Scarves are quite possibly my favorite accessory. Hard to believe given my love affair with fab shoes, but a scarf can be anything you want it to be. And they always make you feel cozy, unlike my orange leather Fluevogs that I wear for an hour at a time, only to make a grand entrance.
The first origins of the scarf date back to ancient Rome, where they were not used for keeping warm, but rather to keep clean. It was during the reign of Chinese Emperor Cheng where they were given a new purpose and were used to identify officers or the rank of Chinese warriors. Scarves finally became a real fashion accessory by the early 19th century.
Silk wraps are divine and are my go-to for the pool, beach and outdoor afternoon soirees. They are sexy, flowy, and the fabric breathes. I have been playing around all summer with different ways to tie them up into dresses instead of just around my body like a bath towel!
Sarongs are the most essential thing to travel with if you are headed any where with water. Our favorite pick is by Matta NY, beautiful color combinations, funky patterns, and they fold up into a linen pouch to grab and go. They are also the perfect “tablecloth” for an impromptu picnic. The tiny bead detail on the corners set these apart from the rest!
Cashmere in the summer?? You bet! We found these scarves from Mare di Latte, a company based in Porto Vecchio in Corsica, an island of the coast of France. The weave of cashmere is paper thin and mixed with a bit of peau de soie, French for skin of silk. Cool enough to wear around your neck, warm enough for a summer breeze under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl.
What’s your favorite way to wear a scarf? Here are a few to get you started by Scarves.net, check out their video demos.