It CAN be a fashion statement. Plus, Muslims wear them and I've seen plenty of gorgeous gals with them. I think if you've got a pretty enough face it could work out. Personally I think men would prefer women without one because after all hair=beauty. I understand where you are coming from girl, believe me I hate weaves.. which-is-why-you-should-go-natural! Let that kinky main grow free!
Scarfs wrapped around the head look really tacky, even if they're a nice design or color. Just learn how to take care of your own hair and you won't have to wear weaves or scarfs. Try checking out Naturallycurly. com.