How-to: 3 Ways to Tie a Scarf

Ready or not — fall is almost here! Every Midwest girl’s favorite season is nearly upon us, so it’s time to bust out your favorite ankle boots (all seven pairs), chunky sweaters and soft flannels to get ready! There are so many great fall accessories that it’s hard to choose just one favorite, but if you’re going to make us, we’d have to go with a scarf. Scarves are one of the most versatile items in your closet, able to transform your look and take it from simple to sophisticated.

A common question we’re asked is about how to tie a scarf. There are so many ways to tie a scarf that it can be overwhelming trying to master the intricate ins-and-outs (literally). Not to mention, there are so many types of scarves from ascots to infinity that each style varies in what knots work best. Today we’re going to focus on one of the most popular styles — the square scarf. Although there are several ways to tie a square scarf, there are three easy knots that every scarf-lover should know.

triangle wrap


step 1

Start by folding the scarf diagonally into a large triangle

step 2

Hold the longest end of the triangle toward the center with your hands about shoulder-width apart

step 3

Drape up over your neck, wrapping the long ends around the back of your neck and around toward the front of your body

step 4

Tuck the long ends inside, creating a soft, triangle shape


faux infinity


step 1

Start with the scarf draped around your neck with the ends even

step 2

Tie the ends together in a knot

step 3

Fold over the bottom of your loop creating a large “8” shape

step 4

Flip bottom of the “8” up and over your head creating the perfect infinity loop


slip knot


step 1

Start with the scarf draped around your neck with one end slightly longer than the other

step 2

Take the longer end in your hand on the same side and wrap it around your hand once, slightly below your shoulder

step 3

Pull the long end through, creating a very loose knot on one side

step 4

Take the shorter end and slip it through the loose knot to adjust

Now that you’re a total scarf-tying pro, shop our scarves for fall!


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