But, sometimes there is a certain science to them.
If you're using it for more of an accessory, try pairing it with a bright or colorful dress. I paired this dress with sweater tights and over the knee boots for warmth, and allowed the scarf to be more of a complimentary piece.
With a more dressy outfit, I love pairing drapey scarves with prints with some sort of dimension. I somewhat color coordinated the scarf with a plaid skirt and collared blouse combo. And, to take away from the school girl, I added some chunky ankle boots.
For tartan scarves, I love love love making them the statement piece. Tartan is such a bold yet classic print and it deserves it's own voice. I find that the red of tartan goes perfectly with white and black, but it goes well with an array of other colors, as well. For the casual look, a basic white cable knit sweater with faux leather leggings are a cute juxtaposition and the scarf adds the perfect touch of class. This is one of those outfits that come together when a coat is added.
Throwing a tartan scarf onto a Parisian inspired outfit seems silly, but the colors on the scarf pop and make the outfit come together.
A known fact is that shades of reds and shades of browns are a great combination. The browns in the scarf compliment the red tones in the skirt, making an interesting, yet complimentary outfit.
How would you style a scarf for the colder months?