One thing that makes me gleeful for these cooler temps is the return of scarf season! Scarves are just about the most versatile accessory on the planet, but some people still find them a bit intimidating. Never fear! I’ve gathered together 20 different looks in the gallery below to help give you a little confidence when it comes to dressing your neck.
Forever Plaid 1 of 20Don't be afraid to mix up patterns like this plaid scarf and pinstriped shirt.
image via Fanny
Scarves and Skirts 2 of 20I love a scarf when paired with a skirt, something like this is perfect for days that aren't too cool.
via blogger Atlantic-Pacific
Belted Over The Shoulder 3 of 20I can remember my mom sporting a similar look, but I don't remember it looking this chic. What do you think?
inspiration via blogger B. Jones
Knotted At The Neck 4 of 20I'll admit I'm a sucker for preppy style which is why I kind of love this look.
via Tumblr Crush Cul de Sac
Dress Up Your Denim 5 of 20Pair a feminine scarf with a loose shirt over boyfriend jeans, casual yet classic.
inspiration via Cupcakes and Cashmere
Purple Paired With Stripes 6 of 20Mixing patterns and contrasting colors is awesome, blogger Sidney does it with style. Tie your scarf by wrapping once around and then tying ends in front.
inspiration via The Daybook
Knitted Prep 7 of 20Hermione Granger may have been onto something with the school girl scarf look I think.
inspiration spotted via Fashionising
Chunky Circle Scarf 8 of 20Infinity scarf, circle scarf, call it what you want. These things look awesome with just about anything.
inspiration via Kendi everyday
Belted At The Waist 9 of 20Belt a silk scarf at the waist over a cardigan to replicate this chic look.
inspiration via lookbook.nu
Long And Straight 10 of 20Sometimes it's best to keep it classic and let your scarf hang long and loose.
inspiration via Metaphor
Loose Knot 11 of 20Knot a silk scarf loosely around the neck to replicate this look.
inspiration via My Style Pill
More Layers! 12 of 20Short skirts aren't really my thing, but layers totally are. The top half of this outfit I can do!
inspiration via Atlantic-Pacific
Black on Black 13 of 20Don't be nervous about keeping in the same color palate. Black on black, navy on navy? Go for it!
inspiration via the Sydney Morning Herald
Animal Print 14 of 20Don't let animal prints freak you out, scarves are the perfect way to introduce a little safari style into your wardrobe.
inspiration via The Blonde Salad
Watercolor Stripes 15 of 20Bright blocky colors go so well with nautical stripes. Leave a loose end hanging down for some extra flare.
inspiration via Inspired Design
Low Loose Knot 16 of 20What do you think about this tying method?
inspiration via The Sartorialist
Statement Scarf 17 of 20Okay so most of us don't have silk Chanel scarves just laying around, but a bold pattern worn chunky like this brings a basic outfit to life.
via Berry Blonde
Color Block 18 of 20Forget the pattern and keep it in the same (color) family. Red on red, why not?!
inspiration via Britt and Whit
Super Long Loop 19 of 20Here's a great way to wear a super long scarf, one loose loop is all you need.
inspiration via Chictopia
Chunky Love 20 of 20Never mind the "no neck" effect, a super chunky scarf is a fall and winter wardrobe staple.
inspiration via We Heart It
*lead image via Harper’s Bazaar
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