The Cool-Girl Accessory That Will Make Your Spring Wardrobe

Do you ever get dressed, look in the mirror, and feel like your outfit is just missing something? Piling on a necklace, a belt, and a pair of earrings may seem like the natural thing to do, but there's an even more effortless way to give your look the boost it needs: a simple silk scarf.

A scarf is the kind of cool-girl accessory you'll quickly grow fond of, one you'll feel naked without after just a few wears. Whether you fold it diagonally and tie it like a bandana, wrap it tight like a fabric choker, or even throw it around your waist, it's one of those easy add-ons that can completely transform your ensemble. Plus, finding one that works with your aesthetic is a breeze: They can be found everywhere from fast fashion retailers and luxury boutiques, to vintage stores and, likely, your grandmother's closet. Basically, there's one out there for everyone.

If your neutral duds are feeling in need of an upgrade, forget replacing your wardrobe in its entirety and instead grab one of these little silk squares: Striped, patterned, and boldly color-blocked, the 15 options ahead are guaranteed to give your closet the burst of spring it needs.
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Cheeky animal doodles automatically make any outfit more fun.

& Other Stories Tigress Print Silk Scarf, $75, available at & Other Stories.
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If you live in denim, try an option with many shades of blue.

Halogen Pyramidian Sandwashed Silk Scarf, $68, available at Nordstrom.
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A more subtle way to get on the Gucci bandwagon.

Gucci Fringed Printed Silk Scarf, $450, available at Net-a-Porter.
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Tuck this one into a white button-up for an illusion-turtleneck look.

Kate Spade Square Silk Scarf, $58 $43.48, available at Nordstrom.
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Forget a clutch or pair of heels: A skinny scarf is the going-out accessory you need.

Forever 21 Skinny Scarf, $7.90, available at Forever 21.
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If you're not into florals, let this black-based pattern change your mind.

H&M Patterned Silk Scarf, $39.99, available at H&M.
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Neutral hues balance out a dizzying geometric pattern.

Babaton Concentric Square, $40, available at Aritzia.
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This one's message is loud and clear: "Our future, our choice."

Marc by Marc Jacobs Silk Twill Skinny Scarf, $30.21, available at Amazon.
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Get that vintage feel, without having to spend hours in a thrift shop.

Balenciaga Printed Silk-twill Scarf, $335, available at Net-a-Porter.
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Break up an all-black look with a quirky, printed number, like this perfume-bottle adorned piece.

Lanvin Printed Silk Scarf, $395, available at Net-a-Porter.
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Minnie Mouse, all grown up.

Ralph Lauren Anna Silk Scarf, $40, available at Ralph Lauren.
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Oh, you didn't think paisley could look cool?

Nasty Gal Reggie Paisley Scarf, $18, available at Nasty Gal.
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This outfit-maker gives us serious heart-eyes.

Moschino Silk Square Scarf in Doodle Print, $233 $150, available at ASOS.
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Add some movement to your ensemble with low-hanging tassels.

River Island Black Long Skinny Tassel Scarf, $16, available at River Island.
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Don't leave for a music festival without one of these.

Alana Hadid x Lou & Grey Posse Bandana, $32, available at Lou & Grey.
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Wrap your neck in everything you love about New York City.

cjw New York City Giant Scarf, $250, available at cjw.
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