Scarves and I have a long, passionate love affair. Nothing makes me feel more fall or winter than snuggling myself up in big scarf and a long coat (doing this while sipping a warm Starbucks drink is optional). The relationship summer and I share is less intimate. We tend to suffer through one another’s company until the leaves start to change. So, imagine my delight when Sacai’s spring 2016 ready-to-wear looks featured not only models draped in beautiful, flowy fabrics, but models draped in beautiful, flowy fabrics and their necks wrapped up just so in bandanas and scarves. Trying to transition scarves into warmer seasons isn’t novel in and of itself. I’ve seen the long, gauzy scarves that appear every summer, but I always find them too hot and too bohemian. What the Sacai collection does is successfully make scarves wearable in the summer, and in a chic, more structured way.
As a result, we’ve seen bandanas knotted around a Fashionista’s neck just about everywhere. What we’ve seen less of, however, are the square scarves being worn, tied à la cowboy. This is more my preference since the fabric of the scarf versus a bandana giving the look a more feminine touch. In my opinion, the fabric is also more breathable, making it preferable for warm temperatures. Scarves offer more variety in pattern and color as well, making it easy and fun to pick out colors to coordinate with the rest of your outfit. The reds and blues in my scarf add color to an otherwise gray on black outfit, while simultaneously letting me use the black detailing to pair my black block heels and backpack. Easy, breezy, beautiful– summer scarf.