20 Ways To Tie A Scarf
A scarf is an essential part of any winter wardrobe. Not only does it keep us warm, but it adds funky style to our outfits and makes us look good. However, sometimes when we try to style them, it just doesn’t fit. This happens because there are different stoles, and not every stole can be made in a certain way.
If you’re tired of not knowing how to use your scarf, don’t worry. Here we present 20 different ways, from basic drapes to many new ways. No matter what style you choose for your scarf, make sure it matches your outfit and keeps you well warmed up.
1. The Basic Drape
The most common way to use a scarf is the basic drape style. It is an easy yet classic way to style a scarf and works well with all kinds of outfits. This super easy method only requires a rectangle scarf and looks more stylish when you leave a jacket open.
To make a basic drape, you need to first take a rectangle scarf and just wrap it around your neck. You can leave the sides open or even make a knot if the sides are too long. With these simple steps, you can easily style your scarf, and enhance your look.
2. The Head Scarf
The head scarf is one of the cool ways to style your scarf which not only gives you a chic look but also protects your hair. Though it is a more complex method than the basic drape, it gives a stylish touch to your whole look.
In order to create this style you can either use a silk scarf or a cotton scarf as per your choice. Fold the scarf into a triangle and position the flat edge along your hairline. Then take the two ends of the scarf and tie those ends under your chin or behind your neck, and now you are ready to rock this style.
3. The Neck-Tie
This style is similar to that of tying a necktie. It is mostly used in formal dresses like a suit or a blazer and can be opted by both men and women. This style works best for a professional setup.
To create this style, you need to drape the scarf around your neck and leave the ends hanging. Then cross one side of the scarf over the other end. ow, take the top end and pull the scarf's end under and back over the top of the loop that is formed. Now, pass the end of the scarf through the rolled knot top and pull the knot tight.
4. Belted Drape
Belted Drape is another easy method to style a scarf. This is a quick way to transform what you are wearing into a fancy one. The belted drape helps add colors and warmth to your looks. For this method, you need a normal rectangular scarf and a thin waist belt.
For this, you have to drape the scarf evenly around the neck and let it hang down. After that, you add a skinny belt over the top of the scarf and fasten it around your waist and you are all set. You can use it as a shawl and even add a belt if your scarf is too large. In this simple way, you can easily add colors to your outfit.
5. The Basic Loop
This is one of the most common and traditional methods of styling a scarf. This style can be carried out in both summer and winter seasons and doesn't need much thought. However, ensure that in summer you use a light cotton fabric, whereas for winter you will require a woolen one.
If you want to create a basic loop style with a scarf, you will have to simply drape the scarf unevenly around your neck and let the ends fall. Then take the longer end of the scarf and wrap it around your neck before letting it fall. With this simple step, you can even elevate your simple look.
6. Scarf as a Vest
A scarf isn't just limited to be used for keeping your neck warm. It can even be used as a vest or a coverup on beaches. Though this method is a bit more complex than the toss or the basic drape, with a few tips and tricks it can be easily made. To make it easier, we have added a video in this block for you.
To turn a scarf into a vest, you will need a large scarf. Fold that scarf in half and tie the two ends of the scarf. Open the scarf once you have tied the knot, and slide each arm through the holes. In this way, you can recycle your scarf into a vest and use it for a funky look or in beaches.
7. The Loop Through
This is a simple yet classic scarf style. Not only does this style add warmth to your neck but also makes you look classy. This style goes very nicely in winter under a jacket or a coat. The best part? The knot is sleek, and not bulky at all, and this style can be easily carried by both men and women.
It is quite simple to implement this style. Just fold the scarf in half and put it behind your neck. Then bring the ends through the loop formed in the scarf and simply adjust to tighten or loosen the scarf as per your comfort.
8. The Neckerchief
The neckerchief is a large bandana that can be styled in many ways. It can be used for both men and women, hence is quite popular as it gives a flavor of colors to your outfit. They come in a variety of fabrics, such as silk and cotton, and can be styled in many ways.
To create this style, take your scarf and fold the scarf twice so that it forms a rectangle shape. Fold it diagonally to make a triangular shape. Then, take two long ends of the triangle and tie it around your neck. In this way, you can style your scarf, and give yourself a new look.
9. The Pretzel Knot
The pretzel knot scarf style is a bit more complex than the basic loop, the toss, and other classic styles. It is often confused as the figure 8 style, but in reality, it is slightly different from the figure 8. This style looks warm and fashionable at the same time, hence is a good option for everyone.
If you want to create this style, fold the scarf and wrap it around your neck like that of the loop-through. Take the top end of the scarf and pull it through the loop. Now, take the second end of the scarf, cross it over the loop, and pull it through the hole, adjust as necessary. Then, in no time you have your pretzel knot style ready.
10. The Braid Style
Just like the loop-through style, the braid style also makes you look elegant while providing warmth to your neck. This is a unisex style and can be adopted by both men and women. It looks like a braid, is sleek, and goes well with formal suits and informal jackets as well.
To create this style, first, we need to create a loop through style. Now, we will again twist the loop and pull the loose ends through again. Then to create a braid, we will continue doing the same until we run out of the scarf.
11. The Faux Infinity
The faux infinity is a unique and fashionable way to style a scarf. It can simply be created using a normal scarf by making a knot and twisting it twice over your head. This style goes perfectly well with all kinds of casual wear and jackets and can be adopted by men as well as women.
In order to style your scarf as a faux infinity, tie the two opposite ends of the scarf together and create a circle. Then, swing it over your head twice while keeping the knot at the back. Now you have your own infinity-style scarf ready.
12. The Reverse Drape
The reverse drape is yet another common way to style a scarf. It doesn't require any knot, isn't too bulky yet manages to keep our neck warm, and provides a unique look to our outfit. It can go pretty well with all kinds of casual outfits, along with kurthi's.
To create the reverse drape, you will need a long scarf. Drape the scarf evenly around your neck and let it fall. Now, take one end of the scarf and toss it over one shoulder. Then, toss the remaining other end of the scarf and toss it over your opposite shoulder. With these simple steps, you can create a new scarf style.
13. The Figure 8
Figure 8 is a bit more complex than the other basic drape styles. This scarf style helps add a little more interest to your neckline and goes perfectly well with a tank top. As the style is a bit complex, we have also added a video to create this style, for your reference.
To create this style, at first, you need to fold your scarf in half and drape it around your neck. Then, take the first end of the scarf and pull through the loop. After that, twist the loop to create a second hole. Again, take the second remaining end of the scarf, pull through the second hole, and adjust accordingly.
14. Slouchy Turtleneck
Slouchy Turtleneck is yet another scarf style that is embraced by both men and women. This style is extremely simple yet it keeps you warm and goes perfectly well with sweaters and hoodies. However, this style looks bulky, and may not be preferred by everyone.
To style the scarf in this way, you need to hang the scarf around your neck unevenly. Drape the longer end of the scarf around your neck twice then let it hang. Then, finally, tuck the two ends into the wrap scarf and hide them. Now you have your slouchy turtleneck style ready.
15. The Toss
Are you new to wearing a scarf? If yes, then this sophisticated method is a must-try style for you. This entry-level technique of wearing a scarf gives you a calm and collected look, so don't wait and try this look today. This is a great style to carry under a jacket during windy days.
To create this look, you will need a long scarf. Simply throw the scarf over your neck and shoulders, and leave one side hanging. Take the other end, toss it over the opposite shoulder, and there you have your ultra-modern look ready. The best part about this style is that it can be done by both men and women, in no time.
16. The Bow Tie Scarf
The bow tie is one of the pretty ways to style a scarf. Though it can be created with any normal scarf, we usually take a silk scarf or a thin cotton scarf to create this look. This style looks best with a simple neckline outfit such as a turtleneck, v-neck, crewneck, or boatneck.
In order to make this, hang the scarf around your neck, and fold one end over the other to make a simple half knot just like you are tying your shoelaces. Now tie it into a fluffy bow and pull it through underneath. Now, adjust the scarf on the sideways or in the front as per your preference.
17. The Shawl Style
This is the simplest way to style your scarf. The shawl-style scarf is also called a stole. It is not as wide as a shawl but is long enough to drape around the body. They are usually made of an elegant fabric, have no fringes at their end, and looks good with both gowns and cocktail dresses.
To style a scarf like a shawl, you need to spread out the fabric and wrap it evenly around both shoulders. Make sure the scarf is covering your shoulders and arms like a shawl and then there you have your elegant shawl-style scarf look ready.
18. Knotted Necklace
The knotted necklace style looks great on a lightweight or silk scarf. This style looks good with a plain t-shirt or a dress and is the perfect scarf style for girls. In order to add more colors to your outfit, you can create this style with a colorful scarf.
To create this style, take one end of a scarf and start tying a knot. Leave about one hand width space or even more per your choice and tie another knot. In the same way, we will go on making as many knots as we want. Then we will drape the scarf around our neck, and tie the front ends together. To make it look more fancy, we will turn the scarf around, and keep the knots in the front.
19. Simple Neck Knot
This is yet another scarf style that keeps you warm and gives your scarf a new look. The best part about creating this style is that it can be created using any kind of scarf and can be used by both men and women. We can use this style under a blazer, a jacket, or even a sweatshirt.
If you want to create this style, drape a scarf around your neck. Make sure that one end is longer than the other end. Now, loop the longer end of the scarf around your neck twice. Then, tie both ends together, toss one end over your back, and keep one end towards the front.
20. The Fake Knot
This is a classic style to tie your scarf. The advantage of styling your scarf this way is that it stays in place and is very easy to create it. The fake knot can be styled by both men and women and hence it is a popular style.
To create this style, you need to take a lightweight scarf and drape it unevenly on your neck. Then take the longer side and make a loose knot. Now, take the shorter end and pull it through the loose knot that we had made earlier. In the end, adjust the scarf low or high, as per your preference.