Finally, temperatures are dropping, leaves are turning, and scarves are busting their way out of my closet like bats out of hell. I’ve been anxiously counting the numbers as they drop off of my thermometer, all because I am a layer addict, and scarves are my drug of choice.
 
Now, that being said, I’m no expert at tying/wrapping/whatever-you-wanna-call-it-ing them. Several family members have asked me how to wear them properly, to which I reply: “Uh, I dunno. You just, like, wrap it and swirl and tug, and yeah…”. So, to satisfy not only my own curiosity, I went searching and found the best tutorial ever from Who What Wear, and recreated it here, with a few extra notes and tips for a flawless execution.
 

 
There are five styles to choose from: The Classic, The Boho, The Prep, The Modern, and The City. Yes, some of them are quite similar, but playing around with some subtle switch-ups keeps the boredom at bay.
 
Up first: The Classic
 
Step 1:
(a) Drape the scarf around your neck, and…
(b) loop so one side is longer. (How much longer? Enough to wrap back around your neck twice, because, guess what comes next…).
 
Step 2: Loop the long side around your neck once more.
 

 
Step 3: Take both ends (they’ll be uneven) and tie them in a knot. Then tuck the longer side in the fold, letting the shorter end peek out a bit at the bottom. Done!
 


 
Now, The Boho:
 
Step 1:
(a) Drape the scarf evenly across your shoulders, then…
(b) loop around your neck so both sides are even.
 

 
Step 2: Tie a knot with the loose the ends, leaving about 6″ to dangle.
 

 
Step 3: Pull the circle/loop over the knot, and let the ends dangle out the bottom. Voila!
 

(this one is great because you can even do it with shorter scarves)

 
How about… The Prep:
(Hint: Steps 1 & 2 are the same as the Classic, but for the sake of continuity….)
 
Step 1:
(a) Drape the scarf around your neck, and…
(b) loop so one side is longer.
 
Step 2: Loop the long side around your neck once more.
 

 
Step 3:
(a) Grab the end of that (longer) side and…
(b) pull it through the (outer) circle around the neck.
 

 
Step 4: Tie both ends together with a loose knot. Le Fin!
 


 
Or maybe you feel like, say, The Modern 
(or what I call the “Homemade Infinity Scarf”)
 
Step 1: Wrap the scarf around the neck evenly.
 
Step 2: Tie the ends together (at the tips) in a double knot.
 

 
Step 3: Twist, and…
 
Step 4: Back over the head. Tada!
 


 
Best for last? It’s The City!:
(Guess what. Once again, steps 1 & 2 are the same as The Classic, but for the sake of continuity….)
 
Step 1:
(a) Drape the scarf around your neck and…
(b) loop so one side is longer.
 
Step 2: Loop the long side around your neck once more.
 

 
Step 3: Tug on the longer side until the shorter tip is hidden.
 

 
Step 4: Take the tip of the long side and tuck it into the top of the opposite side (behind the neck). That’s it!
 


How easy was that! So get experimenting, and remember, the perfect scarf styling lends itself to some serious tugging, pulling and fluffing, so feel free to fuss!
 
And don’t forget to check the fabulous selection of scarves here at LuLu*s!