wraparound scarf

How-to wear a cute fall scarf

In Fashion, Style by Katie Reyes4 Comments

Now that we are in the thick of the fall season, it’s time to talk accessories. Namely, the most classic and universally-loved fall accessory of all: the scarf. I really fell in love with scarves while living in Paris for a semester abroad, when I began to study the Parisian fashion (French women have the best style!) and noticed the one accessory that was always there, without fail, was a scarf. Thus, my love affair with them began, and I believe yours should too, if it hasn’t already. Scarves can be tricky sometimes, and so I wanted to share a few different ways to wear one that will give you a new fresh look each time.

wraparound scarf

The Classic Wrap-around

This look is for anyone and everyone. It’s simple, it’s quick, and it takes no skills at all. You simply throw the scarf around your neck, wrap a few times until it’s a good length, and voila! You’re good to go! You can never go wrong with this look.

infinity scarf

The “Infinity” Scarf

An infinity scarf is a scarf that has no ends, and is the easiest thing ever to wear. You just wrap around your neck twice and that’s it! This look can be achieved without actually having an infinity scarf, too, with some practice and the right optical illusions. You just wrap the scarf around your neck and tuck the ends in the back, so that you get the look of a never-ending scarf without actually having to go out and buy one.

loop scarf

The Loop

This one takes a bit more skill than the other two. You drape the scarf around your neck and bring the ends to the front so that they are even, then tie once in a knot high up and tie another knot further down, to the levels that you prefer. This look was one I saw a lot in France and is one of my go-to scarf styles.

drape scarf

The Drape

Oh, this one takes no time or thinking at all. You literally put the scarf around your neck, letting the ends hang loose, and that’s it! This look is best with shorter scarves that don’t give you much to work with.

long scarf

The Haphazard Look

This one is good for scarves with some interest on them, like fringe or little balls. Just simply haphazardly throw around your neck, one end longer than the other, and you’re ready to go about your day looking off-duty supermodel fierce. You know, that “oh this? I just threw it on” look. Because you literally did just throw it on.

bandana scarf

The Bandana

This works best with square scarves. Lay the scarf flat, fold over once to make a triangle shape, bring the ends to the back of your neck so that the triangle is in the front, loop both ends around your neck to bring them back to the front, and tuck in to conceal the loose ends.

What’s your favorite way to wear a scarf?

Katie lives in Sacramento, California with her husband and two cats, a.k.a. her children. They are expecting their first baby in April 2014 and could not be more excited about it. She is a full-time blogger and runs the lifestyle and fashion website Katie Did What. She earned her Bachelors degree in French from California State University, Sacramento and studied abroad in Paris during her junior year. She is therefore highly influenced by all things French and is always in search for that joie de vivre.
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Katie lives in Sacramento, California with her husband and two little ones. She is a full-time blogger and runs the lifestyle and fashion website, Katie Did What. She earned her Bachelors degree in French from California State University, Sacramento and studied abroad in Paris during her junior year. She is therefore highly influenced by all things French and is always in search for that joie de vivre.

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  2. I’ve never been much of a scarf person, but my daughter loves scarves (and wore one this morning, wearing the “infinity” look). =0)

  3. Love how you broke it down! Great options. I do a variation on the loop (had no idea I was French-y). I fold a long scarf in half, put the folded scarf around the neck and pull both the ends through the fold.

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