By: Gaoli “Chamomile” Moua, Staff Writer and Copy Editor

Scarves provide warmth and a wealth of fashionable possibilities.

With so many different shapes, colors and materials, it is impossible not to find a scarf that will fit any season, occasion or style. Squares, rectangles, triangles, short, long or infinity, made from chiffon, knit cotton, merona wool, heavy or lightweight, in floral, animal print, dual tone, solid or multiple colors, the choices are endless.

Not only are scarves versatile in design, they can be worn in many ways as well. Used as a fashion accessory, a scarf can change the whole look of an outfit and can be a statement piece itself. They can be worn covering the head with some old Hollywood glamour, wrapped around the shoulders like a shawl, hugging the neck, draped around the neck and shoulders, around the waist as a belt and as headbands.

This winter, ruffled scarves, jersey, hooded and infinity scarves are “in.” Animal prints, furs and scarves adorned with studs, fringe, sequins and other decorations are popular.

Unlike costume jewelry that may go out of season or become dull, you can’t go wrong with scarves. With prices starting as low as $5, scarves are affordable accessories. Try out a new trend, whether it be a print or pop of color, with a scarf.

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From top left: Mango Foulard Chiclet 3 Scarf, 18 GBP, johnlewis.com; Pocket Detail Hooded Grey Scarf, 24 GBP monsoon.co.uk; Staring at Stars Crochet Lurex Square Scarf, $28, urbanoutfitters.com; Fall Market Scarf in Cranberry, $38, modcloth.com; Cecille Animal-Print Scarf, $20, delias.com; Studded Infinity Scarf, $48, juicycouture.com; Skinny Sequined Scarf, $24, newport-news.com