It's officially official - scarf season has landed. While I make use out of my scarves all year long, Fall is when I really break them out and start getting the most use out of them.

I love this transitional time because it's still warm enough to style silk scarves and lighter fabrics. Come late Fall, early Winter, I'm basically Lenny Kravitz in his mega scarf for the next 3 months.

The best thing about square scarves is that they're versatile. I use them as hair ties, neck ties, bag ties, you name it.

Today, I'm sharing 2 ways to style a scarf for Fall, along with some of my favorite pieces for the season.


scarves for fall
scarves for fall
scarves for fall

Western Style

The Western style is one of the major Fall trends we're seeing right now, and while normally we'd think boots and button ups, why not scarves? This style looks best with a v-neck or a scoop neck style top and is a great alternative to a necklace with a top like the one I'm wearing.

To tie your square scarf, lay it flat and fold it diagonally, making a triangle shape. Then, starting at the straight end of the triangle opposite the point, fold your scarf in 1-2" sections, until you've rolled it all the way up. Place the middle of the scarf on the front of your neck, wrapping it once around the back; then bring it back to the front and secure it with a small knot.

After mine is tied, I'll usually use my hands to pull on the edges and loosen the neck until comfortable.

scarves for fall
scarves for fall
scarves for fall
scarves for fall

Long + Flowy

I'm the first one to want to grab a hat as an accessory, but I've been trying to switch it up a bit lately and have loved using my scarves as hair ties. The half up style with the long scarf is such an elegant look. Also a great way to add some color to your outfit if you're like me and tend to gravitate more towards neutrals in the Fall.

To secure your scarf in your hair, lay it flat and fold it diagonally, rolling it up from straight line to point just as with the Western style above. Secure your hair first with a clear elastic, and then thread one end of your scarf through and knot it. Threading it through helps keep it from sliding down because materials like silk or satin tend to slip easily out of your hair.

Alternatively, if you can find a scarf pony you love, you can skip the clear elastic all together. Free People has a great selection right now!


How will you be styling your scarves this Fall?


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15 responses to “Scarves for Fall Styled 2 Ways”

  1. Morgan says:

    Haha .. Lenny Kravitz and his scarf .. too funny!! Love the ways you styled yours!

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  2. Mollie says:

    That scarf looks so gorgeous on you – love the blue with your pretty blonde hair! And LOL at your Lenny Kravitz scarf reference.

    xx Mollie

  3. Kelsey says:

    Ah so excited for scarf season!!

  4. Laura Leigh says:

    Loving the western vibes of the first look! Definitely my style aka will totally be giving this a go!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

  5. I am loving the hair scarf trend – it’s my go-to style when I’m having a bad hair day!

  6. Radi says:

    Super cute post! I love it being used as a hair scarf. Looks really beautiful!

  7. Kileen says:

    I am swooning over this look!! Love everything about it and your hair bandana is SO cute; I absolutely love the color!

    cute & little

  8. Candace says:

    I never thought of a scarf to tie my hair! It’s actually a pretty cute and clever idea. Thank you for sharing!


  9. Greta says:

    Can I just have all your clothes? I love everything you wear and I love the top, scarf and hat combo!

  10. Kim says:

    I love the scarf tied in the hair! I am going to have to try that out soon.


  11. Love how you styled your scarves for fall!!


  12. Love LOVE the scarf in hair … you pull it off so well. When it comes to me, they would just slip down. Love the photography, as always.


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