How to Tie a Scarf Six Ways

Learning how to tie a scarf in different styles is a fashionable and cheap way to diversify your appearance. Scarves go with almost every outfit and add a little flare to almost any plain ensemble. From an expensive silk scarf to a budget-friendly cotton scarf, there's something for everyone.

Waist sash tie
A long silk scarf is a glamorous substitute for the common belt. It doesn't matter if you're wearing a skirt or pants, try tying a scarf around your waist. Simply wrap the scarf around your waist, or through your belt loops. Pull the scarf tight and tie in front, or on the side, in a small double knot. Avoid using a bow, as it can make your waist look larger.

Sarong tie
The sarong tie works best with a large triangle scarf. You want to position the scarf so that the pointed top of the triangle faces towards your feet. Pull the triangle tip even to one side of your hip, so that the fold is at your waist. Hold the ends of the scarf and tie them tightly in a double knot at the other hip.

Halter top tie
A wide and long rectangle scarf is handy for creating an exotic looking halter top. Begin by positioning the scarf across your chest. Cross the ends tightly in the back and wrap them back around to the front. Cross the ends again, at about the middle of your chest. Pull the ends up and tie them in a tight double knot behind your neck.

Hollywood star tie
A small square, rectangle or triangle scarf works for this look. Simple drape the scarf around your shoulders. Pull the scarf against the base of your neck, so that the back of the scarf is higher than the front. Pull the ends together at the exact middle of your neck and tie in a small double knot. Let the ends of the scarf hang down in front.

Fake knot tie
Any scarf can look good with a fake knot. Start by draping the scarf around the back of your neck and over your shoulders. Tie a loose knot half-way down one end of the scarf. Slip the other end of the scarf through the knot until the ends are even. Tighten the knot slightly so that it holds.

Single ascot tie
The single ascot tie can be worn tucked into a shirt or worn loose, it looks good either way. Start by draping a rectangular scarf around the back of your neck and over your shoulders. Tie the ends together in a single knot close to the middle of the neck. Straighten the scarf ends out to that the lay flat and even, facing downward.

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