The months of April and May in New England often present a very tricky challenge for the style conscious girl. The weather this time of year is often sporadic and unpredictable. One minute it will be freezing and an hour later it may be 60 degrees. In our very first post for the women of ABB we discussed the necessary basics for this tricky time of year. But when you have all of the basics down what are some new (and affordable) ways to spice your outfit up? Fun and bold accessories this time of year are an important addition to any layered spring outfit.
This spring season my favorite accessory is the silk scarf. Add a patterned scarf to a simple outfit to give it a quick transformation or use the scarf to create a mixture of patterns. Dress up any outfit with the addition of a scarf, whether it be for work or play.
In the early 20th century Hermès introduced the luxurious printed silk scarf to the fashionable women of France. Today in Europe you can find many women roaming the streets with scarves draped around their necks, tied as a headband, or attached to the strap of a bag. Scarves are an easy accessory to throw over any outfit. Many of us dream of owning an Hermès scarf, but as a young professional it can be hard to find the cash for such an extravagant purchase. This is one of the many reasons why I was delighted to stumble upon the fledgling company, Yorscarf.
Yorscarf is a Providence based company that seeks to provide young professional women with a sophisticated product at a fraction of the cost. The company was inspired by one of the founders' experiences living in Paris, France; where she noticed how many French women wore scarves every day. She was shocked to find that the women in America did not wear scarves as a fashionable accessory as much as the women in Europe. Yorscarf helps give customers access to beautiful and affordable scarves that help young women add a new level of sophistication to their look.
The scarves are adorned with beautifully intricate florals and brocades that are all hand painted and designed by the talented textiles designer, Natalia Gemma. There is a wide variety of colors and styles to choose from and almost any girl will be able to find a style to suit her. The fabric itself is very manageable and feels luxurious without getting many wrinkles.
The Yorscarfs are designed with an unconventional shape that makes the scarf easy to fasten and hold form. The Yorscarf has a loop on one end which you can use to pull fabric through and create a wide variety of shapes. The fastening method of a Yorscarf stays in place much easier than tying a standard square scarf. The website shows a few different versions of ties including some of our favorites; the cowl, bow and the rose. You can look at their site to find some tutorial videos.
Thank you to the ladies at Yorscarf for being so open to collaborating with us and also offering the interested ABB reader a discount on purchases for a limited time. If you are interested in the scarves click here to receive 20% off (for a limited time). Also thanks to my gorgeous friend Jill for tromping around the North End with me to photograph the Spring Collection.
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