Whether you know it or not there is a science to bundling up. Anywhere from 40 to 50 percent of our body heat can be lost from the surface of the head and neck. So if you want to be functional – i.e., not freeze, but remain stylish, master one of these four easy scarf knots. You’ll avoid the chills and still keep your swag.

The Parisian

You have probably spotted it in many of your travels as it the most recognizable scarf knot in the world. Popularized by the French, it leaves a large knot on the collar protecting the neck.

What You’ll Need: The Parisian requires a longer scarf to tie properly. You should also avoid bulky pieces, as it will make the knot look too big.

Step 1: Fold the scarf in half. The result should be one side where the ends meet and the other a loop.
Step 2: Hang the folded scarf around your neck so that the ends and loop are meeting.
Step 3: Pull the end portion of the scarf through the loop and your Parisian knot is complete.

man in sweater on white background

The Ron Roll

Ron Suhanosky, style consultant and founder of the XOR fashion brand, has designed his own twist to the scarf knot. “Ever since my first trip to Europe I developed a fascination with how to wear a scarf in a practical but sophisticated way,” he explained. His scarves include a tab that secures the knot in place.

What You’ll Need: A medium to long scarf that has a flap to pull the ends through to fasten it. In terms of the material Ron suggests a more high-end fabric “I absolutely prefer a fine Italian cashmere wrapped around my neck! There is nothing that feels better for my chin to nest in.”

Step 1: Drape the scarf around your neck with one end hanging lower than the other.
Step 2: Loop the longer end around your neck so that both ends are equal in length.
Step 3: Stuff the longer end through the provided loop for a chic visual.

Ron roll scarf knot

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