Scarves make you feel glamourous, protected, sophisticated and act much like the flake atop a 99 ice cream. That extra whack of pizazz that takes an outfit to its next level. Sometimes I feel surrounded by snazzy scarves; commuter trains often hold scarfed women – like a cool comfort blanket – my neck feels decidedly vulnerable and unstylish next to these splurges of colour and silk. But when I have one on, I twiddle with it and feel invincible. From day to night, the unexpected, the formal and the fairground. I have a friend that would never, ever dream about travelling without a scarf in her bag. What’s particularly excellent too, is that you can wear nice scarves tied atop your head, wrapped around your head and tied at the neck, as a belt or tied to your bag. All fabulous options.
I like Howkapow. It’s based in Bristol and sells Lucy Jay scarves. These are made from soft silk and feature fabulous, fresh designs. I do love the pineapple print- as you may know, my beloved pineapple tea light (50s garish), is a regular highlight sneaking into pictures in this blog. This scarf’s repeating design in candy colours, is perfect.
Then many of the other scarves are a mixture of bold prints, Moschino inspired controlled explosions. Then there are some that make me think of scandinavian, pretty little caravans and mountains – like fair isle prints for scarves. Would look stunning with clogs. In fact my favourite print is the one at the top of this post.