3 Easy Ways to Style a Scarf

3 Easy Ways to Style a Scarf

Hey Everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy some time off during the Christmas/New Years holiday.

Now that we’ve moved into the colder weather months, scarves have officially been added as a staple to my wardrobe. I love how scarves can not only keep you warm, but they can easily pull together the look of any outfit.

Even the most casual look, like the one I’m wearing below, can instantly look more chic with the addition of a scarf.

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Plaid Shirt (Wal-mart), Jeans (Belk), Boots (Belk)

Although I’ve loved scarves for many years, I must confess that it has taken me awhile to get the full hang of tying/styling them. To be honest, if it wasn’t for youtube videos, I probably would have never learned- haha!

So today I thought I would share with you 3 super easy ways to style a scarf, with step-by-step instructions.

Let’s get started!

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First, of course you will need a scarf.

I received this one from Kohls for Christmas and it is 30″ wide x 72″ long.

The Modern One Loop

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1. Take your scarf and hold it out straight in front of you

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2. Place the middle of the scarf in front of your neck

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3. Overlap one side over the other behind your neck, grabbing the opposite ends with your hands
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4. Bring forward the ends of the scarf and loosen the area around your neck as desired

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The European Loop

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1. Fold the scarf in half, length-wise

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2. Place scarf behind your neck, leaving the loop side shorter than the other end

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3. Pull longer side through the loop and adjust tightness as desired

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The Infinity Scarf

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1. Grab scarf on opposite ends

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2. Tie the ends together in a small, tight loop

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3. Place over head, tucking the tied loop under in the back

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4. Twist the loop and pull over head, adjusting the tightness of the loops as desired

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And there you have it! 3 super easy ways to style a scarf for an instantly chic and cozy look!

What is your favorite way to wear a scarf? Leave me a comment and let me know what you thought of today’s tutorial! 🙂

Thanks for Stopping By and Have a Wonderful Week!- Cara

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  1. Oh I like the infinity – I wear the other styles already, but I haven’t comes across that one – I’m going to give it a go!

    Posted 1.17.16 Reply
  2. Emmy wrote:

    Oh thank you!! I always see scarves on others and think they look so cute but definitely have no clue how to tie them! This is great.

    Thanks for linking with the Best of the Blogosphere link up.

    Posted 1.13.16 Reply
    • You’re welcome! I’m a visual person so step-by-step tutorials are helpful. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

      Posted 1.13.16 Reply
  3. Kristin wrote:

    I love wearing scarves and have been so excited for this fall/winter season to start rocking them again! This is great, thank you for sharing it.

    Posted 1.6.16 Reply
  4. Sheree wrote:

    Happy new year! I love the infinity and European loop, they provide the most warmth and don’t slip as easily as the modern loop.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

    Posted 1.6.16 Reply
    • The European loop is probably my favorite for actually keeping me warm. Happy New Year!

      Posted 1.6.16 Reply
  5. Darcy wrote:

    Love it! There are so many fun ways to style a scarf!

    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  6. Shannon wrote:

    Great tutorial! Love that you turned the scarf into an infinity scarf…definitely going to try that one out!

    ShannonClothes & Quotes

    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  7. Claire wrote:

    I love scarves! Thanks for showing how you wear them! Cute look!

    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  8. I am so excited that it has finally started to cool off enough to wear scarves. I love each of these ways! Great tutorials!


    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
    • It’s been freezing here this week, so I’ve literally wore a scarf everyday-haha Thank-you!

      Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  9. Jessica wrote:

    It’s always a great idea to have new ways to tie a scarf! Those are classic and always the best 🙂 Great job on the tutorial!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  10. Melissa wrote:

    Scarves are the best thing since sliced bread! I love the euro and the infinity especially and that scarf you are wearing is soooo great! Although it could be the fact that you are so dang cute!

    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
    • Thank-you, you’re so sweet! And I agree scarves are awesome, and this particular one is soo soft!

      Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  11. It’s finally scarf season! I’m always drawn to the infinity scarf look but the others look great too!

    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  12. Shauna wrote:

    I always forget that there are so many ways to tie my scarves. I think the infinity way is my fav 🙂



    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
    • Thanks for stopping by! It’s one of my favorites as well!

      Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  13. Chelsie wrote:

    First of all, you are adorable. Second, I love that you are styling clothes that are from affordable places! That’s my kind of style blog post! And third, I love wearing my scarves all of these ways, but the infinity way is my favorite. Sometimes I just loop the ends together with a hair elastic!

    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
    • Aw, thank-you! I’m all about finding affordable pieces and sharing them with others. The infinity look is one of my favorites as well, and that’s a great tip! Thanks! 🙂

      Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  14. i am always looking for new ways to style a scarf, so thanks for these three EASY options. I’m all about easy–20 steps? not for me! these are doable!

    Posted 1.5.16 Reply
    • Haha I know, sometimes I’ve seen tutorials out there that require you to tie like 8 loops and it takes literally 15 minutes to put together. I definitely don’t have the time for that in the mornings. Glad you liked the tutorial 🙂

      Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  15. Kathleen wrote:

    I am a scarf hoarder, and keep collecting them! Love this post!

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  16. I need to start pulling my scarves out. I normally go with your first option or faux-infinity one.

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  17. Kerry wrote:

    I actually wore a scarf today and used the loop method. I have a lot of infinity scarves so I use that one too. Scarves make every outfit better.

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
    • I agree! I actually own more infinity scarves than regular-haha

      Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  18. SMD wrote:

    I usually go for the first or second method you showed.

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
    • Me too! I’m trying to challenge myself in trying new styles though.

      Posted 1.5.16 Reply
  19. Jennifer wrote:

    SUCH a good idea to highlight this! I feel like I’m always wondering if I’m wearing a scarf the right way. The infinity style is one that I always mess up. You look so cute too!

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! There’s so many ways you can wear a scarf, you can’t go wrong really. Hope you’ve had a great day! 🙂

      Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  20. I’ve actually never tried to make an infinity scarf out of my regular ones – such a great idea! Loving that scarf!

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  21. I’m not a big scarf wearer but I love your checked shirt and boots! I would love you to add this post to my fashion link up if you get a chance.


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  22. Inez wrote:

    I have a messy tuck method that never stays. I think I’ll try the Infinity Scarf method. 🙂

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  23. Dana wrote:

    The European is my favorite way to tie a scarf but the other two are great options as well! I love scarves and try to integrate them into my outfit everyday.

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  24. Susannah wrote:

    You’re super cute! I love scarves in the cold, PNW weather! <3

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  25. Courtney wrote:

    Scarves are my absolute addiction right now! I do not leave the house without throwing one on and it’s usually a massive fuzzy blanket scarf!

    Great tips and I love how you demonstrated each step!

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  26. What a fantastic scarf tutorial. I love it! My favorite style is the European Loop, but now you’ve inspired me to try the Infinity Scarf. Thanks so much for sharing. These new lessons are perfect for cold-weather days. 🙂

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! It’s flurrying here today, so a scarf is a definite must to keep me warm. 🙂

      Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  27. The European loop is one of my favs! For the few chilly days we get here, that’s on repeat 😀

    Green Fashionista

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  28. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    I love an infinity scarf… wear them all year long 🙂

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
    • Me too! I think they look so cute with just about any outfit!

      Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  29. Meg Taylor wrote:

    The European Loop is always my favorite to stay warm, but my friend taught me a new one where you put only one of the ends through the infinity loop, twist it the loop, then put the other end through to make a cool weave pattern!

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
    • OoOo I’ll be trying that later, haha thanks for the recommendation!

      Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  30. Meghan wrote:

    I love scarves during the winter time…they keep me so warm while also looking cute! Love that you tied a regular scarf into an infinity one…I have never thought of that before! So clever!

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  31. Woah DUH why didn’t I think of tying a scarf to make it an infinity!

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
    • It is so useful to be able to use what you already have, rather than buying another scarf. Although, you can never have too many scarves! 😉

      Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  32. Andrea wrote:

    Love this tutorial, as I always seem to only know of two ways to wear them! I hope your 2016 and Monday is off to a great start, you look so cute in your pictures too!!

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  33. The European loop. I had no idea that was the name for it but that is definitely how I tend to tie mine!

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
    • Haha, yep! I didn’t know that either until recently, but that’s one of my go-to ways to wear a scarf. Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  34. Laura wrote:

    You can’t go wrong with a cozy scarf! I love wearing my scarves all these ways! And they look so different!

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  35. Jenn wrote:

    Scarves are my favorite accessory ever, but I always wear them to same way. This is a great post to show all the cool ways to do it-will be trying some out this week! Thanks for the ideas! xox

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply
    • You’re welcome! There’s so many cute ways to wear one!

      Posted 1.4.16 Reply
  36. Helene wrote:

    When I lived in China, everyone used the European loop all the time. I love it for warmth not counting the style! 🙂

    Posted 1.4.16 Reply