It is September and everyone is talking about ankle boots, pumpkin-flavored everything, and flared pants but it is still too sunny and hot outside to be considered proper fall weather. We’re not ready for thick wool pea coats and oversized knitted scarves just yet. If you want to incorporate some fall pieces into your current wardrobe–and I know you do–you can with a lightweight scarf. They add interest to a basic outfit and make it look like you have this trans-seasonal dressing thing all figured out.
Start wearing these scarves right now:
1. Patterned Scarf ($12.99, H&M)
Rich colors? Check. Large-but-not-oversized shape? Check. Interesting pattern? Check. This scarf ticks all the boxes when it comes to what you want in a weather-appropriate scarf. You also can’t beat the price.
2. Gravel Print Scarf ($39, & Other Stories)
This green and brown printed scarf will work will all the different colors in your wardrobe. The 100% modal fabric is so soft, you will never want to take it off of your neck.
3. Tattered Flag Scarf ($38, Free People)
You do not need to pack away your stars and stripes after the Fourth Of July. You can wear this sheer scarf the other 364 days of the year. The muted color palette and frayed edges give it a vintage vibe.
4. Paisley Neckerchief ($20, Topshop)
That’s right, it is a neckerchief. We tend to choose the longest and the widest scarves but we can’t forget about the shorter ones. This orange one has a trendy 1970′s vibe and you don’t have to worry about what to do with the awkward tails with it.
5. Polka Dot Scarf ($24.99, Mango)
This scarf may be paired with a jacket but it would look just as good with a t-shirt or a denim shirt. Navy blue is a color that you can wear all year long. The same goes for the tiny polka dot print.
6. Monki Julie Scarf ($14.50, ASOS)
One word of advice: Stay away from any scarves that could double as blankets. There will be plenty of chilly days for those later. This slim scarf dresses up your outfit but doesn’t look like you’re preparing for snow.
7. Record Ripple Printed Scarf ($68, French Connection)
You’ll probably want to wear this eye-catching scarf around your neck but it would look just as good tied in your hair or even on your bag. Think about how the colors will pop against your black purse.
8. Skinny Tie Scarf ($19.90, Eloquii)
The 1970′s have made a huge comeback in fashion which means skinny scarves are popping up in stores. The blue plaid scarf nods to the ’70s but the bold pattern keeps it modern. Dress up a basic top with it or wear it over your jacket.
9. Betty Patterned Scarf ($95, Reiss)
Do you always buy a plain black scarf because it goes with everything? Switch things up. This black and white one has a subtle pattern that will work with 99% of the things in your wardrobe.
10. Mini Floral Watercolor Scarf ($29.95, Gap)
Don’t listen to the fashion rules when it comes to wearing bright florals into the fall. This scarf looks 100% appropriate for September thanks to the rich color palette and lightweight fabric.
11. Metallic Diamond-Patterned Scarf ($12.90, Forever 21)
What makes a printed scarf even better? Some metallic thread, that is what. This multicolored scarf will look great paired with your denim jacket.
12. Tail Me About It! Scarf ($19.99, ModCloth)
Calling all cat lovers, here is the scarf for you. Anyone who appreciates the feline species will not give two craps about what the weather is and will wear this scarf no matter what. However, you should be aware that this black and white scarf is made out of a lightweight polyester that is perfect for right now.
13. Yarn-Dyed Vertical Stripe Scarf ($55, J.Crew)
Add a bit of prep school chic to your look with this striped scarf. It’s a much better idea than wearing a pleated plaid skirt and knee-high socks.
14. Raw Edge Jersey Scarf ($29, Urban Outfitters)
Are you not a big fan of patterns? Try this eye-catching Kelly green scarf. The raw angled edges look good whether you wrap the scarf around your neck four times or just throw it over your shoulders.
15. Basic Geometric Print Scarf ($19.90, Zara)
Who says that black and brown don’t go together? They are neutrals. This geometric print scarf with contrasting brown trim for a timeless look.