How to Wear a Silk Scarf: 7 Ways

Saffron Marigold - Updated: December 18, 2022

Looking for easy tutorials on how to wear a scarf? Here, you’ll find 8 ways to tie a scarf without complicated knots and loops. Learn a few new head scarf styles and classic ways to drape a large scarf around your neck and shoulders.

Our shibori silk scarves come in two sizes (22 x 72 inches and 44 x 84 inches), but both are large enough to accommodate the following styles.

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1. The classic drape

Make a statement with this always-in-style way of wearing a scarf. Chic, effortless, and glam. This one’s a relief for those who’ve given up on how to tie a scarf following complex video tutorials. We’re right there with you!

Nile ~ Indigo Navy Blue Shibori Silk Scarf

2. The wrap and single tie

Start with the classic drape, and flip one end of the scarf over your shoulder. Perfect for elevating simple outfits!

Indus ~ Black & White Shibori Silk Scarf

3. The single loop head scarf

Start by fitting the scarf around the top of your head. Then, tie a knot under your chin, and voila! A nod to the head scarf styles of the fashionable mid-1960s à la Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn.

Volga ~ White & Blue Shibori Silk Scarf

4. The half front, half back drape head scarf

A more casual version of the previous looped head scarf style, this equally chic, and doubles as a warming strategy if you’re outdoors. No need to learn how to tie a head scarf with this straightforward look. This one’s for you busy bees who are always on the go!

Yangtze ~ Pale Green Shibori Silk Scarf

5. The single loop and through

Best for days when you’re on-the-go, this scarf style is easy to achieve. First dangle the scarf around your neck, then loop one side around your neck. Pull it through under the loop around your neck on the other side.

If you want a tighter fit, or you enjoy the look of a bundled up infinity scarf, loop it twice and tuck the ends around the knot to give it the illusion of an infinity scarf.

Nile ~ Indigo Navy Blue Shibori Silk Scarf

7. The cozy shawl

This one needs no explanation, and styling it is as easy as wearing your favorite outfit with a scarf on top. If you’re using our large silk scarf and you’re of a shorter stature, we recommend tying the ends together to keep it from grazing the floor.

Rio Grande ~ Green Grey Shibori Silk Scarf

7. The reverse shawl

Start with a classic shawl position, then wrap both ends around your arms, allowing the sides to drape fabulously down your body. Accessorize with a pair of oversized glasses, and you’ll feel like a celebrity dodging the paparazzi.

Amazon ~ Indigo Blue Shibori Silk Scarf

Is it still fashionable to wear scarves?

Yes, scarves are still fashion essentials. They elevate looks, keep you warmer, and reflect your individual style through a wide range of colors, patterns, and sizes. High-quality scarves made of materials like silk, wool blends, cashmere, and cotton are best if you want a scarf that lasts.

What color scarf goes with everything?

True neutrals like black, gray, and blue will go with most of your wardrobe pieces, from your favorite jeans to your fancy blazer. Neutral color scarves don’t have to be ‘boring,’ however, when you choose unique prints, dye patterns, and embellishments like tassels and beads.

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