After getting dressed this morning, I thought to myself, “This outfit would be amazing if I wore a scarf with it.” I ran back over to my closet, pulled out a gray, lightweight scarf and wrapped it around my neck. Then I wrapped it again. And then again. And then I reached the point where I realized I just couldn’t wear my scarf without it looking bulky and awkward in this newly arrived spring weather. I left my apartment with a bare neck and the unmistakable feeling that my look was missing that extra something.

Then I stumbled upon this Fashionista, and all of my scarf woes instantly vanished. That’s because she took a fresh and adorable take on how to style everyone’s go-to neck accessory, even in the warm weather. This Fashionista wore her navy and white scarf sailor style by tucking it under the collar of a white button-down shirt and tying it in a knot. She finished the look with cuffed jeans and trusty brown boots. Overall, there was no doubt that the look just worked. She flawlessly balanced the polished top half with the rugged lower half, and there is nothing quite like some good juxtaposition when it comes to an outfit. There was an undeniably effortless French vibe to her look, and the nautical scarf made it all the cooler.

I had never even considered wearing a scarf this way until I spotted this Fashionista. Now I’m in desperate need of scarves with which to style, and I’m sure you’re itching for some as well. Luckily, Modcloth offers a few that’ll be perfect for the spring. And if you’re one who always gravitates toward exciting colors and patterns, you can’t go wrong with a sweet little Anna Coroneo scarf.

I don’t know about all of you, but I definitely have my accessory inspiration all set for spring. Just incorporate scarves the way this Fashionista did, and picking out your outfits is guaranteed to be smooth sailing.

How To: This Fashionista’s exact look is easy to snag because it’s made up of so many closet essentials. Pair your favorite button-down with jeans and lace-up boots, slip on the scarf and you’re good to go!