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Ways to Tie a Silk Scarf: The Secret to Making a Look “Your Own”

March 25, 2016 | Filed in: Your Closet

The silk scarf is often touted as the secret to making a look “your own.” That sounds lovely, but wait a minute: How do you actually tie this thing? Below, we tapped four outrageously elegant MM.LaFleur customers to show us different ways to tie a silk scarf featuring our new Statement scarf.

ways to tie a silk scarf Christine Medina
Strategic Planner
Age: 26 | Size: 12

Scarf-tying strategy: Bandana-style in the front
How to pull it off: Fold scarf in half to make a triangle. Drape in front like a necklace and tie a knot at the back of the neck.
Pairs her scarf with: The Masha dress

Christine, what do you love about your job? “When you’re in advertising, you’re in a power position. You can say, ‘I want more women in this ad. It’s 100% men. How can we make it more equal?’ I believe our work should reflect the world—and the world is half men and half women.”

ways to tie a silk scarfSue Dooley
Marketing Director
Age: 57 | Size: 6

Scarf-tying strategy: Loose and long over the shoulders
How to pull it off: Fold scarf in half to make a triangle. Fold the tip back to meet the straight edge, and then roll. Drape over shoulders.
Pairs her scarf with: The Lydia dress and Sant Ambroeus jardigan

Sue, when are you most productive? “I’m a morning person. I start each day by making a list. I actually give myself goals, like I need to be done with such-and-such by a particular time.”

ways to tie a silk scarfDanie McHugh
Investment Advisor
Age: 40 | Size: 2

Scarf-tying strategy: Belted at the waist
How to pull it off: Fold scarf in half to make a triangle. Fold the tip back to meet the straight edge. Fold into thirds, and then tie in a loose knot at the hip.
Pairs her scarf with: The Toi dress

Danie, do you have any workday rituals? “Oh my gosh, yes. Every morning on my way to the subway, I go to McDonald’s for a Diet Coke. No ice—I need it straight up. I don’t drink coffee, so that’s like my cappuccino.”

ways to tie a silk scarfKatherine Vasbinder
Management Consultant
Age: 28 | Size: 0

Scarf-tying strategy: Tucked under a belt
How to pull it off: Fold scarf in half to make a triangle. Fold the tip back to meet the straight edge. Roll into 4-inch sections. Drape over the shoulders and fasten belt over the scarf.
Pairs her scarf with: The Etsuko dress

Katherine, how do you celebrate a big win at work? “I go to my favorite cigar bar, the Carnegie Club in midtown. I’ll smoke a cigar and order a B&B—brandy and Bénédictine on the rocks. I don’t do it all the time, but I went last Tuesday.”

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Photos by Takahiro Ogawa


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