Scarf Knots To Make Summer Dresses

We hope you are enjoying the Summer!
This month we want to show you our two favourite ways to wear your scarves as summer dresses.

For most of the styles we recommend using large scarves, this style as worn by Susie Bubble above for example uses 2 large scarves. To get the look, simply tie the top right corner of the first scarf with the top left corner of the second scarf and tie the top left corner of the first scarf to the top right corner of the second scarf. Use a few pins to hold the bottom of the scarves in place.

For most of the styles we recommend using large scarves, this style as worn by Susie Bubble above for example uses 2 large scarves. To get the look, simply tie the top right corner of the first scarf with the top left corner of the second scarf and tie the top left corner of the first scarf to the top right corner of the second scarf. Use a few pins to hold the bottom of the scarves in place.

For the second look we used two large scarves (120cm x 120cm) and one long scarf to tie around the waist as a belt. Knot the top right corner of the first large scarf with the top left corner of the second large scarf. With the knot behind your neck, drape the two scarves on your shoulders and over your chest. Position the two scarves to cover your body and hold in place by wrapping the long scarf around your waist as a belt.

For the second look we used two large scarves (120cm x 120cm) and one long scarf to tie around the waist as a belt. Knot the top right corner of the first large scarf with the top left corner of the second large scarf. With the knot behind your neck, drape the two scarves on your shoulders and over your chest. Position the two scarves to cover your body and hold in place by wrapping the long scarf around your waist as a belt.

This Month's Favourite Scarf Knot - Scarf Knots To Make Pretty Summer Tops

It's finally the holiday season and if you are planning to go away this Summer,
these will be great knots to know!

For the first one, you will need two small silk scarves and a belt. Knot the top right corner of the first scarf with the top left corner of the second scarf. Do the same with the other two top corners, this will create the neckline. Put your head through, the knots should be on your shoulders, tie the belt around your waist to hold the top.

For the first one, you will need two small silk scarves and a belt. Knot the top right corner of the first scarf with the top left corner of the second scarf. Do the same with the other two top corners, this will create the neckline. Put your head through, the knots should be on your shoulders, tie the belt around your waist to hold the top.

This last knot can be tied using a medium or a large square scarf. Hold the scarf from the two top corners in front of you, tie a knot on each side, roughly 30cm down each corners (make sure they are at equal heights). The lower you tie the knots, the lower the neckline of the top will be. Holding the two knotted corners, wrap around your neck and tie one last knot behind to hold. Wrap the two bottom corners around your waist and hold the scarf in place with a belt.

This last knot can be tied using a medium or a large square scarf. Hold the scarf from the two top corners in front of you, tie a knot on each side, roughly 30cm down each corners (make sure they are at equal heights). The lower you tie the knots, the lower the neckline of the top will be. Holding the two knotted corners, wrap around your neck and tie one last knot behind to hold. Wrap the two bottom corners around your waist and hold the scarf in place with a belt.

 
For the second style, you will need a large square scarf, at least 120cm wide along the edges, the larger the scarf the better! Fold the scarf into a triangle and hold the scarf over your chest with the right angle pointing down. Wrap both corners around your back, bring the left corner up towards your right shoulder and take the right corner underneath your arm back towards the front. You should have both corners up on your chest at this stage, simply tie a knot to hold, you can also use a pretty brooch instead! 

For the second style, you will need a large square scarf, at least 120cm wide along the edges, the larger the scarf the better! Fold the scarf into a triangle and hold the scarf over your chest with the right angle pointing down. Wrap both corners around your back, bring the left corner up towards your right shoulder and take the right corner underneath your arm back towards the front. You should have both corners up on your chest at this stage, simply tie a knot to hold, you can also use a pretty brooch instead! 

This Month's Favourite Scarf Knot - The Neckerchief

This month, as the weather gets warmer we are putting the spotlight on neckerchiefs! 

We love the Girl Guides... and Boy Scouts style of this knot,
it works particularly well with a bright scarf!

The neckerchief fold is simple and works very well with a small scarf or a pocket square. Fold the scarf into a triangle, roll the long edge towards the point leaving a portion of the corner unrolled. The neckerchief is then fastened around the neck with the ends tied into a knot.

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April's Favourite Scarf Knot - The Turban

It's official, Spring is upon us!
To celebrate we want to share our favourite head scarf: The Turban

We love turbans here at the CFM Studio! Not only can they rescue a bad hair day, they can also be worn in the evening as a glamorous head piece, à la Grace Kelly (see below).

In essence, the turban is quite a simple knot to create. All you need is a long scarf. Depending on it's width, you might want to fold it in half lengthwise. Line up the centre of the scarf with the base of you head. Lift each side up to cover your ears, twist at the top and knot at the back.

For an illustrated 'how to tie a turban knot' and more, visit our Scarf Knot page here.
Enjoy!

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Knot your scarf like no one else this month!

March has arrived and Spring is almost upon us!!

Time to share with you some of our favourite and fun ways to tie your scarf!

We love this amazing look by Vika Gazinskaya, above left. Simply use a large square scarf, fold it into a triangle, arrange it on her head and plait it with your hair into a large braid, dreamy!. On the left, Susie Bubble’s silky cap is great too! Simply fold your square scarf into a triangle, place it on top of a baseball cap and tie a knot at the back!

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February's Favourite Scarf Knot - The Bandana Style Knot

Happy February everyone!

Let’s start the month with one of our favourite scarf knots, The Bandana Style Knot!

It is a personal favourite, I could almost call it my go-to knot! I love how it adds a dash of colour to an everyday outfit :-)

This style is very simple to do and it can be achieved using a square scarf of any size!

They all start the same way; First, fold your square scarf in half from one corner to the other to form a triangle. Bring the two corners which are furthest away from each other over your shoulders and around your neck.

For smaller scarves, simply tie a knot behind your neck adjusting the front to create some attractive folds.

For larger scarves, wrap the two corners around your neck and bring them back over to the front, then tie them into a simple knot or a bow.

You can also knot each corner individually to give them a little weight or wear it loose over your shoulders as seen below in the last photo by Hermes.

As you can see, there are many possibilities!

xoxo

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Our favourite scarf knots for the festive season!

As you all know scarves can be worn in so many ways, they are amazing! What I love in Winter is a silk scarf can be worn more as a star accessory as opposed to keeping you warm ( They can do too, but let's be frank nothing better than wool when it's really cold!) Below is a small collection of scarf knots ideas, from the famous Fridah Kahlo head scarf style (Tutorial here), to Juliane Moore's very stylish pussy bow with a white scarf on a stylish LBD, to Susie Lau wearing a square scarf as a top below, such a nice way to show off a print. 

My favourite look of all though will have to be this one below, Susie Lau wearing her whole collection of Hermes scarves all tied together into one evening dress, truly amazing!!

Three Ways To Wear a Square Scarf This Autumn

Temperatures are falling which means Autumn is finally upon us.
Here are three ways to style your square scarf to keep you warm and looking
chic during the cooler months ahead.

1: Try the bandana knot with a medium scarf, fold it into a triangle, wrap around the neck and knot at the front. 

2: The small sailor knot and cravat knot are two of our favourites! Simply fold the scarf into a triangle, roll the scarf, wrap around the neck and knot at the front. Chic!

3: This knot is very stylish and works great with a simple shirt and a small square scarf, simply fold the scarf into a triangle, roll the scarf, wrap around underneath the collar of your shirt, and tie like a cravat at the front.

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Scarves styling as seen in Mad Men

I am a huge fan of Madmen. Set in the 1960’s, and produced by Matthew Weiner, the TV series follows the lives of men and women in an advertising company calling Sterling Cooper on Madison Avenue, New York.

The women characters are very fabulous and the styling (by Janie Bryant) is absolutely beautiful. Here are some of my favourite looks, sporting classic square scarves of course!

Gorgeous Bettie Draper (below) favours square scarves worn as bandanas - really pretty and an easy look to achieve, perfect to update a work outfit. Simply fold your square scarf in half into a triangle and drape over your shoulders. You can knot a little bow at the front if you like.

Below, Megan Draper and Joan Harris wear their scarves as headscarves. It is such a pretty look and a great way to style a scarf particularly when it gets a bit too warm to cover your neck.

Below are a few looks where Peggie Olsen, Betty and Joan wear scarves as cravats, very chic!

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