MY FASHION FIXATIONS
Written by Laurie Legum
Photography by Kirsten Beckerman
This fall, the fashion forward woman will be wearing scarves in a variety of shapes, styles and fabrics. Popular patterns include stripes, paisley, floral, animal print, plaid, ombre, and the ever classic Missoni-inspired zig-zag. Details such as embroidery, sequins, lurex, and tassels add a dose of interest as well. Fabrics vary widely and include cashmere, merino wool, silk and cotton. Emerging labels include AKA New York, Antik Batik, Echo Design, Love Quotes, A Peace Treaty, Sir Alistair Rai and Tolani. The shape of the scarf and personal preference dictate how the scarf should be tied. Here are a few favorite techniques:
Fold the scarf in half lengthwise and place around the neck. Cross the two sides and pull one loose end through the loop that you have made around your neck. Pull closed. A heavier weighted fabric adds impact to the look.
Simply wrap the scarf once around the neck and let the ends hang in front. This looks best with very long scarves which can also be wrapped multiple times around the neck or loosened to create a more relaxed, cowl neck style.
For square scarves, fold the scarf in half and place the triangle in front. Next pull the ends of the scarf behind the neck and back around to the front, letting the ends hang loosely over the shoulders.
“Scarves offer versatility to your basic wardrobe. A simple outfit can become transformed with a stylish scarf.” — Jessica Krznaric
Ralph Lauren, (Ruth Shaw); Johnstons, (Ruth Shaw); Johnstons, (Ruth Shaw)
Tolani, (Urban Chic); A Peace Treaty, (Urban Chic); Etro, (Ruth Shaw)
Echo Design, (South Moon Under); Love Quotes, (Urban Chic); Tolani, (South Moon Under)