With fall here now, it’s time to change out the closets and exchange sandals for boots, and unpack the leggings and sweaters. It also means that our necks may now need some coverage, and we’ll pack away the plunging tops and blouses until next spring.
The one accessory that’s always a staple in my wardrobe is the practical yet versatile scarf. I’ve been a scarf person for as long as I can remember, and since moving to New York City, I own more than ever before. Although I wear them occasionally in the warmer months, from October through April, I don’t leave home without one.
I’ve never realized the many options as a scarf-wearer, and I usually get stuck with the same old “Parision knot” style where I double the scarf into a loop and then pull the ends through. It makes for a warm wrap in the coldest months on the streets of NYC, but I’ve got more options to explore, and this year I’m going to start.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get one that’s stylish and works for your look or your outfit. And if you’re a neutral person and hate making a commitment to color, scarves are an inexpensive way to introduce a splash to your beige or black ensemble. Take a look at some that I love in my closet.
|Warm-weather silk from Nicole Miller–it’s the perfect accessory for a simple black or white dress.|
|Not for the freezing cold days, this vintage gold shimmery scarf will dress up any outfit.|
|Polka dots are back! Although light in color, this is the perfect wide and long scarf to wrap around your neck for the cowl-neck look. It’s cotton and super soft, from H & M.|
|I love bright stripes! I’ve worn this scarf for years and it’s starting to wear, but still it’s oh so comfy around my neck and warm too! I can’t remember where hubby bought it, but I think it was one of my first Christmas gifts after we were married.|
|The good old standby from the NYC street vendor, this acrylic/faux wool scarf is a staple and every New Yorker should have one. Cost is cheap–usually less than $10!|