OSB's Scarf Tips & Tricks

As they say, there is more than one way to bake a cake, more than one way to shear a sheep and more than one way to tie a scarf. While scarves are always an option no matter the season, this fall's incarnations are a touch more playful than years past - think the bigger the better and bright colors galore. Check out a few of our favorite ways to tie a scarf with video tutorials for added instruction! 

Classic Wrap and Knot

Image via Laura Wears... Probably one of the simplest scarf styles around, the classic wrap and knot is as easy as it is versatile. Best for longer lengths, just wrap around your neck one or two times - depending on desired bulkiness - and knot the remaining tails. Go looser for a more casual, cozy vibe and tighter for a crisp finish.

Image via Laura Wears...

Probably one of the simplest scarf styles around, the classic wrap and knot is as easy as it is versatile. Best for longer lengths, just wrap around your neck one or two times - depending on desired bulkiness - and knot the remaining tails. Go looser for a more casual, cozy vibe and tighter for a crisp finish.

Woven Scarf Knot

Image via That's Your Gold For a fashion forward meets utilitarian vibe, the woven scarf knot is just right for those who want the best of both worlds. This knot keeps the tails close and out of your way, whether grocery shopping or chasing little ones at the park. Best when bundled over a pullover or an open cardigan, this look translates from day to night with a snap of your fingers. Check out this handy tutorial from Kayley Anne of That's Your Gold - previously known as Sidewalk Ready - to get the hang of this twisty, curvy knot combo.

Image via That's Your Gold

For a fashion forward meets utilitarian vibe, the woven scarf knot is just right for those who want the best of both worlds. This knot keeps the tails close and out of your way, whether grocery shopping or chasing little ones at the park. Best when bundled over a pullover or an open cardigan, this look translates from day to night with a snap of your fingers. Check out this handy tutorial from Kayley Anne of That's Your Gold - previously known as Sidewalk Ready - to get the hang of this twisty, curvy knot combo.

The Half JAL

Image via Vogue For a more delicate take on the season's scarf fad, think silk. Though this style, dubbed the Half JAL by fashion creative, Aî Birh, works best with thinner fabrics, this high-necked tie can also be accomplished with any square scarf. Either way, this look screams high fashion no matter how you slice it. Birh also gives step by step directions for three alternative scarf ties, shown here.

Image via Vogue

For a more delicate take on the season's scarf fad, think silk. Though this style, dubbed the Half JAL by fashion creative, Aî Birh, works best with thinner fabrics, this high-necked tie can also be accomplished with any square scarf. Either way, this look screams high fashion no matter how you slice it. Birh also gives step by step directions for three alternative scarf ties, shown here.

The Uptown Wrap

Image via Express-O With a slinky name to match, the Uptown Wrap combines a few of our favorite things: modern elegance, comfort and versatility. This cozy chic style when paired with a monochromatic base is dressed up and ready to go for an art show downtown or Friday night drinks. For a more casual, lazy Sunday get-up add cuffed boyfriend jeans and a flannel. Easy enough to style, just wrap and go, the Uptown Wrap will have you traipsing through the fall leaves and city streets in no time.

Image via Express-O

With a slinky name to match, the Uptown Wrap combines a few of our favorite things: modern elegance, comfort and versatility. This cozy chic style when paired with a monochromatic base is dressed up and ready to go for an art show downtown or Friday night drinks. For a more casual, lazy Sunday get-up add cuffed boyfriend jeans and a flannel. Easy enough to style, just wrap and go, the Uptown Wrap will have you traipsing through the fall leaves and city streets in no time.

The Side Hankerchief

Image via Stylish Petite  Not only is the blanket scarf a big YES this season but a flannel pattern adds just the right amount of back to school prep for any ensemble. Annie of Stylish Petite rocks her blanket scarf tied as a side hankerchief and we love how the proportions and coverage on top balance her exposed stems and playful sweater dress. Kudos for showing off the adorable baby bump too!

Image via Stylish Petite 

Not only is the blanket scarf a big YES this season but a flannel pattern adds just the right amount of back to school prep for any ensemble. Annie of Stylish Petite rocks her blanket scarf tied as a side hankerchief and we love how the proportions and coverage on top balance her exposed stems and playful sweater dress. Kudos for showing off the adorable baby bump too!

Bright and Tight Neckerchiefs

Image via The Fashion Eaters Neckerchiefs are everywhere this season and we could not be happier. Contrast with a bright pop of color for a trendy approach or dress up office daywear with a simple neutral tone. Add a silky neckerchief to a tote's handle for an unexpected flourish or tie around you wrist to up your street style game. This video from Wow How shows quite a few ways to get into the neckerchief game but don't be frustrated if you don't get the pull-though knot on the first try. (I sure didn't!)

Image via The Fashion Eaters

Neckerchiefs are everywhere this season and we could not be happier. Contrast with a bright pop of color for a trendy approach or dress up office daywear with a simple neutral tone. Add a silky neckerchief to a tote's handle for an unexpected flourish or tie around you wrist to up your street style game. This video from Wow How shows quite a few ways to get into the neckerchief game but don't be frustrated if you don't get the pull-though knot on the first try. (I sure didn't!)

Full-on Poncho

Image via Hello Fashion Alright, alright! Cool your jets. We know ponchos are not technically scarves but these redheaded stepsisters are equally as fun and fall-friendly as their scarfy counterparts. Think of them as blanket scarves with even less stress. Ponchos add texture, another warm layer and breezy confidence to any look. Just add skinny jeans, ankle booties and you are ready for an afternoon picking apples or drinking lattes at a coffeeshop. Sounds good to us!

Image via Hello Fashion

Alright, alright! Cool your jets. We know ponchos are not technically scarves but these redheaded stepsisters are equally as fun and fall-friendly as their scarfy counterparts. Think of them as blanket scarves with even less stress. Ponchos add texture, another warm layer and breezy confidence to any look. Just add skinny jeans, ankle booties and you are ready for an afternoon picking apples or drinking lattes at a coffeeshop. Sounds good to us!

Don't forget to check out OSB's Hat & Scarf section for other cozy classics to add to your fall wardrobe.

'Til next time!

- KCH