How to Tie a Scarf

Updated: Apr 13

Need ideas for how to wear a scarf? Our video has you covered, with 16 different options for scarf tying. Learn creative ways to tie a cashmere scarf, oblong scarf, square scarf, and sarong.



The Simple Loop Fold the scarf in half so you have a loop at one end. Place the scarf around your neck and pull the loose ends through the loop.

The Pretzel Fold the scarf in half and place it around your neck, with the loop to one side. Pull one end through the loop. Take the other end and place it on top of the loop—then pull it through the opposite way.

The Celeb Knot Place the scarf around your neck and drape one end back around. Tie the two scarf corners together in a loose half knot.

The Cowl Neck Drape the scarf around your neck, then loop one end around again. Even out the ends and tie them into a half knot, so you end up with two loops around your neck. Adjust the loops until you have the volume you like.



Oblong Scarves The Infinity Drape the scarf around your neck and tie together two corners. Using the knot, create a loop and place it around your neck to create the look of an infinity scarf.

The Preppy Neck Tie Drape the scarf around your neck so that one end is longer than the other. Loop the long end twice around your neck. Create an off-center half knot with the ends.

The Twisted Necklace Place the scarf around your neck and tie a half knot in the middle. Taking one end, loop it around its corresponding side, finishing with a knot. Do the same with the other side.

The Head Wrap To create a headscarf, start by folding the oblong scarf in half. Place it over your head, with the center at your forehead. Tie a half knot in the back to secure.


Square Scarves The Cowgirl Fold the scarf in half so you have a triangle. With the long side of the triangle facing you, pull the two corners around your neck until the scarf touches your chin. Loosely knot in front.

The Side Knot Fold the scarf into a triangle. Take the two corners and tie them around your neck in a half knot, off to the side.

The Classy Knot Start with the scarf in a triangle; fold the middle section two more times over itself, so you end up with a long, skinny oblong. Place the scarf around your neck. Tie a knot in one end, then pull the other end through that knot. Adjust the knot to the height you want.

The Kimono Take two adjacent corners and tie them together. Do the same with the other corners so you end up with a rectangle. Place the scarf around your shoulders, using the spaces created by the knots as armholes.


Sarongs The Pareo Wrap the sarong around your waist and tie it to one side with a half knot.

The Halter Cover-Up Wrap the sarong around your chest. Pull tightly to cross the two corners, then bring the corners up and around your neck. Tie in a half knot to secure.

The Bandeau Cover-Up Wrap the sarong around your chest. Tie the two corners into a half knot and pull it tightly against your chest. Let the ends drape down.

The Open Cover-Up Wrap the sarong around your chest and tie the two corners into a full knot. Take the knot and place it behind your neck.

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