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11 Bright and happy scarves for the dreariest of days

Missoni scarf

I love bright, borderline loud scarves this time of year, when it’s too easy to walk out of the house in the drabbest colors from head to toe. The right scarf can light up your whole face even when makeup fails you, and I’m also always looking for items to put a little spring in my step when it gets to be grey and miserable out and I start feeling deathly pallid no matter how much bronzer I apply. This one from Missoni is all fierce oranges and yellows, with a little black thrown in for good measure.

Eileen Fisher scarf

There is a very subtle herringbone pattern here that I quite like, and the combination of reds is so good. It’s Eileen Fisher, who occasionally surprises one.

Charlotte Simone scarf

This is possibly a bit much, but just the right thing for certain circumstances.

Mango leopard scarf

Red leopard is never a bad idea, and the price is quite nice.

Free People scarf

I like the chunkiness of this option,and the stripes are cute in a slightly preppy Ali McGraw kind of a way.

White + Warren travel scarf

This is White + Warren’s excellent travel scarf, which is absolute genius on a frigid airplane, and again, I’m liking the stripes.

J. Crew scarf

I always get really happy when I see red, white, and blue together: it’s so graphic and appealing.

 is so chic and under-used, and the stripes of color are fun.

Pendelton scarf

Pendelton’s National Parks series strikes again. I’m going to venture to say that this is actually a really sophisticated color combination, and that it looks fancier than it is—sort of like Gucci right now, if that’s your thing.

Mango scarf

Why not something pink and floofy?

Echo scarf

This has a small diamond-plaid print, something I’d never seen before but quite like—it makes the wee-est of statements.

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 4 Comments

4 Responses

  1. DeDe says:

    Love that houndstooth. The stripes on it are perf, which I never say but here it feels appropriate somehow.

    Gucci is not my thing because it is so freakin’ expensive, but I wish it *were* my thing!

  2. Emily M. says:

    Thank you for this post. I love scarves, especially in winter, and it is always great to get new ideas for how to style them. I dig the plaid-on-plaid look!

  3. Anna Van Lenten says:

    Dear Kim,

    A post I would love to see would be about the mystery of why women’s tops don’t come in the right shade of red. When they do, the red is always too orange-y for me. I love cherry, blue-ish red the most, and finding tops (blouses, sweaters, whatever) that fit this tone red is so rare I think it deserves a post.

    A related issue is that when I do find the right red, the item is sooo pricey. It’s as if striking that tone of red costs the production line extra.

    Thanks and thanks too for your great writing.

    Kind regards,

  4. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    Faves: Free People plaid, White & Warren stripes, and Eileen Fisher…Whom my “large boned” frame is quite fond of. Now, I’m taking a brief but necessary (to me) aside: My dear departed niece, who was 15 at the time, had a cat appropriately named “Rocky”…Kind of a big, dumb brute. I said, “Sarah, my gosh, that cat is FAT!” to which she replied, “Aunt Val, he’s not fat, he’s just large-boned!” It’s been 6 and a half years, and I miss her especially much now during the holidays.