6 Easy Ways To Wear A Scarf


how to tie a scarf

Last year I went on a scarf collecting spree. I literally bought a new scarf every where I went. This picture above is just a very tiny glimpse of the scarves I have in my closet. In fact, I think I need an entirely separate closet just for my scarves.

I truly believe that adding a scarf to ANY outfit can make such a huge difference. It’s quite like accessorizing…except, unlike necklaces, scarves actually serve a functional purpose too. They keep you warm.


Especially for someone like me, who is ALWAYS cold. If it was socially acceptable I’d probably wear scarves in the summer months too.

So, let’s take a look at six different looks that I put together that all involve…YOU GUESSED IT…a scarf!

6 Easy Ways to Wear a Scarf

how to tie a scarf 6 ways

Can I just say that when you wear a scarf ALL the time {like me} you definitely have to get more creative in the ways that you wear it.

Change up the way you tie it or you may get burned out quick on the whole scarf-obsession.

Look #1 – My Go To Scarf Style

This is one of the more “safe” looks that you can go with. You know, in case you like to keep it simple and all. I call it my “go-to” style because it’s my favorite way to wear it…one loop around the neck.

how to tie a scarf go-to style

how to tie a scarf striped scarf

 Scarf:  Target

Navy Blue Shirt: Target

Look #2 – The Triple Knot

I’m loving the stripes and floral prints together. Just like it sounds “Triple Knot” means that I tied it in three knots.

how to tie a scarf triple knot

how to tie a scarf triple knot look

Scarf:  Old Navy

Striped Shirt:  Ann Taylor Loft

Look #3 – Tuck it Through

Oh, my favorite grey, grey, and more grey. Did I tell you I am painting the entire basement grey. Ok, irrelevant, but still….I love putting light and dark grey together.

I’m wearing this “Tuck it Through” look by doing the loop around the neck and then tucking the ends underneath the loop.

how to tie a scarf grey scarf

how to tie a scarf grey and pink scarf

Scarf:  Old Navy

Shirt: Gap

Look #4 – Two Wraps

Another popular trend this season is putting together bold colors. This scarf is wrapped around twice and tied in the back {underneath my hair}.

how to tie a scarf bold colors

how to tie a scarf stripes

Scarf:  Hallmark {yes, the card store}

Shirt: J Crew Factory Outlet

Look #5 – Let it Flow

Taking it a notch up and adding three different patterns. I love the chaos! With all the patterns going on I decided to “Let it Flow” and not tie this scarf at all. Simple.

how to tie a scarf peach polka dots

how to tie a scarf peach scarf

Scarf: TJ Maxx

Cardigan: Target

Tank: Old Navy

Look #6 – Through the Hole

This is one of my favorite scarves that I own. I think I love the brightness of it. I would probably wear this one with just about any shirt. All you need to do for the “Through the Hole” look is to fold your scarf in half, loop it around your neck, and then take the end through the center hole.

how to tie a scarf pink floral scarf

how to tie a scarf floral

Scarf: Old Navy

Shirt:  J Crew Factory Outlet

Did I mention I am frugal when it comes to my scarf buying? I think that is the only way I can justify having a gazillion in my closet.

Me to hubby:  “I got them all on SALE!” 


Stay tuned for the boy’s version of a scarf fashion show.

how to tie a scarf boys

Talk about getting creative with how you wear them….




  1. says

    Thanks for the suggestions :) I haven’t been very brave with patterns, so all of my scarves are solid colors. Maybe I’ll branch out a little with what is left of fall?!

  2. katie says

    love this post mandy!! it is awesome! i really love shirt on number 6 but they don’t have it anymore! you are awesome!

  3. says

    I never knew how to wear a scarf until my friend showed me the number 6 style. And now that’s how I always wear my scarves! I’m set in my ways, for sure. :)

  4. says

    I love scarves! Now that I live in FL I feel kinda silly wearing them considering it is still warm out BUT I just cant help myself! They are the perfect accessory! Thanks for showing new ways to tie them! =)

  5. says

    I LOVE looks 2 and 3! Great ideas for keeping the scarf from looking too bulky. I always feel like I have an anaconda wrapped around my neck when I wear a scarf. I’ll have to try these out and see if I can’t overcome that issue!
    Kala´s last blog post ..Day 5 – Fall Boots


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