What if we were to tell you that right now, there’s a street style trend you can try out for under $10? No, really. Because on the streets of style hotspots across the globe, fashion bloggers and street style stars are trading in their statement necklaces for an accessory that’s simple, affordable, and high-impact: The skinny scarf.
This trend might call up visions of classic male rockers—David Bowie, Keith Richards, Steven Tyler—but the style’s had a high-fashion makeover in recent months when Prada showcased slinky silk scarves across models’ necks for Fall 2014, with Saint Laurent following suit for Spring 2015. Since, we’ve spotted everything from silky to sheer, and even printed skinny scarves draped around the necks of fashion’s in-crowd.
We’re fans of wearing the ultra-skinny scarf to boost the style status of a tired T-shirt or button down, or pick a tonal scarf to match your maxi dress in the final days of Summer.
Here’s the kicker though: This accessory might look luxe when draped on fashion insiders, but you can absolutely try out the trend for under $20, thanks to Zara, ASOS, Nasty Gal, and other fast-fashion spots.
Click through the gallery for tips on styling the skinny scarf all through summer and into fall, then shop some of our favorites.