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How to tie a scarf and ways to wear with ease

Updated on February 21, 2012

The scarf

There are many different fashions that come and go (remember the paper dress?). Most of these fleeting fashions are fads that emerge on runways for a season or two for fashionistas looking for something new. There are some things that seem to linger generation after generation. One of these fashion items is the scarf.


How to wear a scarf
How to wear a scarf
How to tie a scarf- The keyhole scarf
How to tie a scarf- The keyhole scarf

The scarf as a fashion accesory

The scarf first appeared in Rome. "A linen kerchief known as a sudarium (Latin term for “sweat cloth”) was used by the Romans to wipe their necks and faces. The ancient Romans developed the scarf into a diverse men's fashion accessory, whether knotted to a belt or worn around the neck. Of course this style was quickly adopted by women also, and the scarf has since become synonymous with women’s fashion," according to content corral.


How to tie a scarf
How to tie a scarf

How to wear a scarf

From the lowly piece of cloth used to wipe a brow, the scarf has become one of the most chic fashion accessories. This year, scarves have been a hot item in stores everywhere. Many people even wore scarves during the summer. The way to wear a scarf is as varied as the proper length of skirts.

There is the classic tie reminiscent of menswear and the keyhole scarf that is great for longer styles.

How to tie a winter scarf

How to tie a head scarf

How to tie a scarf
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How to tie a head scarf
How to tie a head scarf

How to tie a summer scarf

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How to tie a scarf-

Scarf as a fashion statement

The scarf can make a rather basic outfit go from ho hum to wow with a quick twist and flip. Imagine wearing a black pair of jeans with a black tank, and tweed jacket. This statement is fashionable and somewhat conservative. Now throw on a bright orange scarf and all of the sudden your look pops. You can change in an instant. You can also add a head scarf as a chic statement that is so Jackie-O on days when really, what you are trying to do is hide a bad hair day!

Scarves can be playful or sophisticated. This can be accomplished by not only how you tie a scarf, but what material the scarf is made of. A silk scarf is not the same as a wool scarf. A gauze scarf is very different than a knit scarf.

Colors matter too. Tie dye scarves are fun. Black scarves are dressy. Brown scarves are earthy. Pink scarves can be girly while light blue scarves can also be very feminine. Purple scarves are dressy when they are deep plum colors. Light violet scarves are flirty when worn with a spring dress.

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      Jayshree 18 months ago

      Nice demo and watching this its very easy to tie scarf. Thanks!

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      bayareagreatthing 6 years ago from Bay Area California

      Me too! I am so glad scarves continue to be a fashion accessory!

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      wendy87 7 years ago

      I love the stock tie style it suits me thanks for providing other styles i will try it..

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      Christina A 7 years ago from Australia

      hmmm, need to go find a scarf and try some of these out. I have considered myself challenged in the scarf tying department!

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      bayareagreatthing 7 years ago from Bay Area California

      Moxyl- I am glad you like it. I am a visual person so seeing how to do it makes it easier. Glad you stopped by!

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      Moxyl 7 years ago from Global Village

      Wow really cool info and video demo! Thanks for sharing that.

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      bayareagreatthing 7 years ago from Bay Area California

      Drjb- I wrote this because my daughter-in-law bought me a beautiful scarf and i had no idea how to wear it right. Now I do :) Thanks for stopping by!

      Dim- It is so fun to write hubs like this. I do all kinds of research and then it becomes a great resource both for myself and others. Win win! Hope you are well!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Fantastic,. l can keep coming back to this for variations of scarf wearing, which l love, whatever the weather. Really neat hub. Thank you.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      OMG, BAG, I counted 45 different ways you listed to tie a scarf. Never realized my education was so scarf-challenged. Thank you for bringing me into the 21st century with this hub. :)

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