All tied-up: 9 simple ways to tie a scarf

All tied-up: 9 simple ways to tie a scarf
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If you ask me, your long, wide scarf is one of the best items hanging in your closet. A long scarf is a wardrobe must-have because it offers both versatility and variety. When it comes to versatility, a scarf can be worn knotted, tied, draped, wrapped or looped, producing a multitude of styling options. As for variety, scarves come in a bounty of fabrications, prints and patterns—making the expression of your personal panache trouble-free. With the right styling and design, long scarves can coordinate disparate clothing separates, build a look and chic-up an otherwise boring outfit. Even so, some women shy away from scarves, intimidated by the tying and coordinating possibilities. To this I say, “Pshaw,” and offer up nine stylishly simple ways to tie the long, wide scarf.
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1.The Faux Infinity How-to: Step 1- Tie the ends of the scarf. Step 2 – Rotate knot of scarf to the back of your neck. Step 3 – Twist the bottom half of the scarf to create a figure eight shape. Step 4- Take the bottom half of the eight and slip over your head. Step 5 – Fluff layers. Step 6 – Finish off the look by tucking the knot into the scarf’s back layers to conceal it. 2. The Parisian How-to: Step 1 – Loop the scarf just above your bust line. Step 2- Take the ends and wrap each end around your neck. Step 3 – Let the ends hang loose. 3. The Skinny Knot How-to: Step 1 – Take each end of the scarf and make a knot. Step 2 – Adjust the knots so each end has equal lengths extending from the knots. Step 3 – Let the ends hang loose. 4. The Sash How-to: Step 1 – Wrap the scarf around the natural waistline. Step 2 – Tie off with a knot. Step 3 – Fashion the knot to the side or the center of your body. 5. The Twisted Knot How-to: Step 1 – Loop the scarf just above your bust line Step 2 – Adjust the scarf so that one end extends further down your body. Step 3 – Twist the longer end and begin wrapping the end around the scarf loop. Step 4 – Twist the shorter end. Step 5 – Secure the scarf by tying a single knot to twisted ends. Step 6 – Position the knot. 6. The Wrap How-to: Step 1 – Lay the scarf over your shoulders. Step 2- Tie ends in a knot under your bust line. 7. The Belted Cocoon How-to: Step 1 – Lay the scarf over your shoulders. Step 2 – Add a wide, stretchy belt at your natural waistline and place over the scarf ends to secure. 8. The Bandana How-to: Step 1 – Place one scarf end (“short end”) above bust line so that the corner of scarf is pointed downward. Step 2 – Hold the short end in place while wrapping the other end loosely around your neck. Step 3 – Tie the wrapped end to the short end underneath the layered drape with a simple knot. Step 4 – Hide the knot under the draping. Step 5 – Adjust the short end so it is featured at the center of the draping. 9. The Bow How-to: Step 1 – Wrap the scarf around your neck and even up its ends. Step 2 – Tie the scarf into a bow. Step 3 – Adjust the ends and bow to your desired length and size.

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