We all love a good accessory, the kind that appears to effortlessly tie in an outfit, the kind that adds a cool factor to even the most casual of everyday looks, the kind that you can wear on repeat and build around just because it goes with everything. And luckily, fall brings out the best of on-trend accessories in it encouraging creativity in both the styling & layering departments.

Proving why it’s being named the accessory of the moment, the skinny scarf took over the city streets, stealing the fashion darling’s hearts and delivering the cool factor in all shapes and forms. That’s why you should be investing in one without a second thought. Go for black but keep an eye out for print and colour, wear it now and way into spring 2016. Here’s how.

Below, 11 outfits that prove the skinny scarf is the accessory of the moment.

Brogues, ripped jeans, a basic white tee and a slick blazer: the combination makes for the perfect everyday look but add a skinny scarf to the mix and trust it all to look 10 times better:

Photo: Style Scrapbook.

best ways to wear a skinny scarf

A black skinny scarf makes for the ideal touch of cool whenever you opt to wear a neutral color palette and slouchy, lightweight outerwear:

Photo: Fashion Squad.

best ways to wear a skinny scarf

Elena Perminova loves Chloe and offers a lesson in effortless styling in sporting the label’s tailored pieces with a skinny scarf, leather boots and tasseled bag:

Photo: Imaxtree.

best ways to wear a skinny scarf

Proof that a black skinny scarf works in just about any combination is this retro-infused outfit mixing a two-piece suit, a chic button-down and knee-high boots:

Photo: Always Judging.

best ways to wear a skinny scarf

If you love a good print on the skinny scarf, go for it and mix it in easy, ’70s inspired combinations of lightweight tops, suede skirts and ankle booties:

Photo: WishWishWish.

best ways to wear a skinny scarf

Be it a tuxedo dress, or a double breasted blazer worn on its own or with a pair of short shorts, a classic tailored piece could only benefit from an accessory as modern and effortless as a skinny scarf:

Photo: Fashion Vibe.

best ways to wear a skinny scarf

Love your basics, wear your basics but instead of styling them with heavy jewellery for extra oomph, do try accessorizing them with a skinny scarf and a pair of statement shoes:

Photo: Fake Leather.

best ways to wear a skinny scarf

The ladylike approach to sporting the skinny scarf involves a double V-slit skirt and a tweed top with frayed edges, rounded off with a classic watch and a pair of smooth leather shoes:

Photo: Just Another.

best ways to wear a skinny scarf

Suiting up never looked better: the juxtaposition of slick tailoring to bare skin, of flare bottoms to a skinny scarf, of timeless cuts to cool aviators, is simply striking:

Photo: We Wore What.

best ways to wear a skinny scarf

If you want to rock a strong look with just a nod to the ’70s, do like Margaret Zhang and style a two-piece culottes suit with a burnt orange top, a black skinny scarf and a pair of patent leather boots:

Photo: Imaxtree.

best ways to wear a skinny scarf

For weekdays and weekends that beg for comfort, think of your skinny scarf as the only accessory needed to tie in a striped top, skinny jeans and oversized cardigan combo:

Photo: Mija.

best ways to wear a skinny scarf

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