How I Wear My: Scarf

For this month’s “How I Wear My” post, Jill of Everything Just So and I thought we’d pay tribute to the simple scarf. Scarves inspire such passion in the people who love them but how do you choose your favorite? And how do you choose to wear it?

We are very excited to have such a wide array of scarves in this post; many different scarves worn many different ways.


Jill at Everything Just So 

“This is a 70cm Hermes called ‘Le Boubou H’. I have more information about this scarf on my blog post today that Hermes enthusiasts and scarf lovers alike will find interesting.”

Kathy Leeds

“My scarf is silk, made in India, bought off a street vendor in New York.  I wear it in the summer for some color and to keep the sun off my neck.”

Terri at Rags Against the Machine 

“The scarf is a thrift store find, although it is silk.  I’ve worn it a lot this rainy spring–as that is when the mushrooms appear, even though the colors are fall colors.  We often hunt for morel mushrooms in the spring.  There’s a morel in the bottom left.”

Jeannie at Gracefully 50

“This was a Mother’s Day gift from my son from a few years ago.  To me, whatever the gift, when it’s from your kids, it automatically becomes your favorite!  He did quite well picking out this scarf…don’t you think?   I really love it! He’s got his mama’s taste.”

Mis Papelicos 

Sacramento has this to say about her scarf:

“Thanks to you, this scarf is going to become a future belt in an outfit post.”

Laura of Broken Poet

“This scarf was given to me by a good friend. I love it because even though it’s covered with skulls it’s pretty!
For the 1st picture I found a tutorial for the “asymmetrical shoulder wrap” on MaiTai’s Picture Book blog because I wanted to find a way to wear it that exposed a good amount of the colour.
This is how I wear it for a casual day out.  A top in a coordinating colour, jeans, and gray leather sneakers (not shown).”

“The 2nd picture is how I wore it to church last Sunday – I needed it to be more about the flowers and less about the skulls!”

Amy  (a friend of mine and fellow Kenwoodian).

“The coral/orange scarf I bought at Vita Bella in Sonoma as I love the color.  It’s very sheer and lightweight,perfect for summer.  The burgundy scarf I’ve had for a long time. It’s one of my faves.  It is a velvet burn out-very soft and light. I have had it so long I can’t remember where I got it!  Maybe Skeeters? It’s not too bulky which is good for me as I get lost in big stuff.  Both of the scarves are tied the same way  – my new favorite way I learned from Pinterest.  The thicker scarf makes the knot more interesting.”

Pam at Over 50 Feeling 40 

Pam is showing off a glamourous look with her hot pink, ivory and green equestrian print scarf and big sunglasses. Would you believe Pam found this beauty at Ross?

Catherine of Aesthetic Alterations

“My most precious scarf right now is this Hermès Equateur GM Mousseline scarf in Framboise, designed by famous French animal painter Robert Dalley.  I felt in love with this scarf when seeing it at Hermès back in 2010, but purchased a different mousseline instead (I had the funds for only one at the time).  Recently acquired, this scarf is my current favorite scarf and I can’t wait to bring it on my upcoming vacation to the Northeast.”

Bliss of Stepping My Way to Bliss

“I found this scarf on Etsy and it was priced reasonably ($100) because the seller wasn’t 100% sure it was authentic Hermes.  I loved the colors and new it was a vintage design…looking 1980ish.  I did some online research and what I found convinced me that it was genuine (didn’t tell the seller, of course).  But in order to justify (afford) the purchase, I decided to sell my burgundy Ferronniere Hermes scarf because I hardly ever wore it.  Well, I just happened to have a dear friend (Adrienne) who was also in the market of finding an affordable Hermes and she was excited to buy it.  By being savvy, we were both able to get beautiful Hermes scarves that matched our style and colors.  Our Inner French Girls were extremely happy!”

Serene of The Elegant Bohemian 

Serene is getting in touch with her inner Babe Paley by tying her scarf around her handbag’s handle. She is so chic and hip in her Boho Glam look.

Leslie of Hostess of the Humble Bungalow 

“I love scarves.

Besides diamonds and pearls they are my ‘go to accessory’.
My favourite scarves are the hand rolled silk squares from Hermes.

This black and white one is Hermes “Vintage” silk collection that I
purchased about 4 years ago from the Vancouver store. The silk is finer and
softer than their patented twill.

Tied simply using a basic square knot, done twice.

Please come by and visit my blog to view more of my scarves.

Thank you Adrienne and Jill for allowing me the opportunity to participate.

Lastly, I found my scarf at a vintage shop in Napa while shopping with my sister-in-law. I had been looking for a tie scarf in a versatile color and pattern and found not one, but three great tie scarves at this darling boutique.

All weekend, I’d been camping in the RV with my husband and had only washed my bangs; the water pressure in the RV is not strong enough to wash all of my hair. I opted for a my go-to hairstyle when my hair is less than fresh – a bun. I made it a little more interesting my tying a dark green tie scarf around my head.

Please excuse the giant bobby pin coming out of my bun. Oops!

The upcoming summer travel season is on our minds, so along with packing just enough of the right things to take on vacation, we want to talk about what to wear when you leave on your trip. Join Jill and me on June 5 for “How I Wear My: Chic Traveling Outfit.”

We’d love to see what you wear when traveling by plane, train, automobile, or cruise ship. Know some secrets for mixing comfort and style? Have an unbeatable travel outfit tip? Please share with us!

Thank you to all the participants who sent in photos this month. Jill and I appreciate each and every one of you beauties!



  1. May 1, 2012 / 3:41 am

    Ai, I missed the challenge again! Not sure how as I do read your blog every day. Would have been nice to finally dust of my scarves and wear one again. Lovely scarf inspiration!

  2. May 1, 2012 / 3:49 am

    Loved looking at everyone!! Since I love all scarves it is hard to pick my favorite here!!

  3. May 1, 2012 / 4:46 am

    Great collection of scarves! Everyone looks so fabulous! Thank you for allowing me to share. I need to wear my scarves more…

  4. May 1, 2012 / 5:28 am

    Great bunch of scarves and thanks for including me. I love yours around your bun, and the new fatigues look amazing.

  5. May 1, 2012 / 5:50 am

    Thank you for hosting this themed post Adrienne!
    It’s fun to see the various scarves and the flair with which they are worn.

  6. May 1, 2012 / 6:06 am

    Hopped over from Hostess’s,beautiful scarves on great looking woman.

    Thank you for sharing your scarves.Ida

  7. May 1, 2012 / 6:29 am

    Lovely scarves, ladies! Looking beautiful, stylish, and colorful.

  8. May 1, 2012 / 6:43 am

    What a fabulous post with some lovely ladies! I’ve learned a thing or two as well, pretty scarves!

  9. May 1, 2012 / 7:07 am

    Love all the scarves! And Serene’s duster jacket–gorgeous!! Thank you for doing this today and I am happy to have participated. Scarves are the bomb. ~~Bliss

  10. May 1, 2012 / 7:16 am

    So many gorgeous scarves, I am loving the colors and all the different patterns and ways of wearing them. It’s going to be scarf week around my house! XO, Jill

  11. May 1, 2012 / 7:24 am

    What a fun idea for a post and everyone sharing. Maybe I’ll catch you next time. I just bought a new favorite this weekend on the sale table at Madewell. Can’t wait to wear it!

  12. May 1, 2012 / 9:52 am

    Loved the styles, colors and creative knots/ties. Great post . . .

  13. May 1, 2012 / 1:07 pm

    I loved reading all of these, and seeing the gorgeous scarves on our blogger friends. Well done!

  14. Anonymous
    May 1, 2012 / 4:02 pm

    I love scarves too! Sorry I missed the challenge since I just got a new one!

  15. May 1, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    Love this. I wish I participated, but never seem to get it together in time. I love scarves and plan to do a post on them soon. For traveling they are a dream because you can really change up your wardrobe with them.

    Love yours in the hair too. So pretty.


  16. May 1, 2012 / 8:23 pm

    I love round-ups like this because I invariably meet some new bloggers this way. Thanks to you and Jill for organizing the event.

  17. May 1, 2012 / 10:08 pm

    Adrienne, this is such a great post. It reminded me of the film ‘Le Divorce’ where they explain the different ways French women wear their scarves. Thank you for sharing this useful info: I definitely learnt something about how to wear my scarves. Thanks so much, Fifi

  18. Anonymous
    May 1, 2012 / 11:12 pm

    I really enjoyed this post. I have numerous scarves all given to me as gifts and I never know how to wear them.
    My favorite is a plum colored pashmina.

  19. May 1, 2012 / 11:30 pm

    Such an enjoyable post Adrienne! Leaving inspired to revisit my scarves…well done my dear!

  20. May 2, 2012 / 5:47 am

    Thank you Adrienne, and Jill. You are all so brillisnt, and make me push myself and come otu with something I never touched before.
    Much love.

  21. May 2, 2012 / 6:35 am

    I adore scarves and this post is perfect with so many unique ideas and variations!

    To see more Artistic Beauty…….2012 Artist Series featuring Designer and Paper Artist; Anita Rivera ( of Castles Crowns and Cottages)is in on my site! I hope you will visit…

    Art by Karena

  22. May 2, 2012 / 11:47 am

    This was so refreshing – where I live, I swear I’m the only one who can tie a scarf. Everyone else just burrows into them as if there were no difference at all between winter scarves and fashion scarves.

    Sidenote (and, I realize, this is totally out of synch with today’s post): Adrienne, I just had to say you inspired me with your volunteer work! I’ve been looking for something to do locally and, thinking how cool your volunteer work sounded, started volunteering with the Senior Lunch program in my town. It’s a lot of fun and looks to be a great way to balance my insanity from working from home all the time. Thank you!

  23. May 3, 2012 / 11:49 am

    Because of my chubby cheeks, high forehead, and lack of any volume, I have never been able to wear a scarf in my hair. I am so jealous of this hairstyle on you!

    I will say you look retro chic, even though that may not be the look you are going for. Pack this outfit in the Italy bags, my dear – you wear it well. It’s so “vacation in Capri”.

  24. Ame to Design
    May 5, 2012 / 12:14 pm

    Thank you so much for including me in your scarf challenge! I love wearing scarves and do all winter. I hope to keep it going through the summer with lighter fabrics and bold color!
    xo ~ Amy

  25. May 7, 2012 / 7:06 am

    I like how so many of the ladies used the colors of the scarf to bring better coloring to their faces, especially Laura and Kathy Peck Leeds.

  26. June 22, 2012 / 12:30 pm

    I just love scarves and wear them most days, even in summer. xx

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