Weekend Obsession: Its a Wrap!


The Spring/Summer collections have come and gone and while designers prepare for their Fall collections, there are no signs of the season turning for miles. While most trends are clearly defined as fitting in neat seasonal boxes, the scarf is a universally dependable article of clothing that works all year round; clearly a worthy object of our weekend obsession! When you choose a scarf consider three things; texture, print, and how you tie it. The choices will truly make your head spin.

Mango Summer 2012 Collection

We don’t think a scarf exists that won’t look good when worn with the right outfit, whether you choose from animal, florals, stripes, polka, and nautical classic prints or incredibly bold, quirky colors and patterns its hard to go wrong. Aside from prints there are myriad options for texture from luxe silks, lace, chiffons and crochet for dressing up to comfortable cottons and wovens with a worn vintage feel for everyday wear.

There are atleast 40 different ways to wear a scarf, no really! Our favourite is the muffler (seen on Katie Holmes on the left and right in the picture above and below) for regular day wear. It looks great on men and women alike!

We also love the silk scarf French knot explained in the top left diagram above for a more elegant finish. The top right image explain how to tie a chain knot scarf as a necklace, cute isn’t it? Although you might need some practice with this one. Who said scarves are just for your neck? Aside from bandanas they also work as/on bags and belts! You can also put them up as a wall hanging in your home, of course this works best with Hermes.

With the arrival of stores like Accessorize, Monsoon, and Mango scarves are finally accessible locally. Designers such as Fatima Sajid and Anum Salik are also creating beautiful silk scarves. For a more ethnic spin visit the Gulabo store at Park Towers. The Sania Maskatiya flagship store also carries neutral textured scarves. The redundant dupattas are already going out the window as scarves slowly take over!

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