My Favorite Way to Tie A Scarf Tutorial (It’s Easy!)

How was your weekend? It snowed here – twice! Too bad it melted before we could play in it but it was fun to get all bundled up. Wearing a scarf and hat makes me instantly feel all 1940s. Do you wear hats?

My cousin Katie is a super stylish young gal who recently spent a semester in Paris. Now every time I see her I try to pick up a few tricks on how chic French ladies dress. Apparently a few months abroad will make you a master at tying scarves – something that has always baffled me – but Katie showed me the easiest trick. It’s now my favorite way to tie a scarf!

tie a scarf tutorial

Outfit details: Hat c/o Julie Sinden, Scarf from Christmas (not sure of brand), Cardigan from J. Crew, Sequin shirt from Ann Taylor Loft

I love that this looks all knotty and complicated but is super easy. First, take a long scarf and fold it in half lengthwise.

how to tie a scarf

Loop it around your neck.

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Take one of the loose ends and go over the loop and then back under.

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Take the second free end and go under the loop and then back over.

how to tie a scarf tutorial

Adjust the length as needed. After you practice a couple of times you’ll get the hang of it.

French scarf tie

Add red lipstick and a hat and suddenly I feel all kinds of French. How do you tie your scarves?


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  1. Susanna says

    That looks great and I absolutely love the hat too :) I’ve always said you should wear more hats! I will have to try this scarf method too, thanks!

  2. says

    Lovely! That is actually one of my favorite ways to tie a scarf… it’s not too tight around the neck and the scarf lays nice and flat and stays put. :) Cute yellow top!

  3. Deb Frank says

    I LOVE those kind of scarves!…I have a bunch of colors and only a couple prints. As for hats I love them but they tend to smoosh my bangs, making them cover my eyes..but I keep trying! You look brilliant.

    • gerbermom says

      Yep, I always seem to buy bright colors and prints that end up going with, um, nothing :) This gray scarf that I got for Christmas has been perfect. And I hear ya, I love wearing hats – just not taking them off, ha!

    • gerbermom says

      Yay! I had to practice too, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a cinch. You should totally get a hat – love her!

  4. says

    I had learned how to tie a scarf that way once and then forgot how to do it. Thanks to you and your chic cousin for reminding me! And yes, I wear hats … Winter, spring, summer and fall. I never leave home in the daytime without one. But after the sun has gone down, I only wear them in the winter for warmth.

    • gerbermom says

      Yep, I’ve been wearing it this way pretty much non stop. It’s nice to finally get more use out of my scarves!

    • gerbermom says

      My days of actually putting myself together are limited too – maybe we should do a 30-day “get dressed” challenge?

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