French Fashion Style How to Wear a Scarf like a Parisian
French women have a reputation for their understated fashion flair. Runway models and Paris Fashion Week aside, the image of a well-dressed Parisian woman is a combination of effortless make-up and that striking accessory.
French scarf fashion know how
Buying a new suit or coat is an investment in your wardrobe. Cost and practicality should determine that you want these pieces to last more than a single season. Sure, you expect styles to change after a few years, but given the expense of these items, you certainly hope to stretch their use longer than a few short months. A scarf is a wardrobe lifesaver that does not break the bank.
According to silk fashion designer Léa Petitjean of Petitjean Paris
“Around your neck, your head, or even your bag handle, there are plenty of ways to wear it: there can be no limit to your creativity.”
A bright silk scarf adds softness and a flash of colour to any outfit. Versatile and easy to carry the lightweight scarf packs a fashion punch.
How do you tie those knots?
Check out the Petitjean Paris website to view images of the more common ways of tying a carré (square) scarf.
Fashion powerhouse Hermes developed a smartphone App to help guide you through options for tying silk knots. All you need is your phone and a scarf.
Designer scarves and shawls
Canadian artist Cindy Goble’s rectangular (20″ X 70″) silk scarf is available in six (6) colour options. Lightweight and elegant the chiffon fabric does not wrinkle or fade. The multi-hued tones in these Goble scarves allow you to mix and match with several outfits.
Also from the Goble collection is a large square scarf in 100% wool. These bright scarves will dress up a neutral outfit with a strong punch of colour. The oversized square scarf (53″ X 53″) is meant to be worn as a top layer – the statement piece.
Handwoven Freedom Fringe Shawl is the knock-out wardrobe accessory that you can throw on as the sun sets. Cindy Goble designed these shawls with a rich combination of merino, alpaca, silk and mohair wools. Go ahead make some heads turn!
Weaver Morija Reeb loves working with silk. She tells us that there are always a few pieces on her loom at various stages of progression. Methodically woven by hand, her silk scarf is a timeless piece that is sure to be your favourite for years to come. Silk is like wool, warm in the winter and cool in the summer yet always soft against your skin. Explore Morija’s natural wild silk scarves here.
Cashmere is luxurious. The ARTIGIANI MILANESI Maxi scarf is 220cm long 60cm wide. This wrap is a beautiful and luxurious scarf and shawl all-in-one. Weaved by hand on Bowen Island this Italian designed scarf will become a wardrobe essential. Although, the scarf is quite a good size the lightweight cashmere ensures it is not bulky. Order yours today.