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The Power of the Scarf

You can never own enough scarves! From the variety of materials, sizes, shapes, and price ranges, transform a bland outfit into a fashion masterpiece with the help of your favorite scarf.


Whether you are attempting to dress down a look, or dress up a look, chances are there is a scarf out there to help you accomplish your goals. Need a layering piece for some added warmth? I can guarantee there is a scarf out there to bundle up with. Heading out for a boat ride and need to tame your mane? There is a scarf out there to keep your locks in place. Desperate to cover up the infamous “turkey neck” (I kid you not!)? Grab a scarf and off you go. Moral of the story, the next time you find yourself debating over a scarf, just buy it, and you’ll thank me later!


Using a scarf to dress down a look is demonstrated in my post “How to Wear Boyfriend Jeans Day and Night.” With the addition of a light or pastel colored scarf, tone down a blouse for daytime wear.



Turn to faux fur or cashmere to dress up an outfit. In the post “New Year’s Eve Outfit,” I added a touch of glam with a black faux fur infinity scarf to ring in the new year.



Add some flare to a monochromatic scheme with a different color scarf! Checkout how I attempted this in the recent post “Look Glamorous in Gray.”



Teggy French rocks a silk YSL animal print hair scarf. Just like that, she’s added a little sass to her classic ensemble.

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Jenn of Haute Off The Rack, styles a “hoodie scarf” with her denim and sweater, instantly adding some pizzazz to her foul weather get-up.

Photo courtesy of by: Kaela Roderhorst Photography


The same applies for men’s wear. Take this business casual outfit for example…it would be nothin’ without the scarf!



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  • Reply Karin Rypl February 3, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    This is my very favorite blog!!! Loved that you included Teggy French. I am addicted to scarves & how they can throw a different “twist” on any outfit.

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