How to Tie a Scarf (Hint: There Are Many Ways)

by Alexandra Owens

courtesy of Potter Stylecourtesy of Potter Style I have a love-hate relationship with scarves: I love how they look on other people and hate how they look on me. And crisp fall weather like the kind we're having this week always brings out the worst of my scarf envy. Luckily, before I snatched off some lady's Hermès carré in a fit of jealously, I got a sneak peek at How to Tie a Scarf (Potter Style) and learned how to fold and tie one myself. The book has 33 styles (who even knew there were that many?) with step-by-step photos and instructions.

It's on sale October 15 and available for preorder now, but here's one of my favorites, the deceptively simple Glasgow (above), to tide you over.

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Step one: Fold the scarf in half and wrap around the neck so that both ends hang evenly in front of the chest.

Step two: Cross both ends at the center of the neck and loosely pull them to rest on the back.

Step three:
Pull the back of the scarf upward to create a half hood.

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