With fall lurking (I know), it’s time to put away childish summer things and get serious about the impending chill. One way to ward off the gooseflesh dovetails perfectly with an emerging autumn 2013 trend: the statement scarf.

Unlike the boring Christmas neck wrap that you’ll stick in a drawer and forget about until you next year’s eye-roller, the statement scarf can be big as a desk top, thin as gauze, aggressively bold in color and pattern, and suitable with a suit, a blazer, or a T-shirt.

Rag & Bone New York offers an assortment both stylish and sanely priced, such as this Hanover Scarf in eggplant and gray patterned version. Made of 68 percent wool, 25 percent modal, and 7 percent polyamide, it features frayed ends and is light enough not to bake you while the weather is still deciding whether to change.

$115, rag-bone.com, and at Nordstrom.