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Autumn Scarf Styling Videos

March 12, 2021

Main picPersonal stylist and colour expert Abby Button shows us the many ways to wear an autumn scarf.
With 6 different styles, Abby is here to help us all look fabulous through the cooler seasons. Each video walks us through a new scarf style, step by step while Abby explains exactly how to wrap, fasten, tie, and drape your scarf.

You might prefer lighter cotton and linen scarves for autumn, reserving your heavy knits for winter. Or, if you feel the cold, these scarf styles can be created with any scarf year-round.


We recommend you grab a scarf from the drawer to act out these videos as you watch them. Press pause and skip back and forth through the video as you need, to get your scarf style ‘just so’. With a few practises, you will have a few new scarf styles to add to your repertoire.

This is a great way to transform an outfit from day to day – as well as add colour. If you’d like to wear a splash of colour without investing in a new wardrobe of clothes, simply add a scarf. We tend to wear layers in muted tones for the cooler seasons, but Abby says that this doesn’t have to be the case. Adding a colourful scarf can give life and colour that will lift any outfit. Scares can also save us on washing day – wear the same outfit to meet friends with a different scarf each time, and no one will remember what was underneath!

Enjoying cosy pleasures and capturing moments of comfort and fun are what autumn and winter are all about. Playing with different scarf styles certainly hits this mark. If your living room or bedroom is littered with colourful scarves by the time you’ve finished this video series – you’ve done it right.


Scarf Style 1: The one-shoulder wrap


Abby begins by wrapping the scarf around the shoulders of Ryman’s Charles Upham Village resident Carol. You’ll note that Abby is careful to cover only one shoulder. This gives the scarf style an asymmetrical look. She then ties a knot with the top two corners of the scarf.


If you’re playing with scarf styling alone, you can simply pre-tie your scarf then lift the entire scarf over your head and arrange it up over one shoulder. This certainly makes it easier to tie a firm knot.


Abby then tucks in the top edge of the scarf to ensure that no rough edges or fluffy trims tickle Carol’s neck and face. If your scarf is thick enough, Abby shows how you can fold and even scrunch the bottom edge up to create a different height and shape.


The beauty of this scarf style, as Abby explains, is that “you can make the most of your brooches. You can use a brooch to pin (the scarf) instead of tying a knot”.


Elegant and refined, this scarf style is ideal for special occasions – or those days when you’re feeling fabulous.

Scarf Style 2: The loop and tie



A truly cosy cool-weather scarf, Abby shows us how to wrap up warm – with style! She begins with a long scarf. Shorter scarves aren’t going to work as well for this style which requires length to wrap twice around the wearer’s neck.

Abby starts by bunching the scarf width-ways. She then repositions her hands to ensure that one length of the scarf is longer than the other. The longer length is about to do the wrapping.

First, Abby drapes the shorter end over one shoulder, letting it hang free down the front. This is left there for the time being. The longer length of the scarf is loosely looped completely around the neck. Once a full loop has been completed, the tail of the long end will be resting on the other shoulder. If this long length tail isn’t longer than the short tail, shuffle the scarf so that it is.

Take this slightly longer tail under and over the shorter tail to create a loose simple knot. Have a play with the placement of this knot – you might tuck it under the top loop a little or make it equally as prominent. You can also adjust the amount of fabric on the top of the knot – fluff this up for a fuller style.

Nice and easy, this is a popular go-to scarf style you’re sure to use every day.

Scarf Style 3: The loose double knot




When your neck doesn’t need protection from the elements this scarf style will add colour and style to your outfit. No overheating required!

Abby says that this scarf “is like a necklace”. And is there be a more lovely way to decorate an outfit than with an oversized fabric necklace?

First, Abby folds the scarf in half, lengthways. She then folds it in half lengthways again. Then the scarf is folded in half lengthways a final, third time. You should have a nice, thin long strip of scarf. Note that this scarf style can be created using shorter scarves as well.

As Abby places the scarf around Carol’s neck, she is careful to leave one end a little longer than the other.

She then holds the scarf halfway up the front lengths and ties a simple over-and-under knot around the shorter length using the longer length. It’s important to shuffle the knot back down to the middle of the scarf length after the knot has been tied. Keep your knot nice and loose so you can have a play at this point. Abby then takes the tail of the length she used to tie the previous knot and over-and-under ties it around the other scarf’s lower length, just below the original knot.

Take the time to tug and pull the scarf and knots until the scarf is sitting nicely. Simple but not too hot, this scarf style suits mild autumn days.

Scarf Style 4: The loop-through



This is a simple, easy, on-the-go scarf style. The type you might throw on for a refreshing stroll through the park or to support the grandkids on a chilly Saturday sports morning.

Abby starts by folding the scarf in half lengthways, making sure it’s even. Then she folds it in half lengthways again. She places her hand in the middle of the scarf, making sure that the lengths are even. She keeps her hand in the middle and picks up both scarf ends in her other hand. Now the scarf is doubled in half – with a hand in the middle.

Abby wraps the doubled-over scarf around the neck of Ryman’s Charles Upham Village resident Kevin. She pushes the tail ends through the loop where her hand was to ‘tie’ the scarf. Take the time to adjust your scarf and wriggle it around your neck a little until the loop and lengths are sitting front and centre.

A chunky scarf style, this style will keep you warm on the chilliest of days. It’s best paired with a warm coat and a fresh, cool breeze!

Scarf Style 5: The tail tuck-in


A refined scarf style, the tail ends of this scarf tuck tidily into a coat or jacket. It’s elegant, it’s classy, and it’s stylish.


First, Abby folds the scarf in half lengthways once, then again. Note that if your scarf is thinner than the one Abby is using, you can fold it fewer times to help create more volume.

To wrap the scarf, ensure that one end is longer than the other. Let the shorter tail rest on your shoulder as you wrap the long length around the back of your neck once, then again. This will create a full loop around your neck.

Shuffle your scarf so that the lengths are the same length. You can leave the tail ends hanging free for a more casual style or tuck them tidily into a coat or jacket for a refine and elegant look.

Highly versatile, this scarf suits every occasion. It pays to practise tying the scarf a few times so that it can be your easy go-to scarf style while out and about.

Scarf Style 6: The ‘too easy’ style lift



This incredibly simple scarf style is also incredibly effective. Casually draping a scarf around your neck is a great way to add colour and personality to an outfit. While often used for style over practicality, this scarf can also be practical. If there’s a temperature drop, you will have a scarf ready and waiting to wrap you up.

It’s the perfect scarf style for a cool change. Wear this one for style during the day, and use it to wrap into a warmer style when you’re attending an outdoor event. Draping a scarf around your neck – and over your coat – is a great storage solution that elevates your outfit without impacting your body temperature. Until you’re ready for it to be practical!

Abby folds the scarf lengthways as thin as possible. Volume isn’t important here. She then pops the collar of Kevin’s coat. This could equally be the collar of a jacket, sportscoat, or blazer. The scarf is draped over the shoulders and the collar is folded back down over the scarf. Make sure that the scarf is tucked tidily under the lapels. The tails of the scarf will hang loosely down the front of your outfit adding colour and visual interest.

‘Too easy’ and visually effective, this is a great scarf style for every day. Simply change it up as the temperature requires a warmer style.

Hopefully, your living room or bedroom is covered in scarves following this video series! Playing with different scarf lengths, materials, and thicknesses is a great way to learn what works for you and your wardrobe. It’s also a good idea to hold your scarves up against different clothing pieces to learn which pair best. Some colours will look better together and some scarf styles will sit better against different outfits. We hope you have fun discovering which styles you enjoy.

Special thanks to personal stylist Abby Button, Krama & Co. for the beautiful scarves and Ryman’s Charles Upham Village residents Carol and Kevin.