Scarves look great in the spring if you pick one that is just right for you and your style. They update any look, and bring a real punch to your outfit. Of course, there are the classic silk scarves by Hermes, Pucci, and Chanel which look great when the sun comes out, but did you know that there are many lightweight cashmere scarves for spring and summer? Some are blended with silk, but even the 100% cashmere scarves can be paper thin and look fantastic in the spring.
Denis Colomb, year after year, has the perfect spring/summer scarf (and shawl). These not only look great with just a tee shirt and jeans, but at night, they double as something to keep you warm when it gets breezy. Denis Colomb scarves and shawls are what you see on celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Penelope Cruz. They are bright, beautiful, interesting, and glamorous scarves. All Denis Colomb scarves and shawls are hand-woven in Nepal, and made of the finest Himalayan cashmere. Their spring and summer scarves and shawls are blended with the finest silk, making for a lightweight, flowing, beautiful accessory. For 2011, they have created gorgeous cotton blend and linen blend shawls, inspired by the waters of Ibiza and Sardinia. Barneys, Harvey Nichols, and Bergdorf Goodman carry the line, as well as the finest boutiques around the world.
Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs make beautiful spring scarves for under $200. They take a cue from the explosion of spring flowers and both created a line of floral scarves with beautiful bright colors. Tie Dye patterns are all the rage for 2011, and look great with an outfit of all white, or even with just jeans and a tee shirt. You can wrap the scarve once, with just long sides hanging down and flowing, or you can wrap several times for a nomad look.
Paisley is a great trend for 2011, and less expensive lines like Echo and Michael Stars (the tee shirt company) have fantastic scarves under $50. The less expensive scarves are made of a viscose or rayon blend, but you can find cotton scarves for under $50 as well. These won't have the feel and flow of the cashmere/silk blends, but they will have the same dramatic effect.
When choosing the perfect spring scarf or shawl, you'll want to ditch the black and brown, and go for bright, cheerful solids or amazing prints. Black can look great if it's a lightweight beauty like the Denis Colomb 100% cashmere Mustang, when paired with a black tank top and shorts. That's a classic look that works on everybody, every year. Remember, you're not looking for a scarf to keep you warm necessarily, but to make your ensemble pop. At night, the beach gets cool, so it's great to get a shawl sized scarf that can double as a wrap. Paired with a lightweight jacket or blazer or even a cardigan, scarves look great at a casual nighttime party, especially if poolside. Pair a spring scarf with any dress you wear to a summer wedding, it will make you stand out amongst the guests.