Perfect Outfit: How To Wear A Scarf

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It may seem simple, but styling a scarf can actually be a bit tricky: You don't want to look like you're heading to the tundra, but you also want it to keep you cozy AND look good. Thankfully, we ran into Alex, out and about in West Hollywood who taught us a thing or two about how to rock a scarf with true skill. First of all, pick a patterned style if you're wearing a relatively mellow outfit—in this case Balenciaga black pants, a Zara button-down, and an Inhabit sweater—to temper the rest of the look. We love the Raquel Allegra wrap she opted for because it's tie-dyed and perfectly shredded, so it's easy to layer. Just slip into a pair of heavy-duty flat boots and you'll have a super stylish scarf outfit that's warm and chic.
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Essential #1: Black Pants—Pick a pair that fit snuggly and tuck in to your fave ankle boots for maximum mileage.
Blank Faux Leather Pants, $88, available at Urban Outfitters, 1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard, (between West Sunset Boulevard and Selma Avenue); 323-465-1893.
Essential #2: Ultimate Scarf— We love a scarf that has an unexpected print or pattern, and the texture of this scarf is seriously the bee's knees. Whether you wrap it around your neck a few times or just throw it over your go-to winter and spring tops, you'll be keeping warm without losing your edge.
Rachel Allegra Tie-Dyed Scarf, $200, available at Curve Boutique, 154 North Robertson Boulevard (at Beverly Boulevard); 310-360-8008.
Essential #3: Collared Denim Shirt— A denim shirt is a great essential and will look smart with a printed skirt, or patterned trousers this spring.
Shrunken Chambray Shirt, $68, available at Madewell, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Avenue of The Stars); 310-772-0428.
Essential #4: Sturdy Flat Boots— We love how this closet classic keeps coming back. Go for a sturdy pair with some buckles for a little extra oomph.
Frye Engineer Boot, $202, available at Nordstroms, 10830 West Pico Boulevard (at Westwood Boulevard); 310-470-6155.
Essential #5: Neutral Sweater— A deep V-neck sweater looks perfect, and if it's roomy enough, go ahead and layer it over all of your favorite outfits this spring.
Inhabit Sweater, $290, available at Net-A-Porter and Curve Boutique, 154 North Robertson Boulevard (at Beverly Boulevard); 310-360-8008.
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