So many accessories that hit the runway can feel out of touch with everyday sartorial choices but the necktie is making a major impact within the fashion world, both on and off the catwalk. The difference between looking like an airhostess and a woman at the vanguard of style is slim but thanks to an undulation of recent runway appearances the humble neckerchief has become one of Autumn/Winter’s most wearable and versatile accessory trends.

Last season saw the likes of Gucci, Dior and Margaret Howell take on tiny scarves but while the necktie seemed like more of an afterthought for warmer weather dressing the new season brings a sense of efficacy to outfit accoutrements. At Chloe, a collection inspired by Anne-France Dautheville – the first woman to ride a motorcycle around the world – saw tough leather jackets, overalls and midi-skirts feminised and quite literally tied together with the simplest of accessories. This conference of gender also made an appearance at Nina Ricci where structured, oversized tailoring took on a girlish guise with turtleneck scarves tied close to the neck.  

As we count down to colder climes, the neck scarf will keep you warm without stinting your style points and looks just as effortlessly chic with a t-shirt as it does a cocktail dress. Tied to one side leaving both ends nonchalantly flaring or wrapped tight to the neck for a look that resembles summer’s love affair with the choker, which ever way you choose to style yours the neckerchief promises maximum style with minimal effort.