The Only Accessory You Need to Look Trés French

We've spent a lot of precious time and energy trying to figure out (and help you figure out) how to look as stylish as French women do. There's something so easy and effortless about the way they dress, with their minimal accessorizing and reliance upon go-to classics that is just oh-so-enviable.

But if there's one thing French women always do that elevates their style a step above the rest, it's wear a scarf. And not just any old run-of-the-mill scarf—they tend to gravitate toward smaller cuts in very delicate fabrics like silk and satin, and they tie the scarf in a pretty knot right at their necks. This seems easy enough to do, right? 

It is! Keep scrolling to see how French women wear their scarves, and to shop beautiful options now!

Try tying your scarf around your neck like this, and using it to top off a casual daytime look of a chambray top and full skirt.

This look proves that you can never have too many prints.

We love how the blue shade in her scarf highlights and complements the blue color in her blouse.

Pair your silk scarf with a giant pair of shades and a modern ear cuff for a nice mix of glam and edge.

Madewell Silk Scarf in Ascot Grid ($45)

Do you think you'll wear your scarf like this? Tell us in the comments below!