I don’t know how I feel about wearing scarves in the summertime.After the scene in What Happens in Vegas where Cameron Diaz was wearing a beautiful champagne scarf with a navy blue blazer, I thought I loved summer scarves. It was a natural way to add a little color to your wardrobe or hide a coffee stain. I bought about ten scarves, and wore them for a month before it started getting cold. My silk pashmina left me with a stuffy nose.
What was I to do with all these scarves? I remembered an article in the fashion section of the Times where the designer advised, ”Fashion is a language; wear what you feel.” Well, I was feeling cold. I took down my old scarves and felt somewhat cheated.The Burberry phase had passed, and I had never liked my Burberry scarf anyway. Not only did it match every umbrella and pair of rain boots on the Upper West Side, but I had gotten mine off of E-Bay and it was clearly a fake. The first time I wore it, I thought I was getting an allergic reaction to the wool, which felt more like sandpaper than a scarf.
But what to do with the twenty or so scarves that had become seasonally outdated? I spotted a picture of Sarah Jessica Parker wrapping a scarf around her handbag. Sure it felt a little like copying, and sure, I was horrified to see the same trend on Burberry handbags, but I couldn’t say good-bye to my unwise fashion obsession just yet. I began wearing them around my handbag.
So, what is everyone doing with their collection of summer scarves? Should I figure out some creative uses for them, or should I put them on E-bay?