanging side and wrap it around your shoulder letting the bottom part drape down. Pull the rest all the way around and then tug on the middle hanging part to make it even the way you want it. Voila!
How to tie a scarf: The Blanket Scarf
Oh, the blanket scarf. You are lovely. Seriously, this thing has been through it all with me. On train station benches when you take the wrong train home and have to wait, in eastern European hostels when you’re just not quite sure how clean the sheets are. During freezing cold, sorry-excuse-for-a-gym basketball games cheering on your son. Or even as a pillow for your kids on super long train rides. We have quite the relationship us two, and I’m so happy I bought you!
Okay, enough with all the sentimental-ness over a scarf, let’s talk about how to tie this scarf!
I love this one bunched up at my neck because the whole purpose of this massive blanket is to keep you warm. So I start the same way as the first scarf and wrap it around. Then I pull both of the longer hanging sections down and under the section that is wrapped around my neck. Then just adjust the section around your neck so that it’s nice and even and puffy and you’re good to go!
The obvious way to tie a circle scarf is to wrap it around two or three times and call it a day. That is definitely a good option, but I’ thought I’d mix it up a bit! This type of scarf and the way you tie it is more for lighter weather perhaps and would look a lot better peeking out of a coat than standing on its own.
Lay the scarf along the back of your neck and pull one end through one of the holes. Then twist the section that you just passed the scarf through and pass through the same section again. You’ll have somewhat of a twisty knot thing. Then pull the sections out a little bit to make it more poofy and full and you’re done!
So there you have it – 3 simple ways to tie a scarf! These are my go-to looks for tying scarves because they’re simple but still cute.
This post wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t share some of my favorite scarves so you can shop the look! I actually found almost the exact scarf as the houndstooth one that I have! Here’s some of my favorites:
Starting at the top, left to right:
- Oversized Houndstooth Scarf – $47.60
- Lightweight Leopard Print scarf – $34
- Knit Infinity Scarf – $38
- Oversized Grid Square Scarf – $34
- Plaid Scarf – $30
- Lightweight circle scarf – $19.99
- Lightweight Leopard scarf – $15
What are your go-to looks? Which look is your favorite? I hope I gave you a few ideas to work with! If not, at least you got to hear about my love story with my blanket scarf. It’s really sweet, isn’t it? 😉
Have a great Tuesday!