How to Wear a Silk Scarf ~ made simple!
"How to wear a silk scarf!?" is the question we hear time and again!
Put all pre-conceived ideas out of your head because no rules apply here! Silk scarves actually give lots of freedom to elevate the most simplistic outfits and instantly transform them into a polished, chic look.
The Parisians have mastered this art. And why must they!? With closets the size of a high school locker, necessity is the mother of all invention. Silk Scarves require almost no space at all in your wardrobe and they make a big impact when worn. Thus, when in Paris walking down the Champs-Elysees, it is nearly a sea of all black, yet each passerby strolls with effortless sophistication and style. It's hard not to wonder how this is possible in one of the fashion capitals of the world when all black clothing dominates the landscape? Upon taking a closer look, it is resoundingly clear... the silk scarf accessory. Tied in dozens of unique ways, a pop of color in a rainbow of hues, and endless design themes, each similar version of black ensemble becomes distinctive and individual to her personal aesthetic.
We want to remove the mystique, the complication and the intimidation of tying a silk scarf, because we promise --it's really not so hard!! Discover simple and easy ways to wear a silk scarf in our "How To" videos. You will appreciate how the same exact outfit takes on a whole new style as Page demonstrates how to tie a silk scarf a different way in each video.
Tie around your head as a headband, neck as a necklace or waist as a belt and with a few select pieces of jewelry, you too can be ready for the avenues of Paris.
A true - MUST HAVE - in your wardrobe is a silk scarf. Choosing to invest in a classic and timeless fashion accessory will not only elevate your most simple clothing pieces, but actually make it easier and faster to solve any wardrobe dilemmas and run out the door. Toss a scarf on & go!
How to Choose a Silk Scarf - A Must-Have for your Wardrobe
To what color are you drawn? Pick a silk scarf based on color first! If you LOVE the color, it will be magnetic in your wardrobe. You will reach for it time and again if it's a color that makes you feel beautiful.
Secondly, choose a silk scarf based on theme that inspires you. The subject matter of the design should spark an emotive connection, uplift, intrigue or represent a favorite personal motif.
Thirdly, look for artisan quality that will last as an heirloom you can hand-down to generations. As you investigate, look for:
- color saturation on both sides of the scarf
- drapability and hand of the silk twill
- hand-rolled edge ~ this is the mark of a luxury silk scarf! That gorgeous dimensional edge is the most special detail
We boast a lovely 38"x38" silk square that is actually a couple inches larger than the traditional 36" designer silk scarves on the market. Hands-down, we have received unsolicited compliments that ladies LOVE the slightly larger size as they can do more with it. For example, it's possible to tie your scarf as a belt and not just knot the ends, but have enough length to tie a bow! We just love the feminine touch this brings.
**PLUS, our silk scarves dry clean beautifully!! Be sure to tell your premium cleaner to NOT press the rolled-edge of the scarf and voila! You will be thrilled with the end result.
Enjoy the hunt for the perfect silk scarf for your wardrobe!
The Southern C Summit ~ We see in our crystal ball a return visit!
The most dreamy experience in every way! The Southern Coterie has created an incredibly dynamic conference ~ The Southern C Summit. This 3-day event brings together bright, hardworking entrepreneurs, designers, publishers, influencers and all sorts of creative Doers. With Sea Island as the backdrop, there is no shortage of magic interwoven into every aspect.
Our biggest takeaways from the 2022 Summit: a network of mentors, introductions to publishers, relationships with influencers, entrepreneur peers and all of whom we now cherish as friends!
Even beyond our wildest imagination, we gained exceptional clarity for brand growth and opportunities for business exploration. We are truly grateful for all the doors opened!!
Get excited for a number of surprises coming your way that we can't wait to reveal very soon.
The Scout Guide ~ Cincinnati "Ones to Watch"
We love The Scout Guide and its pulse on trends. Very exciting to watch the wave of launches across the country as new volumes drop in over 75 beautiful cities like a domino of colorful confetti. The range in hues makes you want to collect one from each city and display them across your desk for the sheer purpose of sparking delight through their ombre sequence.
The classic variety of businesses and the essence of lifestyle evoked behind each brand is what keeps us coming back each year to seek-out tastemakers from coast to coast.
Discovering gems in all corners of America is the perfect travel guide too... Most shopping excursions are inspired from the Scout Guide Editors, and we are thrilled to cheer for @McKennaBrooks as Cincinnati's latest volume has now arrived!
F L A S H <> B A C K!
What an honor it was to be selected among the "Ones to Watch" from The Scout Guide Cincinnati ~ Vol. 3.
Banniere Co. x Grey Hall Design
Never missing an opportunity to paints unique scenes inspired by travels that reflect beauty from around the globe, my watercolor travel set goes with me everywhere. And a visit down-south to see Page is no exception!
Drawn to our family ties to Georgia and the South, we struck up a conversation with the lovely Olivia Meyer, founder of Banniere Co. ~ Silk Scarves, with the idea to design a Georgia inspired silk scarf. The allure of the romantic, drooping Spanish moss and fanciful dogwood petals have always captivated me on roadtrips down Interstate-75 from Cincinnati to Atlanta time and again.
It is with great pleasure we had the opportunity to collaborate with this trend-setting and oh-so-elegant boutique to transform sketches into wearable art celebrating Atlanta and the beautiful state of Georgia. The luscious color palette with hints of navy and slight shades of blue is so striking.
Bringing style and storytelling into the design, we beautifully incorporated the Georgia state bird ~ Brown Thrasher, The Cherokee Rose state flower, and iconic peach fruit into one elegant and timeless composition.
Discover all of it's beauty!
How to Tie a Silk Scarf - with Designed by Dixon
Designed by Dixon's Anna Louise appreciates this secret weapon more than anyone and invited us to see just how she does it!
Anna Louise (AL) of Designed by Dixon is our go-to for down to earth style, sophistication and great everyday ideas. She styled our Chinoiserie in the Jungle silk scarf demonstrating how easy our Luxury 38"x38" designer silk squares are to add a pop of color and unique touch to any outfit. Discover AL's favorite ways to wear and get inspired!
Toss around a ponytail if you're not sure what kind of a hair day you're having, or if you're looking to add a touch of spunk to a traditional outfit, wrap around your wrist.
Helloooo to the voluminous bow is the signature look AL fell in love with to accessorize her seagrass purse when adding our silk scarf. It is that simple & easy!
Silk scarves are a must-have staple in your wardrobe and can be tied in a multitude of ways.
We hope you are as inspired as Anna Louise to try wearing a silk scarf in a new way today!