5 Cute Ways of Tying a Scarf

Tired of the typical over-the-shoulder style? We’ve got good news for you. Whether you’re looking for that perfect accessory to complete your look or just hoping to have more fun with your winter scarves this year, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 5 cute ways of tying a scarf (you can thank us later!):


  1. The Neck Wrap

To start off our list with something both simple and versatile, we’ll begin with the Neck Wrap. This method is handy for fashion scarves as well as your winter collection.

To start, all you have to do is wrap a medium or long scarf around your neck once, making sure that the tails lay at equal lengths in the front. Next, tie those two ends together, creating a knot that is close to your neck but loose enough for you to adjust later. Finally, cover the knot with the loop that you created in the first step, hiding the knot from view. Adjust the scarf to your liking.

  1. The Faux Infinity

If you love the look of an infinity scarf, but a traditional scarf is all you have on hand, we’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s super easy to create a Faux Infinity with whatever scarf you have on hand, and it’s one of the easiest ways of tying a scarf. Stylish and stress-free? Now that’s a win-win.

To create the infinity look, simply pick up your favorite traditional scarf—such as our cotton blend scarfand tie the two ends in a knot at the back of your neck, creating a large loop. Once tied, twist the scarf in the front to make an “8,” and then put your head through the other loop of the “8.” If the scarf you’re working with is long, you may have to make a third layer. Once you have the length that you want, make sure that one of the layers covers the original knot. Now that the knot’s hidden, voila! You have a perfect Faux Infinity!

  1. The Waterfall

Some ways of tying a scarf work better with fashion scarves that feature a wide edge and are made from a thin, flowing material, and the Waterfall is one of our favorites. To start, place the scarf of your choice over your shoulders, and make sure that one end is much longer than the other. Take the longer end and wrap it around your neck twice. Once both ends are in the front again, the longer end should still be a few inches longer than its opposite—adjust if necessary.


For the finishing step, take the far corner of the slightly longer end, cross it over to the other side, and tuck it up under the layers wrapped around your neck. Make sure that the shorter end is hidden beneath the flowing cascade of fabric, and you’ve mastered one of the most elegant ways of tying a scarf.

  1. The Braided Loop

This option stems from the European Loop, one of the most popular ways of tying a scarf.  You’ll learn how to tie the European Loop by following the first few steps below.

To start, all you have to do is fold your scarf in half and drape it over your shoulders, holding the free ends in one hand and the fold in the other. Make sure that the free ends are longer than the side with the fold. Now draped around your shoulders, hold the fold open to resemble a sort of loop, and pull the loose ends through said loop. At this step in the process, you can either cinch the fabric up like you would with a tie, and you’ll have a European Loop.

To complete the Braided Loop, push the loose ends to the back of the loop and twist the front of the loop, creating an “8,” and then simply pull the ends through the newly created loop. Tighten the scarf to complete this sophisticated braided look.

  1. The Casual Swing

The last suggestion on our list of cute ways of tying a scarf is the Casual Swing. This look is good for short to medium-length scarves, and the beginning steps are very similar to the European Loop—in fact, the only difference is the way you push the tails through the loop.

With the folded scarf draping over your shoulders, Put one tail down through the loop so that, it comes out the bottom. Now, pull the other tail through and out the top of the loop, creating a criss-cross look with the two tails. To adjust, simply hold the two tails in place at the bottom and cinch up the knot. Enjoy!

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If you have any questions about these 5 quick and stylish ways of tying a scarf, feel free to contact us today—and if you’re just dying to get started, check out our scarf selection at District®! We always carry what our customers need to create their signature look.