The #1 Way to Wear a Scarf This Season

Silk scarves have long been a fashion girl's go-to accessory to elevate pretty much any outfit. And as much as we love wearing them tied in a ponytail or wrapped around a handbag, in our minds there is only one way to wear a scarf this season.

Think of this versatile accessory as your alternative to a bold necklace or choker. Swap out your typical necklace situation with a folded neck scarf to give your look a stylish update. Opt for a classic bandana or otherwise modern geometric print, depending on your mood. We love how the print pops against a solid outfit.


  1. Choose a square scarf.
  2. Fold in half diagonally.
  3. Fold in 1- to 1 1/2–inch sections until the scarf is in one long line.
  4. Tie it snug and leave the knot in the back or show the ties in the front (we love it shifted just off-center).
  5. You might also want to leave one corner untucked for more of a bandana look.
  6. Depending on the size of the scarf, you may need to wrap it around twice to achieve the "snug" fit.

Keep reading to see how these street style stars are tying a scarf the 2017 way, and read further to shop some of our favorites!


(Image credit: Style du Monde)


(Image credit: Style du Monde)


(Image credit: Style du Monde)


(Image credit: Style du Monde)


(Image credit: Style du Monde)

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.