By Nancy Hogan Neill, DRES System marketing assistant & wordsmith

If you’re into cheap chic like I am, you probably love wearing scarves, mufflers and shawls during fall and winter. They are certainly less expensive than most clothing items or leather anything! And the ways to wear them seem endless.

Think of the variations in this accessory, too. They run the gamut from this ultra-conservative, 100% cashmere Brooks Brothers’s gray ruana:


–To this trendy, crazy-bright number from Zazzle:


Scarves can be folded or tied around the head, neck, waist–even one’s wrist–to liven up anyone’s wardrobe. My standard technique (if the piece is long enough) is the ultra-simple loop tie, or slip knot: Fold the scarf in half, lengthwise, place around the back of the neck, then pull the loose ends through the folded end.

There are also myriad websites that clearly illustrate how to tie a scarf of virtually any size, shape or material. is new to me but seems to have lots of new ideas. 

Lastly, here’s a link to the excellent scarf-tying technique video from

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