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Cute Ways to Wear a Winter Scarf

Written by: Editorial Staff

September 20, 2016
Filed Under Fashion 


by Info Guru Elizabeth Sobiski

Any way you wear it, stay warm and fashionable this winter with the right scarf tied in your favorite knot.

Since there are so many ways to wear a scarf for warmth, it can be one of your best friends during those cold winter months. And, let’s face it, sometimes you just need more than a coat to keep feeling toasty. Here are ten ways you can wear a scarf this winter.

10. The Soldier Toss


This is a simple style for days when there is no wind. It’s easy to put on and remove. So, if you are frequently moving to and from the outdoors, this style might be your best choice. This style shows off a unique scarf‘s colors and fabric. Instructions: Place the middle of the scarf behind your neck so that the sides hang equally in front. Cross the left over the right, then toss the right side over your shoulder. If the scarf is long enough, you can toss on end over your shoulder and then bring both ends to the front.

9. The Wrap Around

men's scarf

This method is probably one of the most common ways to tie a pretty scarf. It’s also very adjustable – just move the scarf tighter to or further from your neck depending on how much warmth you need. Instructions: Put the scarf on so the middle is around the front of your neck. Cross the ends in back and bring them around to the front. Move the ends and loop until they are where you want them.

8. The Slip Knot

The Slip Knot

This knot is easily modified and it stays in place at the same time. Need a bit more air? Loosen the knot. If you need to be warmer, tighten it up. Instructions: Fold scarf in half and place behind your neck, so that one side is a loop and the other side is two loose tails. Thread both of the tails through the loop and adjust for comfort.

7. The Fake Knot

The Fake Knot

Want a knot that looks fancy, but really isn’t? Then the fake knot is for you. This method works well with light to medium weight scarves. As a bonus, the ends stay long enough to tuck into your coat and provide some extra warmth. Instructions: Wrap the scarf around the back of your neck with one end slightly longer than the other in the front. Take the longer end and loosely make a basic knot. Take the other end and slip it through the basic knot. Tighten until you have the look you want.

6. The Ascot Knot

The Ascot Knot

Yes, even scarves can be tied like an ascot. And unless you’re wearing a short orange scarf with a blue-collared white shirt, you won’t look like Freddy from the classic Scooby-Doo cartoon. This knot works well with all weights and lengths of scarves. Instructions: Wrap the scarf around your neck with the ends hanging evenly in the front. Place the right side over the left. Bring the end of the right side under the left and up through the top. Adjust the tightness of the knot and get the ends where you want them to hang.

5. The Hidden Knot

The Hidden Knot

This one is sure to keep you warm and toasty – perfect for those frigid days when the wind is howling and you have to be outside. It might take a bit of extra effort, but it’s well worth it. Instructions: Place the middle of the scarf around the front of your neck. Cross the ends behind you and bring them around to the front. Tie a basic knot in the ends. Place the original loop over the knot, hiding it from sight.

4. The Pretzel Knot

The Pretzel Knot

While it’s not good for eating, a pretzel knot is good for keeping you warm. This one is perfect for longer, light to medium weight scarves. Instructions: Fold the scarf in half and wrap around the back of your neck so that one side has a loop and the other has two tails. Bring one of the tails through the loop and let it hang. Then take the other tail and bring it through the loop from the other side.

3. The Infinity Wrap

The Infinity Wrap

Love those infinity scarves? Here is a perfect way to wear it a bit differently while keeping more of your body warm. Instructions: Slip the scarf over your head and shoulders, letting it hang down to your waist. Twist the scarf once in the front, creating a figure 8. Then, place the loop around your neck and adjust the scarf to cover as much or as little of your torso as you desire.

2. The Twist

The Twist

Create a warm wreath around your neck with this knot. It’s ideal for those long scarves and will keep you toasty throughout the day. Instructions: Fold the scarf in half and wrap it around your neck from the front. Cross the ends behind you and bring them to the front. You’ll want a looser loop, because you’re going to be bulking it up. Take the end on the right and wrap it around one side of the loop several times, ending at the center front. Repeat this process with the end on the left. Arrange the ends at the center front so they are tucked out of sight or lay nicely.

1. The NYC


Classic, chic and totally urban best describes this style. Be ready for your commute to the city with this knot – it’s both warm and trendy. Instructions: Fold the scarf in half and drape it around the back of your neck. You’ll have a loop on one side and loose ends on the other. Take one of the ends and pull it through the loop. Twist the loop once and pull the other end through it. Now go out and conquer the world with big city style.

If you want to add a bit of sparkle or charm to your scarf, pin it. A classic brooch or modern pin will brighten any look.

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