Headscarves have been making a comeback in recent times, thanks to A-list actresses and the spring runway shows of some of the biggest names in fashion. If you haven’t yet considered trying out this trend for yourself, here are a few of our picks to get you started and ensure the look is sophisticated and feminine. You’ll be like the second coming of Grace Kelly while driving around the Valley with the top down this summer.
Worn as headbands or head covers with short or long tails, headscarves are the latest and greatest accessory this year. They’re versatile, colorful, and best of all, they keep those unruly flyaways in check.
This Hermes Twilly scarf ($130) measures 33 inches long and 2 inches wide, making it ideal as a chic headband. Anything wider is doable, but could become bulky when folded, making the look less polished and sleek. Made from silk, this scarf is thin and breathable, and its bright colors will deliver a fun pop of stylish fashion.
Emilio Pucci has designed several stunning scarves in fabulous prints and color combinations for the Spring Summer 2010 collection. Pictured above is one of the designer’s satin foulards ($150) featuring a seascape motif and measuring 24 by 24 inches. At this size, it could cover the head and be tied at the nape of the neck to create a lovely rosette of fabric.
At 35 by 35 inches, this Bulgari twill silk orange “Paradise Jungle” scarf (available only in stores) can be tied to create a longer tail of fabric in the back, creating an elegant, Bohemian style. Or it can be crossed in front of the neck first and then tied at the back in order to create the famous Jackie O look. Rich jewel tones, such as these, look good on most, whether you have fair or tan skin, brunette or blond hair.
Florals are huge this year, and a scarf is a great way to introduce this trend into your wardrobe. This one, by Valentino, sets the bar high, made from 100-percent silk in Italy and features a detailed flower print ($248 at Forzieri). It measures 35 by 35 inches.
Made of 100-percent silk twill, the 35-inch-by-35-inch Gucci Flora foulards ($355) are among enthusiasts’ favorites. The brand’s iconic Flora scarf and motif feature tiger lilies, heather, poppies, butterflies, and dragonflies, and were first designed in 1966 as a special gift for Princess Grace of Monaco. Since then the fashion house has printed the legendary design on everything from bags to ties to dresses to jewelry. Frida Giannini, who resurrected Flora from Gucci’s archives, calls the print “happy and joyful, but extremely feminine and chic.” If you buy only one headscarf this season, let it be this one.