I love silk scarves, but I used to hesitate before wearing them because I thought they would make me look too much like a flight attendant. (Don’t get me wrong–I’m a huge fan of flight attendants. They are essential to stress-free and wine-drunk travel.)
As much as I love flight attendants, they shouldn’t get to have all the scarf fun. I’m therefore on a mission to take back silk scarves from the sky, and here’s why:
- They can add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit. If you (like me) tend to wear solids and neutrals, patterned scarves can be an inexpensive way to diversify your wardrobe.
- Whenever I wear one, I get more compliments than any of my wool scarves. This is a vain reason, but hey, it counts for something.
- Silk scarves are generally less expensive than wool scarves, so that’s a nice treat. I paid less than $100 for all the scarves included below because I got them all on sale (wahoo!).
- They are great for those transitional times of year when you want the added warmth, but wool is a bit too much.
- There are so many ways to wear silk scarves. They go with dresses, blazers, or just plain long-sleeve shirts. I even use skinny scarves on my clutches to add a shoulder strap.
With all that in mind, here are some of my favorites.
Diane Von Furstenberg Green/Blue Polka Dots (dress is Eliza J):
This one is from a few seasons ago, but here is a similar one that is still available.
Kate Spade Map of Europe (Nic & Zoe pants, Valentino loafers):
Skinny Pink Burberry (tied on my Valentino clutch):
Here’s a similar one that is still available.
And let’s be honest, I’m just obsessed with all types of scarves. Here I am happy as a clam in a cotton Kate Spade scarf (to be fair, 99 percent of my happiness in this picture is because that is Peyton Manning’s bum next to me!):
Even my dog Dobby loves this Coach scarf (actually she hates it, but I couldn’t resist putting it on her):
Maybe I’ll just be on my own with this crusade, but if anyone wants to help take back silk scarves, I’ll be eternally grateful for your help. Let’s fight the good scarf fight together!