Scarves are so trans-formative, and fun! Add a scarf and change your look from classic to edgy, simple and serious, to seriously sexy. French women are famous for their ability to twist a simple scarf into something sensational for every body part. No matter where you are in the world, the addition of a scarf makes a fashion statement. No matter what time of year, scarves are always in season.
Some think of scarves simply as chill chaser for the Winter. The Advice Sisters recently reviewed an Infinity Scarf from Fraas that skims the seasons but also keeps your neck warm. But when the warmer weather arrives, scarves are decorative more than protective (although there are fabrics that can protect your skin from the elements). Spring and Summer are the perfect time to consider adding some lighter, brighter scarves to your collection.
Scarves for the upcoming season can be traditional, or trendy. According to the Fraas scarf company, there are some exciting trends to try:
A popular and classic trend is East Meets West, with patterns that use delicate botanical imagery and western symmetrical shapes. The color palette for this trend consists of mostly soft and subdued colors, but made modern with pops of lime, orange, teal, bright yellow, and hot pink. I love the embroidery on this Fraas scarf that looks a bit like elegant writing. A standout in the East meets West trend is a pretty sheer scarf in tomato, grass or nougat (soft grey) with large watercolor sheer butterfiles, fabric content is 57% vicose and 43% silk (SRP $65.00) 24 x 70
Do you like to walk a bit on the wild side? The second major trend in scarves, according to Fraas, is “jungle fever.” These scarves, naturally, will feature prints that are full of birds (e.g. parrots) and tropical flowers. Feathers, butterflies, and anything that looks exotic and “resort-y” will be featured on pareos and larger scarves. The colors are, naturally, bright, tropical and in a rainbow of shades.
One of my favorites from the Fraas Spring catalogue is a brilliantly tinted snakeskin patterned scarf with hot pink, orange and lime green accents style # 623982 Srp $52.00. The fabrics is 75% cotton and 25% silk 44 x 77. It makes me feel cheerful, and will dress up just about anything.
The third big trend takes cues from the sea, with iridescent and natural shades and tones of sea, earth and sky. Prints will feature marine themes with sea urchins, abalone shells, and the swirling colors of the sky at dawn and right before sunset. The Mystical Coast themed scarves from Fraas are all very soft and lovely, but one that really showcases the “sea” theme is a 100% polyester scarf in soft turquoise, coral with soft yellow or grey with lavender, featuring lovely starfish and sea shells $38.00. The size is 44 x 44
One other theme that hasn’t gone out of fashion is ombre. Fraas offers this scarf in a rainbow of colors. Imagine twisting this one into a turban, or wearing it knotted to showcase the colors.
Sometimes a single, bold color is just enough. Try this traditional scarf in many colors, worn together or separately. In 100% linen $38.00 it comes in colors like pink, coral, royal, turquoise, apple, off white, light pink, taupe and black.
I hope these gorgeous scarves will inspire you to go out and find your favorites from Fraas. You can find Fraas scarves at specialty stores nationwide or order directly at 212-575-0191. Some styles are also available through the Fraas website fraas.com, and on amazon.com