Personal STYList: Scarf Tying Lesson

hermes scarf Pictures, Images and Photos

My friend V got married in February 2009, but she just got back from her honeymoon.  She and her husband post-poned their honeymoon because they had a number of friends getting married in exotic locales the same year they got married – pretty selfless of them, no?  Anyway,  she honeymooned in India where she went on safari, spent time at the Taj Mahal (the Shrine to LOVE), met the Maharaja and shopped of course!  On one of her shopping trips, she met a man who sold beautiful silk scarves at a great price, so she bought a few.  Now, she has all of these beautiful silk scarves, but she’s stumped as to how to wear them.

As you know dear readers, I heart my Hermès scarves and I wear them all the time.  At this point in my life, my scarves are a part of my daily existence.  I know, you may say this has more to do with my age than my style but I beg to differ.  See this silhouette? It’s of me wearing one of my scarves.  Pretty cool, no?

Anyway, after her sojourn to India, beautiful silk scarves in-hand, V wants to wear her scarves without looking like a little old lady protecting her hair from the elements.  And who can blame her?  I wasn’t quite sure how to wear my first Hermès scarf either, but with a little help from the folks at Hermès, I figured out my favorite styles and came up with a few of my own.  There are some great online guides – check these out and let me know which style, or styles, you end up adopting as your signature style.

Scarf Tying Guides:

How To Tie Scarves;


Brooks Brothers; and

Hermès I, Hermes II

Here’s to you and your scarf – wear her in good health!


[image courtesy of Hermès]

4 Responses to “Personal STYList: Scarf Tying Lesson”

  • I got a book from Hermes with all those illustrations. It is the best.

  • Gasp.Swoon.Faint. Thank you for this primer. I don’t wear them because I struggle with tying them. Maybe I’ll try soon!

  • I also wear Hermes scarves all the time. People always comment on how well I tied them. I never understood what the hoopla was all about (I swear, I don’t do anything special) until I tried to tie a scarf by a “lesser” designer. I simply couldn’t get it to look right, no matter how much I tried. Guess Hermes scarves have a little something extra in the fabric (I’m not kidding, it really is stiffer and more tie-able)!

  • Thank You so much for posting these pre-searched for instructions. I appreciate somebody telling me the best ones. It is so confusing and there is so much out there!

    I will try them all. I just hope I can figure them out and do them!


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