The transitional temperatures of fall can be tricky to dress for: chilly mornings and nights are often offset by balmy days. As is preached in countless menswear publications, layering is your friend in the shoulder season. But here’s a slightly less ubiquitous recommendation: one of the best fall accessories is the lightweight scarf. Manufactured with a looser weave, these scarves add a breathable layer without the heavy insulation of a chunky knit. Wear them as you would any other scarf — just sooner. There’s no rule that says you have to wait until the first frost to break out this cool-weather accessory.
Linen Blend Crepe Stripe Scarf by The Hill Side $27
Cotton Scarf by Tamaki Niime $87
Mandela Line by Dr. Collectors $89
Wild Silk Stripe Scarf by Monsoon Home $166
Linen 3 Circles Bandana Square by I Pezzi Dipinti $175
Checked Cashmere Scarf by Amiri $675
Herringbone Cashmere and Silk Blend Scarf by Loro Piana $795