Generally, runway shows are pure theatre. I mean, who really wears a flower pot atop her head? (unless you’re English, of course) But, if you look closely at runway shows, you’re usually able to discover which trends will be available in the upcoming season. And this Spring, scarves are everywhere!
There are a few reasons that scarves are — to quote Martha Stewart — a good thing.
First, a scarf can completely change the look of an outfit. Have a plain suit? Jazz it up with a splash of color. Take a pair of skinny jeans and a white V-neck tee, add a scarf, and – voila! – an outfit.
Second, scarves are generally so versatile (Hermès notwithstanding). Add punch to last year’s outfit with a scarf in this year’s hottest color and breathe new life into the ensemble. A scarf is always easier on the budget than a new dress, suit, or even blouse.
Third, scarves are adaptable. Twist it. Tie it. Wrap it. One little scrap of material – so many options!
Since I am so enthusiastic about scarves, I tend to add more to my collection every season. And, this spring is no exception!
My favorite new piece for the season is The Dottie Scarf by FRAAS. During the long winter, I tend to wear darker tones and lots (and lots) of black. But the Easter egg hues of the Dottie scarf look oh-so-fresh to an eye that’s weary of winter’s somber shades. Choose from brilliant turquoise (my fave!), sunny yellow, sassy pink, vibrant green and sophisticated taupe.
The scarf measures 28” x 76,” so I have a lot of options. I plan to wear my new “Dottie” as scarf, but also keep it handy as a shawl/wrap for chilly Spring evenings. It’s generous enough that it could even double as a swimsuit sarong once summer arrives!
The Dottie Scarf retails for just $32. At this price, I might just need to pick up another one… or two! To see more from the beautiful FRAAS Spring Collection, visit FRAAS.
FRAAS products are sold worldwide via department and specialty stores, as well as online retailers. To find a store or boutique near you, use the FRAAS Store Locator. Or, order from the company by calling 212-575-0191. Select styles are also available on FRAAS.com and AMAZON.com
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.
PHOTO: Used with permission by FRAAS.