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There Must Be 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf

The Boy Scout, the Easy Breezy, the Scullery Maid…

No, we’re not listing happy hour specials. These are just a few of the tutorials found in 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf, a seasonal essential by Lauren Friedman, the illustrator/stylist behind the blog My Closet in Sketches.

If there’s a bright side to cloudy weather, it’s making use of these functional accessories to stand out in the tightly bundled crowd. As Friedman puts it, “A scarf is the last flourish, the exclamation point to the daily narrative of getting dressed, and it has the ability to truly make an outfit.”

Each scarf, whether square or oblong, cotton, silk, cashmere, or wool, is full of potential. With just a few knots and flourishes, this book will help you unlock it. A few scarf style examples:

The Paris

The Paris Scarf Tutorial

  1. Fold a square scarf in half diagonally to create a triangle.
  2. With the scarf in front of you, wrap the folded corners around your neck, crossing them once in the back.
  3. Finish by knotting the folded corners together on top of the scarf in front.

The Professor

The Professor Scarf Tutorial

  1. Fold a small square scarf in half diagonally to form a triangle. Then, fold over the long edge, in one-inch sections, to form a rectangle. Pop the collar of your button-down and drape the folded scarf around the back of your neck.
  2. Wrap the scarf around your neck.
  3. Tuck in the ends so the scarf is secure.
  4. Fold your collar back down so it rests over the scarf to finish.

So bundle up! Not only is it chilly out there, but it sure could use some more color.

Kathryn Jaller
Senior Community Manager

Kathryn Jaller

Kathryn Jaller

Previous Associate Director of online strategy at Chronicle Books and art/craft/cat lady. You can follow her at @kholler.
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