Monday, August 16, 2010

Travel Accessory: Scarves


Photo: N. Guiraud/L'express

A scarf is one of my favorite multitasking travel accessories. I use them for all sorts of things: a blanket on the airplane, nursing cover, sunshade over the stroller, or a barrier between my child and a nasty surface. Sadly, as a Phoenix resident the scarf-wearing window is brief.

Photo: Monde d'Hermès

I'm asked with relative frequency how Parisians manage to make such a simple accessory look so chic. I've mastered a few styles myself--with some help from salespeople in Parisian departments stores and my French host families.

I found a few how-to videos to help spread the scarf-love. Remember a scarf's fabric is everything--if you can't get the look you want, try one with a different weight and texture.



For the guys (and girls), Italian rugby player Luke McLean:



I think this is the most helpful video:



Someone at anthropologie.com knows how to tie a scarf:




If you are still reading, here are some laughable scarf-tying atrocities!:


2 comments:

  1. I couldn't pull myself away from the last video...it was like a horrific accident that you just to get a peek at. HA!

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  2. lol...seriously! i didn't know scarves could look so bad! WOW.

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