The fall scarf is a great way to make most anything in your closet feel like something new and fresh, while also keeping away the chill on fall mornings. Ranging from neutral cashmere to bold patterns to painted silks, there’s something for everyone to add to their wardrobes this fall.
A real head-turner is the blanket scarf, which builds soft bulk around the neck and creates a both cozy and chic look.
And, while half the fun is finding the right color, fabric and pattern, the other half is deciding on the best way to tie that new scarf to show it off.
You need only look at all of the tutorials and tying guides online to see that each scarf can be tied in several different ways — and different scarves lend themselves to different knots and drapes.
Nordstrom has a couple videos showing off different types of scarves and ways to tie them. A couple of my favorites from this video are the triple twist and the braid.
In fall and winter, the French twist is a good bet, since the knot quickly fills in the neck of a jacket or coat with a splash of color, but still looks lovely with a variety of tops once the jacket is removed. The Texere Silk tying guide has the French twist as well as several other patterns that work great for when you need a scarf for a splash of color or bit of warmth, but won’t be hiding it beneath a bulky jacket.
And an infinity scarf gives you style without any tying at all!
Want more ideas? Check out Nordstrom’s video on 16 different ways to tie four kinds of scarves.
Or, check out a blog post I did back in 2013 on spring scarves. I’d love to hear some of your favorites!