14 exciting ways to wear a scarf this winter

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A scarf can be much more than one extra layer of warmthconsidering impressive list of designs that exists in the outerwear world. While brightly colored cocoon coats, metallic puffsand floor-sweeping trenches undoubtedly make a statement worn over one winter outfit, a scarf can achieve the same striking effect. So instead of trading in your muted jacket for a full-length number that’s out of your budget, try adding a scarf or muffler instead and see how much it adds to your look.

There are plenty of ways to incorporate a scarf as a subtle accent. You can wrap it once over your shoulders and tuck the loose ends away in your collar. If you’re wearing a hijab, tie a thin, lightweight bandana underneath and pull most of its length out the front, or weave one under the lapels of your blazer for a touch of contrast.

Alternatively, you can be big and bold with your intention. Look for vibrant crochet designs, saturated rainbow plaid prints or logo branded shawls to turn heads. In this case, you need little more than some denim or a pair of leggings for sports as the basis of your ensemble. Just make your scarf your focal point by twisting it around your neck and draping one end towards the front and the other from the back.

Ahead, we’ve rounded up 14 unique ideas for wearing your scarf this season, along with some favorite picks—from fuzzy stoles to oversize, tassel-finish knits.

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