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12 Ways to Tie a Scarf

how to style a scarf

The most versatile piece in your wardrobe isn’t your blue jeans. Denim can be dressed up or down, but it can’t transform your outfit the way a scarf can.

With Spring just around the corner, a scarf is the ultimate layering piece and accessory. Grab one in a solid print (a little bit of texture works too), then learn these 12 different ways to style a scarf to keep you looking warm, put together and undoubtedly stylish.

1. The Classic Drape

Relaxed and easy over the shoulders. You're using the long drape to accessorize and punch up a look more so than keeping warm. Relaxed and easy over the shoulders. You’re using the long drape to accessorize and punch up a look, more so than keeping warm.

2. The Over the Shoulder

A simple toss over the shoulder conveys chic-ness without looking like you tried too hard. A simple toss over the shoulder conveys chic-ness without looking like you tried too hard.

3. The Basic Loop

Take one end of the scarf and drape it around your neck. Don't overthink it. Take one end of the scarf and drape it around your neck. Don’t overthink it.

4. The Loop Through

A European look that's now firmly made its way across the pond. Fold your scarf in half, grab both ends and thread it through the loop. A European look that’s now firmly made its way across the pond. Fold your scarf in half, grab both ends and thread it through the loop.

5. The Ski Bunny

Perfect for the slopes or chilly days outdoors, this look will keep you bundled up and cozy. Wrap the scarf multiple times around your neck, keeping it snug. Then tuck the ends underneath. Perfect for the slopes or chilly days outdoors, this look will keep you bundled up and cozy. Wrap the scarf multiple times around your neck, keeping it snug. Then tuck the ends underneath.

6. The Reverse Drape

This look is an easy way to style-up a strapless dress. Or, use it to fulfill your superhero fantasies. This look is an easy way to style-up a strapless dress. Or, use it to fulfill your superhero fantasies.

7. The Double Tuck

A slightly more intermediate way to tie a scarf, this one involves draping your scarf backwards, before bringing the ends around your neck and over your shoulders. A slightly more intermediate way to tie a scarf, this one involves draping your scarf backwards, before bringing the ends around your neck and over your shoulders.

8. The Infinity

Wrap your scarf loosely around your neck, then tuck in the ends to hide them. Whether you're headed to a music festival or just out to brunch, the infinity scarf is one of the most versatile looks out there. Wrap your scarf loosely around your neck, then tuck in the ends to hide them. Whether you’re headed to a music festival or just out to brunch, the infinity scarf is one of the most versatile looks out there.

9. The Shawl

An oversized scarf doubles as a great statement shawl. Unfurl the scarf and drape it over your shoulders for warmth. A versatile look whether you're at a black tie gala or chilling at the cottage. An oversized scarf doubles as a great statement shawl. Unfurl the scarf and drape it over your shoulders for warmth. A versatile look whether you’re at a black tie gala or chilling at the cottage.

10. The Relaxed Stole

Walk into the room like you're royalty by wearing your scarf like a stylish stole. This look is less about staying warm and more about making a statement. Walk into the room like you’re royalty by wearing your scarf like a stylish stole. This look is less about staying warm and more about making a statement.

11. The Hooded Scarf

For days when you need protection from the elements, unfurl the scarf and wrap it over your head to stay warm and dry. Keep it looser rather than too tight to ensure that it reads more fashion and less head bandage. For days when you need protection from the elements, unfurl the scarf and wrap it over your head to stay warm and dry. Keep it loose rather than too tight to ensure that it reads more fashion and less head bandage.

12. The Braid

Drape the scarf evenly over your shoulders, then start to braid the ends together, keeping it tightly wound. This style looks great tucked under a jacket for just the right pop of visual interest. Drape the scarf evenly over your shoulders, then start to braid the ends together, keeping it tightly wound. This style looks great tucked under a jacket for just the right pop of visual interest.

Nisha Kulkarni
1 month
Great style inspirations. Quite helpful too. Loved The Ski Bunny & The Infinity Style most. I've also...

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