Five Scarf Ties For Fall

by Brittany on October 22, 2012

in Style & Beauty

One of my favorite fall accessories is the scarf. I have found, like most fashion pieces, that when it comes to my body, proportion is key and scarves are no exception.

I have a larger chest, so thin triangle scarves often looked dwarfed on my bust, and as a result, leave me appearing broader and bulkier. Pass.

So when I am scarf shopping, I look for scarves with volume, length and and enough bulky fabric to balance against my wide frame. And as a tip, don’t rule out wraps, they have the width and length to help keep my bust in proportion.

Today, I’m going to use the Lands’ End Plus Size Wool Wrap to show you my five go-to scarf ties.

The Half Bow Tie: Fold the wrap in half long ways. Wrap the scarf around your neck, tying in the front like you would start to tie your shoes. Then, take one side of the scarf and make a one loop, again, just like you are making a bow on your shoes, only you are only going to do this on one side. Take the remaining longer section of the scarf and wrap it in front of the loop and then up and behind the entire scarf, next to your neck. Fluff the loop to your desired fashion taste.

The Faux-Infinity Tie: The beauty is in the simplicity. Loop the scarf around your neck once, and then tie the ends together in a knot. Move the knot to the back of your neck.

The Double Loop Tie: Fold the wrap in half long ways, then drape it around your neck, backwards, so the middle of the scarf is against your neck. Then cross the ends and bring them back around to the front. Tie the two ends together with a basic tie to make the second tie.

The European Loop Tie: This is my go-to scarf tie. Fold the scarf in half long ways. Then fold it in half lengthwise so that both the ends are on one side, and the other side forms a hoop. Place the scarf around your neck, and let it dangle with the hoop on one side of the shoulder. Take the other two ends and pass them through the hoop to make the European Loop.

The Double Loop Tie: This is similar to the European Loop. Fold the scarf in half long ways. Then fold it in half lengthwise so that both the ends are on one side, and the other side forms a hoop. Let it dangle around your neck with the ends on one side and the hoops on the other. Now, take one of the ends, and pass it through the hoop. Now give the hoop one twist belong the previously passed through piece, and put the remaining end through the new loop.

The scarf addict in me is dying for your favorite scarf tips, tricks, and must-have scarves, spill it!

These wool wraps were provided to me courtesy Lands’ End. My opinions and mad scarf tying skills are, as always, completely my own.

 

Lindsey October 22, 2012 at 10:04 am

I ♥♥ scarves!! It is the one item of clothing I can share with any of my woman friends….and the best accessory! Thanks for sharing these tips; the half bow tie is a new one for me….does it come undone easily??

Brittany October 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

It actually doesn’t. It looks like it’s sort of lightly folded over, but it’s knotted, so while I wouldn’t recommenced running a marathon in it (because…. why would we do that, amirite?), it held up for me no problem!

Stacy October 22, 2012 at 10:10 am

If I could wear nothing but a scarf, I would.

Brittany October 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Ditto!

Kristin A. October 22, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Oh thank you!! I was just looking for something like this. I have a few scarves and I always feel like I’m not wearing them right. That I’m wearing them too “old lady” or that how I am wearing them is not doing my plump body any justice. I’ll have to practice these looks. I think that maybe some of my scarves aren’t long enough though.

Brittany October 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I have the length issue often, which is why I gravitate toward wraps, which you can find almost anywhere. Fold them in half, boom, sintant scarf with length and bulk to help balance me out! Let me know how it goes!

deb1611 October 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

What I love about scarves and scarf shopping is that you don’t have to be a certain size for them – you don’t have to walk along a row of hangers with them and say “Ugh, I HATE this, there’s nothing in my size!” You can just choose colours and fabrics that you like, and BAM!! they fit! The perfect accessory, year round. I also have hair that goes BLECHHH frizzy in the rain, so I always have a scarf in my handbag just in case….BAM!! Then there’s the situation where it gets just that little bit cool later in the day and you want an extra layer of something to wrap around you – BAM!! It’s in my handbag. Oh, yes, I do love me a scarf.

Brittany October 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm

My next task is learning some cute ways to use them in my hair, I love the retro look of tying them around your head when your hair is up… I just haven’t mastered that yet.

Erica October 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I love scarves! I have a GIANT bag of them in my closet in all different colors. It never really got cold enough to wear any of them here in CA last winter. Here’s hoping I get to use them this year!

Adria January 14, 2013 at 9:15 am

Thanks to you, Britt, I am rocking the double loop tie today! You rock my face off.

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