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How to Turn a Rectangular Scarf into a Top?

No matter the season, rectangle scarves are a stylish and practical accessory that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. While it’s a classic accessory, it can also be transformed into a stylish top. These are 17 ways to turn your rectangle scarves into a top that’s perfect for any body shape and color scheme.

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17 ways to turn a rectangular scarf into a top

Before getting started, you might need some extra accessories to hold edges or create a unique decorative piece. We have skipped those styles that require cutting, sewing, or stitching the scarf. The mentioned methods can create the cutest styles but might ruin the aesthetic of the wrap.

Accessories required: A regular rectangular scarf, an extra scarf for layered looks, bias tape, a belt and a bow

1. Simple Tie

Method: Fold the rectangular scarf in half lengthwise. Wrap it around your neck. Tie it in a knot. Adjust the length of the scarf. Tuck extra fabric on your shirt or sweater.

Style: Simplicity and Elegant

2. Knotted Shoulder

Method: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Drape it over your shoulder. Create a sweetheart neckline by tying a knot at the base of your neck.

Style: Dramatic look and edge

3. Bohemian Style

Method: Drape the scarf over one shoulder. Let it fall off the other. Tie a knot or use bias tape at the base of your neck to keep it in place. Add some bohemian accessories to complete the look.

Style: Bohemian vibes and texture

4. Layered Look

Method: Fold one scarf in half lengthwise. Drape it over your shoulder like a shawl. Fold the other scarf in half widthwise. Drape it over the first scarf. Take one end of the second scarf and pull it through the loop formed by the first scarf. Tie them together or use bias tape at the base of your neck.

Style: Warmth and texture

5. Belted Style

Method: Choose a large and soft scarf that can cover your torso. Fold your regular scarf in half lengthwise. Wrap it around your body. Cross the ends over your chest and tuck them under your arms creating a V-neckline. Tie the adjacent corners in a knot at your waist with a belt.

Style: Add definition

6. Tied Sleeves

Method: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Wrap it around each sleeve. Tie it in a knot at the base of your wrist.

Style: Interest in your outfit

7. Off-the-Shoulder Style

Method: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Drape it over both shoulders. Create a fluffy knot by tying the adjacent corners at the base of your neck.

Style: Showing off some skin and a dramatic look

8. Cowl Neck Halter

Method: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Drape it around your neck. Pull both ends up over your head like a hoodie. Secure the joints with safety pins.

Style: Warmth and Texture

9. Half-Tied Style

Method: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Drape it around your neck. Tie one end in a knot or bow. Leave the other end loose.

Style: Asymmetric

10. Ruffled Style

Method: Fold the scarf in half widthwise. Drape it over one shoulder. Let it fall off the other. Ruffle it up with your hands for added texture and volume.

Style: Volume and Interest

11. Wraparound Style

Method: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Drape it around your body like a shawl. Tie it at one shoulder with a knot or bow. Leave the other end loose.

Style: Warmth, Movement, and Flow

12. Cross Front Halter

Method: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Drape it around your body like a shawl. Tie both ends in front of you with a knot or bow (you can do a double knot). Leave the back loose.

Style: Freedom, Warmth, and showing off some skin

13. Triangle Style

Method: Fold the scarf diagonally into a triangle shape. Drape one point over each shoulder. Leave both ends loose.

Style: Warmth, Freedom, and showing some skin

14. Layered Collar Style

Method: Fold the rectangular scarf diagonally into a triangle shape. Drape each point around each collarbone. Leave both ends loose.

Style: Freedom and showing off some skin

15. Layered Necklace Style

Method: Fold the scarf diagonally into a triangle shape. Drape each point around each collarbone. Leave both ends loose. Add cute necklaces of different lengths and styles to complete the look.

Style: Texture, Warmth, and Interest

16. Scarf Cape Style

Method: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Drape it around your body like a shawl. Tie both ends together at the back with a knot or bias tape. Leave the front loose for added movement and flow.

Style: Drama, Warmth and Volume

17. Scarf Tunic Style

Method: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Drape it around your body like a shawl. Tie both ends together at the front with a knot or bias tape. Leave the back loose.

Style: Length and Coverage

18. Scarf Sleeve Style

Method: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Wrap it around your arms like a sleeve. Make sure that it covers your shoulders and upper arms. Try this with kimono sleeves for the best looks.

Style: Texture and warmth

19. Scarf Dress Style

Method: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Drape it around your body like a shawl. Tie both ends together at the front with a knot or bow. Leave the back loose. Pull the front of the extra fabric over your chest and shoulders to create a dress-like effect.

Style: Drama and Volume

20. Scarf Halter Style

Method: Choose a long and wide scarf. Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Drape it around your neck like a halter necklace. Cover your shoulders and upper back with the scarf.

Style: Texture and Warmth

21. Scarf Shawl Collar Style

Method: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Drape it around your neck like a shawl collar. Cover your neck and shoulder with the scarf.

Style: Texture, warmth, and layering other clothes

Conclusion

These styles are perfect to go with a colorful scarf made from lightweight fabric of cashmere. Our cashmere scarves are made from 100% pure luxurious material from the Himalayas. Choose your favorite scarves and create the best top that suits your personality.