Bienvenue, Scarf Season!

Scarf tie 8

Ahh, the weather is cool again, especially in the mornings, and I’ve been getting reacquainted with my favorite scarves. Like this one from l’affaire cashmereAnimal Spirit,” a wonderfully lightweight and soft leopard print scarf.

L’affaire cashmere has loads of lovely new scarves and stoles in stock. They source their cashmere from high altitude regions of India, Nepal and Tibet, and most are woven on handlooms. I’ve been so impressed with the lovely hand and wonderful quality of these scarves. They ship free worldwide too!

cashmere 1

Two sided cashmere stole. Plaid is hot hot hot right now, and this one pre-mixes patterns for you!

For those of you who would like to wear scarves more often but either are annoyed by a lot of bulk around the neck or feel intimidated by trying to tie scarves, below is a wonderfully easy arrangement that keeps your neck and chest warm, and stays put…no fiddling or fussing necessary.

Scarf Tie Tutorial

1. Fold the scarf in half lengthwise, 2. drape around the neck with the loop on one side and the ends on the other, 3. pass one of the ends through the loop, 4. twist the loop a half turn, 5. pass the other end through the loop. Et voilà! This works beautifully under a jacket or coat too.

Do you have a favorite style or material for scarves?

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  1. October 24, 2013 / 4:37 am

    I hardly ever wear scarves thought he maxi twilly might tempt me, I usually reserve them for deepest darkest snow days.

  2. October 24, 2013 / 4:52 am

    I needed the tutorial. Thanks. 🙂

  3. plutrell
    October 24, 2013 / 5:17 am

    Love this scarf with the boots….always can use a scarf refresher course…thanks!!

  4. Ginger
    October 24, 2013 / 5:51 am

    Love the scarf! I often wear mine in a similar fashion and now I’ll add step 4, the twist, thank you!

  5. October 24, 2013 / 5:52 am

    This morning, before I left the house wearing my trenchcoat (walking to work since my car is at the garage for inspection!) I felt a bit naked around my neck and automatically grabbed my favourite leo scarf 🙂
    And thank you for the instructions!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  6. October 24, 2013 / 6:18 am

    Scarfs are a must in the upcoming months because it’s starting to cold, really cold soon. Yours is fun and this interesting way to tie it!

    blue hue wonderland

  7. Hostess
    October 24, 2013 / 6:52 am

    I love scarves! Hermes silk squares are like candy to me.
    If I am wearing my longer scarves I will opt for those that keep me warmer.
    On really cold days I wear a cashmere pink plaid Burberry and other days I will wear my grey Tilo scarf
    I use a similar technique to tie my long scarves….nice boots Susan!

  8. Cornelia
    October 24, 2013 / 7:08 am

    With the exception of July and August I wear a scarf to work about three times a week. Usually not with button downs, as I find this too much going on. For warmer weather silk of course, along with woven linens. Last spring I splurged on a cashmere Pucci in grey, black, taupe and spots of soft yellow. It is the best thing I have ever worn around my neck.

  9. October 24, 2013 / 7:16 am

    You have definitely helped influence me into scarf wearing – and that way to wear them is, as you say, so simple and useful.

  10. Marsha Calhoun
    October 24, 2013 / 9:56 am

    Having finally trained myself to appreciate scarves, I also much appreciate your suggestions for wearing. I will try this one today – the weather is cooperating. And it’s quite nice to encounter you both here and at Already Pretty this morning!

  11. Juliewentz.
    October 24, 2013 / 2:03 pm

    Bon jour. Thank you for the lovely post. Unfortunely I have found that scarf to be out of stock.
    I am considering those Etoile Murant decker boots. Do you have any reccomendations on their sizing as I am between sizes. Do you really like them and find them comfortable? They are a bit of an investment.

    • une femme
      October 24, 2013 / 6:31 pm

      Bonjour Juliewentz, you might want to check l’affaire cashmere’s full selection of scarves. I think there are some other leopard print options available that may appeal to you. Regarding the “Dicker” boots, my sense is that they run perhaps a bit small. I’m usually either a 37 or 38 in euro sizes, and the 37 was definitely too short. The 38 fits with enough room for lightweight socks. They are very comfortable!

      • Juliewentz.
        October 24, 2013 / 7:32 pm

        Thank you. Perfect timing. Barneys has a very nice promotion currently called the purple card. I just ordered the boots.

  12. October 24, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    I love scarves and shawls. Right now I’m exploring different materials and/or shapes like jersey snoods or triangular lace scarves. It’s something a bit more refreshing than the ubiquitous rayon/polyester printed “pashminas” that everone is wearing.

    I love the leopard print cashmere, it looks gorgeous on you!

  13. October 24, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    It was finally scarf weather today, and I went out, un accessorized. Tomorrow, I will be prepared. Love your tutorial:-)

  14. October 25, 2013 / 5:40 am

    Thanks. This was actually a good addition to all tutorials I have seen before (or I was’n’paying enough attention at the time haha).
    I find it particularly good for underneath a coat.

  15. October 25, 2013 / 7:54 am

    You are wearing one of my favorite outfits today –jeans and a black tee. Thanks for the easy tie tutorial. I’ll try it the next time I put on a scarf.

  16. Kim Dinardosmith
    October 25, 2013 / 9:43 am

    By George I think I got it.
    I was looping both ends together,life changing(ha,Ha),
    You are like the French Aunt.
    I love scarves & hope our Socal weather stays cool.
    Have a Dreamy weekend!!!
    Thanks so much,Kim

  17. October 26, 2013 / 1:01 am

    I couldn’t live without my LV leopard scarf! Great tutorial thank you x

  18. October 26, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    Thanks for the simple scarf wearing tutorial! Fall is definitely a good time to bust out colorful scarves that are still made out nice thin materials versus the heavy wool scarves for winter. They can add so much to an outfit.

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