Thursday, October 7, 2010

Silk Scarves: Inspirations and Tips

What girl doesn't love Scarves? For many women, its even the only piece of silk they own. In recent years the trend with scarves has transitioned from belt, to handbag strap accessory, to draping across your chest, but I would like to make a case for wearing a scarf, as a scarf. I think that women look very chic wearing a scarf as a scarf- and most of us definitely thought that Jackie Kennedy, Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn look chic and even more attractive wearing them with oversized sunglasses, but it seems that this look is nearly non-existant in the present day. So in an effort to inspired someone out there to wear a scarf as a scarf, here are some of my favorite photos of ladies in scarves.

Adriana Lima Vogue Paris 2008

Coach Fall 2010 Ad

Hermes Fall 2010 Ad Campaign
Malgosia Bela
Annica by Dimitris Skoulos for Elle Greece August 2010
Miu Miu Campaign

Anouck Lepere by Jean-Fran├žois Campos for Flair October 2010 
Rasa Zukauskaite Far From Heaven Muse Fall 2010
Louis Vuitton Scarf Ad 
Lilly Pulitzer Summer 2010 Catalog Cover

Dree Hemingway by Alexi Lubomirski Simply Red Harpers Bazaar Sept 2010

You'll notice that with their scarves, these ladies are wearing more pronounced makeup: stronger eye makeup and colorful lips to help play up the glamorous and fashion-forward side of the scarf. Jewelry is important as well, you'll notice lots of earrings, bracelets, and of course.. oversized sunglasses.

Hopefully these tips and this collection of photos will inspire a few out there to try the scarf, as a scarf. Have a lovely day everyone!


  1. It has been a long time since I wore a scarf as a scarf! Like the clunky multiple bracelets.

  2. Ooh, these photographs make me love scarves even more - LOVE this post, Ruby!! :)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous photos, darling!
    What a great theme for a post!


  4. Beautiful images and inspiring (in fact I just added you to my Inspired in October blog party. Hope that's all right.)

    I have a bunch of scarves I've been trying to use lately. Never occurred to me to just tie then around my head.

  5. oh my goodness how lovely! ppl don't wear scarves like they used to and i thinks that's a shame. i think we should be bold and take your inspiration! i especially love the LV w/the chunky bracelets!

  6. gorgeous! might try that with a scarf I've just bought. Weather is turning just right too :-)

  7. the Hermes image is stunning! feeling very inspired to raid my scarves and don something pretty!!