HOW TO TIE AND WEAR A SQUARE SCARF: 10 IRRESISTIBLE WAYS

Square scarves are a classic and popular shape for scarf lovers. Yet, some people may find them a little difficult to tie - though it is simpler than it seems.

Like most famous designer brands, ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ offers a collection of square silk twill scarves - 36”x36” (90x90cm) and 27”x27” (70x70cm). These are wardrobe staples as they always convey natural elegance and sophistication. 

Step #1 is to learn how to fold your square scarf. Note that depending on the way your scarf is folded, its pattern and colors may show differently.

Here are the three easy and common ways to fold a square scarf:

  • Straight fold (= short band): edge to edge, fold your scarf in half to create a rectangle; fold again in half; then keep folding until you obtain the desired width.
  • Bias fold (= long band): fold your scarf diagonally to create a triangle. Then, starting from the pointing tip, keep rolling towards the edge until you obtain a long band at the desired width
  • Triangle fold: fold your scarf diagonally to create a triangle

Ready? Let’s play! 

 

1. FAKE MEN'S TIE:

  1. Bias fold
  2. Make a large and loose knot on one end the folded scarf
  3. Wrap the scarf around your neck
  4. Pull the other end of the scarf through the knot and adjust by tightening a little

Red floral scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a fake men's tie

 An ultra feminine and fun reinterpretation of men's ties 

2. UNDERCOAT:

  1. Bias fold
  2. Center the scarf at the back of your neck
  3. Pull the two ends to the front and tuck them underneath your jacket or coat
Winter inspired blue silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tucked under a jacket
 There is no better way to add a pop of color to your favorite jacket or coat

 

3. CRISS-CROSS NECK WRAP:

  1. Bias fold
  2. Wrap the scarf around your neck and bring the two ends to the front
  3. Cross both ends once then twice and bring them to the back of your neck
  4. Tie with a double knot

Floral blue silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ criss crossed to create a fluffy neck scarf

Look at this nice and fluffy knot we created with a 27x27"scarf!

 

4. PRECIOUS SCARF RING:

  1. Bias fold
  2. Pull the two ends of the scarf through a ring
  3. Bring the ring up until it’s tight enough not to fall down

Paris inspired green silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied with a ring

 Works perfectly with a collared blouse

5. A LA GRACE KELLY HEADSCARF:

  1. Triangle fold
  2. Place the scarf over your head slightly above your hairline
  3. Bring the two ends down under your chin and cross them
  4. Tie the ends at the back of your neck, over the pointing triangle

Zodiac and astrology inspired blue silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied a la Grace Kelly headscarf

 Large sunglasses will nicely complete this starish look!

6. ONE SHOULDER WRAP:

  1. Triangle fold
  2. Wrap the scarf around your shoulders
  3. Tie with a tight double knot
  4. Tilt the pointing tip to the side

Zodiac and astrology inspired black silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a shoulder wrap

 The asymmetrical effect gives a romantic touch to this shoulder wrap

7. PONYTAIL:

  1. Bias fold
  2. Wrap the scarf around your ponytail and make a first simple knot.
  3. Wrap again once or twice and make a double knot

Winter inspired blue silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied around a ponytail

Let the high ponytails to teens; opt instead for a low ponytail

8. FRENCH TWIST:

  1. Straight fold
  2. Center the scarf at the back of your neck
  3. Pull the two ends to the front
  4. Bring one end above the other one

Nautical pale grey silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied loose around the neck

 Ultra simple and ultra elegant!

9. SQUARE KNOT:

  1. Bias fold
  2. Wrap the scarf around your neck making the right end a little longer than the right one
  3. Bring the right end over the left end then bring it up through the loop you have created
  4. Then bring the left end over the right one and pull it through the knot you have created. Tighten. Et voilà

Floral green silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied with a square knot

Once you are familiar with this knot, you will be addicted to it!

10. FLUFFY KERCHIEF:

  1. Start tying your scarf on your head à la Grace Kelly
  2. Pull the scarf down to your neck
  3. Bring it to the front of your neck
  4. Fluff the scarf above the knot

Zodiac and astrology inspired white silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a fluffy neck scarf

 From a stylish headscarf to a stunning fluffy neck scarf: Perfect to transition from outdoor to indoor

 

Actually, there are many more ways to tie a square scarf. If you don't have enough with the styles above, you are welcome to explore our ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ previous blog articles as well as our silk twill lookbook!