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Chic Ways To Tie A Scarf That Will Make You Look Outstanding This Winter

Chic Ways To Tie A Scarf That Will Make You Look Outstanding This Winter

Brrr … the cold weather is setting in as autumn’s cooler winds whistle down the chimneys and nature loses its color as leaves pale and flutter to join the heap on the ground. The woollies start coming out and everyone is draped in many layers. But the cold weather shouldn’t stop you from looking trendy: you don’t have to go around looking like a stuffed toy because of the warm clothes you wear! You can look hot with the use of the most simple of accessories in your wardrobe—the scarf.

Wearing a scarf over your woollies gives you a nice burst of color. While many people wait for the cooler weather to start wearing scarves, you don’t need a season or a reason to wear one, you can wear them all year round.

There are several ways to tie a scarf. Of course, there is the standard method of wearing a scarf by draping it over the shoulders from the back to the front, with the two ends of the scarf running down the lapels of your coat, or you could try flinging the scarf over one shoulder.

Below are some different ways to look smart in a scarf this fall. While most people will be wearing their scarves flung back across both shoulders or dangling down their chests, you can stand out and accessorize differently.

Simple scarf knots

If your style is simple yet stunning, you could go for the basic wrap-and-tie look, which isn’t difficult. You just wrap the scarf around your neck once and tie the sides of the scarf in the middle over your chest, while the free ends dangle below. A variation of the wrap-and-tie look is to wrap the scarf around your neck twice and the second time tie your scarf over your chest and let the ends float free.

    You could also go for the muffler, which is probably one of the most common ways to wear a scarf, as it covers the chest from the cold. The muffler usually pops out of the coat or shirt, while the ends are tucked into the front of the coat and the loop around your neck is invisible.

    If you want to dramatize your look, drape your scarf over your shoulders and then throw one end of the scarf over the opposite shoulder giving the look of a drape—this is called the dramatic. You could also wear the scarf like a cape—the cape wrap—which is similar to the dramatic drape and covers both your shoulders but is tied right below the neck.

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      You never knew you could be so creative with your simple scarf, hey? Why don’t you try the four-in-hand choker? Don’t worry it isn’t complicated. You wrap the scarf around your neck twice and then instead of letting the ends hang loose, you tuck them in around your neck giving a chic look to your outfit.

        If you feel cold, you could spread your scarf over your shoulders and then tie a knot under over your heart, giving a neat look called the shoulder duster.

        The shrug wrap is also an interesting way to wear the scarf. Bring the scarf from behind your neck to the front and take the two ends and cross them in the front, only to tie them behind your back. The front part covers the chest area, but gives you a great look. You could wear a short necklace or brooch to make it look trendy.

          The Slip knot is another familiar way to wear a scarf nowadays. You fold your scarf lengthwise and insert the loose ends into the loop. You tighten the scarf in such a way that the loop with the two ends popping out cross over at the front of your neck.

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            Circle scarves

            The DIY circle scarf is quite fashionable, especially if you are wearing a solid color and your scarf is a contrasting hue or a blast of color. The DIY circle scarf is worn wrapped around the neck like a multi-layered necklace. It keeps you warm and makes you look classy. You could strategically pin a brooch so that it adds to the elegant look.

              The double loop is a looser version of the DIY circle scarf. Wrap the scarf around your neck twice and then tie the loose ends behind your neck, so you can’t see the knot and let the layers of the scarf fall in front.

                Tie-style knots

                The necktie knot, as the name implies, is tied like a necktie. It makes you look serious and tidy. You can take it off without untying the knot and slip it back on again. Like the necktie knot, the square knot looks like a tie knot, only bigger and loosely hanging mid-chest. This, again, is easily worn and taken off without going to the trouble of untying it. You just slip it on.

                   

                  The Girly Windsor sounds quite royal and is an interesting play on the ordinary necktie. Place the scarf behind your neck and let the ends fall in the front and tie knots in both, allowing one of the knots to be looser than the other. Then tuck the tighter knot into the looser knot and pull to tighten. This will give you a tidy look as if you were wearing a loose tie.

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                    Most of you won’t remember Pan Am: it was once the largest and the main international airline in the US. The air hostesses wore their scarves tied around their necks. The short scarf would be tied right under the chin, with the short loose ends pointing out in a style called the Pan Am knot. This style looks good on shirts, especially collarless shirt.

                      If you like a traditional-but-fancy style you could use the bow tie. Put the scarf around your neck, allow the loose ends to come in the front in equal length. Tie a bow tie at chest level and allow the loose ends to fall below the bow.

                      Scarf Bow

                        Everything French is fashionable, even a simple French knot. Tying a French knot looks great, especially a double wrap French knot: you wrap the scarf around the neck twice and then tie a knot on one side of the neck, letting the ends hang loose—preferably with one end pointing downwards and the other one casually left to float between your shoulder and chest.

                        How to Tie a Scarf: Double Wrap French Knot

                          Head scarf styles

                          The scarf is undoubtedly a great accessory and can be used in various ways. If you want to, you can use it around your head, tying it in different, beautiful styles. The simplest way to wear the scarf is the head wrap. As the name implies, you wrap the scarf around your head, just following the structure of the head. You could pin a brooch on it to make it look chic.

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                            Those who want to show hair can tie the scarf like a headband knotted at the nape of the neck. You could leave the loose ends to fly on your back, determining the length you want as you like.

                            An interesting way to wear the scarf around the head is by twisting your scarf and then wrapping it on the head. You could cover your hair, or you could allow it to look like a bandanna, showing hair. Of course, when we wear a scarf on our head, we can’t resist tying it in a bow. This gives you a girlish look and adds texture to your scarf.

                              If you want to look wild, then the bandanna wrap is the style for you. It says, “I am a stylish rebel,” and is the easiest style for your scarf. And why not try the forehead wrap? Tie the scarf around from the back of your head, so that the knot (which could be a Pan Am, bow, or be tucked in) comes in the front. You could pin a brooch onto the knot, giving it a chic look.

                                So, if you haven’t tried wearing a scarf until now, this fall is your chance to keep warm and look trendy.

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                                16 Simple Rules to Live by for a Successful And Fulfilling Life

                                16 Simple Rules to Live by for a Successful And Fulfilling Life

                                Is your day-to-day life full of stress and chaos?

                                Are you scrambling to find a peaceful moment in the day when you can put your feet up and relax? Are you rushed, stressed out and ready to call it quits?

                                Why is that so? Who is responsible for it? Why have we made it so difficult?

                                The solution is simple: simplify your life.

                                It’s the implementation part that is hard, but here are the rules to live by to help you with that:

                                1. Believe in Yourself , but Be Aware of Your Limitations

                                The first step to accomplishing all your goals and making your dreams come true starts with this simple realization that you are human:

                                You are not perfect and you can’t do everything alone.

                                Always keep things realistic. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself that you find it hard to move; trust yourself to deliver what you need to, but also be prepared to cut yourself some slack.

                                Own up when you make a mistake. Set goals, and enjoy the journey.

                                2. De-clutter and Simplify

                                You have a thousand different things screaming for attention:

                                You have to tidy up the kids’ room again; you have to do the dishes and laundry; and the never-ending household chores are waiting. You have to organize your calendar and make room for more appointments; make time to socialise; help the kids with homework; and make a gazillion school runs.

                                Don’t even get started on what needs to be done at the office.

                                Let’s get one thing straight—you cannot accomplish anything unless you get yourself some of the clarity that comes from creating space in your life, in your relationships and your environment.

                                You need to reduce, cut back, simplify—Only then will you stop the feeling of being overwhelmed and rushed.

                                Give anything you haven’t used for the past 3 years to charity. Get organized

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                                Enjoy the concept of enjoying without owing, and appreciating without acquiring.

                                3. Use Everything in Moderation

                                This is something I live by, be it work, socializing, family commitments, overeating, shopping, or watching too much TV—it helps with every single thing.

                                Embrace the philosophy of “having enough”:

                                There’s no need to go to extremes, so exercise common sense and learn to curb any obsessive behaviour.

                                Spend less money than you make. watch your diet and watch less TV.

                                4. Keep Things in Perspective

                                I admit there will be times when nothing will go your way, and you will find yourself fighting battles, fixing problems and minimizing damage all day long.

                                We all have those days, and it is too easy to get caught up in the drama. Get a handle on things: this, too, shall pass.

                                Your child will get better soon, the noisy neighbourhood parties will end, your backstabbing colleague will get transferred (we can hope, can’t we?), and there will be actual days where you tick off all the items on your to-do list.

                                Don’t sweat the small stuff. Have an open mind. Here’s Why Perspective Taking Is an Essential Skill for Success.

                                5. Treat Others How They Want to Be Treated

                                You might end up getting in trouble if you try treating others how you want to be treated, instead of how they would like you to treat them.

                                For instance, if you are not a phone person, you might not call your friend because you assume that they feel the same way you do, which may not be the case.

                                Try to be sensitive to the needs of others, and occasionally going out of your way to do something for them.

                                Try not to judge. Be generous; try to do something nice for somebody on a regular basis.

                                6. Family First

                                My priority is my family, and I left work to start my own freelancing career for the flexible hours it gives.

                                That doesn’t mean that my work is not important—it just means that I have to operate in a way that works for me and my family.

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                                How important is it to you that you spend time with your family? Are you making sure that your work doesn’t prevent you from doing just that? What sort of arrangements have you made to make it happen?

                                You don’t have to stop living your life for your family members, but you’ll feel far less guilt if you prioritise and make time for them.

                                7. Pay Attention to the Moment

                                Stop thinking about what happened in the past, or worry about what might happen in the future.

                                Live in the moment and learn to savour each one: How to Live in the Moment and Stop Worrying

                                8. Have a Positive Mindset

                                You are what you think all day long.

                                If you have nothing but negative thoughts racing through your ahead, then that’s what you are going to get, so try shifting to a more positive outlook on life.

                                You will be surprised to see that whatever you wished for will start to manifest itself around you.

                                “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” ― Henry Ford

                                This is How to Cultivate a Positive Mindset (A Step-By-Step Guide).

                                9. Educate Yourself

                                The most interesting people are the ones who take an interest in life and never let go of the “beginner’s mind”. They discover learning opportunities and continue to grow, both personally and professionally.

                                Be a life-long learner. You don’t have to get old to become wise.

                                Read good books. Try to learn something new every day. Take courses in subjects you enjoy.

                                Learn to Create a Habit of Continuous Learning for a Better You.

                                10. Be Passionate About Something

                                There are some people who are so bursting with energy and vitality that others feel compelled to listen to them, and feel drawn to them.

                                Passionate home cooks, budding interior designers, gourmet chocolate lovers, antique collectors—just try asking them a question about their interest and they will talk your ears off.

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                                You want to be that person:

                                Someone who’s full of love for something significant.

                                Have one meaningful hobby that encourages you to follow your passion, and you’ll begin each day looking forward to something special.

                                Don’t know your passion? Take a look at this: How to Find Your Passion and Live a Fulfilling Life

                                11. Always Be Reflective

                                Do you ever think about yourself in moments of solitude?

                                What makes you, you? What makes you tick? What bores you to death? What sort of things do you dream of? What can’t you get over? What regrets do you have of your past?

                                Take some time to think about those things and you’ll understand yourself more clearly and deeply. You’d be surprised at the life-changing impact such reflection can bring.

                                Consider doing a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) or another personality assessment to develop true understanding of your self.

                                12. Surround Yourself with Supportive People

                                Three things can change your life: friends, books and your thoughts.

                                Choose them wisely.

                                Avoid naysayers and party-poopers.

                                Learn the 15 Differences Between Positive People And Negative People and surround yourself with the positve ones.

                                13. Banish the Word “Perfection”

                                Listen to what you tell your children: always do your best and forget about the rest. Here is Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                                You are expert enough. Strive for excellence, not for perfection.

                                14. Fix It or Deal With It, Stop Whining About It

                                Nobody likes a person who complains all the time.

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                                If you look around, you’ll see many people who have been dealt a bad hand, but are making the best of things.

                                Don’t blame others for your problems. Don’t make excuses. Don’t be overly sensitive. Don’t be a drama queen.

                                15. Remember Things That You Are Grateful For

                                Try this exercise:

                                Whenever you are feeling low, make a list of all the things that make you happy, joyous, and grateful.

                                A beautiful family, adoring kids, kind friends, health, happy home, a job that pays the bills, surprise dinner prepared by a loving spouse, a blog, favourite books and keepsakes, unexpected twenty dollar bill in your jeans pocket.

                                Everything counts.

                                After you’ve done this, consider what has happened to the feelings of doom and gloom. It is impossible not to be cheered up after remembering all the fantastic things you have in your life.

                                Be grateful, and always make room for more happiness.

                                Some inspirations for you: 32 Things You Should Be Grateful For

                                16. You Can Have It All, Just Not at the Same Time

                                There is no greater truth than this:

                                You cannot have everything at the same time. You have only 24 hours in a day and need to take care of your relationships, work and spirit.

                                One any given day, the focus will shift. Some days your children have to go to after-school care because you have an important meeting, while other times work has to take a back seat because of a sick child with a high fever.

                                Sometimes you just need to chill with your girlfriends because it has been ages since you last took a break.

                                You don’t have to do everything all at once, and life doesn’t have to be complicated.

                                Simple living is mindful living.

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