At the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Head scarf: Vintage. Sunglasses: In God We Trust. Blouse: Zara.
"When I wear a silk scarf I feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman." - Audrey Hepburn
Scarves -- specifically the square, silk variety -- really came to become a fashion accessory in the 19th and 20th centuries, with celebrities often acting as the trailblazers for popularizing the trend. The fashion house Hermès was one of the most popular brands for graphic silk scarves (Grace Kelly even used one as a sling) -- the first was designed in 1937. The accessory also served for practical uses -- in the 1940s, they were used by women working in munitions factories to keep their hair pulled back (à la Rosie the Riveter).
As with most of my fashion cues, I take them from old Hollywood. Below is a mix of old and new inspiration, for a look that is equal parts versatile, classic and chic.
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