12 Ways to Style Your Scarf This Fall

Fall has hit Cincinnati, ladies! Personally, I love the fall weather. The changing colors of the leaves are gorgeous, and who doesn’t love a good bonfire roasting marshmallows? Fall also means it’s time to put away the shorts and flip-flops and break out the jeans and boots. Hoodies and boots are an essential part of my fall wardrobe, but it would not be complete without my favorite fall accessory: scarves.

A scarf is a great accessory for virtually any outfit. Whether your style is boho chic, classic preppy or somewhere in between, there is always a scarf for your outfit and a way to make it work for you.

There are tons of different types of scarves, and they come in all sorts of colors and designs. The key is finding the style that works just for you.

To help you in your search for the perfect scarf and how to wear it best, I’ve made a list of some of the most popular ways to wear them. How you wear your scarves can say a lot about your style, and your style is what makes you uniquely you!

Let’s start with cashmere scarves. Cashmere is light and soft, and great for keeping you warm. The easiest way to wear a cashmere scarf is with a simple loop.

To make a simple loop, you first fold the scarf in half. You then wrap it around your neck so the loop sits on your shoulder. Finally, you pull the other ends through the loop, tighten, and fluff up the scarf.

Another easy style just a step beyond the simple loop is to try the pretzel. To create the pretzel style, once again, you need to first fold the scarf in half and wrap it around your neck so the loop sits on your shoulder. Then, take one of the ends and pull it under the loop. Take the other end and pull it over the loop. Tighten the knot and fluff the scarf. Voilà!

If you want to try a style that’s a bit fancier, give the celebrity knot a try. First, you’re going to drape the scarf over your shoulders, across your upper back. Fan out one end of the scarf and wrap it around your neck. Next, fan out the other end of the scarf, tie the corners of both ends together, and adjust as necessary.

The last style for cashmere scarves is both functional and fashionable—it is great for keeping your neck warm while also very simple and stylish. It’s called the cowl neck. To create this style, you first drape the scarf over your shoulders. Next, wrap it once around your neck and tie it. Finally, pull the loop up over the tie and fluff it out.

The next set of scarf styles I have for you ladies involve oblong scarves. All I mean by oblong is that the scarves are really long. The easiest and most common way to wear an oblong scarf is with the infinity style.

To make an infinity scarf, first you simply drape the scarf over our shoulders. Then, you will need to tie the ends together in a knot. Twist the scarf once, put the loop over your head and adjust.

For the stylish businesswomen out there, we have the preppy necktie. Start by draping the scarf over your shoulder with one end longer than the other. Take the longer end and wrap it around your neck twice. Tie the scarf in a knot and adjust.

For a night out on the town, you can easily turn your scarf into a twisted necklace. Drape the scarf over your shoulders and tie it up to your desired length. Then, take one side and wrap it around the scarf above the tie. Knot it when the length runs out. Follow the same steps with the other side and adjust.

For the boho chic girls, you can easily turn your scarf into a very stylish head wrap. All you have to do is fan out the scarf and drape it over your head from the front. Tie it in the back and you’re all set.

The last of the styles involve square scarves. The first style is fun and cute for any occasion and it’s called the cowgirl. Start by folding the scarf into a triangle. Drape it around your neck from the front. Finish by wrapping the ends back around your neck and tying them together.

Another simple and cute style you can try is a side knot. First, fold the scarf into a triangle. Drape the scarf over one shoulder. Tie the ends together in a knot and adjust.

If you’re looking for something a bit dressier yet fun, I recommend trying a classy knot. Once again, fold the scarf into a triangle. Then, fold the scarf in half (long-ways), and then once again long-ways. You want to make sure the scarf is long and thin. Next, drape the scarf over your shoulders. Take one end and make a slipknot in the middle. To complete the look, take the other side and pull it through the loop, tighten and adjust.

This last style is one of my favorites. It is great for any occasion and is very easy to do. It is called the kimono. All you have to do is fold your scarf in half, and then tie the opposite corners together on both ends. Open the scarf up and put your arms in the loops.

There are so many more ways that you can wear your scarves —these are just a few of my favorites that are great for fall. I hope you ladies can find one that works for you! Remember, ladies—you are beautiful when you are uniquely you!


*All photographs via Nordstrom