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6 Ways to Tie Your 45cm Square Scarf

Add a Pop of Intrigue to Every Outfit

Two photos side by side of fashion designer Sydney Duncan wearing her slow fashion brand's 45cm vegan silk square scarves, one as a bandana and one as a hair tie.

Much like a pair of petite gemstone earrings or an understated gold chain necklace, 45cm square scarves provide a layer of delicate beauty to any and every look in your wardrobe. The small square scarf’s compact size doesn’t overwhelm your ensemble, but rather delicately enhances it. It draws attention to your unique taste and attention to detail, proving that it’s often the smallest accents that can make the biggest impact on your fashion choices!

In today's style guide, I'll be breaking down 6 of the most popular 45cm square scarf styling tricks. Follow along and discover how this classic accessory can jumpstart your tired wardrobe - and in just a few simple steps.




Bandana Style

Stylish profile shot of Sydney Duncan wearing a 45cm scarf of tencel fabric.  The scarf is mauve color with a dragon print.  She is also wearing square glasses and a nude colored top and trousers.

One of the best ways to show off your small square scarf's print is by adopting the classic bandana look, a style made even more exquisite by the petite nature of a 45cm scarf. This styling choice allows the scarf's intricate patterns, vibrant colors, or delicate motifs to take center stage in your outfit, becoming a captivating focal point.


The smaller dimensions of the scarf (several inches smaller than your standard stiff cotton or polyester bandana) add an edge of refinement to this classic style, as does it's intricate hand sewn hem, making for a final look that feels exceptionally curated. It's a subtle yet impactful way to elevate your ensemble, as well as to showcase the artistry of your small square scarf with both elegance and grace.


How to tie:

  1. Fold your 45cm square scarf into a triangle.

  2. Place the folded edge where you would like for it to sit on top of your head.

  3. Tie the loose ends underneath your hair at the back of your neck.




Vintage Neck Tie

A slightly out of focus portrait shot of the slow fashion designer  wearing her 45cm vegan silk square scarf around her neck in retro Audrey Hepburn style.

A favorite of our most revered vintage cinema heroines, this retro square scarf neck tie is the "it" accessory to achieve that quintessential old Hollywood look. Think of icons like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, who effortlessly embodied the elegance of the era. The square scarf neck tie pays homage to this timeless style, adding a touch of old-school glamour to your ensemble.

Wearing the square scarf around the neck allows you to infuse your modern wardrobe with a dash of vintage charm, whether you're dressing up for a special event or simply aiming to elevate your everyday attire - from effortlessly enhancing a classic dress or blouse look, to refining a casual button-down shirt or even a plain tee and high-waisted pants.


How to tie:

  1. Fold your 45cm square scarf into a triangle.

  2. Fold in the widest point on the triangle so that it touches the original folded line.

  3. Continue folding your scarf into a long strip of fabric.

  4. Wrap around your neck with the loose ends at the front-side of your neck.

  5. Let hang loose, or tie into a delicate knot.




Western Style

A dynamic portrait shot of Sydney pulling at a small tencel scarf tied western style around her neck.  The hand hemmed scarf print consists of cherubs and cacti.


Channel the spirit of rugged individualism and frontier fashion and go cowgirl (or cowboy) chic with this classic western neck-bandana square scarf tie.

The western tie is all about capturing the essence of the American frontier, where practicality met fashion. It's a nod to those who roamed the open plains, dressed in distinctive neckerchiefs that not only shielded them from dust but also made a statement about their identity and flair.

More than just a fashion choice, this tie is a symbol of adventure, freedom, and a connection to the rugged landscapes and untamed spirit of the old American West. Don your square scarf in this classic style and let it transport you to a time when the west was wild, and fashion was fearless.



How to tie:

  1. Fold your 45cm square scarf into a triangle.

  2. Keeping the widest point of the triangle at the front of your neck, take the loose ends and tie them into a knot at the back of your neck.



Choker

Profile shot of sustainable fashion designer Sydney Duncan wearing a small square scarf in the style of a choker necklace.  The scarf has a dragon print visible.

For an incredibly sophisticated evening look, this choker necklace inspired fold is the go-to choice.

This particular scarf styling exudes a sense of timeless elegance and allure. It not only accentuates your neckline, drawing attention to your décolletage when paired with a low neckline dress, but also complements a wide range of outfits, from formal evening gowns to chic blouses. The choker-style fold of a 45cm square scarf is a fashion statement that effortlessly combines sophistication and sensuality, making you stand out at any glamorous event.


How to tie:

  1. Fold your 45cm square scarf into a triangle.

  2. Fold in the widest point on the triangle so that it touches the original folded line.

  3. Continue folding your scarf into a long strip of fabric.

  4. Wrap around your neck with the loose ends at the center-back of your neck.

  5. Tie into a delicate knot at the back of your neck.



Ponytail

Portrait shot of ethical fashion designer Sydney Duncan wearing her "Artists Muse" sphinx cat print square scarf as a hair tie.

This flirtatious style not only keeps your hair in place, but also adds a pop of color and flair to your hairstyle, making it a versatile choice for any occasion.


Whether you're dressing up for a romantic dinner, heading to a casual brunch, or simply spicing up your everyday look, the 45cm scarf tied into your ponytail will instantly add a splash of romance to your aesthetic!


How to tie:

  1. Before folding your scarf, first put your hair into a hair tie at the desired position on your head.

  2. Next, continue as usual and fold your 45cm square scarf into a triangle.

  3. Fold in the widest point on the triangle so that it touches the original folded line.

  4. Continue folding your scarf into a long strip of fabric.

  5. Wrap the scarf around your ponytail.

  6. You can secure it with a simple knot or a charming bow, depending on your preference.




Headband

A final portrait of Sydney Duncan wearing the dragon print vegan silk square scarf in 45cm.

A simple and casual style, the headband square scarf tie embodies a carefree attitude perfect for relaxed beach days or picnics in the park. It's an effortless way to inject a pop of color or a subtle pattern into your outfit, showcasing your individual style.

Moreover, the headband strip style is practical and comfortable. It not only keeps your hair away from your face but also adds a touch of nostalgia, reminiscent of carefree summer days. It's a reminder that fashion doesn't always have to be elaborate; sometimes, the simplest choices can make the most significant impact on your overall look.


How to tie:

  1. Fold your 45cm square scarf into a triangle.

  2. Fold in the widest point on the triangle so that it touches the original folded line.

  3. Continue folding your scarf into a long strip of fabric.

  4. Wrap over your head, bringing the loose ends under your hair at the back of your neck.

  5. Tie into a secure knot.


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