The Scarf Guide: 7 Stylish Ways to Tie Yours

7 Ways to Wear a Scarf by StyleSprinterI’ve heard somewhere that if you experience “I have nothing to wear” moment, all you have to do is to shop… in your closet! I can’t agree more with that notion as as it correlates with my approach to personal style (I explained my position in this article). In this post I propose to your attention seven effortless ways to update your look with Zhostovo Bouquet Silk Shawl by store (c/o). Similar to another Russian scarf that I wrote about this month, Zhostovo is a famous Russian decorating style that I adore as a reminder of my ethnic background.

#1: Turban

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DIY Turban Tutorial

Whether it is a statement accessory or a bad hair day solution, a colorful turban is a great addition to your outfit. Follow those steps for completing this look by using your silk scarf: 1. Secure your hair in a low ponytail with an elastic. // 2. Take the ponytail and tuck it into the scarf. // 3. Roll your hair up, so the scarf secures your hair. // 4. Bring each side of the scarf over your ears and up to the top of your head, and criss-cross the tails. // 5. Tie a knot at the nape of your neck and cover it with your hair. Secure your hairstyle with pins, if needed. For more DIY turban inspiration, check out this awesome video tutorial by Geri of Because I’m Addicted.

#2: Bag Strap

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You might be surprised how easy it is to transform your clutch in a cute shoulder bag. All you have to do is to tie a knot and pass your scarf though the clutch. Simple but elegant, right?

#3: Bracelet

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To create this floral bracelet, I used a silver cuff that I received though my RocksBox subscription (read more about it here and don’t forget to use the discount code if you want to order yours). I simply wrapped a scarf around the corners of the bracelet and re-arranged the layers so the final product reminds a flower. I also loved this pretty DIY scarf twist tutorial by Thalita from The Learner Observer, but my Zhostovo Bouquet Silk Shawl is too pretty to cut it in pieces!

#4: Braid

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There are a million different ways to create a scarf braid, and I prefer the one that combines a hair band with a braid. If you have short hair, check out this amazing tutorial by Keiko Lynn. The look created by Keiko is so perfect that I regretted for a moment that I have long hair.

#5: Belt

Ways to Wear: an obi belted scarf

Transform your LBD (mine is by Cluny NYC) in a matter of seconds with a silk scarf-belt! I didn’t follow any specific technique while creating this look, but this tutorial by Theodora and Callum seems like a right thing to do.

#6: Necklace

Wear a Scarf with Necklace

Try wearing a necklace on top of your scarf to create a look that stands out. I decided to tie a cowboy style scarf and throw a silver necklace that I received though my RocksBox subscription (I reviewed it in this post), but you can experiment with other color and metal combinations (check out Already Pretty blog for inspiration).

#7: Hand-Strap Clutch

How to Wear a Scarf and a Clutch

Finally, you can decorate your clutch (or, at this point, any kind of a bag) with a knot on a hand-strap (I covered the ends of the scarf inside of the bag). It is a very easy idea, but it really works.

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Zhostovo Bouquet Silk Shawl // T Tahari Lace Jacket (similar)
Cluny NYC Dress (c/o; similar) // Photos by Vital Agibalow
RocksBox Jewelry (c/o; sign up for a free first month with the code stylesprinterxoxo)

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Please feel free to share this post on Pinterest. I also look forward to reading your comments on how you usually wear your silk scarf. Have a wonderful day!

P.S.—Thanks Carleo Hair Salon for hosting this photo shoot.

  • GoFashiondeals

    Such a pretty scarf! It is gorgeous! You look beautiful!

  • Sophie Smith

    This is a great idea! I never thought of using a scarf for so many things. You look stunning with it as a turban, great post

  • Megan

    This is beyond creative! I love it as a turban and in the pretty braid. The bag strap way is so fun too!

  • This is such a cool idea! I never thought a scarf could turn into so many things – just goes to show what creativity can do.

  • This is genius, so many great ways to wear a scarf (I’ve never even thought about it). love the way you’ve styled it as a belt and as a bag strap the most x

    Beauty with charm

  • Amy Liddell

    oh wow this is so creative!

  • Amanda Amaya

    This is such a clever post! I love the purse strap idea. I would never think to do that! I also like the bright colors in your hair.

  • Wow, all of these are so clever and creative! I love the turban and the purse strap!

  • herwantono

    This is a great idea! I never thought of using a scarf for so many things. You look stunning with it as a turban, great post