Often a wardrobe afterthought, the lightweight scarf — that forgiving, one-size-fits-all accessory—- has a fashionable past. The pink scarf Grace Kelly wore in To Catch a Thief helped her become even more of a fashion icon (and later inspired Raf Simons’s Cruise collection for Dior in 2013). Faye Dunaway’s paisley scarf, tied bandit-style ‘round her neck in Bonnie and Clyde, became a symbol of timeless cool.
But film references aside, a scarf can serve a valuable function this season: It’s the perfect thing to throw on for a cool spring morning, a creative jolt of color for an otherwise simple look. The Cut rounded up 22 great printed scarves under $100 — and suggestions on how to wear them (whether you prefer a chokerlike style or a traditional slip-knot). Click through the slideshow ahead and drape away.