The Snow Leopard has landed!
Many thanks to Emma J. Shipley for partnering on this post, and for the (gifted) silk scarf I’m wearing below. All ideas and opinions are my own.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of silk scarves. They’re a functional way to add color, pattern, and interest to an outfit. And some even rise to the level of “wearable art,” like these new Emma J. Shipley scarves, the Snow Leopard collection, released in collaboration with Red Leopard.
Emma’s inspiration for these scarves came from Dante’s Inferno and Paradiso, as well as Ingmar Bergman’s “The Seventh Seal.” In this original design, a Snow Leopard journeys to the center of the earth, accompanied by charming winged creatures.
Emma J. Shipley silk scarves
These large silk squares were created in each of the seasonal palettes, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Mine’s the Spring palette (kindly gifted by Emma J. Shipley) and here are all of the palettes:
Above, cool season palettes: Summer and Winter.
Above, warm season palettes: Spring and Autumn.
There are also fine wool scarves in this design, in Autumn and Winter color palettes. All of the scarves are made in Italy, and printed on fine wool and silk fabrics.
Emma J. Shipley has kindly offered my readers a 10% discount on this fabulous new collection. Use code SUSAN10 at checkout.
Though these scarves are large, the fabric is lightweight and deliciously fluid, so they’re not bulky at all and can be worn many ways. (Even by someone petite, like me.)
How to wear a large silk scarf
Silk scarves don’t have to be formal! Above, I’m wearing with jeans and a sweater. I’ve folded the scarf (c/o) in half lengthwise twice, then wrapped casually around the neck. You can also tie the ends in a knot to create an ascot.
scarf | sweater blazer | jeans (similar) | sneakers
This is one of my favorite ways to wear a larger or longer scarf so that it stays put. It works brilliantly with this scarf!
Here’s a quick tutorial for the tie above:
Another fun way to wear a large scarf like this is to fold in half, knot the ends, and slip arms through the loops for a kimono effect. (This is also a great option if you’re traveling in warm seasons and need to cover your shoulders.)
Don’t forget to use code SUSAN10 to save 10% on these gorgeous Emma J. Shipley scarves!
The colouring is gorgeous on you. Many thanks for the scarf tutorial – a great addition to my repertoire. And I’m very much looking forward to the Autumn teal wool scarf coming my way, and I appreciate the discount. Thank you.
Beautiful scarves. So you.
Susan, do you mind sharing how tall you are and your weight? I’m 5’2” and find most scarfs are too long for me.
Hi Cathy, I’m 5’1″
Beautiful scarves! I have to say that scarves are my main accessory in the fall/winter – although, since I didn’t GO anywhere last year, none of them were worn!
I don’t wear many scarves but I love the little cotton bandanas you wear and I’ve picked up some of those. I buy these 40” silk scarves and then forget I have them. Do you leave yours out so you can see them or do you store them in a drawer? I especially love the winter colors but I think I’m summer. Still cool though and I do have silver hair.
These scarves are just gorgeous. I have the teal silk one sitting at the Red Leopard studio waiting for me to arrive in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to see the scarf, Manina and Rachel in person! Thanks for the tutorial!