Wednesday, September 18, 2013

For the love of scarves

french village diaries for the love of scarves France
A splash of colour from my cherry scarf

I have never really been interested in, or bothered by fashion 'must haves' and latest trends, and wouldn't describe myself as stylish. However, there is something very feminine and a touch French about wearing a scarf that I have grown to love. I think a scarf is one of the hidden treasures of a lady's wardrobe that can offer so much in any season. Whether it is worn as a statement accessory with a plain outfit or to keep you warm in winter, it delivers. Your choice of fabrics, colours, and prints is almost endless as is how you wear it. You can wrap, tie, knot, loop or drape a scarf and add it to almost any outfit you own.

There is nothing quite so comforting as a warm scarf worn on a cold, crisp, winter walk, keeping the ills of the chills away. There is nothing quite as sensuous as the feel of a light summer scarf floating on your bare shoulders in the evening breeze. I love scarves.

The scarf gives confidence to the wearer, a touch of that very French je ne sais quoi. There is nothing a woman with the right scarf can not achieve.

A scarf is a great gift to give and a delightful gift to receive. How do you wear yours?


  1. Nice post! I agree - scarves are very versatile as well as being stylish. And best of all - they don't take up much room in your suitcase. I always pack two or three scarves when travelling.

    1. Thanks Carolyn, they are the perfect travel accessory as well.

  2. Love scarves , I have many of them, brighten up a Winter outfit and keeps your neck your Cherry one, you look really nice... I wear mine like yours in your photos.

  3. I love the way French women wear scarves. And how they teach their little girls to wear them so stylishly too. I wear scarves quite a bit, but only in rather simple ways, and want to learn more ways to wear them.

  4. I can't live without scarves! Big ones, little ones, lightweight to all wool, print, solid, borders etc etc. They just "finish" any outfit!! I did a post a while ago, and have a video I had found on "25 Ways to Wear a Scarf": take a look:
    And just try to follow along.....

  5. Hi, great post. I have lots of scarves too. I would love to learn how to tie them differently. My friends buy me scarves too. I have one that my friend who lives in Paris bought me , it is more like a shawl when opened but you can wear it different ways. It is a Winter scarf to will be out soon.


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