A Fresh Way to Wear Your Scarf

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I think it’s safe to say most of us have at least one forgotten scarf in our closets. Pashmina, knit, silk, oversized—you name it and it's probably there! But these beautiful scarves no longer need to be relegated to the back of the wardrobe. We’ve spotted a brilliant street style trend among real women, and it’s simply tucking your scarf into a belt. Yes, it’s that easy.

Why do we love this trend? Besides being a wonderfully clever twist on a regular ol’ scarf, you can create this look with what you already have in your closet. Hello, savings! Plus, a belt cinched at the waist is a universally flattering and feminine style trick, no matter your shape.

Long, billowy silk scarves are fantastic to work with because the thin fabric won’t bulk you up. For the sleekest look, try a neutral, monochromatic dress in white or black and layer a thin, colorful scarf over the dress. Either a chunky or skinny style will work well. Layer thicker, knitted scarves over tailored, structured jackets and coats, such as a trench or blazer. And, again, keep the background colors neutral with khakis, grays, and browns.

We can’t wait to try the trend ourselves as it's perfect for these transitional spring months ahead! Want to try the look? Snap a pic on Instagram and tag us at @verilymag #verilystyle.

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A thick, oversized scarf looks oh-so cozy against a neutral trench, and a thin black belt balances the volume. Rainy days have nothing on you!

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Bold and bright looks best against the simplest of backdrops, like this pretty camel coat. The thin fabric of the scarf keeps bulkiness at bay.

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If you're petite, try  a traditional square silk scarf layered over a simple cardigan. You don't want to go too long and billowy with the scarf! A skinny belt looks proportionally fab.

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Light, linen versions are super summery and pretty paired with a casual dress and natural accessories. A knee-length scarf creates a vertical line and elongates you. How perfect the ends of this scarf aline with the hem of the dress!

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It gets even easier when you simply tuck the scarf into the belt that comes with your cool coat. Because this Ikat print scarf is a large knit, it looks best laid flat (rather than bunched or twisted). And, we're all for mixing prints with your accessories, like these leopard booties! Just make sure you stick to the same color family when you do.

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