Try refreshing your summer wardrobe with this one simple trick: summer scarves.
Coral, ocean blues, rose pinks, golden yellow and orange scarves and wraps help to define the season. Just one scarf worn creatively can make a simple outfit look and feel brand new.
Plus, they’re fun! You can tie them around casually or accessorize your festive evening wear. Summer scarves and stoles are also an accessory that most people already have, are relatively inexpensive to acquire, and—when done correctly—can be a very easy way to enhance your outfit.
Check out vintage scarves at your local thrift shops and flea markets. There are a lot of interesting choices. I also recommend new digital prints or hand-painted ones—build a collection!
Here are some cool ways to wear your summertime wrappings. The main way would be around your neck or shoulders, but here are some other suggestions:
1. Bohemian: If you have a wider, long scarf, put the ends behind your neck then wrap, and it should end at the front.
2. Chic: If you have a thin scarf, you fold it in half, put it around your neck, and then put the end thats not folded through that loop.
3. Glam: Wrap a long scarf around your neck and leave one end in front and the other in the back for an elegant look.
4. Cool: Another thing you can do is use scarves as belts—around your stomach and over a shirt, or through your belt loops.
You can find her creations at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC or at The Enchanted World Emporium (8 Main Street) in East Hampton, next to Rowdy Hall Restaurant. Call 631-324-7695.
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