Winter Must-Have: Scarves
10 statement looks for winter and how to wear them.
-The Betty Editors
Gwen Stefani makes even a simple scarf look chic.
I think we can all agree: Scarves are the ultimate accessory. Effectively keeping us bundled in arctic conditions, they’re a style workhorse all year round — doing better than any other item to both finish an ensemble and occasionally completely transform a look. Ultimately, the right scarf will call to your personality, whether it’s playful, vibrant or sophisticated. The right style will exude your savvy fashion know-how. Check out the season’s leading trends her — plus, tips for how to wear them from expert Aubrey Fry, associate designer for Vera Wang Ready-to-Wear.
1. Hooded Scarf
“This is what I like to call a two for one,” Fry says. “You don’t have to worry about matching your scarf and hat anymore! Plus, I like that it eliminates the bulky layer of clothing that a zip-up jacket adds to your silhouette when trying to achieve the grungy-chic hoodie effect.”
Unisex Hooded Scarf ($22, americanapparel.com)
2. Fringed-Finish Scarf
Razor-short or dramatically long, fringe is in. “Show off as much edge as possible — literally — by styling triangularly, then tying/twisting to secure loose ends behind the neck,” says Fry.
Paint Drenched Wrap ($19.95, anthropologie.com)
3. Textured Scarf
This season, you’ll see a slew of scarves sporting a ton of texture — like fabric waves, gathering and crinkles. “Wear the look bundled, casually draped or long and flounced,” notes Fry. “Whichever way you choose, it’ll add interesting body to your ensemble.”
Ruffle Crochet Scarf ($15.99, jcpenney.com)