Lover of the light scarf
Otherwise referred to as shawls, wraps or pashminas, light scarves are most often worn around the neck, draped over the shoulders or tied around your head to add a decorative touch to your outfit or protect you from the elements. Light scarves are the epitome of chic and have rapidly become a wardrobe essential for fashion fanatics. From Ralph Lauren to Vero Moda, you can discover light scarves from all the top brands here on Stylight.
The light scarf lowdownIn the 1960s, an Italian designer first brought light scarves into the limelight. Back then, people sought light scarves made of silk in a variety of different colours and designs. As time went by, fashion houses began to realise the great potential of the light scarf and it wasn’t long before they were to become one of the greatest fashion accessories of all time. Light scarves are easy to wear and incredibly versatile. Whether you prefer to tie it in a knot or drape it loosely over your shoulders, a light scarf will complete both casual and formal looks.
Look like royaltySeeing as light scarves are worn by the most influential style icons, its only right that we follow suit! The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is a shining example. Be it at a royal event or whilst carrying out her day-to-day business, this elegant lady has been spotted wearing a light scarf on a numerous occasions. It’s safe to say that only she could wear cream headscarf whilst visiting to Malaysia and make it look effortless! And there are no prizes for guessing which shoes she chose to pair her outfit up with on this special occasion... That’s right, you guessed it, her infamous nude court shoes by L.K Bennett!
Stylight’s stunning selectionIn the same way as jewellery, bags and sunglasses, light scarves are up there at the very top of the list of must-have accessories and are readily available to browse and buy on Stylight.
4 Uses For Your Light Scarf That Don’t Include Wearing Them
A light scarf is already one of the most versatile items in your closet. You can wear it a million and one ways, from tying it around your head to knotting it around your bag, but a light scarf can be even more than a fashion accessory.
Break out your light scarf to beautify the world around you–not just yourself.
As Wall Art
Some scarves are so beautiful, it almost seems like a sin to hide them by folding or twisting them up for wear. Showcase a truly special foulard by pinning it up on your wall like a silky, fashionable poster. This way, you’ll get the chance to admire the print and texture every day. Just make sure that you don’t damage the fabric—use very thin tacks to pin it up, or have it professionally matted for a more refined presentation.
Over a Lamp
Cast a pretty glow by tossing a sheer colored scarf over your bedroom lampshade. Light filters through the fabric and creates a wash of the scarf’s hue throughout the room, producing a romantic atmosphere perfect for a cuddly movie night. Choose a scarf in pink or yellow for the warmest, most flattering glow. Make sure that your lamp’s bulb is fluorescent, however, to avoid the potential fire hazard of the scarf catching ablaze.
As a Makeshift Pouch
Gather loose jewelry or change in the center of a foulard, fold the edges in, knot securely and voila! You’ve got a quick, easy and pretty pouch ready to go. This is an ideal and eco-friendly solution for any situation in which you need to bag something up quick but there’s no plastic in sight.
As Gift Wrap
To make any gift more special, include the bonus gift of a scarf by wrapping the present in a decorative silk square. Your lucky recipient will appreciate your generosity and attention to detail for this gift that keeps on giving. Don’t tape up your gift like you would with paper, though—it’s best to wrap the fabric around the parcel, gathering the silk to knot into a bow.
A scarf is so much more than just a two-dimensional piece of fabric. Try these uses of your light scarf and conquer your home and hearth.