HOW TO TIE SILK SCARVES: THE EUROPEAN LOOP

The classic European loop, also known as Casual Sleek or Parisian knot, requires little effort and yet is a spectacular scarf knot. It works both with a daily top or a sophisticated jacket or coat. It will cover your chest in a beautiful way while keeping your neck warm (perfect for the Fall/Winter season).

dog pattern scarf, chiffon silk, yellow by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied European loop

 

To create the European loop knot, you need either a large square scarf - that you will fold diagonally into a long band - or an oblong scarf such as a lightweight silk chiffon scarf or a pashmina scarf

  • Step 1: Fold your oblong scarf or your extra large square scarf (folded diagonally in half) lengthwise to obtain a sort of hoop
  • Step2: Place your scarf around your neck with the hoop on one side of the shoulder. With one hand, keep the hoop open
  • Step3: With your other hand, feed the two ends through the hoop
  • Step4: Cinch up the loop and arrange the scarf into a nice even and bulky knot
  • Step5 (optional): Finish with a large knot at the base of the loop. Et voilà!

 

SIMPLE EUROPEAN LOOP

with an oblong chiffon silk stole

polka dot red scarf, chiffon silk by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied European loop

with an extra large silk satin scarf

extra large silk scarf, pink color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied European loop

with a pashmina scarf

pashmina scarf, lavender,  by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied European loop

 

EUROPEAN LOOP + KNOT

polka dot scarf, champagne color, chiffon silk by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied European loop

polka dot mint blue scarf, chiffon silk by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied European loop

 

Originally devoted mostly for men’s woolen scarves, the European loop rapidly became popular among women because it is as simple as stunning. By the way, congratulations and best wishes to a European Loop specialist who is also a handsome newlywed: Mr. George Clooney!

 

And as polka dot scarves are a big trend for 2014-2015, you may also want to discover more styles in these two other articles:
► POLKA DOT SCARVES: STYLE IDEAS (1)

► POLKA DOT SCARVES: STYLE IDEAS (2)

 

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