Scarves 101


It’s no secret that scarves are an essential for any well-rounded autumn wardrobe. They’re an easy way to add color while looking put-together and overall fabulous. Finding the perfect scarf to compliment an outfit is easy – styling it to achieve its (and your outfit’s) full potential is no simple task.

In blog posts passed, we’ve brought you our take on the pashmina, the ever tricky long thin scarf, and the tips and tricks that make them shine. This week, we tackle the classic square scarf. I know what you’re thinking – “I know how to do that!”, but trust us, this versatile outfit enhancer has a few tricks up it’s sleeve. Neither style involves knotting, but both will add extra sass to your look.

For this demonstration, we use the Painted Desert Scarf (in Creme with Red Border).


1. Fold the scarf in half.
2. With the point of the scarf behind you, bring the loose ends around to the front.
3. A few inches from the end, gather the scarf and place one corner on top of the other.
4. Using a pin or vintage brooch, fasten the ends of the scarf together.
5. Adjust!We’re in LOVE with this look! It’s perfect for t-shirts, dresses, under jackets – anything!

Can’t find your favorite brooch? Never fear! We have another simple yet oh-so-chic approach:

1. Fold the scarf in half.
2. Fold the scarf down into a 3 or 4 inch strip.
3. Starting with the middle of the scarf behind you, bring the ends around to the front.
4. Pull one end under and around the other – like you’re about to tie a knot. Do this to one side, to add shape to the look.
5. Adjust!

You don’t have to tie the scarf in a knot, as the knot would be fairly large. This also makes it easy to adjust as needed. We’ll see you next week for the fourth and final installment of Scarves 101. Happy shopping!

Check out our other installments!

How to tie a pashmina.
How to tie a long, skinny scarf.


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    Susan 10/06/2008 at 6:09 pm #

    Great job!

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    guide 09/22/2009 at 7:26 pm #

    perfect site !!!!!!!! Perfect piece of work fellows !!!!!!!


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