When I was in college, when girls in my sorority spent a semester abroad, they would inevitably return to school wearing fabulous scarves and would promptly de-sister. It was as if seeing the world meant that they 1) could no longer participate in the Greek system and 2) that they had to adopt a European flair- i.e. the strategically wrapped scarf. When in Paris over the holidays, neckscarves were alive and well. On top of leather jackets. Wrapped over sweaters. Worn in all textures and colors. While the scarf trend peaked and then valleyed in the States, I predict that it will continue to be important to the accessories market for some time if only because scarves do project an image of fashion worldliness.

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