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Spring Scarves

I wear scarves all year round, and this is about the time of year where I start packing away my darker colored, heavy cashmere scarves and start breaking out the silks, linens and cotton blends. I love spring and summer scarves because they’re often an easy place for me to experiment with color in my otherwise fairly boring and solid colored wardrobe.

Summer Scarves

This is one of my favorite lighter scarves. I bought it years ago in Hong Kong when I was about to meet a friend for dinner and was already running a little late. “Don’t stop to shop now!” he was joking on the phone. Of course, when traveling from one place to another in Hong Kong you often find yourself in a mall on your way there. This scarf caught my eye and I quickly dashed into the store to buy it. My friend instantly spotted my shopping bag when I guiltily entered the restaurant, but it was worth it – I’ve kept it for years!

You can find some of the most fabulous patterns and cashmere blend fabrics in summer scarves. Here are three of my favorites (over $200), below:

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From left to right: one, two, three

The great thing with lighter weight scarves is that there are plenty of wonderful options at the $50 and below price point as well. I find that unlike with heavier scarves – where cheaper fabrics often feel too synthetic/stifling/itchy – less expensive summer scarves are often as comfortable as their more expensive counterparts. I do try to find linen, cotton and silk blends whenever possible but don’t mind a synthetic at a lower price once in a while.

Here are some of my favorite spring and summer scarves, all around $50 and below:

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From left to right: one, two, three

I often pack a few of these lighter scarves on beach holidays, for places with cold air conditioning and to add an extra layer on the plane.  I often also use these scarves to double as sarongs and cover ups on the beach. I love that you can find so many at inexpensive price points, so you don’t have to worry about messing them up with the sun, water and sand – and it always feels appropriate to wear a bright, beautiful pattern on the beach!

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  • Girlie Blogger
    March 22, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Me too. I started on my lighter scarves too. Right now I have a silk one that I like a lot. It feels divine.

  • englishvers
    March 22, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Spring is in the sky and on our scarves, too! Have a nice weekend.

    • Katherine
      March 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you, you too!

  • adele
    March 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I’ve bought 3 lighter weight scarves so far this spring. I’m totally lusting after the McQueen scarf!
    Have a great weekend Hun xoxo
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  • Christina
    March 22, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I love scarfs!!! It’s definitely one of the staples in my wardrobe and an item that I can never have enough of~~~

  • NewPetite
    March 22, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I love scarfs too! You have an amazing collection! Guess one of these days… we’ll have to interview you for your ‘wednesday interview’ 🙂

  • beautygirl24
    March 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I wear scarves all year round too. I just love how much they add to an outfit, yet can be an affordable way to accessorize.

  • kiwifashionblog
    March 22, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Where I live scarves are versatile all year round as well! I find scarf is probably the single easiest accessory a girl can have 🙂

  • Makeup Morsels
    March 23, 2013 at 12:23 am

    I love scarves, sometimes I’ll buy the really REALLY cheap ones and knot them around my bag handle. Would never dare do that with an expensive scarf though because I can just picture myself accidentally ripping it or something like that. Those are some gorgeous picks, I think the one you got from HK is my favorite. It’s a good thing you stopped to shop LOL

  • Ammu
    March 23, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I wear a scarf every day and I find Indian cotton scarves just perfect to protect my neck during the summer. I picked up two this year on sale and have been using them constantly – a crushed red cotton one by the Indian label Pero and a lovely cream and indigo cotton scarf with neon pink and yellow ikat embroidery by a new Indian find called Aish.

  • Mrs C
    March 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I am definitely a scarf person.. spring scarf is something I adore! Something with floral, butterflies, colors and more colors is perfect!

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