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24 Super Cute Ways to Tie & Wear a Scarf

Scarf, your ultimate fashion accessory, it’s not only there to keep your neck warm and it’s not just for the winter, it’s something you could wear all year round, from winter all the way through to the summer. It’s the one accessory that could bring any boring outfit to life, tie it around your waist, decorate your hair with it or you could even use it to replace your necklace with. We’ve got your man covered with a guide on scarf tying for men.


There are many different types of scarves, from the snuggly warm knitted scarves for the freezing cold weather or a light patterned one for the warmer days, there are so many options.

Tie it, drape it, loop it, twist it, the amount of ways to rock this versatile piece is absolutely endless! So let’s complete your look and make a fashion statement with 24 super cute ways to tie and wear a scarf!

Here are 24 super cute ways to tie a scarf.

Head Scarf & Top Knot

Having a bad hair day and just don’t know what to do with your hair? Wear your hair into a top knot and spice things up by tying a scarf around it for a fun, stylish and eye-catching finish.

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Start by pulling the hair up into a giant top knot.

Grab your favorite squared-shaped scarf (preferably 80cm square), fold it diagonally and fold the end in leaving a long strip of about 5cm wide.

Now it’s time to wrap the scarf around your top knot, centre the scarf at the back of the top knot and start twisting it at the front. Take the ends behind the top knot and finish by tying it at the back.

The Scarf Necklace

Usually we would decorate our neck with a necklace, but why not change it up a bit and opt for a D.I.Y. scarf necklace instead.


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Here is a scarf tying video turned into an animated gif for you.

Grab a large square scarf and fold it into a long thin strip. Place the scarf around your neck with the ends at the front.

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Bring both sides together, knot it up and bring the knot to the upper chest. Continue with the knots leaving 2 inches in between each knot.

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Carry on braiding leaving 3-4 inches of the end of the scarf free, and tie the ends of the scarf.

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Bring the end of the scarf and tie it to the scarf around your neck. Voila!

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The Infinity

There are many ways to wear the infinity scarf, and we’re loving this simple yet stylish way of wearing it. Twist it, knot it and that’s your fashion accessory completed. Here are step by step instructions to get this look.


Place the infinity scarf around your neck, and grab hold of each side in the middle of the scarf with your hands.


Layer the left side over the right side of the scarf and twist it twice.


Keep hold of both sides and wrap the bottom of the scarf around your neck. Done!

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The Knotted Bib for Silk Scarves

Add a fun and sophisticated twist to the classic bandana by opting for this pretty and pleated style.


1: Begin by draping a square silk scarf over your hand so that your hand is positioned near one of the corners.

2: Gather the scarf around your fingers then pull it out making a small knot.

3: Pick up the scarf by the two ends with the knot in the centre and facing away from you. Now flip the knot backwards so that it’s facing you, creating a gathered effect on the opposite side.


4: Simply tie the ends to the back of your neck, make sure that it is tight enough so that the gathered front falls at the neckline.

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Winter Scarf Tying: The Knotted Scarf

Stay cozy by rocking the knotted scarf in the freezing cold weather. With no gaps at all, you’ll definitely be warm!


Have a long scarf and need to figure out how to tie it? We got you.

Begin by grabbing a long scarf, roughly fold it half and place it around your neck. Slip one hand into the loop at the beginning of the scarf.

Grab hold of one end of the scarf and slip it into the loop.

Now tighten the head of the scarf by twisting it once, which should now create a smaller loop, and pull the remaining end of the scarf through the smaller loop.

Now you’re all wrapped up and ready to go!

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Layer It Over The Top

It may seem and sound simple but it’s one of the most stylish ways to wear a scarf.

There’s no right or wrong way of rocking this style, all you have to do is just simply pick up your favorite scarf and layer it over the top of your outfit with both sides hanging at the front to give your winter look the perfect finishing touch.

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The Cowgirl

The cowgirl knot is not only the perfect style for the summer but for all year round. Add it to anything such as a t-shirt, sweater, or even a dress for a casual, cool daytime look.

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Start by placing the scarf around your neck.

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Take hold of one of the scarf and wrap it round the neck once.

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Take the end that you just wrapped around your neck and tie it to the other end of the scarf.

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Move the scarf around so you end up with a draped and pointed centre at the front of the chest, (some people might like the knot at the front and some at the back, style it according your own preference). Done!

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Headscarf Tying

Add a little fun to your everyday up do by getting your creativity side out and do a little bit of D.I.Y. A colorful headscarf will definitely brighten up yours and your date’s day.


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Take a corner of each scarf and tie both scarves together, ending up with a cute little contrasting bow in the centre.


Place the scarf on the top of your head with the bow in the centre or according to your preference, and tie both ends of the scarves together.

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The Braided Scarf Belt

Bored of the ordinary belt? We’ve got you covered, say goodbye to the belt you’ve been wearing over and over again, and decorate your waist with this super cute braided belt that’s simply just made out of three square scarves. A little bit of D.I.Y and three of your favorite scarves it all you need to create this unique little piece.


First of all, pick out three different colored and patterned scarves.


Now it’s time to start working your magic, grab hold of all three scarves and begin braiding them together like how you would braid your hair.

Tip: To make things easier, tie one end of the scarves with a hair tie so that it doesn’t fall apart while you’re braiding.


Now just tie the finished piece around your waist or through your belt loops on your pants.


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French Twist Knot

The French twist knot will definitely give any simple look an elegant and stylish finishing touch. Pick a patterned scarf and rock this look yourself. It’s the perfect way to tie your Hermes scarf.



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Start by placing the scarf around the front of your neck so that the ends hang at the back.

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Take the ends and wrap it around to the front and loosen the loop so that it’s comfortable around your neck.

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Tie two knots at the front or to your preference. Voila!

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Layer With A Belt

Don’t hide your scarf away, show it off by just layering it over your outfit and secure it in place with a belt. Simple, elegant and chic, that’s your outfit completed!



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Start by holding the scarf in a long strip diagonally.

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Wrap the scarf over the back of your neck with the ends hanging at the front, and adjust to your liking.

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Grab your chosen belt and wrap it around your waist.

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Braided Twist

More than just the traditional loop style, add extra twist to the scarf and rock this braided twist.


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1: Fold the scarf in half, place it over your neck and create a loop.

2: Slide the other end of the scarf into the loop.

3: Twist the loop once and finish off by sliding the other end of the scarf into the smaller loop.

The Half Jal


Start with a square scarf.


Fold in diagonally into a triangle.


Wrap the scarf over the front of your neck with the pointed triangle shape in the centre and the two ends hanging at the back. Bring the ends to the front and tie a double knot. Done!




Tie your scarf into a funky turban in a few easy steps.


Fold a large square scarf into a long strip by continually folding the two corners diagonally into the centre, or just fold the scarf diagonally in half and roll it up into a thin strip.


1: Pick up the scarf and place the centre at the back of your head, bringing the two ends to the front.

2: Criss cross the two ends of the scarf, making an ‘X’ at the front of your forehead.

3: Repeat step 2 again to secure.

3: Now pull the two ends to the back of your head.

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5: Tie the ends with a knot twice to secure.

6: To finish, tuck the ends into the turban.

Wrap Up In A Blanket Scarf

Don’t know what to do with your blanket scarf? Try this!


1: Pick a blanket scarf.

2: Fold it diagonally into a triangle.

3: Grab the two ends of the triangle.

4: Place it on around your neck with the ends at the back of your head, and criss cross the ends.

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5: Take the two ends to the front.

6: Voila!

The Jackie

The Jackie is the perfect summer look but so is it in the winter. Try it, it looks absolutely classy with winter layers.


1: Start with a large square scarf, fold it half along the diagonal.

2: Place the scarf over your head with the middle of the folded side centered over your forehead.

3: Take the two ends to the back of your head and tie them together, making sure to keep the centre end underneath the knot.

4: Your ready to go!

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The Fan

Give your outfit a pretty finish with this stunning fan style. Choose the lightest scarf you’ve got in your closet.


1: Drape the scarf over your neck with one end hanging slightly lower than the other.

2: Tie a loose knot at the end of the shorter end of the scarf.

3: Make sure the knot in step 2 isn’t too tight as you’ll be slipping the other end of the scarf through it.

4: Take the longer end of the scarf and start roughly pleating it by folding small sections back and forth. It doesn’t need to be perfect.


5: Carry on pleating until you’ve folded up half of the scarf.

6: Pinch together the inside corner of the pleated section, letting the outer corner fall.

7: Slip the pinched end through the knot you created earlier on the other side of the scarf.

8: Pull the pinched end all the way through the knot, this would tighten the scarf around your neck.

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The Infinity D.I.Y.

Do your own version of the infinity with a simple, straight scarf.


1: Opt for a long, rectangular scarf.

2: Tie the ends together in a double knot.

3: Place the loop over your head.


4: Criss cross the scarf once to create a second loop at the bottom. Lift the bottom loop over your head.

5: To complete it, adjust the two loops to make them even with the knot pushed to the back, hidden inside or positioned to the side.

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The Tie

Grab a long, lightweight scarf and take a fresh new twist on the traditional tie.



1: Wrap the scarf around your neck so that one side is roughly half the length of the other. Cross the longer end over the shorter end.

2: Wrap the longer end over the shorter once more.

3: Take the longer end and slip it under and through the loop around your neck.


4: Pull the longer end completely through the loop around your neck.

5: Take the longer piece and slip though the front of the knot you created.

6: Holding the knot in one hand, pull the longer end of the scarf through the knot.

7: Hold the knot in one hand and slide it up like a normal side, work it from side to side to tighten it.

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The Bow

Make it sweet and sport the bow. Work with a tasseled or fringe scarf as this look highlights the detailed ends.


1: Place the scarf around your neck with the ends hanging evenly at the front. Tie a basic knot.

2: Pull the ends of the scarf to the base of the bow to your neckline.

3: Tie a basic bow and you’re done!

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Triangular Drape

Spice up your simple look by draping a triangular scarf over under your jacket. It’s simple, chic and eye-catching.


1: Start by getting hold of a light square scarf.

2: Fold it diagonally into a triangle.

3: Place the scarf over your shoulders with the 2 long ends draped over the front of your body, and just throw on a jacket.

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The Cross-Body

Change up your everyday look with a cross-body scarf for a fun and elegant finish.


Begin by diagonally folding the square scarf into a triangle.


Place it diagonally over one shoulder, with both ends at the side.


Tie both ends in a knot twice and position the knot to the side. Done!

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The Loop

Wrap up warm in this super cozy loop style!


1: Place the scarf behind your neck with one end hanging longer than the other.

2: Loop the longer end of the scarf around the neck, continue doing this until you reach the end of the scarf.

3: Tuck the ends into the loops and adjust to comfort.

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The Modern Cowboy

Team the modern cowboy with a super cool biker jacket for an edgy finish.


1: Fold the scarf in half forming a ‘V’ shape and wrap it round your neck with the ‘V’ hanging in front of you.

2: Pull the two ends together and criss cross it, then bring it to the front and pull it until the ‘V’ move upwards towards the neck.

3: When it’s adjusted to the length you prefer, then pull each end underneath the ‘V’ and tie them together.

4: Tuck the ends in so that it isn’t visible. This look is all about the draping.

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