Olivia Palermo at the haute couture 2015 shows in Paris
For a touch of insouciance, an ageing neck or purely to present more options than the statement necklace - scarves, in particular the neckerchief, are the essential accessory to show your style know-how. We asked Alyson Walsh, author of Style Forever based on her popular blog That’s Not My Age to run through the key ways to get knotted. "I'm a born-again summer scarf-lover," Alyson explains. "I used to wear them, a lot, when I was younger - bandana-style with a biker jacket or tied in my hair - and have recently rediscovered the appeal of a little scarf action. They are such a quick and easy way to upgrade any outfit." Here are her top four new season ties.