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Ask Belle: Where to Buy Scarves

Hi Belle,

I just discovered your blog and I read several posts where you styled outfits with scarves.  I’d like to buy a scarf not meant to be worn as outerwear but I don’t know where to begin.  Can you suggest some stores where I can buy nice scarves for under-$75?


Layering on a stylish scarf is a great way to complete an outfit.  Nice blouse with a pair of jeans feeling a bit boring?  Grab a voluminous printed scarf.  Need to pump up that boring tweed jacket but afraid a necklace will get lost in the fray?  Put a scarf (not a bird) on it.

My favorite store for scarves is Zara.  Every season they have a great selection of colors, textures and prints.

This season, they have a camel plaid scarf, which has been seen on nearly every blogger in town (this navy plaid isn’t bad either).  They also have my favorite, a jacquard foulard with a black and white color palette that can be worn with anything. I also like this two-tone animal print scarf, which gives so boldness without being over the top.

Another good place to shop is Nordstrom.  While not all of their scarves are inexpensive, they regularly carry cheaper brands.  This infinity scarf from Tasha has good volume and drape, and costs $38 for two.  I also like this Leith Fringe Scarf because it reminds me of the more expensive LoveQuotes scarves I adore, but costs 1/3 of the price.

As for what to look for in a scarf, I prefer a lighter weight scarf for indoor wear, though I sometimes waiver on that.  I like scarves with a lot of fullness (as evidenced by the head-swallowing nature of the Zara scarf in this photo).  And always look at the ends of the scarf to make sure that they’re sewn up properly and won’t fray and snag easily.



  1. Alison says:

    TJMaxx also has tons and tons of scarves this time of year.

    November 27, 2013/Reply
  2. K says:

    Target is also a really good place to find scarves, they have them in the accessories year round.

    November 27, 2013/Reply
  3. SJ says:

    +1 for the Target suggestion. I got a great black and white leopard print scarf there that I always get compliments on. Great prices too!

    November 27, 2013/Reply
  4. Jennifer says:

    Regular price ($98) may be over your $75 budget, but I adore the Nordstrom cashmere blend eyelash wrap, and have found it on sale for $75. It is soft, can be washed in a machine on delicate, comes in so many colors, and very warm (may depend on how you tie it). I currently have the “Rust autumn” color and wear it multiple times a week.

    November 27, 2013/Reply
  5. Justine says:

    My suggestion may be a bit off-target from what PK is seeking, but I’ll add that the scarf I wear most often is SHOLDIT, which is an infinity scarf with hidden zippered pockets. Two styles are available (heavier weight with two pockets and drawstring cord, or lighter weight with one pocket with no drawstring cord) in various patterns, colors, and prices. My phone, slim wallet, keys, and lip balm fit discreetly in the 2-pocket version, but I wouldn’t try to carry more than that. I haven’t tried the 1-pocket version yet. I’ve also worn it as a shoulder wrap to formal events such as weddings.

    November 27, 2013/Reply
  6. tnm says:

    world market or francesca’s. for dc area people, laila rowe.

    November 28, 2013/Reply
  7. Carolyn says:

    “Put a scarf (not a bird) on it.” Laughed out loud – reasons I read your blog. 🙂

    November 29, 2013/Reply