The 5 Wrap Scarves Every Woman Needs this Fall

Fall accessories are finally making their way from the runways to the racks—from handbags to shoes to my personal favorite, scarves. Wrap scarves and shawls tucked away for the hot summer months are coming out of closets as temps decline and I couldn't be happier. Wrap scarves are perfect for those brisk fall days that aren’t quite cold enough for a zipped-up-to-there coat, but not quite warm enough to leave your neck bare. And, while infinity scarves get a lot of attention these days, I still love all the ways you can style a wrap-around scarf for different looks. Stay on-trend—and toasty—with the five must-have fashion scarf styles for this fall.

Animal-Print Scarves
Animal prints are still hot for fall and scarves are a great place to play with lively cheetah, leopard, and snakeskin prints—especially if you're still a bit intimidated by these wild patterns. Though they seem bold, most animal prints serve as a neutral these days and can be paired with other patterns like stripes, plaids, and polka dots. Or, on the tamer side, pair a realistic animal-print scarf with a solid-color top in a bright color or look for an animal-print scarf in vibrant colors to give a neutral-tone outfit the extra pop it needs.

Floral-Print Scarves
Yes, exotic florals are still stylish for fall, though the colors tend to veer toward deeper, richer hues and away from the light pastels of spring and summer. Try pairing a floral-print wrap scarf with a simple tee, an oversized cardigan, and a pair of skinnies for a casual fall look. Most floral-print scarves are made of lighter weight materials so they're easily worn throughout the day indoors and out, but don't offer heavy duty protection from the elements.

Tribal-Print Scarves
Whether they’re inspired by traditional Native American blanket designs or reflecting more modern geometric patterns, tribal-print scarves are a fun addition to your neckline. Even if you wear the one with head-to-toe black, a tribal or geometric-print scarf is usually made with an abundance of color that it adds just the right amount of pop to your look.

Solid-Color Scarves
You can’t go wrong with a solid wrap scarf this fall. Frankly, I think you should have several of these in your wardrobe—a color for each of your many moods! A simple cashmere scarf or shawl is great for wearing over a cocktail dress for an evening out or over a basic tee and boyfriend jeans for a more casual style. If the night is cool and brisk, opt for a lighterweight fabric. If you want to skip out on jacket for the night, choose a heavier shawl or wrap scarf for warmth. You can also mix it up with tone-on-tone printed scarves that give solid colors a bit of a boost, or look for small-scale patterns or color gradations that will still read as neutral in an outift. 

Chunky Knit Scarves
The colder the weather, the chunkier the scarf. Whether it’s in a bold stripe or chevron, a classic heathered solid color, or a funky granny-square pattern, find yourself a wrap-around knit scarf to keep you warm and cozy this season. Pairing a chunky scarf with a leather moto jacket on cold days keeps you warm and looking hot.


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