Last summer, just before I went to a big blogger convention in New York City, I bought 3 or 4 new scarves in an attempt to spiff up my wardrobe. I remember wondering at the time, “Why don’t I wear more scarves?” They’re such a simple way to complete a look, not to mention nice and cozy in the wintertime! But the calendar doesn’t have to say fall or winter to wear a scarf. There are lots of beautiful summery scarves as well…such as the one I’m demonstrating with in today’s post.
I used to always wear my scarves in a “European Loop” (I had no idea that’s what it was called until I Googled it just now! lol) Which isn’t a bad way to wear a scarf! Just look at all these fab celebrities sporting the European Loop thingie! I mean if it’s good enough for Jennifer Aniston, it’s good enough for me. :-)
Basically all you do is fold the scarf in half, put it around your neck, and pull the two ENDS through the LOOP, then cinch it up.
Like I said, I was perfectly happy with my scarf-tying skills UNTIL I saw THIS little beauty! And once I saw how EASY it was…I’ve been using in ever since.
Here’s how it’s done….in THREE SIMPLE STEPS!
The FIRST step is the same as the European Loop. Fold your scarf in half and put it around your neck. The ends hanging down on one side, and the loop on the other.
Take ONE END and weave it through the loop like the picture above shows. OVER one side of the loop and UNDER the other side. Following me?
Now take the OTHER END and do the same thing, but in REVERSE. Weave the end UNDER one side of the loop and then OVER the other side.
THAT’S IT! I TOLD YOU it was easy! :-) Now all you have to do is cinch up the knot (kind of like a guy tying his tie does) and arrange the scarf into a nice even knot.
I just love the way it looks!
There’s actually another SLIGHT VARIATION to this scarf knot that I thought, while I was at it, I might as well show you as well. The FIRST TWO STEPS ARE THE SAME….
Then on STEP THREE, instead of weaving the end under and over the loop, you are just going to fold it over the entire loop.
Then take that end and pull it back up through one side of the loop.
Finally, pull that end down straight and once again cinch up the ends until you have a nice, even knot. Pretty huh? These two simple knots can be done with virtually any type of scarf (except, of course, an “infinite scarf”).
Go ahead, give it a try! After a couple of tries you’ll be doing it without thinking.
Of course the European Loop still comes in handy when you’re in a super big hurry! And so you guys don’t feel left out…just look at David Beckham and Ryan Seacrest sporting it! If THEY can do it….YOU can do it! ;-)
So if you’re not already a scarf enthusiast…I challenge you to try one or two! It’s such a simple way to put a little pizazz into your wardrobe!