Heres a little bit of interesting background information on the evolution of scarves. I found it very interesting.
-Queen Nefertiti is one of the first known scarf wearers.
This was used as a status symbol in ancient Egypt. I learned in my art appreciation class this semester that the queen and the pharaoh who was Akhenaten at the time changed how the cutlure viewed the art in Egypt. There was a bust form made of her and she has so called "perfect" features.
-Chinese warriors used cloth (scarves) to show their rank in the military.
-Croatian Mercenaries did the same thing in later times. The soldiers wore plain cotton scaves and the officers wore more expensive silk ones.
-France loved the colors of the scarves and the men soon began to wear the scarves to show their political affiliations.
From this point the scarves became more and more accepted and began to evolve to what we know now. We wear them for fashion but they really started out as showing of a person's status. Personally I am very thankful that scarves evolved into what they are today or I would be without some of my cutest accessories!! Today I decided to wear one of my favorite types of scarf which is the Pashmina scarf. Technically they are called shawls but I love how they are large and I can have them around my neck and look larger so that it keeps me warm like I wanted to have today! The one that I wore today is reversible like many of the pashminas are and I love it because you can wear it two totally different ways!
|This is an example of the summer|
scarf that I would wear with probably
just jeans and a t-shirt. This one is
from Old Navy and is $16.94
|This would be a winter one that I|
would wear. I found it on Nordstrom's
website and it is $42! and Steve Madden!!
More scarves that I love are the big winter ones that are so soft and comfy! I could just wear those all the time in the winter and love it! My favorites are the cable knit ones that are really big so that it really covers up your neck when it is cold but it still cute when you wear them. We have some at New York & Company that are so soft and so cute and have been on a great sale so those have been selling like crazy!!
This scarf is from Urban Outfitters and it also a cable knit scarf that is the huge scarf that I love. This will be my next purchase from Urban Outfitters!! $24.00
|This is the Urban Renewal |
Remnant Circle Scarf from
Urban Outfitters and is $20!
|This is the Nordic scarf from J Crew|
It is more expensive and is $49.99
|This is the Fair Isle Scarf from Eddie|
Bauer and is $19.97. I have become
a HUGE fan of Eddie Bauer!!
|This is the Jacquard Muffler from Pendleton|
Wool Mills and is $62.