A classic silk scarf can add polish or a dose of cool to just about any look--but this season it goes beyond neck and arm candy. Here, three styling tricks for putting one on any handbag in your arsenal.

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Knotted on the Strap

The easiest of the bunch, this draped style works equally well on a tote, smaller cross-body bag or clutch. Simply tie a loose knot and let the hems hang low.

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Wrapped Around the Handle

This approach is best suited for a structured lady bag. To achieve the look, fold your scarf into a triangle and then roll into a straight line. Knot one end of the scarf around the base of the handle, then wrap around until complete. Want to see it in action? Watch this video.

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Tied in a Bow

Best for larger scarves (and not just the silk variety), this one requires a bit of finesse. Make sure that your bow looks casual and effortless, as opposed to perfectly knotted. After all, cool girls never want to look like they're trying too hard.

 

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