It's no surprise that silk scarves have been cropping up in designers' most recent collections like crazy: The fanciful accessory is a guaranteed way to throw some graphic or floral punches to an outfit that needs some sprucing up. As of late, Dior, Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Versace have given the silky squares a high-fashion retake, so with spring officially here, you might as well give them a test drive.
We're not asking you to dive deep into the maximalist waters and swim amongst the overly-bangled Iris Apfels of the world, but it's hard not be a little taken by a colorful scarf's kitsch-y charm. Start small or with a relatively subtle print, such as a faint floral pattern or tiny polka dots, and get creative with the way you wrap it around your head or neck or tie it in and around your hair — then work your way up to the bold animal prints and abstract patterns. The best part is, the delicate pieces of fabric can double as an accessory to tie around your wrist or an embellishment for your favorite handbag.
Ahead, we've rounded up 17 of our favorite silk scarves of the moment.
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