Neckerchiefs: The Transitional Trend You Should Try Now

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.

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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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    PHOTO: INF Photo

    Nicole Richie

    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.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Burberry Herringbone Silk Scarf ($495)

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    PHOTO: LC/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

    Olivia Palermo

    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.  

     

    Similar Essential:
    Madewell Dotted Scarf ($50)

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    PHOTO: INF Photo

    Georgia Jagger

    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.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Urban Outfitters Americana Bandana Scarf ($12)

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Street Style

    The combination of the colorful neckerchief and menswear-inspired pieces brings to mind ‘80s prep in Manhattan.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Modcloth Cachet Clever Scarf ($10)

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Street Style

    A brightly printed handkerchief tied Boy Scout-style lends a sophisticated touch to the stylish civilian’s neutrals-only outfit.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Kenzo Navy Eye Foulard Scarf ($255)

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Street Style

    The perfect finishing touch for this fashion outlaw: a silk scarf wrapped twice around the neck.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Beta Paradise Scarf ($54)

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    Miu Miu F/W 13

    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.

     

    Similar Essential:
    Madewell Scratched Dots Hanky ($19) in Blue

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    PHOTO: Rachel Comey

    Rachel Comey F/W 13

    The designer’s matching neckerchief and sweater combo for fall offers an edgier, downtown take on the trend.

     

    Similar Essential:
    J.W. Anderson Black & White Geometric Silk Scarf ($114)

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    Rodarte F/W 13

    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).

     

    Similar Essential:
    Burberry London Check Print Scarf ($344)

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    Urban Outfitters

    Equestrian Print Scarf ($32) 

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    Studio Voltaire

    Limited Edition Scarf ($180) in Black

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    kate spade new york

    Tromp L’Oeil Silk Scarf ($100) in Sea Glass

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    Levi’s

    Paisley Bandana ($16) in Bright Berry

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    Givenchy

    Printed Scarf ($274) in Black

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    Echo

    Vintage Riviera Links Scarf ($125) in Multi

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    Coach

    Daisy Floral Photo Print Scarf ($98) in Multicolor

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    Beta

    Oriental Dragon Scarf ($55) in Multi

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    Ralph Lauren

    Dotted Silk Georgette Bandana ($195) in black 

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    Miu Miu

    Polka-Dot Taffeta Scarf ($230) in Pink

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