Taking a page from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this season’s neckerchief trend has a stylish case of split personality—it’s all in the way you tie the knot. While at Miu Miu, crisp handkerchiefs knotted tightly around the neck and paired with body-conscious dresses read French gamine, the look quickly goes rodeo couture when draped in the front and tied in the back.
Neckerchiefs: The Transitional Trend You Should Try Now
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Either way, the accessory is definitely having a moment and is the perfect transitional piece to try now; it’s lightweight enough for cool summer days and an ideal add-on for a layered fall look. Keep reading to see how the neckerchief is being addressed both on the runways and in real life too.
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Thanks to the addition of her graphic-print handkerchief, Richie looked very much the part of a Parisian jetsetter while arriving in Saint Tropez late last month.
Burberry Herringbone Silk Scarf ($495)
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The tastemaker bundled up for a chilly June day in NYC with help from a Zara polka-dot scarf paired with a nude sweater, Paige’s Lydia Jeans ($209) in Riley with Knee Slash, Westward \\ Leaning's 1.1 Children of California Sunglasses ($180), Mulberry’s Lily Boucle Tweed Shoulder Bag ($1850), and Pretty Ballerina flats.
Madewell Dotted Scarf ($50)
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Spotted out in West London a couple of weeks ago, the model substituted a navy blue bandana for a necklace, giving her low-key look—specifically, an Equipment shirt, Marc Jacobs bandeau, and Hudson jeans—a home-on-the-range spin.
Urban Outfitters Americana Bandana Scarf ($12)
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The combination of the colorful neckerchief and menswear-inspired pieces brings to mind ‘80s prep in Manhattan.
Modcloth Cachet Clever Scarf ($10)
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A brightly printed handkerchief tied Boy Scout-style lends a sophisticated touch to the stylish civilian’s neutrals-only outfit.
Kenzo Navy Eye Foulard Scarf ($255)
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The perfect finishing touch for this fashion outlaw: a silk scarf wrapped twice around the neck.
Beta Paradise Scarf ($54)
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The polka-dotted Silk Taffeta Scarf ($230), knotted in the front with the ends hanging down, mimics the playful Parisian spirit of designer Miuccia Prada’s Wool Silk Dress ($1520), Silk Taffeta Skirt ($2890), Cotton Socks ($185), and Nappa Leather and Suede Shoes ($790), all available at select Miu Miu boutiques.
Madewell Scratched Dots Hanky ($19) in Blue
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The designer’s matching neckerchief and sweater combo for fall offers an edgier, downtown take on the trend.
J.W. Anderson Black & White Geometric Silk Scarf ($114)
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For fall, Kate and Laura Mulleavy favored high necklines, drawing attention to the conservative silhouette with the addition of the Nude Satin Scarf (price upon request).
Burberry London Check Print Scarf ($344)
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Equestrian Print Scarf ($32)
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Limited Edition Scarf ($180) in Black
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Tromp L’Oeil Silk Scarf ($100) in Sea Glass
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Paisley Bandana ($16) in Bright Berry
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Printed Scarf ($274) in Black
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Vintage Riviera Links Scarf ($125) in Multi
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Daisy Floral Photo Print Scarf ($98) in Multicolor
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Oriental Dragon Scarf ($55) in Multi
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Dotted Silk Georgette Bandana ($195) in black
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Polka-Dot Taffeta Scarf ($230) in Pink