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Scarves are now a go-to accessory -- and not just for your winter wardrobe. Celebs, designers and stylists on both coasts have introduced the concept of the summer scarf. Who thought to wear a scarf in the summer until they saw one on trendsetters like Rihanna, Jessica Alba, or even one of the various brothers Jonas? Now the lightweight cotton scarves are seen year round and in all shapes and sizes. Oblongs loop around the neck or can be tied in a bow, but a square scarf can be more of a puzzle for fledgling fashionistas.
Fold the scarf into a triangle so that the ends meet.
Take the two ends back around the neck with the triangle point going down the center of the body.
Tie the ends at the back of the neck.
Pull the ends around to the front and tuck under the scarf. You can let them hang down the back as well. For a larger, square, the ends can dangle down the front, especially if they're fringed.
Adjust the scarf checking to make sure the tip of the triangle is pointing down the center of the body.
For a classic "ladies who lunch" look, tie a demure little knot in a folded silk square with the triangle in back.
For a jaunty ascot, start with your folded triangle and roll or fold the scarf to the width you prefer and knot at the side of your neck.
A decorative pin can secure your scarf and add a bit of glitter.