OK, I am going to admit something a little embarrassing to you. I have not worn many scarves in my day, and when I did, I just draped it across my neck ad tucked it into my coat. Little did I know there was this underground coalition of people who wear scarves a lot and also know how to tie them in about 20 gazillion different ways! My oldest daughter is a huge fan of wearing scarves. Honestly, that is putting it quite mildly and I should probably upgrade her status to obsessive compulsive. As I was going through the 1,032 pictures I have of Chelsea, and in about 1 in 3 of the 1,032, she is wearing a scarf! I decided to get on board with this wildly popular fashion trend and learn how to tie a scarf! I cajoled my younger daughter Caitlin to help me with this tutorial since she is following closely in her older sister’s footsteps!
- The Basic Loop: Drape your scarf around the back of your neck, take one end and drape around your neck a second time. Take that end and bring over and then down through front part and straighten.
- The Modern Loop: Drape the scarf around the back of your neck, take one end and drape around your neck a second time, bringing it around the front. Even out ends and fluff middle of scarf.
- The European Loop: Fold your scarf in half and place behind your neck. Take the loose ends and pull them through the folded side and straighten like a men’s necktie.
- The Turtleneck: Drape the scarf around the back of your neck, take one end and drape around twice more. Tie the ends into a knot, tuck underneath and smooth out.
- The Infinity: Drape the scarf around your neck and tie the loose ends into a knot. Make a figure eight and bring bottom loop over your head.
- The Waterfall: Start out like the Modern Loop, but instead of evening out the ends, take one end and lifting from the corner, cross over and tuck under the opposite side.
I had no idea how much fun it was to tie a scarf and how many ways there are to do so. I only showed you 6 ways to tie your scarf, but there are roughly 25-30 different styles you can fashion for yourself! If you are going to try this chic trend, you should do so with a gorgeous scarf from La Fiorentina. These designer scarves are from a family owned business, founded in Florence, Italy in 1991 by Benedetto Hassan. La Fiorentina, which means “people of Florence”, is a brand steeply entrenched in the Italian culture, nature, architecture, and their people’s passion for life. They have grown into a leader in the industry which has gained tremendous popularity in the USA. Their use of the finest in quality textiles, deep, rich colors, and silhouettes of timeless styles have made their mark on the fashion industry.
I was sent the La Fiorentina Zarah Silk Scarf, which retails for $100 on the La Fiorentina website. This scarf has the most beautiful hues of dark and rich colors which remind me of dark and juicy berries or a fine wine with pops of vibrant yellow and light blue. This fashionable animal print scarf measures a generous 30 x 70 and can be tied in a number of stylish options or just draped over your shoulders with your little black dress. The scarf will go beautifully with a blouse and jeans, your favorite dress, a suit for work or with your all season overcoat. You can also find equally well made and gorgeous ponchos, mufflers, vests, gloves and more. Be sure to follow La Fiorentina on Twitter and Pinterest. One USA reader will 2 designer La Fiorentina scarves, chosen at random.
Do you wear scarves, and if so, how do you tie yours?