The past twenty years have been dominated by me attempting to avoid having to wear a scarf, no matter how low the temperatures dropped. Suddenly, I'm clamoring to wrap the chic accessory around my neck even in the warmest of weather. Why? They're my new obsession.
Scarves add a little extra oomph to basically everything in your wardrobe. Wear a bright colored scarf (like Gossip Girl's little Jenny Humphrey - aka Taylor Momsen - here) with a tough motorcycle jacket, and you instantly add a little girly glam to your outfit.
Toss one on with knee-high boots and skinnies (like Hills fashionista Lauren Conrad), and you're ready for a night out on the town.
Or just do what I and a handful of your favorite celebrities do whenever they leave the house - toss one on over a plain t-shirt to instantly add a little contrasting texture and volume to your look of the day.
It's no wonder the always chic Audrey Hepburn had them on hand whenever she needed a little clothing pick-me-up. They are the perfect way to accessorize, and keep your wardrobe looking fresh.
And, contrary to popular belief - and the Los Angles Times article You need a PhD to tie a scarf (something I believed to be true until a few weeks ago) - when you're armed with a Love Quotes neck accessory (like half of Hollywood), the last thing you need is a PhD - just two free hands and a little imagination will do! If only they weren't so expensive, I'd have a closet full of them - one in each color available to accommodate every mood, item of clothing, or whim. Hey, for the instant splash of color and style they provide, they're well worth it!
Thanks to Pink Scarf* on Flickr, People, The Beehive Cottage, and BoutiquetoYou for the pictures.