One of the easiest ways to transform an ensemble is with a scarf. It can literally take jeans and a tee from ultra-casual to casual chic. If you’ve ever found yourself twisting, tying and knotting a scarf only to feel…well, twisted, tied and knotted, then a few lessons in how to tie a scarf are in order. Whether you’re battling an oversize blanket scarf, a deceptively easy neckerchief or a bohemian scarf for your hair, we’re willing to bet one of these six favorite scarf-tying video tutorials will have you looking effortlessly elegant in minutes.
1. How To Tie a Scarf: 4 Scarves, 16 Ways by Nordstrom
Whether you’re looking for a way to style your Hermes or just want a subtly sexy beach cover-up, Nordstrom’s demonstration of ways to tie a scarf may be our favorite. Especially if your collection is quite small, it’s empowering to see how much you can do with four common scarves.
2. 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 minutes by Wendy’s Lookbook
Before you scoff at the idea of actually learning 25 ways to tie a scarf in under five minutes, just watch. This delightfully-edited tutorial is surprisingly easy to follow and mimic and it’s so, so much fun.
3. 9 Different Silk Scarf Ideas by Michelle Phan
Square scarves can be surprisingly difficult to tie. In this YouTube favorite (more than 2 million views!), Michelle Phan takes us through the entire scarf-tying process, from scarf preparation to nine gorgeous, wearable ways to style.
4. How to Style/Tie a Blanket Scarf by EP Style
Blanket scarves are warm and stylish, yet with all their bulk, they can often wind up looking like you’ve just put on a real blanket. In this well-paced tutorial, EP Style demonstrates tips and tricks to take a large, shapeless scarf and create a look that is cozy without overwhelming.
5. How to Tie and Style Your Sarong / Pareo by dianasaid
Like a blanket scarf, large pareo scarves can be difficult to tie and style. dianasaid’s amazing tutorial walks you through 11 different pareo-tying options, from a simple halter dress to a Grecian-inspired cover-up.
6. 4 Ways to Wear Head Scarves by Luxy Hair
If you thought the scarf-tie-around-the-head look was the only way to incorporate scarves into your hairstyle, this tutorial is just the thing you need. Whether you gravitate more toward bohemian or vintage (or if you just want a fun, summery look), Luxy Hair’s four styling lessons are sure to create some new favorites.