How to Style a Winter Scarf in 8 Different Ways

by Unorthodoll
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2 Minutes

It’s freezing outside, so it’s time for you to master the skill of winter scarf styling.

I’ll show you how to style a winter scarf in eight different ways! Let’s jump right into it.

Tools and materials:

  • Long scarf
Basic knot scarf

1. Basic knot

This style is the most basic way to get the full length of your scarf.

Tying basic knot in scarf

Take the end on the bottom and tie it in a knot in the front.

Tying basic knot in scarf

Tighten the knot and thicken the front. This style looks great with long coats.

Necktie scarf

2. The necktie

This style is a bit like a necktie. 

Tying necktie scarf

Place the scarf around your neck and make one side longer than the other. 

Tying necktie scarf

Wrap the longer side behind and around the shorter one.

Tying necktie scarf

Pull the long end through the neck hole from underneath.

Tying necktie scarf

Feed the long end back down through the loop you created with the first wraparound. This one is cute, but it’s not too warm.

Basic fold

3. Basic fold

For something warmer, try out this style.

Folding scarf

Fold the scarf in half over your arm. 

Basic fold scarf

Wrap the scarf around your neck from behind, and pull the tail through the loop around your arm.

This style is both cute and chunky, but it makes the scarf much shorter.

Basic wrap-around scarf

4. Basic wrap-around

This is one of the most common ways to wrap a scarf.

Basic wrap-around scarf

Place the scarf around your neck and make one side longer than the other. 

Basic wrap-around scarf

Wrap the long end around your neck.

This style keeps your neck warm and the length long for outfits, but the ends can flail around in the wind, making it a bit impractical for windy days. 

Wrap-around scarf with knot

5. Wrap around with knot

This style is a direct improvement of the previous look.

Wrap-around scarf with knot

Tie the ends in a knot to give it a shorter, chunkier look. This look is very warm and you don’t have to worry about flappy ends.

Criss-cross scarf

6. Criss-cross

Here’s another improvement on the basic wrap-around. 

Criss-cross scarf

Loosen the loop around your neck, and pull one of the pieces up through the loop.

Don’t pull it all the way through.

Criss-cross scarf

Push your hand through the small loop you just pulled up, and grab the other end above the neck loop.

Criss-cross scarf

Pull that end through the small loop.

This is my favorite way to wear a scarf, and it’s very warm.

Faux infinity scarf

7. Faux infinity

This style looks great with cropped jackets.

Tying faux infinity scarf

Again, starting from the basic wrap-around base, loosely wrap the ends around the neck hole toward the back of the neck.

Make sure to tuck in the ends.

Hood scarf

8. The hood

This style is for the coldest winter days.

Hood scarf

Place the scarf over the top of your head like a hood with one of the ends longer than the other.

Hood scarf

Wrap the long end around the back of your head and bring it back to the front.

Hood scarf

Tie the ends in a knot. Having the extra layer over your ears and head makes a huge difference.

How to style a winter scarf

How to style a winter scarf

Here are all of the styled winter scarfs! Let me know which of these looks is your favorite in the comments below.

Next, learn How to DIY an Easy T-shirt Dress or Corset Top.

Suggested materials:
  • Long scarf

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