Easy Outfit Upgrade: Tie a Scarf to Your Bag

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Tie a Scarf to Your Bag(Sources: FameFlynet Pictures, Target)We all have those days when clasping on a necklace seems like too much of a challenge to bear. Maybe you hit the snooze button a few times too many or the paper you've been working on for weeks had finally met its deadline. Maybe your jeans and T-shirt just don't warrant the Hope Diamond. 

That doesn't mean you can't add a little je ne sais quoi to your outfit. One super easy (and insanely versatile) way to add a dash of color and interest to any ensemble is to tie a colorful scarf to your bag. Actress Nina Dobrev executes the point with skill.

Nina Dobrev Steps Out in NYCNina Dobrev enjoys an iced coffee from Starbucks as she steps out in New York City, New York on June 11, 2014. (FameFlynet Pictures)more pics »Retailers are so keen on the look, some like Target ($30, left) and Overstock ($36, right), are selling purses that come with coordinating scarves.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Add a Scarf to Your Bag
(Sources: Target, Overstock; Women's Cut Out Tote Handbag with Accent Scarf in Coral, $30; Furmani Vegan Leather Scarf Tote Handbag, $36)We love the idea of inventing a look of your own by pairing a bag you love—say, Rebecca Minkoff's Amorous satchel ($325)—with a punchy scarf, such as Kenzo silk paisley-print version ($150). 
Easy Outfit Upgrade: Add a Scarf to Your Bag(Sources: Zappos, Forzieri; Rebecca Minkoff Amorous Satchel, $325; Kenzo Pure Silk Tiger and Paisley Print Square Scarf, $150)The real beauty of this little trend is that it works with just about any purse and any scarf. One little flick of the wrist and your look is perfectly tied together!
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