As undercover style star Paul Bettany reminded us just this week, silk scarves are an excellent, often forgotten alternative to the knit versions wrapped around everyone's necks this time of year. Somewhat more decorative than they are practical in cold weather — though they do fit more easily under a coat — a printed scarf lends a little splash to an outfit. It also makes you seem like the sort of person who would use the word "splash" to describe the power of fun accessories.
I'm personally all about this model from Marimekko, which is a treat for those who love a good print — in this case, a field of black and orange poppies.
Pikkuinen Unikko Silk Scarf, $149, available at Marimekko.