► HOW TO TIE AND WEAR A SQUARE SCARF: 10 IRRESISTIBLE WAYS

Square scarves are a classic and popular shape for scarf lovers. Yet, some people may find them a little difficult to tie – though it is simpler than it seems.

Like most famous designer brands, ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ offers a collection of square silk twill scarves – 36”x36” (90x90cm) and 27”x27” (70x70cm). These are wardrobe staples as they always convey natural elegance and sophistication.

Step #1 is to learn how to fold your square scarf. Note that depending on the way your scarf is folded, its pattern and colors may show differently.

Here are the three easy and common ways to fold a square scarf:

  • Straight fold (= short band): edge to edge, fold your scarf in half to create a rectangle; fold again in half; then keep folding until you obtain the desired width.
  • Bias fold (= long band): fold your scarf diagonally to create a triangle. Then, starting from the pointing tip, keep rolling towards the edge until you obtain a long band at the desired width
  • Triangle fold: fold your scarf diagonally to create a triangle

Ready? Let’s play!

1. FAKE MEN’S TIE:

  1. Bias fold
  2. Make a large and loose knot on one end the folded scarf
  3. Wrap the scarf around your neck
  4. Pull the other end of the scarf through the knot and adjust by tightening a little

Red floral scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a fake men's tie

 An ultra feminine and fun reinterpretation of men’s ties 

2. UNDERCOAT:

  1. Bias fold
  2. Center the scarf at the back of your neck
  3. Pull the two ends to the front and tuck them underneath your jacket or coat
Winter inspired blue silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tucked under a jacket
 There is no better way to add a pop of color to your favorite jacket or coat

3. CRISS-CROSS NECK WRAP:

  1. Bias fold
  2. Wrap the scarf around your neck and bring the two ends to the front
  3. Cross both ends once then twice and bring them to the back of your neck
  4. Tie with a double knot

Floral blue silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ criss crossed to create a fluffy neck scarf

Look at this nice and fluffy knot we created with a 27×27″scarf!

4. A LA GRACE KELLY HEADSCARF:

  1. Triangle fold
  2. Place the scarf over your head slightly above your hairline
  3. Bring the two ends down under your chin and cross them
  4. Tie the ends at the back of your neck, over the pointing triangle

Zodiac and astrology inspired blue silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied a la Grace Kelly headscarf

Large sunglasses will nicely complete this starish look!

5. ONE SHOULDER WRAP:

  1. Triangle fold
  2. Wrap the scarf around your shoulders
  3. Tie with a tight double knot
  4. Tilt the pointing tip to the side

Zodiac and astrology inspired black silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a shoulder wrap

The asymmetrical effect gives a romantic touch to this shoulder wrap

6. PONYTAIL:

  1. Bias fold
  2. Wrap the scarf around your ponytail and make a first simple knot.
  3. Wrap again once or twice and make a double knot

Winter inspired blue silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied around a ponytail

Let the high ponytails to teens; opt instead for a low ponytail

7. FRENCH TWIST:

  1. Straight fold
  2. Center the scarf at the back of your neck
  3. Pull the two ends to the front
  4. Bring one end above the other one

Nautical pale grey silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied loose around the neck

 Ultra simple and ultra elegant!

8. SQUARE KNOT:

  1. Bias fold
  2. Wrap the scarf around your neck making the right end a little longer than the right one
  3. Bring the right end over the left end then bring it up through the loop you have created
  4. Then bring the left end over the right one and pull it through the knot you have created. Tighten. Et voilà

Floral green silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied with a square knot

Once you are familiar with this knot, you will be addicted to it!

9. FLUFFY KERCHIEF:

  1. Start tying your scarf on your head à la Grace Kelly
  2. Pull the scarf down to your neck
  3. Bring it to the front of your neck
  4. Fluff the scarf above the knot

Zodiac and astrology inspired white silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a fluffy neck scarf

 From a stylish headscarf to a stunning fluffy neck scarf: Perfect to transition from outdoor to indoor

10. PRECIOUS SCARF RING

  1. Bias fold
  2. Pull the two ends of the scarf through a ring
  3. Bring the ring up until it’s tight enough not to fall down

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Works perfectly with a collared blouse

Actually, there are many more ways to tie a square scarf. If you don’t have enough with the styles above, you are welcome to explore our ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ previous blog articles as well as our silk twill lookbook!

► SCARVES AROUND THE WRIST: ONE OF A KIND SILK BRACELET

What about if, for once, you decided to wear your silk scarves differently and add sparkle to your outfit with an original bracelet? With 27×27” (36x36cm) silk twill scarves  or with twillies you can easily create different fancy and dazzling bracelets, from casual to chic.

As often possibilities are endless. Here is a selection of styles you may want to try…

SIMPLE SILK BRACELET

Wrap your scarf twice around your wrist and make a double knot.

French scarves: Paris design, silk twill, green color: a French scarf created by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™; tied as a silk bracelet.

French scarves: Paris design, silk twill, green color: a French scarf created by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™; tied as a silk bracelet (2)

 

SCARF AROUND A BANGLE

First make sure your bangle is not too tight: you want to be able to pull your hand through it once you are done… Wrap your scarf again and again around your bangle until it fully covers it. Finish with a knot. Et voilà!

French scarves: silk twill, neon blue color: a French scarf created by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™; wrapped around a bangle

French scarves: silk twill, neon blue color: a French scarf created by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™; wrapped around a bangle (2)

 

SCARF BRACELET AND WATCH

Wrap your scarf twice around your wrist. Make a double knot. Then wear your watch over your scarf bracelet (looks nice too with a gold chain bracelet over or intertwined with your scarf; yet make sure the bracelet you use will not ruin your scarf – silver or bronze is not a good option; bracelets with sharp angles are not a good option either)

French scarves: Paris design, silk twill, pink color: a French scarf created by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™; tied as silk bracelet under a watch

 

SCARF AND SCARF RING

Using a scarf ring, pull each end of your scarf through each loop of the ring. Bring the two ends of your scarf down and tie with a knot at the opposite side of your wrist. And here you are wearing a lovely and original bracelet!

French scarves: silk twill, peach color: a French scarf created by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™; tied with a scarf ring and wrapped around the wrist to create an original bracelet.

Which styles are you ready to try?

► ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ SILK SCARVES: THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Time to get ready: in just a few weeks we are going to celebrate Christmas. Yippee!

christmas tree

For many of us, Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our loved ones and to offer them presents. Yet the “gift hunt” can be a pain… What to buy? How to pick the right gift for her or for him? Where to go? How to avoid the unpleasant Christmas rush? How to make money wise choices?

If you are looking for a present for her, here are many reasons why you should consider ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarves to please your beloved:

A LIFE TIME GIFT: A silk scarf is a precious accessory easy to wear and to enjoy all year round. Nothing to do with a box of chocolate truffles or with perfume – two much appreciated Christmas basics – which unfortunately will be gone in a glimpse…Nothing to do either with an art book which will remain unopened for years on a coffee table…And the list of ephemeral or useless gifts could go on and on!

These silky flowers will last forever…

Floral scarves: blue Floral scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™

And they come in a lovely signature box

Signature gift box by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ scarves. A precious silk scarf deserves a precious box!

 

LARGE CHOICE OF COLORS: you know it: there are shades she is fond of and others she doesn’t really care for… ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ scarves come in a large array of colors, from soft pastel to bold. Blue, red, green, black or white: we have them all. It makes it easier for you to choose the right one.

All you have to do is pick the right color!

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarves: a large choice of colors!

 

NO SIZE ISSUES: You have probably experienced this terribly disappointing moment… You pick a nice sweater or a nice dress for her, wrap it with love, and place it under the Christmas tree. At one point, she will open her Christmas present with excitement and decide – women cannot wait – to try on right away what is in the box. And… gee… it doesn’t fit! Step 1: even though she might not show it, she is disappointed (who wouldn’t be?). Step 2: one of you has now to deal with item exchange. Who likes that? With a silk scarf, you are sure not to go through size issues!

 

CELEBRATING A SPECIAL MOMENT: she enjoyed or is looking forward to a next trip to Paris… Your vacation on a cruise ship remains a memorable moment… She still speaks of the first time you showed up with flowers… All ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ scarves tell a story and each of these stories is a lovely way to celebrate or reminisce a unique instant. It will make the scarf you are offering her even more special!

Vive Paris!

Eiffel Tower: with love from Paris by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ scarves

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarves: this blue silk scarf inspired by Paris, the City of Romance, makes a wonderful Christmas gift for those who love Paris!

 

A GIFT FOR EVERY BUDGET: Christmas is a rough time for budgets. With scarves running from $60 (silk twillies) to $320 (made in France classic silk twill square scarves, size 36×36″), ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ has options for each budget.  And in case you decide to compare prices, please be aware that Hermès silk twill 36×36″ scarves cost $435 – before shipping…

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ twillies: a cute gift for only $60

Silk twillies by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: modern designs and colors easy to wear

 

SHOPPING COMFORTABLY: we all love the Christmas atmosphere, don’t we? Yet, when it’s time to enter stores packed with people, to fight the crowd and to wait forever at the register, it’s not fun at all! No wonder why today more and more people like to shop on the web. Like many of our customers, make yourself comfortable and take time to explore ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ large collection of silk scarves. Then place your order! We take care of all the rest! Remember also that shipping is free in the US for orders above $80 and free for all other countries for orders above $200.

We ship worldwide!

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ scarves: shipping worldwide!

 

Christmas is almost there. Time to make the right decision: all you need to do is to pick among all ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarves the right one(s) for her! Finally remember that if you need advice, our stylist team is here to help!