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When we think winter scarfs, we normally picture heavy, chunky ones that suffocate our neck and always (somehow?) get food crumbs in them. With a climate like ours, ditch the winter wools and opt for soft silks.

Loose around your neck
Done? Maybe. But a classic, nonetheless. You can totally still wear your silk scarf as a regular scarf, but it’s a case of the bigger, the better. We recommend opting for a scarf with lots of bright colours, then paring it back with a denim jacket and black or white basics underneath. As bold and eye-catching as a silk scarf may be, it’s still very much a versatile staple – and not just in winter.

As a belt
Revolutionary, we know. Whether it’s your favourite pair of jeans, a loose dress or even denim shorts (when the weather is feeling a bit more forgiving), there are a tonne of outfits you can jazz up with a silk scarf-turned-belt.

Rock the neckerchief
Neckerchiefs are officially back in, and you can go as bold or as simple as you like with this trend. Whether you pair it with a white tee, a Breton stripe or an all-black ensemble, we promise you won’t look like an air hostess (or a cowgirl).

Tied in your hair
You’ve seen it on Pinterest, Instagram and even the catwalks – the hair scarf is officially here to stay, and there are so many ways you can rock it this winter. A big cozy jumper, jeans and a light- or pastel-coloured scarf tied around your ponytail is just one example, but you could also tie one around your messy top knot to look (and feel) pulled together.

On your bag
Dress up even your most boring black handbag by tying a silk scarf around the strap. Not only does this give new life to your old favourites, but it’s also a sure-fire way to make them look more expensive than they actually were.

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