May 20th, 2022
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A Simple Silk Scarf

It’s been ages since I’ve had a yen for a new silk scarf. In my drawer are some lovely, but rarely worn, Hermès scarves in beautiful prints. These The Row scarves caught my eye — I love the neutral colors. SS22 sales are about to start, which means PF22 is trickling into the shops — and Pre-Fall is my favorite season.

Grey, black, white, and buttercream.

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SAINT LAURENT

Le 5 à 7 Small leather tote bag

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Fulman cropped down jacket

THE ROW

Everett leather tote bag

THE ROW

Silvia silk-twill scarf

SAINT LAURENT

Caged satin minaudière

TÔTEME

Wool-crepe strapless top

ISABEL MARANT

Vokayo high-rise straight-leg jeans

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Garcon suede loafers

MIU MIU

Laser-engraved logo belt

ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress

SAINT LAURENT

Cropped leather jacket

SOPHIE BUHAI

Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings

NILI LOTAN

Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Belted wool blazer

  • Seriously at this point, what doesn’t catch our eye from the Row? I’ll probably stick to prints, only place I do lol. That buttercream colour would be fabulous on you.

    SueMMay 20th, 2022  12:28 PM

     
  • So agree—these Row scarves also kindled a desire in me to return to wearing scarves. I also have Hermes scarves sitting in their boxes. I look at them every now and then, thinking should I consign them or give them away, but to whom because I don’t know anyone who wears scarves anymore. These Row scarves are simple and elegant, so perhaps!

    RonicaMay 20th, 2022  1:14 PM

     
  • I love these. Purchased the black. Thanks for the tip!

    DebMay 20th, 2022  2:06 PM

     
  • Ditto Hermès scarves in my accessories drawer – beautiful but rarely worn.

    If I do have occasion to wear one
    I find myself usually rejecting the same ones because the color(s) I really want to show get lost after it’s tied –
    or in some instances, the border is more prominent than the wonderful colors in the print.

    Then there are the scarves that always seem to lack the shade or hue I need –
    unfortunately that’s been true of several I received as gifts.

    Really need to find a suitable home for the scarves I keep passing over
    and replace them with one or two viable choices that work like the go-to ones I select over and over.

    JaniceMay 20th, 2022  8:02 PM

     
  • The Row has lovely clothes and accessories, but I am more of a maximalist than a minimalist and love Hermes scarves. I wear these more in colder weather but definitely need some fun colors for summer!

    RebeccaMay 20th, 2022  8:36 PM

     
  • A good (and fool proof) way to wear Hermes scarves is by wrapping them around the handle of your bag. It’s an easy bright spot and is a nice way to brighten the outfit and avoid keeping the beautiful colorful pieces in the drawer.

    IrinaMay 20th, 2022  10:53 PM

     
  • I almost always carry an Hermes scarf with me when I’m flying ~ since I usually dress monochromatic for travel days, and since I’m always chilled en flight, I tie one at my neck, on a handbag, or tuck it into my carry-on tote. I find the Hermes silk patterns cheerful and familiar on travel days that aren’t necessarily cheerful or familiar.

    PaulaMay 21st, 2022  12:36 AM

     
  • Although gorgeous colour combos and themes, I too rarely take my Hermes out of their boxes…
    I have a very French friend and after an afternoon with her and her Hermes I try to rethink my wardrobe options.
    I am going to try harder and thanks for the travel tips Paula.

    SusanMay 21st, 2022  8:24 AM

     
  • With clever tying, my silk chiffon Hermès becomes an elegant summer shrug. The regular weight silk Hermès scarves always add interest to my minimalist monochromatic outfits. I try to wear them as much as humanly possible.

    SLFMay 21st, 2022  9:36 AM

     
  • I know we are so far away from sweater weather, but I once saw a photo of Elle Macpherson where she had an Hermes scarf knotted under the turtleneck of a very chunky (assuming) wool sweater. Genius idea, small pop of color and much softer against the neck.
    Agree with Paula, I tend to reach for my favorite scarves to wear whilst traveling, sort of like a security blanket since travel is far from pleasant these days.

    LauraMay 21st, 2022  3:15 PM

     
  • Have enjoyed reading with great interest the comments posted subsequent to my May 20th post.

    Wonderful suggestions (some of which I’d forgotten that I had used!) that are making me re-consider my scarves –
    even the ones I don’t think work for me.

    Can relate to Susan’s mention of her “very French friend” – I spent my junior year of college in France and
    just loved the way so many of the French dressed – achieving a chic style with a few very high quality pieces they interchanged – all polished off with just the right (minimum) accessory – like an Hermès scarf.

    Just as I was about to submit this post, I remembered that buried under my pile of scarves is an Hermès booklet (1988 edition) entitled “How To Wear Your Hermès Scarf.”
    It is not only a gorgeous publication, but also a compendium of varied, classical ways to wear an Hermès scarf. (with instructions included – some illustrated).

    In fact the first page is entitled “WHEN IS A SCARF NOT A SCARF?
    Some of their suggestions have already been posted here.

    Definitely worth a serious re-read and reassessment of my Hermès stash.

    P.S. I also have 3 miniature “CARRÉ” booklets of which the 1991 edition lists the scarves for $215.
    My “reject” pile is looking better and better!!

    JaniceMay 22nd, 2022  2:54 PM

     

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