A bold scarf can take the place of a statement necklace any day. Elevate basics with an embroidered version that can be worn indoors and out.
J.Crew Fall 2015; Image: Imaxtree
Forget complicated scarf tying tutorials. Drape a blanket scarf over your shoulder and call it a day.
Try to perfectly match your scarf to your coat. The best way to nail this look is by selecting the same color and fabric.
Alberta Ferretti Fall 2015; Image: Imaxtree
For a sleek look, belt a scarf underneath your coat, especially on windy days!
Short scarves are tricky. Keep it simple by looping the ends once and pulling through. The end result will look like an oversized bow tie.
MSGM Fall 2015; Image: Imaxtree
Choose a scarf within the same color story as your outfit and use it as an opportunity to mix and match patterns.
Temperley London Fall 2015; Image: Imaxtree
Up the ante by pairing a colorblocked scarf or fur stole with a colorblocked coat.
A scarf with writing needs a blank slate. Keep your outfit minimal and monochromatic to get your message across.
Combine unexpected colors and fabrics. Think tweed with fur or cherry red with lemon. The more surprising, the better.
Gucci Fall 2015; Image: Imaxtree
Want to create a little drama? Let your scarf trail behind you. For maximum effect, it should fall a few inches above the ground.
Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015; Image: Imaxtree
Skinny scarves can get lost in oversized coats. A large coat calls for chunky accessories. Make sure your accessories can compete.
Bring out the shades of a plaid jacket with the help of a colorblocked fur stole or scarf in the same hues.
Match up your scarf to the trim of your cape. Double the pattern, double the fun.
Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2015; Image: Imaxtree
Or just wear your scarf in place of a cape. It's up to you...
Shake up your workwear by rotating your blazers out and adding in your blanket scarf.
Hermes Fall 2015; Image: Imaxtree
An oversized scarf demands to be the center of attention. Let it! A monochromatic maxi or sweater dress is all you need.
Houghton Fall 2015; Image: Imaxtree
Add a pop of color to any look by draping your blanket scarf on one shoulder and then tying a cardigan of the same shade on top.
Lemaire Fall 2015; Image: Imaxtree
Tuck a thin dress scarf into your trousers and throw on a blazer. If you're feeling cautious, you can hide a cami underneath.
J.Crew Fall 2015; Image: Imaxtree
If your infinity scarf only hides half your face, it's not big enough. End of story.
When you wear a coat with a fur lapel, choose a fur scarf that matches. It prevents your look from getting too busy up top.
Complementary colors are always a fail-safe. Look at opposite shades on a standard color wheel. Then memorize your favorites, like pink and green or blue and yellow.
Wearing a scarf should be simple. After all, it’s just a long piece of fabric, right? And yet scarf tying has practically become a winter sport. You can find hundreds of Pinterest boards dedicated to it and read thousands of articles offering who knows how many ways to loop, swoop and wrap it up. But here’s the catch: Eventually, you’ll run out of ideas for how to tie a scarf. You’ll get bored. You’ll want something that doesn’t require an associate’s degree in origami. That’s when things really get interesting.
For 21 different ideas on how to wear a scarf this season, click on the gallery above.
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