How to Tie a Fancy Braid

With our arsenal of 37 Ways to Tie a Scarf (plus more and more ways), the Scarves Dot Net girls are pretty savvy when it comes to scarf knots. So when we find a new knot that we’ve never seen, we get excited — like noisemaker, confetti, and balloons excited.

The other week as I was catching up on my favorite bloggers, I ran across Kayley from Sidewalk Ready looking chic (as always) with a super fancy-looking scarf knot around her neck. Stacie and I got to the bottom of this and dubbed the scarf “fancy braid.” Sometimes life calls for a fancy scarf, so we made this little video to help you get get the look too:

Easy peasey, right? The zebra print scarf in the video is the perfect length and width for the fancy braid.

Here’s Kayley looking very pretty in her fancy braided scarf:

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Love her paisley green scarf? We’ve got a pashmina similar to hers.

I’ve also been rocking a fancy braided scarf lately:

how to braid a scarfThe heart scarf I’m wearing would be a perfect Valentine’s Day accessory!

fancy braid scarf

So go get fancy, and let us know if you try out this new knot!

15 Ways to Wear Summer Scarves

We hear it all the time:
“Oh I can’t wear scarves in the summer. It’s too hot!”

Wrong, wrong, wrongity, wrong! (WRONG!) ;) Scarves are much more than a winter accessory — they are a year-round necessity! From shirts, to necklaces, to bustiers, to shrugs — scarves can do it all. And to help all of our warm-weather-scarf-resistant friends, we compiled 15 ways to wear these beauties when the sun’s shining her warmest. ♥

Find your perfect summer scarf here!

Click on the image to go to the scarf-tying tutorial!

Scarf Bustier Fancy Braid Shoulder Duster Scarf Bow Tie The Carmen Miranda Infinity Scarf Twist Scarf Halter Top Twisty Scarf Loop Scarf Boa Skinny Scarf Necklace Half-Bow Epaulette Bolo Scarf Tie Hollywood Hills Double Loop Knot Library Image Map


♥1. The Scarf Bustier

We love when scarves can double as clothes! Wear this Scarf Bustier as a bathing suit cover up, or for your next pool party. Layer a denim jacket over your faux bustier, and pair it with a flowing maxi skirt.


♥2. The Fancy Scarf Braid

When life calls for a fancy knot, be prepared with this scarf-tying technique! While the braid looks complicated, it is actually easy-peasy nice and breezy. ;)


♥3. The Shoulder Duster

This isn’t your grandmother’s scarf knot. Paired with a pair of chic flats and a striped top, this scarf style will have you looking like a 1950s movie star in no time!


♥4. Scarf Bow Tie

There’s almost nothing better than a well-tied bow — pipe-smoking, tweed-jacket-wearing gentlemen and little girls all agree. ;)


♥5. The Carmen Miranda

We think this unique knot looks like a bunch of grapes — Carmen Miranda would approve. This style sure is a sweet treat for your wardrobe. Whether you think this knot looks like a bunch of grapes or a bundle of baubles, this is a truly creative way to wear your scarves!


♥6. Infinity Scarf Twist

We have an endless love for circle scarves, but this might be our favorite way to loop and tie them!


♥7. Girly Windsor Knot

Don’t let your man have all the fun! Sometimes, even girliest of gals needs some necktie inspiration in her wardrobe. Let your scarf double as the feminine equivalent of a necktie.


♥8. Scarf Halter Top

Need a chic and breezy top for a summer soiree? Pair your favorite espradilles with this scarf halter top for an effortless, warm-weather look!


♥9. Twisty Scarf Loop

Take a cue from one of the best Beatles dance tunes and do the twist — with your scarf!


♥10. Scarf Boa

We like to think of this knot as the feather boa’s sophisticated sister. Pair this knot with a blouse,a mini, and sky-high stilettos for city-chic style.


♥11. Skinny Scarf Necklace

Necklaces are nice and scarves are splendid. Why don’t you merge the two and try a super accessory? ;)


♥12. Half-Bow Epaulette

A sister style to our “Half-Bow” scarf-tying tutorial, the “Half-Bow Epaulette” is a fresh knot with a retro equestrian flair. Pair this style with a bohemian blouse and bell-bottom jeans.


♥13. Cowboy Bolo Tie

Try this style with a thin scarf to mimic a western-inspired bolo tie. Giddyup!


♥14. Hollywood Hills

Picture this:You’re cruising a California coastal highway, top down, with a scarf blowing over your shoulder. This knot gives you that look — no matter where you are!


♥15. Infinity Scarf Double Loop

A sweet and simple way to wear one of our favorite scarf styles.


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For more scarf-tying ideas, visit our “Knot Library” with 50+ ways to tie scarves!

♥For bloggers♥ Feel free to blog and share this graphic with your readers with a link back to the original source! : )

Knot Library

How to Make a Simple Scarf Backdrop

DIY simple scarf backdrop Parties these days are more like photo shoots. Who doesn’t love posing for cute pictures with your BFFs and re-living the festivities the following day on Instagram? Next time you throw a party, try making a simple DIY scarf backdrop for your guests to use as a photo background. We love the layered-look of the backdrop below, created by Lauren from A Fabulous Fete. Click here for instructions on how she did it! A scarf backdrop is easy enough to create in just a few minutes, but so cute you might never want to take it down! DIY Scarf Backdrop Lauren mixed and matched prints and patterns to give her backdrop more depth. Don’t worry about matching your scarves perfectly! Pick a few in the same color palette and have fun playing with unexpected combinations. DIY Scarf Backdrop 

Love that bold, floral scarf she used? Luckily, we know where to find it. ;)

Tess Tropical Flower Scarf

Ready to create your own? Shop all of our scarves here!

For the Love of Scarves: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show our moms just how much we love them by treating them with something they might not ordinarily buy for themselves. Scarves are a great spring accessory that can dress up any outfit by adding color, pattern, and texture — and they’re the perfect way to thank your mama for all she’s done for you! Aren’t sure what type of scarf might be best for the most important lady in your life? Check out our gift guide below to find a scarf that’s perfect for your mom’s individual style.

Scarves for Mom

And don’t forget to browse our special Mother’s Day Collection scarves until you come across something that just screams Mom!


Bianca Pleated Paisley ScarfAre you known for having the “fun” mom? Embrace her quirky nature and let her personality shine with a funky patterned scarf! The Bianca Pleated Paisley Scarf is ideal for spring with its bold floral print and bright colors.


Cambridge Houndstooth Wrap Scarf

If your mama is a working lady, her wardrobe is probably full of sophisticated work attire ready for a full day at the office. For the professional mom, dressy scarves are your best bet! We love this Cambridge Houndstooth Wrap Scarf that pairs perfectly with a shift dress or a feminine blouse and slacks.


Charlotte Polka Dot Infinity Scarf

If your mom is up on the latest trends, she’s probably already in love with polka dots. Our Charlotte Polka Dot Infinity Scarf is oh-so adorable and is sure to help your mom maintain her status as the reigning fashionista of the house … as long as you’re not around, at least!


Andie Striped Loop Scarf

She’s here, she’s there, she’s everywhere! While you may never know how she does it, your on-the-go mom conquers that busy schedule like a pro. A comfy yet practical scarf like the Andie Striped Loop Scarf is the perfect addition to a tee and light jacket combo.


Karissa Plaid Crinkle Scarf

Is your mom the comfy-casual type? If that sounds like her, you’re likely used to seeing her in jeans and tennis shoes. That doesn’t mean she can’t jazz up her look with fun accessories — maybe she just needs the right ones! Keep it simple with something like the Karissa Plaid Crinkle Scarf, which she can easily throw on with a comfy, lightweight cardigan and jeans before starting her day.

Which scarf fits your mom’s personal style best? Catch the whole collection here.