Scarves: from Sweat Rags to Amazing Accessories
Cable knit sweater: H&M (similar here and here) | Pants: Theory (similar here) | Riding boots: similar here | Plaid scarf: Forever 21 (similar here) | Burgundy socks: Forever 21 | Gold watch: Kate Spade (similar here)
Despite their susceptibility to become wind blown, scarves are wondrous creations. They also have a long and colorful history. Their rather undignified origin may have been in Ancient Rome where they were used to wipe off sweaty (and probably stinky) Romans. Or it may have been in China, where they were used to signify an officer's rank. Hundreds of years later, they took the form of the cravat and were used in France to show one's political affiliation. And in Victorian England, scarves could be used to differentiate the upper, middle, and lower classes. Since then, the scarf has been a wardrobe staple. At least in places where it gets pretty chilly in winter. Maybe not so much in Hawaii...
The fun part about scarves is that there are a ridiculous number of ways to wear them. You can tie them in a knot. You can tie them in a bow. You can throw them over your shoulder. But seriously, all you have to do is type in "ways to wear a scarf" on Pinterest and you will see more methods of using a scarf than you ever wanted to know. For example, here's a pin from Cosmopolitan about the blanket scarf:
Also, I'm pretty sure a scarf would be extremely helpful if you're ever stranded on a deserted island. You can use it to shield you from the sun, you can wear it as a top or skirt, you can use it as a sack to carry things in, you can fashion into a flag to wave at passing ships, and you could fold it up into an animal like the towels on cruise ships and make it your companion. So if you're ever playing the game "what would you bring to a deserted island," you have your answer. The good ol' versatile scarf.
And now you know way more about scarves than you ever needed or wanted to know. You are super welcome ;)
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