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How to Look Great in a Winter Scarf

Stay warm and look chic this winter with a few simple scarf-tying tricks.


  • Step 1: Make a bow Create a side bow: Start by wrapping the scarf around the back of your neck, leaving one side shorter. Now pull the longer side over the shorter side and begin to push it up through the hole. But instead of pulling it out all the way, just pull the scarf over the loop, about halfway. Now fan it out to create a side bow.
  • TIP: If you're using a pashmina as a scarf, fold in it half widthwise first.
  • Step 2: Fan it out Wrap your scarf around the front of your neck to your back, keeping the ends even. Cross the ends, pull them back to the front, loosely tie them around each other, and fan them out.
  • Step 3: Tie a knot Wrap the scarf around the back of your neck, leaving one side a bit shorter. Tie a loose knot on the longer side and pull the shorter end through it.
  • TIP: Experiment with the placement of the knot until you find a look you like.
  • Step 4: Do the European Fold the scarf in half lengthwise and drape around your neck. Push the loose ends through the looped end and pull to adjust.
  • Step 5: Cover your head Drape a wide, thick scarf or a pashmina over your head. Cross one end over the other in front, and flip the ends over your shoulders.
  • Step 6: Double up Take two identical scarves in complementary colors, intertwine them, wrap them around to the front of your neck, cross them, and then flip just one side over and down your back.
  • FACT: In 2005, a group from Wales broke the world record for the longest knitted scarf by completing one that measured 33.74 miles long.

You Will Need

  • A rectangular scarf or a pashmina

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