>> 'Tis the season to shop until you drop, but before you hit the streets, how about hitting up Etsy? After scouring through hundreds of pages, we conjured up the crème de la crème — think personalized leather luggage tags, one-of-a-kind baubles, and this gorgeous oversized hand-knit collar scarf — for your perusal. As for who you decide to give them to, that's entirely up to you.
Let me preface this post by saying that I love a big scarf. Cozy knit scarves are the best; the bigger the better –– or so I thought. After seeing this super long, super chunky Soopa Scarf ($150) by Etsy seller Yooko, I'm not so sure how I feel anymore. Clocking in at about eight feet, nine inches –– with an 11-foot long sister scarf ($220) available as well –– this neck warmer pretty much swallows you alive. I definitely want to be warm –– but I also need to see, and speak, and turn my head! What do you think: is this giant scarf freaky or fabulous?
We spotted this scarf-centric ensemble at Milan Fashion Week and couldn't wait until the weather got chilly enough to try it out ourselves — love the way the sweet pastel hues contrast with the edgier army green jacket. We're all about utilizing scarves for a little outfit color — and texture — contrast; peep our top scarf picks — ranging from a vivacious Yves Saint Laurent leopard print version to a textural olive green fringed version from Topshop — to emulate the same look now!
Left to right: Milan Fashion Week Street Style, Yves Saint Laurent Leopard Print Cashmere Scarf ($995), Topshop Fringe Snood ($36), Adam Chunky Cable-Knit Sweater ($125), We Are Owls Cashmere Bird Scarf ($245)
Photos: Greg Kessler
Fabulous Fall coats? Check. Trendy Fall boots? Delivered. Now it's time to adorn your neck with Fall's freshest scarves. These can be anywhere from super cozy knits to more lightweight styles that are more for fashion than function. Leopard, red, camel, polka dots, plaid, faux fur — that and more are waiting for you inside.
In the last episode of The City, Whitney Port visits the offices of Allison Brod PR in New York. I couldn't help but notice that the work space is also literally covered in Emilio Pucci. From the framed scarves on every wall to throw pillows on every sofa and chair, it seems that you can't turn your head without spotting a half a dozen Pucci products.
I did some digging and as it turns out, the brand is one of ABPR's clients, so that somewhat explains it. I love Pucci's colorful, graphic prints as much as the next girly girl, but from a design standpoint, I think Allison's gone a little bit overboard — her website is even dripping in the patterns! Do you agree? Or do you think putting out plenty of Pucci is über cute?
We're sure you own a ton of scarves, but have you checked out Payal Luthra's decadent cashmere line? We have, and we can't stop lusting over her modern aesthetic, cool neutral hues, and refined embellishments. Instead of piling on the prints and per usual fringe, Payal combined inspiration from her NYC and Delhi background to create a minimal yet innovative collection featuring chic tassel-decorated cowl neck scarves (our fave!), button chain neckwarmers, and tailored collars. And don't think she's all about the looks; Payal uses top grade Mongolian cashmere to ensure we'll be extra cozy during those cold Winter months. Keep your eyes peeled for an online store coming soon . . .
Check out the cozy Fall collection.
It looks like we're not the only ones who like to play with scarves. Hermes has put together a super-fun challenge, deemed J'aime Mon Carre — I love my scarf — asking eight stylish girls like DJ Harley Viera-Newton to show us how they wear their silky designer scarf. From New York to London, Tokyo to Paris, this in-the-know bunch twists and turns their colorful scarves, wears them on their heads, around their necks, as a bag, as a belt, and way more. Enter to see our favorite ways these fabulous chicks wear their Hermes scarves.
Fab reader Miss Ife is on Fab's scarf wavelength. While we showed you two scarves, 50 ways, she works one scarf, five ways. This version is my favorite — there's nothing chicer than a bold scarf belt. It breaks up her look by adding a touch of bright blue. Enter to see four other stylish ways Miss Ife aka The Fashionista Next Door wears her scarf.
Someone loves her scarves. Enjoy this bouquet of scarves from OnSugar blog Thelacelasso.
I went out to get the mail this morning and was greeted by a welcome warm breeze. It reminded me of summer patios, camping, beaches, sweet wines and sweet flowers. I immediately went inside to make a cool peach smoothie and wrapped a floral scarf around my neck. I have more floral scarves than there are summer days but it means I can wear two or three different ones each day. I snapped off a picture of the one I'm wearing today and even found a few more I might like to add to my bouquet. A girl can't have too many flowers can she?
How do you like my side braid?? I managed to pull this one off the first time and considering it's the most satisfactory one I've had, I was too scared to unravel it and try again!
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