The Essential Scarf Tying Guide

Browsing any scarf tying guide is a quick way to help update your look. With a few new twists, turns and knots, you can make a plain scarf into a sensational style statement. The best thing about scarves is that there really is no wrong or right, it all just depends on what works for you.

The ascot knot tie
The ascot knot tie is a simple but sophisticated style. It can be worn tucked into a shirt or coat, but it can also be worn loose. Start by draping a rectangular scarf around the back of your neck and over your shoulders to the front. Pull the scarf close to your throat and tie a single, neat knot. Make one end come out and fold over the knot so it's hidden. Line the ends up, one in front of the other, like a necktie.

The bandana neck tie
This is quick, simple and perfect if you want a little cowboy flare. Start by draping the scarf around the front of your neck, with the ends hanging over your shoulders in back. Grasp the ends and pull them until the bandana hangs loosely around your neck. Tie the ends into a double knot at the back of your neck and you're done.

The fake knot tie
The fake knot is a staple style for women's business wear. It's clean, neat and fast, which means that it is perfect for that working lifestyle. Start by tying a loose knot in one end of the scarf. Drape the scarf around the back of your neck and over your shoulders to the front. Slide the unknotted end of the scarf into the knot on the other end. Slide the ends until they're even and you're done.

The loop knot tie
The loop knot is a very cosmopolitan look. Start by folding the scarf in half. Drape the scarf around the back of your neck and over your shoulders to the front. Pull the ends of the scarf through the folded loop. Pull the ends down to tighten the loop and you're done.

The side bow tie
This is a look that manages to mix be daring and whimsical at the same time. Start by wrapping the scarf around the back of your neck and over your shoulders to the front. Grasp the ends of the scarf and pull it to one side. Carefully tie the scarf ends into a tight bow. Let the bow and ends droop down and you're done.

The single knot tie
The single knot is the easiest scarf tie. It can be worn in front, in back, or to the side with any kind of scarf. Simply wrap the scarf around your neck, tie the ends in a single knot close to the neck, and you're done.

The wrap knot
The wrap knot is a very sleek look in which the ends of the scarf hang in back. Start by wrapping the scarf around the back of your neck and over your shoulder to the front. Twist the ends together once and pull the scarf loosely around your neck. Pull both ends around to the back of your neck and tie in a loose double knot. 

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