What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. —Jane Austen
While the weather may tell some areas of the world that autumn is on its way, in Florida we have no such cue.
For warm-climate dwellers who appreciate fall style but don’t like to suffer for it, I will share two DIY scarves this week. Both can be made from Florida-friendly fabric.
Okay, so I can’t do a series of posts on scarves without at least mentioning THE scarf–an Hermes.
According to Nina Garcia (author of The One Hundred), an Hermes scarf is sold somewhere in the world every twenty-five seconds. That’s particularly amazing considering the crazy-intricate process a 90-cm-square piece of silk endures before it leaves the design house sporting the famous “H” (you can find a full run-down of the process in Garcia’s aforementioned book).
If, like me, your current budget doesn’t allow you to be a member of this (no doubt elated) scarf-aquisition party, there’s much to be said for simply observing and appreciating the level of quality that results from design with such intention.
When it comes to forming your personal style, study the best to familiarize yourself with great craftsmanship and design. Then it will be easier for you to spot these qualities wherever you find them (whether or not they are stamped with an H).
Before I discovered this tutorial from Wendy’s Lookbook, I relied mostly on the plain old “toss” for wearing my scarves. Now I’ve got all sorts of options!
Bonus: At the end of the video, you can get a slower tutorial of each tie by clicking on its tile.
Try one out today!
To debunk some of the myths surrounding scarves (“they’re hard to tie,” “I don’t know which kind to wear,” “should they match or contrast my outfit?”), I’ve decided to celebrate Scarf Week, during which I’ll introduce different types of scarves, ways to tie them, and how to pair them with your favorite ensembles.
I hope you’ll celebrate with me!