How to Tie a Scarf (3 Styles)

Hi friends!  It’s been absolutely glorious COOLer weather here and everyone is Houston seems to be cherishing these days and is in an awesome mood!  We sweat our balls off all summer long, so when a cool front hits we are ridiculously giddy!  Soccer games are more enjoyable, we can run our errands without sweating, and we get to break out the SCARVES!!  See how happy I am?!?! Smiling with all my teeth showing! Ha! Might as well show them off after all those years of braces! #thanksGrandma! 

My usual fashion/style Wardrobe Wednesday series will be moving to Tuesdays for the next six weeks while I participate in the One Room Challenge that starts tomorrow!  I hope you come back to see what room we’re redoing in just six weeks! I’m sure you regular reader friends can probably guess. 😉 And I really hope I can actually pull it off! Because I’m seriously not sure.  
But onto today’s Tuesday Wardrobe, I’m sharing some of my favorite (super easy) ways to tie a scarf. Since I tend to wear a lot of neutrals and solid colors, I like to dress up my outfit with a fun patterned or colorful scarf.  Neutral is nice and I am a fan of the monochromatic look, but a pop of color can make the outfit more interesting.  
See the difference between this all black outfit and then pairing it with a fun leopard scarf with colored trim below in the second picture.  This Topshop Scallop Frill Tee is the same one I wore in last Friday’s Weekend Steals & Deals (It’s Officially Fall!) post.
Topshop Scallop Frill Tee ($25) | leopard scarf with colored trim | GAP skinny inset panel maternity jeans ($79.95, $39.99) non-maternity Topshop black skinny jeans $65, 193 positive reviews) | black heels | Rocksbox necklace – get 1st month free with code HONEYWEREHOMEXOXO 

I have three go-to ways to wear a scarf that I’m showing you today: 1) Loop Style; 2) Infinity Style; and 3) Around the Neck.  Let’s go! 
How to tie a Scarf - 3 ways

A loop style scarf is probably the first way I learned to tie a scarf and I like this one because it adds volume around the neck, but you can also see the length hanging down.


1.  Fold the scarf lengthwise and drape it around the back of your neck.
2.  Pull the two ends through the loop at the closed end.  
3.  Center the knot to your chest and adjust the ends as necessary. 

How to tie a Scarf - Loop Style

The infinity style scarf became so popular that many brands sell the scarf already sewn in the infinity loop.  But, you can wear a regular scarf infinity style too.


1.  Pull the scarf lengthwise around the back of your neck.
2.  Tie a knot at the end of the scarf (the closet to the end the better, so there’s not a lot of scarf fabric hanging out).
3.  Twist the scarf in the middle and pull it over your head.
4.  Tuck in any pieces that are loose from the knot so they don’t show.
5.  Fluff to achieve the desired look. 

How to tie a Scarf - Infinity Style
The Around the Neck style is similar to the Loop Style, but instead of there being a knot in the middle, each side hangs loose.
1.  Pull the scarf lengthwise around the back of your neck.
2.  Wrap one side of the scarf around your neck.
3.  Adjust the length of the front of the scarf until they’re roughly even and pull the neck park forward so you’re not choking! 

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How to tie a Scarf - Around the Neck
I hope these tips and visual steps on how to tie a scarf are helpful!  I know someone had to teach me!
How to tie a Scarf - 3 ways
What’s your favorite way to wear a scarf?
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  1. October 6, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! I only really enjoy the look of the infinity scarf on myself, it never occurred to me to just knot a regular scarf and make it an infinity one!

    • October 11, 2015 / 7:18 pm

      Oh yes, so glad it was helpful!

  2. October 6, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    Really helpful, Megan. I am happy to learn how to turn a regular scarf into an infinity scarf. Your photos made all the difference.

    • October 11, 2015 / 7:19 pm

      I was worried that people already knew how to do this, and it wouldn't be helpful. Thank you for letting me know Barbara!

  3. October 6, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    Great tutorial! Hoping it's a nursery you are going to do 🙂

    • October 11, 2015 / 7:20 pm

      Yes, good guess! 😉 5 weeks to go!

  4. {Hi Sugarplum!}
    October 6, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    You look so pretty in all these pics…I was having a hard time looking at the scarf!!! And Megan Ardoin…did you say 'sweat our balls off'?????? 😉 xoxoxo

    • October 11, 2015 / 7:20 pm

      #blushing 😉

  5. Andrea Worley
    October 6, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    scarves are my fave! I'm excited that it's getting cooler here in Phoenix so we can wear them without over heating! 🙂 LOL! looking good M!

    • October 11, 2015 / 7:21 pm

      Same here, we're so lucky to get some cooler weather lately!

  6. October 7, 2015 / 1:42 am

    I think my favorite way to wear a scarf (especially right now when it's not cold yet!) is just to knot the ends and drape it around my neck. Still cute, but keeps it from making my neck sweat!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  7. October 7, 2015 / 8:24 am

    Love this tutorial! I didn't know how to do the infinity scarf but will def be trying it out… Altho in Australia we're heading into summer so don't think there'll be much scarf wearing happening for a while!

    • October 11, 2015 / 7:21 pm

      So glad to hear this was helpful Jo!

  8. October 7, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    acarfs can make difference in a simply outfit uprading it!!!

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