Summer Scarves: Give 'Em The Run Around

Paul Smith, Multi Dye Stripe Scarf £95 | Alexander McQueen Anenome Scarf, $625 | Paul Smith Pink & Gray Canvas, £125
Missoni Coral ZigZag, £165 | Madeline Thompson Lattice Print Scarf , £170 | Me & Kashmere Pink Python Scarf, £125
Paul Smith Pink Polka Dot, £90 | Bindya Pink & Purple Scarf, $125 | Alexander McQueen Leopard Scarf, $475

I've never been one to stick with a particular style.

ride the recent trends with gusto,
and relish experimenting with any & every style 
as if I'm in a constant state of celebration for Halloween.

Instead of dressing like a fairy, vampire, or slutty sailor,
I opt for dabbling in genres like hipster, sorority girl & Northeastern trust-funder.

Flipping through styles allows me to constantly play a respectable form of dress up.

{Because we can't all be Lady GaGa.}

A couple of summers back,
as summer scarves started appearing on every girls neck,
my sister rolled her eyes at me one day
as I plopped down at the breakfast table.

"What the heck is the purpose of a scarf at this time of year?"

Erm, I don't know. 

To look awesome?

It's probably true.
In Texas, there really was no need for a scarves
except to serve as decoration for your decolletage.

But now that I live in Europe,
I realize their merit
as they constantly provide the perfect transition 
between the constantly fluxuating temperatures.

Hot bus to cold street.
Warm day out to chilly night on a terrace.
There never seems to be a day when I don't realize
 how glad I am to have the extra layer.

As I begin to plan for my summer travel schedule & packing list,
a new scarf is definitely on my check-list.

I'd love to invest in one of the amazing scarves...
but until I'm ready to trade my awesome job
for a more lucrative one,
I'll just have to enjoy these from a distance.

What do you think about summer scarves?
Completely awesome or Completely ridiculous?

Posted on May 11, 2012 and filed under "style watch", "summer", "wear".