A Long Scarf Styled 3 Different Ways

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The Long Scarf for All Ages: Worn 3 Different Ways

Quote of the day: “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” John Wooden

If you’d like me to interpret the quote to go along with this series, I’d say, don’t stress over the “right” way to wear a scarf! There are so many varieties, and it’s fun to just experiment!

We styled a wrap scarf, here, and a square scarf, here, on our vacation to Vegas back in December. I included a video for one of the styles for this post if you like that kind of thing! I only did it for one way because I thought everyone might already know the other two ways?

This long, rectangular scarf is the one I seem to have an abundance of in my collection. How about you? What’s the shape of scarves that you have the most of in your closet?

This part of the adventure was inside the Wynn Casino on our Christmas holiday together. The Popeye statue caught our eye and we thought it’d be fun to pose in front of it. We decided to get a little silly and copy the Popeye pose!! Of course our biceps are not quite as impressive as Popeye’s!!

As you can see, taking our photos inside sure gives off a different light! To me, these photos have such a yellow tint to them. I guess I really need to practice on my inside photography??

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit:  Here’s my graphic t-shirt with our fun logo on it that the talented Spygirl created!! I wore the t-shirt over a short sleeve dress (and even wore a lace, long sleeve shirt under the dress for warmth). See, I do try to practice what I preach with layering and making my clothes versatile!!

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Who knows how I got the idea to tie the scarf the way I’m wearing it?? Sometimes I just play around and try to get a little creative. But for my look, I wrapped the material around my neck twice and then tucked one end in between the two layers, and the other end over both layers!

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Here’s the video of how I ended up tying this scarf. I tried to get creative with it so the description above may not make much sense! One way or another, hopefully you can recreate it if you like it!

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Since Nancy was wearing her blazer unbuttoned, I thought I’d style the scarf so the ends would keep with the vertical theme. And for the life of me, I thought I had both ends of the scarf through the loop. Either I changed my mind at the last minute (this was almost 3 months ago, so you can’t expect me to remember, right?) or the one end came out when I finished styling her? We will never know.

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The way I thought I wanted this scarf to look is the common way, where you fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Then position the middle of this folded scarf around you neck and pull the ends through the loop. Of course, you can recreate what we did here in these photos too! Just pull out one of the ends!

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Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: You can tell that mom has been eating her spinach, just like Popeye behind her!! She thought we were terribly silly trying to pose like this, but I want you to know that after we took these photos—everyone else around us posed like this too!!

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I styled this scarf around mom’s neck the other common way for a rectangular, long scarf. We put the halfway point of the scarf in the front of her chest and then wrapped the ends around her neck and pulled them to the front. Most of the time when I wear my scarf like this, I keep the ends even. But you know me, I had to try something different here, so I pulled one end longer than the other!

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  • These are fantastic! And I agree with your what you said “don’t stress over the ‘right’ way to tie a scarf.” Love that! Love the t-shirt too!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lindsey!!

  • I have a few long rectangular scarves and I’m never quite sure how to style it in different ways. Love the three ways that you have used in this and will have to try experimenting now 🙂 #WotW

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think it can be overwhelming at first, Louise! Especially when you see those videos that show 100 different ways to wear them! Then I forget them all and give up! I know 2-3 ways off the top of my head now. And from there I just start playing around!!

  • You three are fabulous! Thanks for the tips on tying the scarf, too, and for linking up, xox


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thank you Patti for having the link up every week!! 🙂

  • You guys are too cute! Looks like you had fun with it, too. Now I want to go to the Wynn and see the Popeye statue.

    I love the unique ways you tied this scarf. Most of my scarves are long and rectangular, and I find myself wrapping them the same 2 ways. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I tend to stick with a couple of easy ways to tie most of my scarves too, Roxanne!! And I don’t think that it’s a bad thing! At least you have a good basics!!
      Thanks for the lovely words!

  • Love this fun post! The T-shirts are fantastic Jodie. A great way of advertising too!
    Thank you for linking up with Celebrating Style xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laurie!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Like you, I have mostly long, rectangular scarves. I tend to just style them one or two ways but now you have me wanting to play around a little more!


    PS: I love all the Popeye poses! ❤️

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ha ha–and don’t we look just like Popeye??
      I almost want to see if I can change up some of my rectangle scarves—hmmmmm, I see a sewing project in my future!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I just tucked away my obvious winter scarves , leaving my Spring ones and hope to be wearing them more in the near future, now that I have paired them down… I love these outfits and your made for you shirts are such fun!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s probably such a smart idea Tracey! I often vacillate with the idea of keeping them all in one place or separating them. I’ll have to try it—because it is easier to wear what we can see, right?

  • You’ve got me pulling out my spring scarves to style. Love this post!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do love my scarves, now that I feel more adept at wearing them!!
      Thanks Cheryl!

  • i am Zoe Watson

    Thanks so much for posting to the #fandayfriday link party! Hope you got some great traffic from the party this week hope to see you again next week!

  • Sarah Stockley

    Great photos. I love scarfs and I’m always looking for new ways to wear them, I usually end up doing them too tightly, I must try doing them this way. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      My step mom, Nancy hates it when I tie the scarves too tight!! But I’m getting better at styling them on other people—it’s always so different doing it on yourself than on others!! I’m glad I’m not the only one who ties them tight!!
      Thanks Sarah!!

  • I love all your purple today – it made me smile. I’m the same way with long scarves – I put them on and then fiddle with them a bit until I like it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lana!!
      It’s fun to play around with them, right?

  • Such fun photos! I don’t mind the yellow tint at all… 🙂 And I love the scarf! Scarves can truly add so much to an outfit and totally transform it. And experimenting with different ways to tie them is fun, as long as you don’t stress out about it too much as you point out…

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!! I’m so glad I’ve learned how to wear these great accessories! They are fun and it totally gets easier over time!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    I have a lot of these longer scarves in my collection and usually where them in similar ways to what you have shown here. You gals are so cute with your Popeye poses! What fun! -AMy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!! 🙂

  • Marci Vaughn

    What great styling options and I LOVE your logo Ts! Scarves add a nice little layer this time of year when temps bounce around so much! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Marci!!
      Aren’t these shirts so fun?? I think every blogger needs a shirt with their name/logo on it, right?

  • Mother of 3

    I tend to have a lot of long rectangular scarves because I do feel like they are more versatile.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Maybe that’s why I have so many also?? Either that or it’s what the retail shops sell more of?
      But you can certainly get creative with them!!
      Thanks for chiming in—I love hearing what other women have in their closets!!

  • Loved the unique scarf styles you showcased! My mom and I are big scarf lovers. I really enjoyed this post with your moms in it. 😊

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How fabulous!!
      Thanks for chiming in and retweeting it too!! I really appreciate it!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    These look great! Your photos look fine, the lighting is very warm, and Popeye (my hubby would love this–you should see his arms) is a great pop of color behind the models.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well…you’re the woman I should be asking Terri!!
      How do I make the inside shots better? I changed the ISO to 400 and the white balance to florescence (in the ones that you’ll see on Monday—probably not these). And they seem fine on the viewer of the camera. But once I upload them, they are quite yellow.
      I’m sure it doesn’t help that I only use windows media for my photo editing since it’s free. But I feel like I’ve had to decrease the color saturation, and decrease the color temperature too besides adding brightness! Do you have other details that help?
      Of course I don’t have a flash either? Maybe that should be next on my purchase wish list?

  • Laura

    You are all so cute! I love your posing and photos! You all kind of match Popeye with your shades of purple and blue too! Love all the way you’ve tied this scarf!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!! Nothing like 3 grown women being silly, huh?

  • Love it! But you know I haven’t met a scarf yet that I haven’t loved! And I literally love all shapes and sizes of scarves, too. Depending on the outfit and what will work best is how I choose my scarf for the day! I love blanket scarves and oblong scarves. Big squares and little squares. I even just added some adorable half circle wrap scarves to my shop inventory! Yes to all of your scarf tying ways! As always, thanks for linking up!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      They are an amazing piece of cloth, huh, Shelbee?
      Tell me more about these half circle wrap scarves??? Can you link me to one?

  • Oh my goodness your skirts are so cute! I love scarfs and need to get better about layering with them.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know the feeling Laura!! I finally started wearing my scarves more when I hung them up by my jewelry—at least now I see them!!
      Happy Friday!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    I like this scarf. It is amazing all ladys wear something in purple 🙂
    I wish you a great weekend. XO Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tina!!

  • This is so cute, I love how you are all rocking the purple and the scarf! This is so fun! Xx Caroline https://www.foreverdolledup.net/blogs/news

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Caroline!

  • Judy Gramith

    Even though you are all showing off the simple scarf I really like the fact that your location has such glitz and glam. Even the Popeye pose is just a fun way to be “in the moment” and I find that so appealing!
    I really love scarves because they are usually a small investment and can do so much for an outfit.
    They can bring a more flattering color right up to face level where it needs to be and allow you to wear colors that you love, that aren’t particularly flattering to you. They can add bling, texture, pattern and creativity to an otherwise plain outfit. They can cover an aging neck! They can keep you warm and even protect a hairstyle from wind and rain
    This was a great post and I LOVED the video tutorials because I feel I know you better now Jodie.
    I also saw a link to your Chico’s event while I was on Utube looking at the last scarf tutorial but I only got to watch half of it because of a tech glitch of some kind.
    I’ll get back to it later.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You are definitely singing to the choir, Jude! But it’s amazing how many women aren’t comfortable with wearing scarves. I do think it has a lot to do with practice, because it takes some knowledge?? I know, I certainly didn’t wear them while working, and because of that, I certainly wasn’t in the habit to try it on my non working days!! But now—woowee!! I probably wear one at least 2-3 times a week!
      I’ll be linking to the video in Monday’s post too!! I seriously need to take a class in video editing!! But I get so impatient, and I just want it posted!! But, it’s all good learning, right?

  • Mummabstylish Mummabstylish

    Fun looks Jodie, I do love my scarfs! Wear them often as I can. Jacqui

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s because you’re a smart cookie, Jacqui!!
      Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!

  • Love how fun these pics are! That scarf is really pretty and the styling is so perfect. I don’t wear scarves too much because I get hot but I might want to revisit this accessory after this post.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      See, and I’m just the opposite Kathrine—I’m always cold, so I’ve been wearing scarves non stop this winter!! I only wish I had figured it out sooner!!

  • I love how you all posed in front of Popeye! I always struggle with how to tie a scarf and then not mess with it. Fun to see how you all styled it.

    Daily Style Finds

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I used to feel that way all the time, Lisa!! I finally figured that the more I do it, the easier it became! But it took awhile (I’m a slow learner–ha ha)

  • Great pics and scarf! Have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • I like that quote, and I like how you all got creative with your scarves. Fun pictures too!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!

  • I love that you are all wearing that amazing tee and purple! Fantastic pictures! I now realize that I havn t looked at the scarfs😂😂😂😂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t these t-shirts so fun?? Thanks Nancy!!

  • Can I go on the record to say I love ya’lls’ energy? You are so vibrant, Jodie and now I know where you get it from. Thanks for another great video…pinned. And for a quote that should be my mantra. XO

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t that quote just great, Leslie?
      Thanks for such a positive comment!! We are trying to have more fun with the blog—because why not?

  • I used to wear my scarfs so much more, but then I felt like more often than not they just completely overwhelm me and the rest of the outfit.

    And yes, white balance is always a bit trickier with indoor lighting! Not sure what you use to edit your photos, but there should be a way to adjust it.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That is why I love the neck scarves so much lately, Lydia. They don’t seem as overwhelming.
      I’m going to have to practice with this indoor photography. I only use windows media for my photo editing–so that could be part of the problem–it’s very limited (because it’s free). I also don’t have a flash, which could possibly be helpful?

  • All of your styled scarves look great. I have a few but haven’t used them often, I never realised that they could add so much to an outfit #wotw

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Louisa!
      I do think they can be a great element in our outfits!! I found I had to hang them by my jewelry box so I’d remember to grab one every once in a while!! Those habit things, you know??

  • Raindrops of Sapphire

    This is fantastic! I just found your blog and I love that you mix 3 ages of style. I wouldn’t have guessed you were 50 at all, you look so much younger. I think you all look great styling this scarf!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hi Lorna!! Thanks for finding my blog of my family!! And what a fabulous compliment to read this morning—-that just made my day!!

  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    You have reminded me about scarves! I have a lovely selection of them, but haven’t worn a single one this year, I will remedy that, thanks! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know exactly what you mean, Jocelyn!!
      I ended up having to hang them near my jewelry box, so now I see them and wear them more!!

  • donnaduck

    I definitely have more long scarves than anything else, and there are days when I wear one of them, that I tie the scarf 6 different ways by the end of the day! It seems I’m never satisfied with the look, so I try something else. And then something else. And then… over and over. I’ve really liked your videos, and your imagination too! You Tube is overflowing with scarf videos, so there’s no excuse for any of us to not know how to get the scarf look we want these days! I guess my biggest issue is not having a video in front of me when I’m getting dressed (lol!), and then not remembering how the person said to wrap it!! Oh well- eventually I’ll master at least one look! Thanks so much for your series!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think everyone feels this way Donna. At least I used to. And to tell you the truth, I just started wearing my long scarves just 2 ways—basically like mom’s & nancy’s (without the one end out) all the time. One way to be more vertical and the other to be more full front. But probably after a year, I decided I knew these 2 ways just fine and then started branching out. Otherwise, I think there’s so many ways to tie scarves that it’s too overwhelming—and you just give up!!
      I love hearing that other women feel the same way–so thanks for taking the time to comment!!

  • Karen

    I’ve enjoyed your scarf series! Most of mine are the big square kind, but I do have rectangles and try to tie them differently for variation, but often go back to a tried and true way that works. I love scarves and the polish they bring to an outfit. It looks like you all really enjoyed your trip when you were there! That t-shirt!! I’ll bet you got some questions about that one, right? It is just the best!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Karen!! I’ve had a couple friends even want one of these t-shirts—isn’t that cute! Although my husband wants to get a shirt that says something on the back for when he’s taking photos. You know, something like—I’m the photographer for Jodie’s Touch of Style—isn’t he funny?
      Interesting that most of your scarves are the big square ones? How do you usually wear them? I think I only have 1 or 2 like that , and they get very little love from me. I’ll have to work on that!!
      Happy Friday!

      • Karen

        Your husband needs the shirt! He could be a walking advertisement!
        The big square scarves I often fold into a triangle, then keep folding toward the long edge (fold edge). That makes a sort of rectangle. You can then tie them like a rectangular scarf. They are big, so it works. Sometimes I leave the triangle part in front and bring the ends around the back of my neck and tie them under the triangle like you did earlier in the week, or even over the top if the ends are long enough. I just do what show the pattern off best, typically!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          That’s what Rob says!! I guess I should get on it!!
          Thanks for sharing about your scarf! It totally makes sense, since it’s a square—I’m going to go give mine a try!!

  • Love scarves! I especially like using them to fill in a neck that’s a little too open for me. Love all your options 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ha—that’s exactly what my mom says many times, Em!! She has this aversion to an open neck, and always wants to fill it with a scarf or necklace!! And now I’m starting to feel the same way! 🙂
      Thanks for saying hi and happy Friday!!

  • Charlotte and Nancy are such good sports about posing your way. They always look adorable.

    I’ve decided I like scarves tied in the usual ways — like Nancy’s before you pulled out one side, and ends pulled through a folded loop. Maybe I’m too predictable.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahhh…but there’s nothing wrong with predictable Jean!! And it makes it easier when you’re getting dressed because you don’t have to mess around as long!!!
      Thanks for chiming in and happy Friday!!