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A scarf speaks a language that people of all languages and cultures understand. People typically wear scarfs around their necks, waists, or heads. Albeit, the reasons vary. For most, the scarf is a fashion statement showing off a personal style or trend. However, people also wear scarfs for religious reasons, to keep warm in cold temperatures, to cover hair loss, to stay clean, or to observe a cause or special occasion. Here are some ways that you can flaunt your personality by finding a signature way to tie your scarf.

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French Twist

The classic way to tie a scarf around your neck is to use the French twist. This tying method is one of the most flexible styles that enhances both casual and dressy looks. However, you may want to decide whether you want to go big with a long scarf or keep it short. To begin your French twist, fold the scarf in half so that one end forms a loop. Then place the scarf around your neck. You can let it drape over your shoulders. Next, take the loose ends one at a time and pull them over and under the scarf loop. You can adjust the tightness of the scarf around your neck and the flair of the loose ends.

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Knotted Necklace

Having a drooping knot in your scarf is a distinct way to make a fashion statement. What's more, you can add more than one knot to your scarf and make it a necklace. We will focus here on making the single-knot variation. To begin, you should determine whether you want the scarf to have a neat, smooth finish or look fluffed. If you want a neater look, fold the scarf in half lengthwise and hang it around your neck. Then wrap one end of the scarf around your hand. You can pull the end of that piece through to make a loose knot. Next, take the other end of the scarf and pull it through the loose knot. You should make sure you go under the knot loop and then over to pull the knot through.

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Plain Necklace

Perhaps the scarf that shows itself to be the plain necklace is the simplest to create. After all, the only tying that you must do is a small knot at the end of the scarf. To begin this style, you should choose a large square fabric for your scarf. Next, you can grab two diagonal corners of your scarf and tie a small knot. You will see two small ends after you tie your knot. Essentially, you have created the equivalent of an infinity scarf. You should place the scarf over your neck, twist it and form a second loop. Then, place the loop back over your head. Finally, you can fluff the scarf to your liking.

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Neck Wrap

The neck wrap is ideal for covering the entire neck surface. Many people prefer to tie their scarf this way to keep warm or cover wrinkles or scars. The base of this tying method covers your neck right away. You have to wrap the scarf around your neck at least twice. Therefore, you should choose a fairly long scarf to accomplish this look. For extra long scarfs, you may be able to wrap the fabric three times. However, you should still have enough fabric to make the two ends meet after wrapping. Finally, tie the ends of your scarf in a knot or half-knot and tuck the remaining fabric under the scarf folds.

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Knotted Shawl

Many people simply like to drape a scarf around their shoulders and over their arms to create a wrap. If you use slippery fabric, however, you may be annoyed by the number of times you have to keep putting it back in place. To get around the slick fabric issue, you can just make a half knot with the ends of the scarf. It will not be visible since the scarf will drape over the knot. Your end result will resemble a loose shrug.

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Classic Loop

The classic loop offers you a way to be both simple and sophisticated with your scarf. You can relax if you are not really into tying a knot. For this look, you need only to place the scarf around your neck. You should make sure that you pull one end down to make it slightly longer than the other side. Then, wrap the long end around your neck and let both ends hang. This makes the scarf a little more secure than it would be if you just draped it.

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Braided

Only the daring scarf wearer takes on the braid. This stylish knot requires more than the average five minutes. To begin, place a long scarf behind your neck. You should choose a fabric with more solid colors if you are concerned about patterns not matching. After the scarf is around your neck, you can tie a loose half knot with the ends. Next, place the right end of the scarf over the left and pull it under then over the scarf loop. The left end should now be on the right side. Then grab the left end of the scarf and cross it over the other end. As you did before, pull it up and over. You should repeat this pattern until the ends of your scarf are too short to loop. You can loosen the braid to your liking and knot the short ends together in order to finish.

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Rolled Loop

The rolled loop serves two purposes: style and simple function. To get this look. you should place a long scarf around your neck. The two ends of the scarf should hang in front of you. Then wrap each end of the scarf around your neck so that you have wrapped it again. Finally, take each end of the scarf up and over the loop and let the ends hang in front of you.    

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Classic Square Headscarf

The square headscarf has been a favorite of celebrities and common people alike. In winter, it shields your head, neck, and ears from the cold. However, as a fashion statement, this style makes any outfit a bit more glamorous. To begin, fold your scarf into a triangle. Then drape the scarf over your head with the long edge of the triangle across your forehead. Next, cross the scarf ends under your chin and bring them to the back of side of your neck. Finally, you can tie the ends in a scare knot. You should have a look that resembles a hood.

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Twisted Crown

For a look that resembles a turban, you should try the twisted crown technique with a rectangular scarf. To begin, place the scarf edge near the nape of your neck. Then, you should center the scarf on your forehead and bring the scarf ends forward like a towel. Next, begin twisting the sides as you wrap the fabric around the crown of your head. To secure the look, tuck the ends under the starting position of the twist.

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