Let’s Chat | Tying Scarves

Happy Cinco de Mayo, amigas y amigos! I’ve got plans for chips and margaritas on a patio tonight…sure hope the weather is on board with my fiesta plans. As long as it’s not raining, we’ll be good to go, and I’ll likely be wearing some variation of my Spring Uniform.

You know from my Power of One post the impact a great scarf has on a basic outfit…and there’s no question I’m a fan of them myself.

Dress | Scarf (similar) | Mirrored Aviators | Earrings (similar) | Jean Jacket (similar)
Bag (restocked!) | DIY Pom Pom | Sandals | Watch
Hi Sugarplum | Travel Style

Jean Jacket (similar) | Striped Tee (similar) | White Jeans (similar) | Wedge Sandals (similar)
Fringe Bag | Scarf (similar)
Hi Sugarplum | Date Night Style
Striped Tee (similar) | Military Vest | Plaid Scarf (similar) | Bag | Hoop Earrings
 Jeans (only $34!) | Racerback Tank | Scarf (similar) | Fringe Bag | Field Jacket (similar)
Leopard Sandals (similar) | Watch

What in the?! Just checking to see if you’re still with me. But really, what am I doing?

Hi Sugarplum | White Jeans After Labor Day
Chambray Shirt (similar) | Leopard Scarf (similar) | White Jeans (similar) | Mirrored Aviators

But one question seems to pop up every time I wear one….‘How do you tie your scarf?!’

I don’t have a secret, never-heard-of-before method of tying and wearing my scarves, in fact, I thought there was only one way, and that’s how everyone wore them. But apparently there are 100s of ways to wear and tie a scarf. #thankspinterest #sarcastichashtag

So I’ll show you mine if you show me yours?

Hi Sugarplum | How to Tie a Scarf

I prefer infinity scarves, because they do all the work for you. But if I fall in love with a traditional scarf, this is how I tie it to resemble an infinity.

Sidenote: This works best with thinner, gauzy scarves. Trying this method with a blanket scarf may result in suffocation. #tieatyourownrisk #hisugarplumandheraffiliatesarenotresponsible #Idontactuallyhaveaffiliates

1) Center the scarf in front of you.

Hi Sugarplum | How to Tie a Scarf

2) Wrap the ends behind your head without pulling the scarf all the way back.

Hi Sugarplum | How to Tie a Scarf

3) And cross them them to the front.

Hi Sugarplum | How to Tie a Scarf

4) Loosely tie just the ends.

Hi Sugarplum | How to Tie a Scarf

5) Grab the edge of the loop, pull it to the top layer,

Hi Sugarplum | How to Tie a Scarf

6) And wrap it over the ends.

Hi Sugarplum | How to Tie a Scarf

7. Fluff and smile at your darling neck adornment. If the scarf has fun tassels, I’ll let the ends poke out…if not, I tuck them under the loop.

Hi Sugarplum | How to Tie a Scarf

Apparently the final step is to make out with your photobombing pup. Nobody panic…she’s licking my chin. I save my real kisses for Mr. SP.

Hi Sugarplum | How to Tie a Scarf

Did you learn anything new or is this how you’ve always tied your scarves? And sorry for wearing sunglasses, but I didn’t want my allergy-eyes distracting you from the uber-important task at hand.

Speaking of sunglasses…did you see Nordstrom has most every Ray Ban style 25% off right now?! I’m a long-standing member of the cheap sunglasses club, but when I posted the sale on Facebook yesterday, you guys raved and insisted they were worth the splurge. Hey Mr. SP….Mother’s Day is this weekend, and it’s sure to be a sunny one! 😉

So let’s chat….how do you wear and tie your scarves?

{Summer Scarves Under $25}

{More Fun Sunglasses Options}

*This post was written in collaboration with Nordstrom, but all clothes, content, and scarf-whispering skills are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*

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  1. I fancy myself a scarf tying expert…and yet I've never tried your way! I love it!!!!!!

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  2. Anonymous wrote:

    So glad you made a post for this. Looking at your photos, i always adored your scarf tying skills. Cant wait to try it.

    P.S. This is my first comment, however i have been following your blog for a while now.

    Sending love all the way from Tanzania 🙂

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    • Sending love right back to you, all the way from Texas!!! 😉 xoxox

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  3. Christina wrote:

    Great post. I always feel clumbsy when tieing scarfs. Do you wear a scarf through summer? I'm in the Austin area and always end up a sweaty mess if I do. It has to be a reeeeeraaaaaallllly cute scarf to be worth it.

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    • Thanks Christina! This time of year, I only wear them with tanks and tees…and usually shorts. And I make sure not to pull them tight around my neck so I get plenty of air. But come August, it's got to be the cutest scarf that ever was for me to wear it!! 😉 xo

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  4. Bethann wrote:

    Thanks for the tutorial on how you tie your scarves! Your scarf always looks great in your photos and I sometimes give up wearing one because I look like I've been attacked rather than just wearing the stinkin' scarf!! Now, I can wear those babies!! 🙂

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    • LOL, no, we don't want the scarves attacking us! Now you can show that scarf who's boss! 😉 xo

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  5. I basically do the same without the last step of popping it over the ends….must try that next time!

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  6. I am an avid scarf wearer and have not seen this way to tie them before. Thanks! Present scarf is too short but I will be trying it with a longer version when I get home.


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  7. I do the same thing I just do it before putting around my neck.

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    • That's clever!! Great idea, Stormie! xo

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  8. Scarf tying is definitely an art form! Thanks for sharing!

    The Lady Lawyer

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  9. reshma wrote:

    I love how a cute scraf adds so much personality to a simple outfit. I have many scarves, but I'm not always good about remembering to use them! I like our your technique is simple and easy to learn.

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  10. Leigh wrote:

    Before I started reading fashion blogs, I only wore scarves when it was freezing outside. I'm a southern girl so freezing is anything below 40. I'm trying to wear scarves more but I get so hot, I'm literally a hot mess. Do you wear it all day? How do you stay cool? I am a fan of Ray Bans. I am currently wearing some Michael Kors sunglasses I found at TJ Maxx for $20, but will be getting some Ray Bans today. Something I found out last week that I didn't know (and I've had my insurance for 9 years with the same company), my insurance pays for sunglasses as long as I buy them from an optometrist office (even if you don't have a vision problem). Ray Bans for the whole family for free!!!!

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    • Dang girl, I want your insurance!! I will take it off throughout the day if I get hot…or I'm eating (I always drip salsa!)…but if it's a gauzy scarf, worn with a tank or tee….AND I don't pull it tight around my neck…then I'm usually okay. That's a lot of factors, isn't it?? Happy sunglass shopping today!

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  11. This is adorable. Scarf lover for life over here! And yes, I love my Ray Bans! xo

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  12. First, you have the best scarves. I love them all. As for how I tie them, I sort of go with what looks best with whatever outfit I'm wearing. If I want my scarf to be the focus, I try to keep it big and noticeable. Otherwise, I loop it over or something to make it just an additional accessory. I love how many ways there are to tie them now, though! So fun!
    Have a great Tuesday!
    "The Busy Brunette"

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  13. Michelle wrote:

    I am a fan of infinity scarves and have been know to take a "regular" scarf and stitch the ends together on the sewing machine to make it an infinity scarf.
    Love your blog, you feature the most realistic looks at price points that are affordable.

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  14. Anonymous wrote:

    Of course I'm going to ask about the one item you didn't source- you plain white shirt. I'm always looking for a white shirt that's not see through!

    Posted 5.5.15 Reply
    • Ha! I always seem to miss one! I'm usually writing these in the middle of the night…so sometimes I run out of steam. I like the Halogen vnecks at Nordstrom, and the crewneck tees at Gap. xoxo

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  15. Amanda wrote:

    I'm OBSESSED with scarves so I always love learning new ways to wear them (: Thank you!


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  16. Um, love! Absolutely love everything about this post :).

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  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Cassie, your scarves always look effortless and add that little something to your outfits. I have become an avid scarf wearer over the past couple of years, warm in fall and winter and gauzy scarves in spring summer – perfect for air-conditioned offices! Sometimes I tie a long scarf at the ends and then treat it like an infinity. Also, I often do the European loop, but instead of bringing both ends through the loop I only bring one end of the scarf through the loop, give the loop a flip and then bring the second end through that loop – this is a good method if you really want to see all the different colours and patterns on a scarf. The video that started it all for me was this one:



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  18. Lauren wrote:

    Hopefully this doesn't post twice. I rarely comment on blogs (even though I read yours religiously!!). I am so happy you posted this that I just had to comment! I love to wear scarves but was seriously about to get rid of all my gauzy ones because I never could figure out how to wear them without looking ridiculous. I can't wait to try your way of tying!! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  19. diana wrote:

    So easy! Might try this tomorrow!

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  20. Anonymous wrote:

    I LOVE your scarf tying tutorial. I haven't tried this method yet, but I love it because it seems like it would stay in place. I don't like to continually have to readjust scarves. I guess infinities are good for that reason too! I love your blog and writing style. Hi Sugarplum is a must read for me every week!! Thanks Cassie!

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  21. You are just way too cute for me! Geez……

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  22. Leslie wrote:

    The Rayban link isn't working for me. This is what I get: No results were found for “rayban sale”.
    So I tried to search the site but the Raybans were not coming up on sale. Perhaps it is regional? I live in Michigan.

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    • Hi Leslie…unfortunately the sale ended yesterday! Boo 🙁 I'll keep an eye out for another one though, and let you guys know! xo

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  23. Your hashtags are cracking me up! I have actually never tied my scarf that way! I have several different ways I tie my scarves, just depending on the outfit and the scarf, but I am going to try your way now too! BTW, love your bedroom reveal, which I just finished reading. Great job!

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  24. Sunglasses + Scarves, naturally! 😉

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  25. Hey there! I was looking at your scar tutorial to get some suggestions for this fall. But I always notice how great you always look in your pictures and I couldn't help but wonder how you edit your pics to blur out your background. Mind telling me please?

    Thank you!

    Posted 8.28.15 Reply
    • Thanks Nat! The blurred background is thanks to my camera lens…the 50mm. It's the best thing ever, and less than $100! Makes all your pics look amazing! xo

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