Fall Wrapped Up: Scarves with Style
Add color and texture to your look and be ready for that unpredictable Coastal Virginia weather with these scarves
By Erika Guess
Transitional fashion was practically invented for Virginia in the fall. September can still get up into the 80s, and Halloween might require a parka—you just never know what this season will bring. Layers are your secret weapon against cold snaps or office air conditioning, and a nice scarf should be first in your arsenal.
The right scarf can completely transform your ensemble by adding color or texture. It immediately adds interest to jeans and a t-shirt, or could even take the place of a statement necklace. Whether you prefer to loop it around your neck or let it effortlessly hang over your lapels, a scarf will elevate your whole look while keeping you cozy. It’s form and function.
A classical reproduction with a twist, in a lightweight modal/wool blend with rich fall hues. When worn, only hints of the artwork can be seen in a melange of color.
Frances Kahn – Suzi Roher “Private Views” scarf ($350)
100% cashmere and 100% addictive. These convertible toppers (in a rainbow of colors) are light enough to be paired with capris as a coverup or draped over a sleeveless dress at night.
Lemon Cabana – Claudia Nichole Cashmere Topper ($138)
Is it even fall if you aren’t sporting plaid? This tartan was designed for the Virginia International Tattoo by a bagpiper, loomed in Scotland and named for the Arts Festival board chair.
Virginia Arts Festival – Hixon Tartan Scarf ($45)
Museum gift shops are my happy place because they have the most unique souvenirs. Can’t you picture these scarves in the fall, paired with a thin navy-blue sweater?
St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum – Assorted scarves ($10-$35)