What’s in a name? A scarf that goes above & beyond

Ah, the versatile scarf. The word itself—“scarf”—can bring a million images to your mind. Perhaps it’s a chic (and distinctive) Hermès silk handkerchief knotted smartly at the neck beneath the sleek power suit of lady who lunches. Or, maybe it’s a scratchy wool cape from your childhood, wrapped once, twice, three times around your parka as your mother marched you off to school on a cold winter day. It could be a magician’s scarf, colorful and captivating, or a fringed pashmina draped casually (but so coolly!) over the shoulders of a guest seated next to you at a wedding.

Our style team knows just how powerful the scarf can be, and we treat it accordingly. It’s truly a secret weapon for any woman’s wardrobe arsenal. For example, did you know that you could …

  • Create the illusion of a dress by pairing a sash-style scarf over a blouse and skirt combination. Be sure to smooth out any folds or creases and tie into a simple knot above the hip for a slimming effect.
  • Wrap into a chic twist atop your head as homage to bygone days of glamour and style. Leave the ends loose, or tie into a bow. You can also wear a scarf as a headband—try it with a ponytail for a truly retro effect.
  • Braid through your handbag’s hardware for an added pop of color, texture, or both. Or, loop it through a purse strap and tie into a simple knot, keeping the ends loose for style that trails and flairs wherever you go.

Of course, the scarf’s story is a never-ending fairytale, filled with lots of possibilities. What are some of the ways that you wear scarves? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

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