How to Wear a Scarf in a Circle Around Your Neck

Giovanna Battaglia adds color to her black ensemble with a circular scarf.

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Whether you're sporting a scarf for style or warmth, there are dozens of fun and playful ways to tie it. Leaving long lengths trailing from your neck is the traditional way to go, but many scarf enthusiasts prefer to wear a scarf in a circle around their necks -- a la the "infinity scarf." If you don't have one of these looped scarves on hand, it's easy to turn a standard scarf into a circular one.


If you have a long, rectangular scarf, fold it in half horizontally so that it's half its original length. Tie together the opposite corners. When you open up the folded up scarf, you should have a continuous, circular scarf.


Put on your new "infinity scarf" with the knots at the back. Depending on the length of the scarf, you may want to wrap the scarf around again. Fluff up the scarf so that it is as voluminous or understated as you like. Now throw on one or two more fabulous accessories --- sunnies to hide from the paparazzi or a fedora to add a masculine twist --- and hit the street.


If your scarf is square or too short to use the previous method, try this instead: Fold the scarf diagonally so that you have a triangle. Fold the two opposite corners of the triangle together and tie them in a knot.


Throw on your triangular scarf with the knot at the back and the point of the triangle in front. If it's too short or too long, you'll have to take it off and re-tie the knot, because this scarf won't be long enough to double up. Fluff, fuss and check yourself out in the mirror.

Things You'll Need


1.Scarf, any length and pattern


Tips & Tricks


Try twisting your scarf before tying in order to add interest and volume. This works especially well if the scarf is patterned.

Once you're done adjusting your scarf in the mirror, let it be. Constantly readjusting or fussing with your scarf is a dead giveaway that you're a scarf novice.


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