6 Ways to Wear a Scarf with Your Favorite Fall Outfits


It’s that wonderful time of year when you get to bring the boots out of the closet and start to anticipate the time for cozy scarves and sweaters. Fall is the most popular time to wear scarves and there is no doubt that this fun accessory can change the look of an outfit in one second and we have our 6 favorite ways to wear a scarf with our favorite fall outfits gathered up right here for you.

This scarf outfit guide doesn’t just cover fall outfits but also includes a few ways to wear a scarf in the summer and spring. Use this scarf guide as an inspiration to incorporate scarves into your outfits year round not just when the leaves start to turn color.

If you love scarves as much as I do, I know you’ll love this guide! Continue scrolling to read a ton of style tips and advice when it comes to wearing scarves!



1. Have your scarf be the center of the outfit

Scarf Outfit #1 drap a scarf and accentuate with a skinny belt - See 27 Stylish Ways to Wear a Scarf!

If you’re looking to wear a scarf in an attention-grabbing way don’t wrap it around your neck instead let is fall in front of you and add a skinny belt. This way to wear a scarf is best with a larger scarf. You want the scarf to end just above your knee and be large enough to make a statement. In this cute fall outfit, I went with a black and white look and added a gray and white plaid scarf to complete the look.

2. Wear an oversized knit scarf to soften up a look

Scarf Outfit #2 Wear an oversized scarf with a moto jacket and fun leopard print heels- See 27 Stylish Ways to Wear a Scarf!

Putting together a city chic outfit is always fun. To soften it up add a slightly oversized knit scarf. Pair your favorite black leather moto jacket with a scarf in the same color family to keep the cool vibe. In this fall outfit, I wore a gray knit scarf with a moto jacket, skinny jeans and leopard print heels. I also made sure I matched the color of the scarf with a clothing piece in my outfit, in this case, it was the long sleeve shirt under the moto jacket.


3. Wear a bright white scarf in a black and white outfit

Scarf Outfit #3 a black and white scarf outfit - See 27 Stylish Ways to Wear a Scarf!

In a time when everyone is wearing fall seasonal colors stand out by wearing black and white. In this fall outfit, I used the scarf as my starting point. I wanted to create a stylish outfit that made this scarf shine. I matched the white scarf with a white blazer. If you’re going to try this make sure the whites match. Don’t wear a jacket that is brighter than your scarf. To create a cohesive, look match your whites. I then added black leggings, a black tank top, and black heels.


4. Use a plaid scarf as the finishing touch in a stylish seasonal outfit

Scarf Outfit #4 For a nice fall outfit pair a mustard yellow sweater with plaid scarf and riding boots - See 27 Stylish Ways to Wear a Scarf!

Have you ever put together an outfit and thought something is missing. Well, try adding a scarf! In this stylish fall outfit that I wore for a Thanksgiving family dinner paired dark wash jeans with riding boots, mustard sweater, and gray plaid scarf. I made sure the gray matched something else in the outfit so the gray cuffs on the sweater are the coordinating touch.


5. A jersey scarf can complete an outfit

Scarf Outfit #5 A stylish outfit to wear while traveling - See 27 Stylish Ways to Wear a Scarf!

If subtle is your signature look, go for a smaller scarf in a dark color that will blend into the entire outfit. You can wear a scarf with a blazer! I wore this outfit while sightseeing in Florence so I wanted to look dressy but still be comfortable. To add dimension to this outfit, I completed the outfit with a black jersey scarf.


6. Wear a scarf to keep you warm but look stylish as well

Scarf Outfit #06 Wrap your plaid scarf and pair it with a matching colored coat, black jeans and ankle boots - See 27 Stylish Ways to Wear a Scarf!

You can wear a scarf for its original purpose, to keep you warm. I wore this stylish winter outfit while in Venice and it was freezing there. I wrapped the scarf around my neck twice to keep me warm. This plaid scarf is the lighter item in the outfit. I wanted to add some dimension to this look so instead of wearing a black scarf I went for something light instead. Keep this in mind when putting together your outfit.

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Here are 6 great ways to wear a scarf with your favorite fall outfits. Also check out, StylishlyMe's Scarf Guide to 21 more beautiful ideas to get your fall fashion together.




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