How to Wear Skinny Scarves, This Season’s Hottest Accessory

Carine Roitfeld Skinny ScarfThere are a lot of different styles of scarves. There are neckerchiefs, fringed ones, beaded ones, bandanas, long rectangles and blanket scarves. Then you get into infinity scarves and snoods. There are enough different styles of scarves to fill your closet but if there is one style of scarf you should be buying this season, it is the skinny scarf. The skinny scarf was all over the runways at Fashion Month. It is the perfect piece to add a 1970′s touch to your wardrobe and you don’t have to deal with a lot of extra fabric. If you want to try the trend but aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your wardrobe, check out these outfit ideas for some wardrobe inspiration. To show how versatile skinny scarves can be, I’ve chosen one scarf (Eliza Skinny Scarf, $18, Nasty Gal) for all the looks.

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Here’s how to work a skinny scarf into any outfit:Skinny Scarf Work

You may not be able to wear a blanket scarf at work but you can get away with a skinny one. Channel Kate Moss and pair yours with a black vest but swap the peasant blouse for a crisp shirt. Printed trousers add some interest to the monochrome look.

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For the weekend, you can play up the 1970′s vibe of the skinny scarf. However, make sure you choose modern pieces so you don’t end up looking like you are wearing a hippie Halloween costume. Try flared jeans and a peasant blouse with a graphic print. Keep the look in 2015 with chunky boots.

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For date night you can simply swap your regular necklace for a skinny scarf. It will look great with your usual crop top and pencil skirt. Don’t forget that you can tie your scarf many different ways. Try a loose knot or a bow.

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A plain skinny scarf adds interest to your outfit but doesn’t steal the attention away from other pieces. You can easily pair it with anything sparkly or sequined in your wardrobe. Coordinate it with the rest of your look and accessories, to tie everything in.

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