Scarves are an essential addition to your winter wardrobe. They keep you warm, look great, and can be a perfect accent that sets you apart in a crowd. Better yet, they have only grown more popular in recent years, becoming a staple in winter fashion the world over. However, many people have no clue on how to properly tie or wear a scarf. It’s not your fault; with the overwhelming variety of ways you can tie a scarf, along with a lack in practice of tying them, it can be confusing to learn how to properly tie your scarf. If you are haphazardly throwing your scarf around your neck and hoping it looks good, um, it probably isn’t. In order to master the art of wearing a scarf you must first learn the basics. To help you on your journey, I am providing a simple guide to tying a winter scarf.
The Parisian Knot
The most popular scarf knot is the Parisian knot. This classic knot pairs wonderfully with most coats and is simple to learn. Once you have this know down, you can move on to other knots that can accent specific coats, styles, and situations. But first, the Parisian knot:
Step One: Take the scarf and fold it in half lengthwise. (If there is a tag on your scarf, make sure it lies on the inside of the fold.)
Step Two: Lay the scarf around your neck so that the loop end is on your left-hand side and the loose ends are on your right-hand side. (The length of each end is not of importance since you will be adjusting your scarf in the following steps.
Step Three: Take the loose ends of the scarf and pull them through the loop in front of you.
Step Four: Tighten the knot of the scarf until it lies comfortably around your neck, adjusting the loose ends of the scarf to lay at your desired thickness in front of you.
Now that you have the basic Parisian Know down, you can move on to the numerous other, more advanced knots to fit your specific style and wardrobe. Check out this link for more ways to tie your scarves.