I was a little hesitant to try a neck tie for fear that it would like a dog collar. Good news, it didn't! I love it because it adds a sophisticated something extra to an outfit. I bought the one I'm wearing (sold out) on a whim at J.Crew during a sale and was unsure if I'd actually wear it. When I tried it on at home it ended up being longer than I thought so I double wraped it to get a shorter tie. You could also wrap it once and have a longer tie - I like that option too. This sweater is one of my winter favorites and currently on sale for $49 with an additional 40% off - I'm no math wiz but I'm pretty sure that gets you somewhere around $30, so practically free!
I've linked a few of my favorite neck scarves for you. They are all under $30 (some with promo codes) and most of them are under $20. Happy shopping!