How to wear a silk scarf

Is there a more essential accessory than a well-styled scarf? Silk Scarves come in a range of sizes, shapes, and materials, and can be draped, wrapped, and knotted in endless combinations. Yet, it is common to wonder how to tie a silk scarf in a way that is both practical and eye-catching. You can try the following ways:

How to tie a square silk scarf

The Cowgirl

Fold the scarf in half so you have a triangle. With the long side of the triangle facing you, pull the two corners around your neck until the scarf touches your chin. Loosely knot in front.

The Side Knot

Fold the scarf in half crosswise, transforming the original square shape into a rectangle. Create a second fold between two diagonally opposite corners, forming a “W” shape as shown. Pick up the two corners that define the new fold, drape the scarf around your neck with the bordered section in ffont and secure the corners in a small square knot at the shoulder.

The Classy Knot

Start with the scarf in a triangle; fold the middle section two more times over itself, so you end up with a long, skinny oblong. Place the scarf around your neck. Tie a knot in one end, then pull the other end through that knot. Adjust the knot to the height you want.

The Kimono

Take two adjacent corners and tie them together. Do the same with the other corners so you end up with a rectangle. Place the scarf around your shoulders, using the spaces created by the knots as armholes.

How to Tie a rectangular Silk Scarf

The Shawl

Drape it around your shoulders and let it hang down on each side in front.

French Knot

Fold the scarf in half and put it around your shoulders. Take one loose end piece and pull it over and under the scarf loop. Take the second end piece and go under and over the same loop.

False Knot

Wrap the scarf behind your neck. Take one end and wrap it around your hand. Pull it through to make a loose knot. Take the other end and pull it through the side knot, going under the knot loop and then over.

Hidden Knot

Loop a long scarf once around your neck. Make a half knot with the long ends, up near your neck. Pull the fabric of the neck loop down over the half knot.