This post is in partnership with Sarah Flint.
If you’ve been reading my blog for more than 5 minutes you’ve probably heard of Sarah Flint – a talented friend and shoe designer who is best known for creating the most comfortable heels on the planet. To say her shoe collection is a part of my daily life would be an understatement. I can’t stop wearing her shoes as evidenced here, here, here, here, here, here and here. As of today, she’s launched another feminine must-have accessory: the silk scarf. I had the chance to test the beautiful new scarves while in France last month and am excited to share that they’re finally available to purchase!
When I wear a silk scarf I feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman.– Audrey Hepburn
Sarah’s debut silk scarves are inspired by the her grandmother’s collection, and designed to be a hidden garden of whimsical florals, butterflies, and bunnies on 100% silk by artist Ashley Begley. These “Hidden Garden” scarves are the perfect spring accessory as there are hundreds of ways to wear this wardrobe essential. They come in two sizes (45cm and 90cm) and two colors (chestnut and blue) so you have the perfect companion for every occasion. (I chose the 90cm in chestnut and the 45cm in blue.) Read on for my favorite styling tips and how to wear the most feminine of accessories!
This is my favorite size to collect due to its versatility. From cinching the waist of a dress to tying back your hair, from an impromptu top to a stylish sling for a broken arm (!) the 90cm scarf does it all. (I even have one framed on the wall of my living room!) I chose the chestnut color to wear with my collection of pastel sundresses for spring/summer, and neutral sweaters and jackets come fall.
- The Belt – Fold the scarf in half along the diagonal and roll it up before tying it around your waist. It’s a wonderful finishing touch to fit ‘n flare dresses, high waited pants, or left fluttering from the belt loops of your trench coat.
- The Hair Bow – Roll up the scarf like you did for the belt and tie it around a low bun or pony tail.
- Around your neck – This can take on many different forms whether draped over your shoulders like a shawl, tied behind your neck like a bandana or left fluttering like I did with my pink shift dress.
- The Party Top – Fold on the diagonal and tie around your chest like a bandeau or tie two ends behind your neck and two behind your back for a daring look that is perfect with high-waisted pants.
- The Head Scarf – Evoke old Hollywood glamour by folding on the diagonal draping over your head and tying the ends under your chin. Perfect for days driving with the top down.
- The Sling – Grace Kelly famously used a large scarf in lieu of a sling while her broken arm was healing!
These little scarves are a wardrobe workhorse and adding them always makes an outfit feel more pulled together. I chose the 45cm in blue to wear with my office-appropriate pants + blouse combo below, but on more casual days it will look great tied at the neck with striped breton tees, white sundresses, and fisherman sweaters this summer!
- The Handbag Bow – Gently tie to the handle or strap of your favorite tote or purse to elevate any outfit.
- The Neckerchief – Fold on the diagonal and roll up before tying around your neck. This always looks great with collared shirts or crew neck sweaters and make sure the knot is off to the side for a little extra flair.
- The Bracelet – Roll and wrap around your wrist twice before knotting the ends. I also like to slip the face of my Timex on and use the scarf as a watchband.
- The Headband – Roll and place like a headband tying the ends under your hair at the nape of your neck.
There are so many ways to wear a silk scarf, these are just a few of my favorites! How do you wear your scarves? Would love to know in the comments below! xx
Thank you to Sarah Flint for sponsoring this post!