There was once a time when scarves were just a cozy way to bundle up and keep your neck from freezing.
Those days are long gone.
Not only are scarves a cute way to keep warm, but they have also become one of the trendiest accessories of the season.
Scarves have the power to transform an entire outfit from frumpy to fashionable if you wear them the right way.
One of the most stylish scarves for winter is the pashmina scarf, an extra-long piece of fabric made from a fine-woolen cloth that can be worn as a shawl, stole or sarong.
It's an incredibly versatile piece that's all about the way you tie it.
The popular trend among celebrities is to tie it in a noose wrap, fold the fabric lengthwise and then along its width, and finally to pull the open end through the folded loop while placing it around the neck.
This style looks chic paired with a peacoat and boots.
The fellas can wear pashmina scarves too.
Don't shy away from them because of the fancy name, guys.
Pashminas are simple, warm and have been sported by the likes of Tom Cruise and David Beckham, two very stylish men.
But don't limit yourself to the winter. You can wear scarves when it's hot out too.
Try something in a lightweight material such as silk or cotton.
You can wrap it loosely around your neck or leave it dangling at your sides for a casual, bohemian look.
A popular scarf right now among celebrities like Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie and Drew Barrymore is the Sir Alistair Rai karma scarf.
This scarf is printed in hand-painted Hindu and Buddhist prayer with mantras such as "Love," "Karma" and "Peace" embroidered into the bottom.
Be careful of breaking the bank, though, as this trend retails for about $115.
A colorful scarf can take a white T-shirt and jeans from plain to chic in seconds flat.
Try adding the simple piece to any outfit for an instant style boost.