Ellen Tien was a columnist in the New York Times Styles section for 12 years and has written for O Magazine, Vogue and Rolling Stone. From now until December 24, she will be providing a daily tip on stylish presents to make your holiday shopping even easier.
The infinity scarf (an oversized loop that wraps around your neck like a giant cowl) is not only infinite but ubiquitous--look for it on celebs such as Megan Fox or Salma Hayek. In versatile light cotton jersey or in a chunky knit for brisk climes, this is the single biggest fashion must-have of the season. Wear it with jeans and a tee, a leggings and a sweater or swathed under a winter coat—just wear it!
Gray chunky cable-knit wool scarf by Banana Republic,$140 at bananarepublic.com.
Striped Supima jersey skinny infinite scarf by Splendid, $39 (also in citrus yellow for $26) at splendid.com and the Splendid store in Los Angeles.
Two-tone wool jersey extra wide infinite wrap by Ash & Dans, $148 at Henri Bendel in New York.
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