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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Three ways to tie a scarf

This snowy winter is never ending! The bright side, though, is that you get naturally rosy cheeks and get to wear scarves. So, for these blustery days, my friend Kendra agreed to show us three ways to tie a scarf...
A French twist, above (just use the photos as instructions)...
Make your own snood, above...
And a cozy shoulder wrap...
Which do you like best? How do you usually tie your scarf? Hang in there this winter!!!

P.S. My favorite winter boots.

Her sexy ripped jeans are by Rag & Bone (similar and cheaper here). Coat by Emerson Fry (similar here). Plaid scarf from Madewell (similar here and here). Textured sweater from Topshop. Green nail polish is Don't Tell Mama. Sunglasses from Zara, similar here and here.

(Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo; styling by Kendra Smoot)

63 comments:

Ms. Makin' said...

I typically go with the old fashioned "double-wrap-around", or the trendier "single-wrap-pointy-part-in-front"- her bangs are fantastic!!

Celine said...

I'll have to try the second one - love it ! I usually tie my scarves in some way that looks like your first example. Tip : Hermes has a special app with 21 different ways to knot a silk scarf (before the Internet era, they handed you a tiny booklet with drawings and jaw-dropping examples...)

J and H from Beyond The Stoop said...

i'm usually a fan of the double wrap too, though I usually make sure the wraps are tight near the neck, and loose at the chest so they look really full :)

Shoko said...

such cute ideas! i always go the boring route, so i'm very grateful for the inspiration :)

marybeth said...

Thanks! I'm always wondering how people get scarves to look so great.

jessica rose said...

Thanks for these tips.....I had given up wearing scarves...as I could never get them to look right!

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Katie Loeffler said...

Love her style! I'm especially loving (among thirty other things) her lip color! So natural yet with a little shimmer/shine. Can you please PLEASE let me know what she's wearing (and if you say it's just good ol' plain jane burts bees I'll be so upset that my lips aren't that color when I apply my balm).

Linh Vo said...

I usually do #2 because it's so easy, but love #1's idea!
Linh
http://abeautifulrawr.com

Jo Schaeffer-Crabb said...

Oh those Smoot sisters. My my they are talented. I had the pleasure of knowing their family in Provo briefly and they are an incredible family. You should try to get a house tour of their old mansion in Provo UT. Its incredible.
Great scarf tutorial!

heykay said...

I love that you anticipate our "Where is her ____ from?!" questions. You know us so well, Jo. :)

Katherine Bousson said...

Love the shoulder wrap!! So different, practical and chic!

Lisa said...

Great scarf!

Joanna Goddard said...

i'll ask her, katie! :)

megan said...

I am not a fan of winter but i really love scarves so that helps a lot.

Scout and Rice said...

Oh I love the first one!

Y'know, all winter I have been getting by without a scarf! I've been wearing this big blanket wrap cardigan all gathered up at the top of my neck, under a trench coat zipped up. It has worked a treat and nicely fulfills my 'winter uniform' criteria, but I do miss having something cool to tie up like this.

Erin said...

There's a scene in Le Divorce where Glenn Close's character says she would love to write a book on all the ways French women wear their scarves, and all the words they have for them. That came to mind when I saw this post!

Stephanie said...

This is actually really helpful! I usually end up tying mine and then forgetting how I did it right after.

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morestomach.com said...

this Wendi's Lookbook video shows you 25 ways to tie a scarf. it's super cute.

Jesse said...

oh fun, i needed something to brighten up my winter and sick blues:)

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Daryl Lindsey Schmidt said...

I should care more about making my scarves look cute, but I'm a culprit of just throwing that sucker on and going!

<3 Daryl
Unlost

MelanieKPrice said...

Your friend Kendra is lovely. And I love her scarf!!

My best friends name is also Kendra. She is one of those friends that one is truly blessed to have and only come one in a persons lifetime. She is beautiful, funny, smart and always warms the soul. Funny thing is my husband introduced us when he and I were first dating. He and Kendra were old buddies from childhood. We met up at a pub and once Kendra and I started talking it was as though I found my female soul mate! My husband was truly the third wheel that night...poor guy.
Must be in the name. I am sure 'your Kendra' is a pretty cool chick as well. Cheers friend!

gardeniasandmint said...

Loving the scarf and the styling!!

xo
Christa
www.gardeniasandmint.wordpress.com

Bucktown Mom said...

I love the scarf ideas! But I am not a fan of Hunter boots. I LOVED them when I first got them. They were great for rain, snow, etc. After a year they started leaking. And then one of the side buckles fell off... I know someone else who has leaking issues with them too. They are good at first, but for $150 bucks I wanted them to last for more than a year. In this horrible Chicago winter I'm having to wear plastic bags inside my boots. So (not) sexy.

nina | itsazooatthezoo.blogspot.com said...

I love these scarf tying ideas! I've only tied my scarf in one way and always wondered how to do the french twist. Thank you for this!

Erin Maliszewski said...

I love scarf ideas!! In fact, I wrote a similar post (with different ties) in July to celebrate Bastille Day ... check it out if you'd like.

http://rudeysroom.com/2013/07/14/tie-one-on/

Helen C said...

Fabulous post, I love the concept and photos! I like the first style best and that scarf is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration! :-) xx

Helen @
http://helensfashionblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Joy Acoustics said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing, my favorite is the first one which I will definitely try tomorrow morning.

Your Romanian fan :)

Kirby Todd said...

My cute mom is always asking me how to tie a scarf! I don't think about it when I throw one on, but this tutorial is perfect for her!

Georgia Christakis said...

thanks for the tips! I tie mine like the first way, through the loop, then twist and through the loop again. can't remember where I learned that. I like the idea of making it look like an infinity scarf too, so thanks for the tip!

Charlotte London said...

Very cute, I love the french twist

The London Project

NeatoKeen@Etsy said...

Great visual aids - many thanks! I'm headed out the door with Look #1. Brrrrr! Warm regards from IL!

Poppy B. said...

Those are such pretty ways to tie a scarf! I'm going to start upgrading my scarf-tying immediately. Thanks!
www.LuxeAusterity.com

trinachka said...

The first one is a nice twist (pun intended), but I'm not sure I understand where to tuck the ends on the shoulder wrap. Is it like tucking a towel around you after you get out of the shower? How do you make the other end stay?

Novelista Barista said...

They all look so nice!

Lacy Cooke said...

Love the french twist. And the shoulder wrap! I'll definitely be trying these out in this cold winter!

Lacy Cooke said...
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Lacy Cooke said...

Sorry about that...posted the same thing twice! Guess I am excited about these scarves :)

Craftybegonia said...

Very nice! Love the first style of making it.

Niki said...

Love the french twist! Although it's too hot to wear a scarf here in sunny Malaysia.

Camilla said...

Loved the second one! :)

XOXO
http://www.mademoiselleparis.com.br/

Lindsay said...

I love the first one... I actually learned how to tie scarves that way from a guy working at a market stall selling pashminas in Istanbul. It has been my go-to way to tie a scarf ever since!

Teagan Kahla said...

I love the first one. At the moment it is summer in Australia so my scarves are in hibernation but looking forward to winter to pull them out a try these styles. Thanks for sharing!

- Teagan Kahla
http://teaganadventure.blogspot.com.au

Lily said...

I hate to admit this, but until about 2 years ago (I'm 26!) I had no clue how to tie a scarf so I didn't, it just hung limply around my neck. In all honesty I still don't really know what I'm doing. I will be bookmarking this for future reference. Thank you!

Gabi Powell said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxeQwvWprHk

Michelle Panting said...

I love the french twist! I'm definitely going to give that one a try. Usually I wear scarves the second way.

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eKim said...

I have been doing a version of the 1st one but I like your friend's method better. I do love the third one, too. Très chic!

Adi said...

I wear a lot of infinity scarves so i don't do any fancy thing, but the first one looks soooo good! i'm going to try it out soon.

gi. said...

Very cute.

minieats said...

Love the french twist - will def try that - am always annoyed by how badly I do my scarf so thanks for this post! Lili

minieats said...

Love the french twist - will def try that - am always annoyed by how badly I do my scarf so thanks for this post! Lili

Nicole said...

I love your blog

Sara said...

I use the first one a lot. It's nice and flat and keeps my upper chest warm.

beautopiaxoxo said...

I really like the first one! I must remember to try it sometime! :)
http://beautopiaxoxo.blogspot.com

Amy @ The American-Made Guide to Life said...

Love the Emerson Fry coat. A classic!

http://americanmadeguidetolife.blogspot.com/

Ember Grey. said...

Loved this! I saw this in my feed the other day and saved it because I didn't have time to read right then. And then this morning as I was running out the door and couldn't figure out how to do my scarf, I was like "Dang it! Should've read her post!" So here I am :) I shall be scarf ready tomorrow!

XO, Emily
www.embergrey.com

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Alice said...

love it! I mentioned you in my blog about this post
check it out!
Alice

http://chiffonandcashmere.blogspot.it/

Luke Johnson said...

The scarf shown in the photos looks really nice! I have been really liking the USA styled scarves that have been made for the Olympics. Thanks for the post, I think I might have to try out the 3rd way you've tied your scarf.

Luke | http://www.huafu.org/wholesale-scarves-c-82/

e. said...

I bought the Anthropologie scarf because of this post - love it!

Georgia Tolley said...

This genius post is exactly why I read Cup of Jo - LOVE! xx

lucinda smith said...

the french twist is my go-to, but that shoulder wrap is so elegantly understated. gonna try that one out. love the scarf, love the coat.

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Kayla Kluver said...

Great post - can't beat a good scarf. I love the shoulder wrap - so chic! www.clutch-style.com xxx

Julia Parker said...

Thank you so much for this! I'm always trying to think of new ways of wearing my scarves and these look great and are easy to do as well.

Thanks for listing where all the other clothing items came from too. Love those jeans!

http://juliaparkerdesigns.com

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