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1. Wear it over a shirt with the same color scheme but a different pattern.
It'll clash in a cool, off-the-cuff way, like you mismatched on accident and lucked into looking good.
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2. Tie it to the front, granny-style.

Don't worry about looking older than your are: so long as you keep the rest of the look youthful—moto boots, fitted pants and biker jackets all help—a prim and proper scarf style works.

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3. Tuck the ends of a long skinny style in a deep V sweater.
Although this look is inspired by Prada's Fall 2014 collection, you should try it out now—before everyone else jumps on the bandwagon.
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4. Style it like a choker, close around the throat.

To balance out the extra neck coverage, bare your decolletage with a low-cut T-shirt.

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5. Make your kerchief look a million times more glamorous with a sparkly statement necklace.

Your inspiration: Rosie the Riveter sitting front row at fashion week.

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6. Use a slouchy sweatshirt to give it a tomboy twist.

It's a foolproof formula when you want the wear the most comfortable clothes in your closet, but still look pulled together.

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7. Fear not the head wrap!

This is a lewk for sure, but that's the point—you've got to own it. Lean in and commit—bright colors, side knot and all!—and you can totally pull this off.

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8. Play it against a few other prints.
Throwing florals on top of stripes and houndstooth might sound like too much, but there's a way to make it all work: only wear neutrals except around your neck. Three colorful prints just looks too busy.
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9. Use it to a fake a pussy bow blouse.
Unlike shirts with built-in scarves, this gives you a choice between a contrasting or matchy-matchy color scheme.
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10. Drape it like a hood over your head.
You'll feel just like a '50s-era starlet—especially if you throw some cat eye sunglasses and a matching car coat in the mix.
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11. Roll it skinny enough to wear as a headband.

If your scarf is silky and long, hide the ends under your hair; let them show, though, if it's a cotton bandana style. Such a fun, playful touch!

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12. Tie it on the side of your neck and throw on a letterman jacket.
However, to keep from looking like an extra from Grease, be sure to toss in modern touches, like a handbag with hardwear or metallic fabric.
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13. Let it peek above the top of a sweater.
More relaxed than wrapping it several times around your neck—but neater then letting the ends hang loose—this adds a little something extra to your outfit without totally taking over the look.
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14. Make it a statement headband.

As for everything else, think simple—makeup should be natural, hair slightly undone and jewelry minimal.

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