Would you love to reinvigorate your everyday look with hardly any effort at all? Let me introduce you to one of this year’s most simple and versatile trends — the neckerchief.
Although small in size, this accessory packs a big punch, simply because it’s not something you see every day. Despite having several surges in popularity since its original debut, the neckerchief has never become a wardrobe staple — and ironically, that’s exactly what makes it so special now that it’s on the upswing in 2024. Combining the practical with a sense of fun and flair, a neckerchief lends itself to seamless incorporation into any wardrobe. If you’re ready to give this trend a go, here’s everything you need to know about folding, tying and selecting a print to match your look.
Basic Neckerchief Folds & Knots
One aspect of the neckerchief trend that I find especially fun is how customizable they are. Between the various folding methods and knot styles, there are many different looks that you can achieve with just a single silk scarf. For example, a front-facing triangle fold is sure to bring out your wild (western) side, while a tightly rolled neckerchief finished with a simple square knot can feel more Parisian-chic. Here are three popular folding methods that you can experiment with to find the look that most speaks to you.
How to Tie a Square Knot
If there’s only one thing you learn about styling a neckerchief, it should be how to tie a square knot. This simple knot style leaves the tails of your neck scarf hanging just right and is as easy to tie as it is to untie. Just remember right over left, left over right.