This week in fashion: Scarves - classic, hip, and now all the rage

By Melissa Goldstein,

Scarves are wrapped around everyone this season. You see them on celebrities, runway models, and even suburban moms.

The scarf, often thought of as a go-to accessory for enduring the cold, is doing much more than keeping necks warm. Fringed, silk, knit, fur, or cashmere, they can add an element of style to anyone’s closet and really tie a whole look together.

They are not new to the fashion world, as neckwear became a chic accessory for both men and women in the early 19th century. Now they can be found in almost any color, fabric, and style, with most designers yielding to the trend. Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, John Galliano, and even Target have their own collections that can boost any wardrobe.

Scarves are also extremely versatile and can be creatively transformed into headwear, shawls, and for the more adept – a skirt or top. Additionally, they can add color and flair to an otherwise drab outfit.

So loop it, knot it, tie or drape it. Diversify your own look with a scarf.

A model presents a creation by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac as part of his Fall-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection show during Paris Fashion Week March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)
A model presents a creation by French-born designer Gaspard Yurkievich as part of his Fall-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection during Paris Fashion Week March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)

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