Men and women, West and East: it’s all about stylish scarves, hats, bags, gloves and sunglasses. But following the example of the ladies in the bottom photo could cost you dear if Dutch politician Geert Wilders gets his way. Because he plans to introduce a special tax on headscarves.

Whatever next? A ban on wearings Uggs? No, Mr. Wilders and his growing band of followers are not interested in the sartorially challenged, it’s the Muslims that they’re after.

© Top photo: Amsterdam; bottom photo: Damascus.