5 Fresh Ways To Tie A Summer Scarf

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Just throw it around your neck, right? Yeah, we hear you smart alecks out there who think it's a no-brainer to wear a summer scarf, but many people don't really understand how versatile they can be and how much they can add to your warm-weather outfits. Sure, you could just wrap it around your neck, but there's a zillion ways to tie one, ranging from obvious to elaborate — each changing up your outfit without too much effort. In five helpful GIFs, we show you five new ways to wear your lightweight summer scarves that are more than fit to be tied.



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So Waisted — We absolutely love this look as a way to jazz up a basic dress (and incorporate a little print-mixing to your outfit!). Start by holding two opposite corners and wrap the scarf around your waist twice. Tie the two ends twice. You can either tuck the ends in or leave them loose. Bonus styling tip: Layer on a thin belt in a contrasting color for added intrigue.

Zara Long Printed Dress, $79.90, available at Zara; Yarnz bloom, $99, available at Shopbop.

Modeled by Alexandra Avrami; Hair and Make Up by Katie Mellinger; Styled by Willow Lindley
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Kerchief, Managed — This is a great way to show off a scarf with pretty trimmings, fringe, or tassels. Fold over the scarf along the diagonal (the "taco" way, if you remember art class in elementary school). Drape it along your chest and wrap the two ends around to the front and tie it together in a loose knot. Sweep it to the side if you want to show off a deep neckline of layered necklaces.

H&M Tank, $34.95, available at H&M; Forever 21 Abstract Floral Pom Pom Scarf, $10.80, available at Forever 21.


Modeled by Alexandra Avrami; Hair and Make Up by Katie Mellinger; Styled by Willow Lindley
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Wind Turban — Unwashed hair, meet your new best friend! Using a long, thin scarf, place the center of the scarf on the back of your head and bring it forward to tie on your crown, leaving a bit of your hairline visible. Swap the two ends (creating a loose knot in front) and tie it again in the back. Tuck the ends into the headband or leave them hanging loose.

Zara Embroidered Vest, $79.90, available at Zara; Zara Basic Halter-Neck Dress, $35.99, available at Zara; Yarz Fruits and Vegetables Scarf, $187, available at Shopbop.

Modeled by Alexandra Avrami; Hair and Make Up by Katie Mellinger; Styled by Willow Lindley


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Double Your Pleasure — We love the look of mixed-textile scarves, and you can easily get the look with some clever wrapping. Find two scarves in complementary colors (they should be of similar size and fabric for consistency) and loosely twist them together. Wrap it around your neck and pull out a few layers from the coil to fluff things up.

Araks Desiree Top, $625, available at Araks; Forever 21 Striped Lightweight Scarf, $8.80, available at Forever 21; Forever 21 Boho Scarf, $8.80, available at Forever 21.

Modeled by Alexandra Avrami; Hair and Make Up by Katie Mellinger; Styled by Willow Lindley
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Knot Having It — Using a scarf that's long and on the thinner side, lightly wrap the scarf around your neck and tie two knots four inches from the end. This is a great way to not only keep your scarf in place, but also add some texture and shape to the arrangement.

Zara Bleached Jumpsuit, $79.90, available at Zara; Forever 21 Floral Scarf, $8.80, available at Forever 21.


Modeled by Alexandra Avrami; Hair and Make Up by Katie Mellinger; Styled by Willow Lindley



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