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How to Wear a Scarf Like a French Woman

September 14, 2019 By Taina Laraba

· Decor and Styling

Scarves are practical and warm. They can add a pop of color to a neutral wardrobe. For the most part, they are inexpensive. They add texture. They come in all sizes. They can be worn during all seasons. They are versatile (wrap one around your purse, use as a belt, tie around your head, wear as a bracelet, tie your ponytail). It looks and feels luxurious. And, they are tres chic!

On my first trip to France, I was mystified by how the French women managed to wrap those scarves so perfectly, while I struggled in front of the mirror trying to pull off the same look.

I’m a Southern girl. I didn’t grow up wearing scarves, and at first, I was intimidated by them. How does one begin contorting that fabric around your neck? It seems rather simple, right? But each time I tried, I looked like the poor American who was trying too hard. And, oh, how I hate that look!

As I’m constantly curious and not afraid to ask questions, I decided to go straight to the top, to the Grand Papa of French scarves, Hermès.

Within a 30 minute lesson by a bona fide Parisian, I was no longer felt a scarf virgin (and I became the proud owner of my first Hermès scarf, an investment that I’ll never regret).

So, in honor of the scarf, here is a collection of some of my favorite fall looks. (And, just imagine you wrapped in a beautifully textured scarf, sitting by a cozy fire, sipping on mulled wine. That’s a luxurious life!)

Just purchase a few gorgeous scarves for fall this year and you'll be well on your way to looking like a Parisian women.

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