I love the meme that says "put on some gangsta rap and deal with it" and so today my saying for winter is "put on a plaid scarf and deal with it." When it's cold outside, just throw one of these puppies on over your sweater. It adds warmth, as well as an interesting pattern to your outfit. I've tried wearing them lots of ways and you really can't go wrong: draped over your shoulders, around the collar of your coat, or under a belt, like today's look. (One downside: from the back it's just a belt across your sweater, which can look a little funny.) How do you like wearing a plaid scarf?
Coat: MJR Sales c/o, old (similar, similar)
Sweater: Express, old (similar)
Scarf: Banana Republic, $23 (similar, similar, similar)
Jeans: Express, $37
Boots: Michael Kors/Macy's, $225 (<-- on sale for $103)
Belt: American Eagle, $5 (similar, similar)
Hat: H&M, $30 (similar, similar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $220
Approx. dates: Sweater and belt are 8 years ago. Coat is 4 years ago. Boots and scarf are 1.5 years ago. Hat and purse are 6 months ago.