Best Bet: Lucy Jay Silk Scarves


Scarf junkies know there are a hundred different ways to wear a 35-inch square of fabric — twisted into a necklace, wrapped up like a turban, cinched around the waist, knotted into a bracelet, or tied onto a purse — but only the boldest would rock one in lieu of a shirt. That's where British designer Lucy Jay comes in: Her kaleidoscopic silk scarves are available in five loud prints that conjure everyone from DVF to Mary Quant to A.C. Slater. And when worn like a bandeau, the patterns distract the eyes so much, onlookers hardly notice the wearer's lack of clothing. It's win-win!

Lucy Jay multicolored silk scarves, $166 at