Gabriela Herstik
Updated Jul 17, 2017 @ 4:36 pm

We’re just going to state the facts and say that the scarf is one of the most underrated and underutilized accessories. Seriously! A square scarf, specifically, can take your outfit from drab to fab in under five minutes. Whether you’re wearing one in your hair, tied on a purse, in a ponytail, or around your arm, you can add some flair to your look with minimum commitment. And, if you take a cue from Emilia Clarke, you’ll want to wear your neckerchief ASAP.

Honestly, we think this is the new fall trend you can try a season early.

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You can go full-on floral, wearing your scarf like Emilia does, picking one in a contrasting pattern for an eccentric, but fashionable, effect. Or you can go more subtle, opting simply for a pop of color. You can even wear a scarf that coordinates perfectly with your all-black look for a textured effect.

Either way, simply tie your scarf around your neck and voila! Easy as a summer day.

If you feel like being bold with your choice of accessory, we suggest pairing a floral scarf with a contrasting floral outfit. Whether you wear a long-sleeved, button-up dress like Emilia is optional, but we can’t deny that we love the chic look it gives when finished off with t-strap heels.

You can also wear a simple T-shirt dress or some jeans, and tie a scarf around your neck for an effortless chic look. You can even match your lipstick to the floral print you’re wearing or simply wear a nude lippie and let the dress make a statement. Either way, there’s no losing with a neckerchief!