How to Wear a Short Scarf Around the Neck

by Alice Post

Even if you are dressed head-to-toe in gray, you can create an interesting outfit with the simple addition of a scarf. A colorful piece of fabric wrapped around your neck can instantly brighten up your face. Any length of scarf can work. If you have shorter-length scarf, it is quick and easy to learn a few tying tips to make it look neat and fashionable.

Neat Knot

Step 1

Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. If the scarf is narrow, you can leave it unfolded if you prefer.

Step 2

Place it around your neck. Pull one end down so that it is 2 inches longer than the other.

Step 3

Cross the longer end over the shorter end to form a loop, and pull the longer end through the loop to face forward.

Step 4

Straighten the front of the scarf so that it lies neatly over top the longer part of the scarf underneath.

French Twist

Step 1

Fold a square scarf along the bias to form a triangle. Grab one end in one hand and the other end in the other hand and twist the scarf.

Step 2

Place the scarf around your neck with the ends dangling in front.

Step 3

Pull one end underneath the other and loop it through to form a knot. Twist the fabric and knot it again if the scarf is long enough. Gently adjust the scarf so that the knot lies off-center on either the right or left side of your neck.

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About the Author

Alice Post began writing professionally in 1999. Her first job was writing for "The Baltic Times" in Tallinn, Estonia. She was a journalist for Reuters in New York City, and is now a copywriter for a nonprofit organization in her native Ohio. Post holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Ohio University.