3 Ways to Wear a Square Scarf

Women & Scarves.

A Square Scarf for All Ages: Styled 3 Different Ways

Quote of the day: “The lessons we remember are the lessons we learn the hard way.” Seth Godin

This week I’ll be showing different ways to style different shaped scarves on the 3 of us! And for once, we all get to pose in the same place!

I actually came up with this idea when I had bought some scarves for my knitting friends for our holiday gift giving. The scarves I purchased from the Loft, had a tag describing 3 different ways to style each of them. I thought this was perfect for those women who needed guidance and options on how to wear their gift! And since there are 3 of us models on the blog, I figured it was also the perfect theme for a blog series (or two).

As a continuation of this scarf series, I brought along a square scarf that my mom actually gave me years ago (And my mom wanted to mention that different styles and shapes of scarves will come and go from current fashion–yet they take up so little space. Thus she would not recommend giving any away.  This scarf is one she had purchased from Hudsons which tells her that it has to be over 23 years old.) 🙂

These photos were taken on our holiday trip to Vegas at Christmas. That’s why we are all wearing the same clothing outfit for the series! But I figured the idea was all about the scarves, and how to style them. So you’ll forgive the monotony of the outfits, yes?

Here we are outside the Venetian casino with my trusty husband taking our photos!! The first post for the scarf series, was all about the wrap scarf, here! And since a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth millions, right? My skills at written verbal descriptions are not my forte, so I’ve given you the option to read the descriptions, or watch a video!! Laugh all you want because it’s good for your heart, I hear! I probably didn’t need a video for all of these styles, but I definitely need the practice for making videos!! Even if you don’t want to watch them now, you can always see them on You tube at your convenience!!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: The nice thing about this scarf is that it has this yellow flower print on one end, and there is also a leopard print portion and a zebra print portion. You can see what it looks like as a whole in the video below.

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For my variation of this scarf style, I folded the square in half first. Then I put the pointed end in front, wrapped the other ends around my neck and hid them under the point.

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And here’s the video of my scarf tying in action! Don’t you love how it freezes the video in the strangest spot?

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: I placed mom’s pictures next, since her variation of this same scarf isn’t that much different than mine and it was her scarf to begin with!

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The difference for mom’s style, is we folded the scarf in half again only this time showing the leopard print portion! Then we tied the ends and tried to position it so the point was angled to the side.

Depending on the material of your scarf and the material of your clothing, the scarf may not want to stay where you position it! If that’s the case, you could try to pin it, but don’t forget there is also fashion tape (something like this!). My mom says that you do need to be careful with silk scarves. Even the fashion tape can cause issues by sticking too well! If that’s the case, then how about a trusty bobby pin?

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And here’s the video if you want to see it in action!! Remember–this is for comedy relief! Like, why am I opening my eyes so much? It’s good to laugh at yourself, right? (and it’s only 43 seconds long!)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I decided to keep it smaller for Nancy’s version of this square scarf. This way you can see her fabulous Jodie’s Touch of Style t-shirt (like the one mom just wore here only in a different color). This graphic is the same image that I’m using at the top of my blog too!! I bought each one of us a t-shirt like this in different colors! It’s almost laughable that I didn’t really wear many t-shirts before I started blogging and now I have a bunch!

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Again, I folded the scarf in half to make a triangle and then I rolled it from the long end to the pointed end. I positioned the triangle tip in the front, and wrapped the ends all the way around her neck, and then tied them in a knot under the point.

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And here’s the video, if you’d like to see it in action. Beware it’s an entire minute and a half of me talking!! Ha ha!

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One more reminder that Chicos is having a fun event at their boutiques, Thursday, March 23 in the evenings! The 3 of us will be at the Park Meadows store in Denver from 5-9 pm. If you don’t live close to join us, feel free to visit your local store and have a blast! Just make sure to share the photos!! Stay tuned for photos of our fun time either on FB, Snapchat (@jfilogomo), or IG and next week on the blog!

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  • Awesome post! I have a bunch of square scarves but never really know how to wear them. I end up using them tied to my handbag as an accessory mostly! #FridayFrivolity

    • Jodie Filogomo

      But that’s a fabulous idea Jessica!! Especially good to remember if you are wearing one and it gets to warm–just tie it on your purse!!! Brilliant my friend!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    I have three drawers full of scarves. They are the most versatile fashion accessory a woman can own.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow—that is a ton of scarves, Bernadette! How do you organize them in the drawers??

      • Bernadette Laganella

        I organize by season, weight of fabric (light weight wool, silk, etc) and keep holiday scarves together. Don’t forget I worked in retail and got a very nice discount. There was a time I was the #1 seller of scarves in my region.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          That made me laugh Bernadette!! Of course it helps to be around them all day AND get a discount!!
          I always love to see how other’s organize their items—I hang all of mine in one place and it’s usually good. But I wonder if I should split them up by lighter vs heavier??

  • I love wearing scarves be it winters or summers .
    Thanks for the tips i will try these.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!

  • Jen

    I love how you focused on more casual looks with the silk scarf. As always, I appreciate the focus of your style blog! 😀

    Jen @ Librarian for Life + Style, http://librarianforlifestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jen!

  • It seems scarves are a current thing, as I’ve just written about 13 ways to wear scarves (as well as a video). I do love wearing them, but now it’s warmer again, myneck will be too hot.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’d love to read what you just wrote Emma!! Can you tell me the site??
      Thanks for stopping by!!

  • PetiteOver40

    I’m reading your posts in reverse order right now so I’m thinking about square versus long, rectangular. The long rectangular scarves just flop easily around the neck in variations, but square scarves tend to require a little more thinking/strategizing. What do you think?

    I really LOVE that scarf of your mom’s with the two different prints. It opens up the style possibilities tremendously–three of which you’ve demonstrated beautifully! And I tend to agree with your mom about not giving scarves away because they are always in style or they’ll be in style again. Plus, they can be incredibly practical!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know, I know—mom is right!! 🙂 However, you know I’m a huge purger, right? And I’m trying to consider just how many of one thing I really need?? But then I just went and bought another scarf—ha ha!! So what do I know?
      I do love the colorful variations on this particular scarf! The square ones were such a mystery to me, until I really started playing around with it. Realizing that I can fold it and roll it up has made it much more versatile in my eyes. It’s funny how the simplest things can make you go “aha”, right?

  • Dawn Lucy

    Such great ideas! I need to try these ways with some of my squares! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dawn!! I’m growing to love my square scarves more and more–finally!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style linkup party. What a great scarf!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nicole!!

  • Awww what a fun trip! I love the different ways to style them. Also your colors are so gorgeous and bright for Spring!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ruth!!

  • Anna Marcus

    Jodie, thank you for such a nice tutorial on scarfs. I came to possession of few vintage scarf and not always sure how to wear them but your blog certainly gave me some ideas.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And thanks for your kind words, Anna!!
      How wonderful to have some older scarves—my mom was just commenting how some of her scarves are older than me!! But they really never go out of style, right?

  • How fun, I love that you did this. I always think I can’t pull it off, but clearly I probably can.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Of course you can, Sarah!!

  • I love scarves. I don’t tend to wear square ones though because I can never get them to sit right. Now I know how!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally understand this, Leanne!! It does seem to get easier over time!!

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    I do not own many square scarves! I need to fix this! So many great ways to style them!
    Stylin In St. Louis

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to admit that at first, these square ones had me wondering how in the heck to wear them. but they’re fun—and not as bulky as my long ones!!
      Thanks for chiming in, Jacqueline!

  • These are such fun ways to wear a scarf! I love tying mine in a small bow around the neck or wearing it as a headband.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a great idea, Liz!! I’ll have to try that next!

  • Love the scarf work! Oh, give me a good scarf any day. Hardly a month goes by without me finding one to add to the collection. Have you’ve seen Wendy’s Lookbook’s video on YouTube: how to tie scarfs in 25 ways in 2.5 minutes? She did it about five years ago and it’s pretty good.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have seen that video—but I always feel like it goes way too fast!! Maybe because I’m still quite a novice at this, Terri–ha ha!!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    Ohh! I just love that you shared videos! For one, it was so neat to see a video of you as I haven’t before and I love to hear how people sound, etc. (ok, maybe that sounds creepy! ha!) and two, it really did help me see how to style these square scarves. I really love the multi-patterns on that scarf, too. Most of my scarves are rectangular, but I do have a couple that are square. I think I like the way you are wearing it the best of the 3.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t voices funny, Carrie!! It’s funny how you don’t always expect what comes out for certain people (it just happened to me yesterday on a zoom call!!) But once you hear it, then it seems normal!!
      Thanks for watching my attempts! It was funner than I thought!!

  • I love the video! It looks great! I love hearing your voice! Hey, you can change the image that it randomly selects as the cover photo. Email me if you want me to walk you through it. Plus, your mom’s advice about keeping old scarves b/c they come back in style — priceless. I was thinking about my scarf collection and whether or not it needed to be culled. But, now, no longer. Fun post!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Julia—you are a dream come true!! Did I truly thank you for your initial advice?? I felt like I was doing so much that day, so if I didn’t, let me thank you now!!
      That’s exactly what I need—email to be in your box in just a minute!!
      I had to laugh at your response to my mom’s suggestion! My mom is quite the pack rat and I’m not—so I would say scarves can be culled at some time—ha ha! Especially if you have 2 that are basically the same! But my mom is right—at least they don’t take up as much space!! 🙂

  • I never know how to wear square scarves, so thanks for the ideas, y’all!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Elle!!

  • Love this scarf of yours it’s so beautiful with the different patterns and love the different ways you styled it!

    Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!
      I do think that the different patterns on it, make it so unique!!

  • Savvy Southern Chic

    Love scarves! You all look great in your scarves.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Fonda!!

  • Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot

    Glad for this tutorial! I have a couple square scarves that I need not to wear that frequently because I don’t know how to tie them. That changes today!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I felt this same way when my mom gave me this scarf. Maybe it’s the fact that our neck is oval & this scarf is square—and weren’t we always taught that you don’t put a square peg in a round hole??

  • Kathy Marris

    Thanks for these scarf tieing ideas. They look great. I love wearing scarves as the weather cools down so I will now have some new ways to wear them! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathy!!
      Scarves can be such a great accessory—when I remember to wear them–ha ha!

  • You all look great with your scarves! You have reminded me that I need to break mine out again now that it’s cooling down. I love all the different ways you tied them! And how fun you all went to Vegas together! I’ve never been. 🙂


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lindsey!
      Well, considering all of the places you have been, Vegas might be somewhat of a disappointment (my opinion only)!!

  • I never know how to tie a scarf and end up with them flopping all over the place! So thanks for this informative post 🙂 #teamlovinlife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That made me laugh Johanna!!
      I used to feel the exact same way—I think it’s like anything else—once you do it enough it becomes second nature!!

  • writeofthemiddle

    Love instructions on how to do scarves because I am hopeless at it! lol Fab job with the video’s – you’re a natural! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Min—that’s so nice of you to say!!

  • I have a large scarf collection, and I’m always looking for new ways to style them. Thank you for the inspiration. As always, you ladies are so lovely!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      They are fun accessories, right? Thanks for stopping by Lana!!

  • I have a couple scarves like this that were my grandmothers but I don’t wear them much which is a shame. You are inspiring me!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How special that you have some of your grandma’s scarves, Amy!! You have to wear them!! XOXO

  • Iv’e just started collecting scarfs. I have one of mothers really old but beautiful silk red beauties too. I really like the tutorials Jodie, not just because they are worthy tips, but because it’s great to hear your voice! I wish I had the guts to do vlogging. It’s just so much more personal. x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I admit that I wasn’t looking forward to doing a video—but just like with my clothing choices, I’ve been trying to push myself a little more! And really, it’s not that bad! I hate hearing my own voice at first—but I think it’s like seeing our own pictures for the blog—at first I thought they were awful, and now it’s just normal!!
      How fabulous that you have one of your mum’s scarves—I do think they mean more when they’ve been handed down—kinda like jewelry!

      • I think you’ve done a fantastic job Jodie. Maybe one day I will pluck up the courage. I do wonder what people will make of my Essex tone though! x

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Everyone will love it Laurie!! I just heard a women with an English accent the other day—and for some reason, it always makes me swoon!!

  • I really love that scarf. You’re a natural on camera Jodie!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Suzanne!!
      My husband would say that I’m a natural talker period!! Sometimes I don’t know when to stop—ha ha!!

  • Judy Gramith

    This particular scarf is so cool because of the mix of patterns. Your written and video instructions are great! I can’t wait to see the video from the Chico’s appearance!
    Charlotte is rockin some really fun animal print sneakers in this post!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do think that the print on this scarf makes it much more versatile than many of my other scarves! Aren’t mom’s shoes sassy?? We are going to do a series on athletic shoes, and I’m having her wear these! Want to join in?? It won’t be until late April!!

      • Judy Gramith

        I would LOVE to join in on the athletic shoe looks!!

  • Jumped over from the Senior Salon
    I love that scarf, Jodie – so clever that, depending on how it is worn, it can give you three different prints. Perfect for traveling, and even a pricey silk scarf seems more affordable when it offers 3 completely different options.

    Since my wardrobe is dark and monochromatic, I have a ton of scarves to add color and change the look. Most of mine are the long type, however, since I am tall and like to accent a long, lean look. I rarely wear scarves once the weather turns warm, so most of mine are rayon, wool (or blends of same), and only a few are silk.

    For winter, rather than fussing with square scarves I tend to go with cowls or knitted infinity scarves. Then if I’m out when things are blustery I can pull it up to cover my head and mouth until I get where I am going where we can both settle back down.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you have it down, Madelyn!! It’s so nice that you are in the habit to wear your scarves and take advantage of the colors & functions they provide!!
      It makes me wonder why it took me so long to figure this out?? 🙂

  • donnaduck

    The scarves you featured under your blog? I have one of them- the one from Charming Charlie’s! And I love it!! My two other loves from the group are the one from Nordstrom and the one from Dillards. Both a bit pricier than what I usually pay, and I’m sure they’re worth it, but maybe they’ll be on clearance one day… lol!

    Again, great job on the tutorials, so thank you!! Have fun at Chico’s! Wish I could be in Denver for it!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so funny you have one of those scarves, Donna!! You must have just bought it?
      I really love the artwork on some of these scarves. I would snag that one from Dillards too—but OMG, I already feel like I have more than I can wear! But the next time I’m at the thrift store, I may take a gander at the scarves–they are great for using for my photos for product reviews–ha ha!

  • I always have trouble with square scarfs – I think the smallest version is my favorite. Also I think you’ve got a little redundancy between paragraphs three and four!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      OMG, Lydia!!
      Thanks for pointing that out to me—my mom just sent me over that email, so I was trying to add it in real quick!! I really appreciate the catch!!
      I like rolling these scarves the best too. I think it makes them more manageable!!

  • Laura

    These are 3 fun ways to wear square scarves. I have a few passed down to me from my mom, but haven’t tried them out yet. Your tutorials are fabulous!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m glad I held onto this one, Laura! I never really knew how to wear this type until I started blogging—it always seemed so unruly! But I really like rolling it up and making it smaller!!

  • These pictures make me want to go back to Vegas! I like your videos, you’re way better on camera than I am!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • Jodie Filogomo

      We had such a fun time in Vegas—and we don’t really even gamble!! But the people watching is first class, right, Brooke!

  • These are wonderful ways to wear this scarf! I love the mixed print of it. Beautiful looks!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathrine!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Great tutorials!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nicole—I really appreciate that!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Oh Jodie, I love this video. Great, no comedy 🙂
    I follow your channel
    XO Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tina!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Jodie! I love you! This is the first chance I’ve had to get caught up on reading other blogs and here I find you making videos. This is great. I love to hear your voice and you don’t look silly at all. You did an awesome job of explaining how to tie the scarf for the different looks. You go girl! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for being so upbeat Amy!! It’s not like it’s super hard to make a video anymore since our phones are so powerful. But it’s quite entertaining to watch it and realize the funny things we do with our expressions! ha ha!

  • The video portion makes reading the blog even more like a visit. I’m looking forward to seeing Nancy and Charlotte join in, a small part at first and then they will speak, maybe when they’re comfortable with the process?

    I learned a trick or two and have been in another room trying on a scarf I’ve had for years, in a new way. Thanks.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That makes me feel so good to think you’ve learned a bit Jean!! Sometimes I wonder if I’m just saying the same thing that everyone does??
      I’m going to make a video tomorrow with mom & Nancy at our Chico’s event—hopefully it’ll be on the blog next week!! I think it’s fun for readers to hear our voices! And the three of us together are like the 3 Stooges at times!!

  • Stevie Turner

    I like Nancy’s smaller version of the folded scarf. I think I might try this, as I have a short neck.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It definitely makes it less cumbersome, Stevie!! Especially when the scarf is silk (or lightweight)!! 🙂

  • Karen

    I noticed your t-shirt right away! Love the picture at the top of the blog, such a talented artist!
    I like this scarf a lot. It’s one of those things you can wear with so many different things due to the pattern variations. That’s always a great feature in a scarf. I like all the ways you tied them here. I am a scarf person too and wear them a lot. They can take something very plain and give it a real lift! I’m going to check out the videos when I’m not at work!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Karen!!
      I’m really glad that I’ve been wearing scarves more since blogging, because it’s really opened my eyes to how versatile and fun they can be. I think it’s like anything—the more you do it, the easier it becomes, right? And there are such gorgeous scarves available—it’s like eye candy!!

  • Awesome! I really love little spring scarves for spring. Thanks for the videos. I’m pinning for future reference!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    I adore the fun print of the scarves and how you ladies style them. The square scarf is quite a unique cut to style and you ladies did it oh so perfectly!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!!

  • I love the different patterns of the scarf! I used to , fell,, for scarves because of colors of prints. But I never wear them. So when we moved, to a smaller place, I give them all away and now I never buy a scarf anymore!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, I can understand Nancy, because I never really wore them much until I started blogging. I think it’s like anything—it has to become a habit and you need to feel comfortable with them. I have found that the more I wear them, the more I like them!! 🙂

  • I don’t have any square scarves but this is inspiring to me to try one. They seem less bulky and still add a pop of style. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I definitely have the least amount of this shape in my closet, but I’ve been surprised at how much I wear this one! Maybe I need to give away some of my long ones, and get a few more of these!!
      Thanks Carrie!