Three Ways to Tie a Scarf

Three Ways to Tie a Scarf


Happy Bastille Day!

Coco Chanel said, "Dress shabbily and they notice the dress; dress impeccably and they notice the woman."

Chanel dressed to her personal style. She was unafraid to experiment with the trends - creating trademarks and changing the face of fashion.

French women have a je ne sais quoi.

What is their secret? In part ... They work from an I-love-everthing-in-my-closet motto to choose gorgeous pieces that flatter their faces and figures.

The French girl not only considers how she looks in her clothes, but how she feels.

When I feel something's missing from my outfit, I turn to the scarf. For an extra pop of color or texture, the scarf is my go-to. Knotted, looped, wrapped (or infinity), scarves are versatile accessories.

Get in touch with your inner French girl with one of these looks:

The Braid

This works well with a thicker scarf - like a pashmina. Although it looks complicated, this scarf style is a snap to tie. It's a twist on the noose look (which I avoid because it makes me feel stiff - like I was in a car accident, and broke my neck).

How to braid a scarf

  • Step 1: Double up the scarf, folding it in half, and wrap it around your neck.
  • Step 2: Take one end and thread it through the loop.
  • Step 2: Twist the loop, and thread through the other end.

The Triangle - aka The Muffler Style

The nickname is silly, but the style is sport-chic.

  • Step 1: Fold a square scarf diagonally into a triangle. If you have a longer, rectangular scarf: Fold and then fold again to form a triangle.
  • Step 2: Lay the scarf across your chest, with the thickest part of the scarf pointing down in the center. Drape the two ends across your shoulders and tie/wrap/cross the ends together around the back of your neck.
  • Step 3: Shift the scarf so it's positioned how you like. I wear the point to the side. 

The Rapunzel

This is my summer go-to style, as it's best with a light-weight skinny scarf. It looks fantastic with a tank top.

  • Step One: Take the ends of the scarf and tie together, leaving about 6 inches at the ends.
  • Step Two: Turn your knot as seen in the picture below. There are three parts of the scarf used for braiding. The first is a section of the loop. The second and third parts are the loose ends of the scarf. Use the three parts to start braiding.
  • Step Three: Tie the ends of the braid together, so they don't unravel. Throw the loop over your head, and turn the braided side on your left or right side.

Et voilĂ ! You have a chic look to rock!

Which of the above will you try?

Ciao for now.

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Rudeysroom is a collection of ideas, intentions, stories, action plans, noticings, and refinements. I write about creating, exploring, growing, parenting, teaching, and styling, all bundled in the quest to balance roots and wings.

My driving force came from my mom, who always said:"I gave you roots to guide you and wings so you can fly." I've built my life around that motto. I want to slow down to create roots and lasting connections, and I want to strengthen my wings to explore and grow.

I am passing on to my daughters what my mom gave me: Roots and wings.

It's a balance between holding on and letting go, between planning and being.


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