ACCESSORIES REPORT: Scarf Down This Trend

Accessories Report

Fighting the climate while staying stylish is often hard to do. As students, often our priority is comfort so when we are looking for a casual outfit to sport in the middle of winter, we gravitate to our leggings, UGG boots and puffer coats. A chic and simple way to amp up our go-to winter ensemble is with a statement scarf. And trust me, it’s never been easier to follow a trend.

I found this Fashionista on her way to grab coffee with a friend. With the ripped jeans and army jacket, the scarf provides a little detail and is the perfect addition to finalize her look. What I really love about this outfit is how this Fashionista combines totally different styles and meshes them together seamlessly. The ripped denim and military-inspired jacket provide a little edge while the scarf and Khombu boots add a preppy element.

Statement scarves dominate the runways and crowd the racks no matter what the season is. They allow any Fashionista to stay true to his/her own style while still looking fab. You can find them in different patterns, textiles, shapes and sizes and you also have the opportunity tie them in a variety of different ways. Winter runways have re-introduced trends like camo, fur, neons and fringe, all of which can be tested out in the form of a scarf. This Jocelyn color-blocked fur infinity scarf is a perfect accessory to rock when you’re looking to simply get your feet wet with the bolder trends that have been so popular.

Don’t ditch this accessory when the sun starts to shine; it’s totally transitional. Now, you can sport it along side a jacket like this Fashionista is doing, or in the warmer months you can still rock it by layering it over a cute summer sundress. Burberry Prorsum has always come out with beautifully printed scarves made of cashmere or silk-blend that are especially versatile throughout all months of the year. Try wearing one like this alongside a chocolate leather jacket and skinnies in the fall/winter months and in warm temperatures you could try out the mixing patterns trend and pairing it with a striped dress. Designers like Gucci are going even farther with the printed scarf trend and turning them into hair accessories or actual clothing like this halter-top. Emilio Pucci was one of the first designers to turn scarf-like materials and patterns into everything from jackets to trousers.

The printed scarf is an easy go-to item when you’re looking to stay warm, cozy but also fashion forward.

Spotted: Chanel showed a twisted up printed scarf on their fall 2012 ready-to-wear runway show. It was a silk-blend but paired with a heavy sweater and leggings. The look also featured the clashing patterns trend.

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