I have two real weaknesses when it comes to fashion: tiny beaded handbags and silk scarves. I have dozens of handbags, but I own almost 100 scarves. Most are sourced from vintage stores, where I have picked up lovely silk scarves from Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Liberty of London, and even one stunning Hermès (authenticated!) for about $1 each.
I love scarves because they are like tiny pieces are beautiful artwork. The colors, the patterns, and the details are just so varied; from cabbage roses to geometrics, Greek keys to Impressionist illustrations… maybe that’s why I have so many?
They can also be worn in multiple ways: tie up a low ponytail with a small square, add a long scarf as a sash or belt, wrap the handle of a handbag for added impact, and of course, wear one around your neck!
The neck scarf trend that began last summer with festival bandanas has really taken off this season. And, I am more than ready! After a few years of bulky infinity scarves, this season’s neck scarf looks sleek and sophisticated.
It’s an easy look that adds an extra element to a simple outfit and dresses up a more casual look. In fact, you can add a silk neck scarf to almost anything! I am especially fond of pairing a twisted neck scarf with a piece of jewelry – either a scarf clip or brooch – for added oomph. Above are a few examples of how best to wear the trend.
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador and Cover Girl Ambassador. Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com in 2015. Susan is also the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! Read more about her in Family Circle Magazine.