Sure, the temperature continues to climb to summer-like levels, but it’s spring, and in the north that means warm (sometimes hot) afternoons are bookended by cold mornings and evenings. It’s the time of year when layers of clothing are gradually peeled off, only to be piled back on again as the day closes—a peculiar dance performed by those who understand and appreciate that the weather’s manic state means the summer months are almost here.
Most mornings I leave my house in a light cardigan or jacket and a scarf—always a scarf. Possessing transformative powers both practical and stylish, scarves are the ultimate transition piece. When the temperature is low enough to be chilly but too high to merit a heavy coat, a scarf can be the difference between comfort and cold, and when an outfit feels a little boring, a brightly colored scarf wrapped just so elevates it in an instant.
Try pairing the A Peace Treaty scarf pictured with a Splendid tee, skinny jeans, and Jeffrey Campbell flats. Or dabble in the mixed prints trend and match a print Bop Basics scarf with a complementary print dress and a leather jacket.