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TRENDS | Playing With Scarves

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I absolutely adore wearing scarves and I have a difficult time walking out of the house without one draped on me. I have too many to count, they are over flowing in my closet and I hoard them. Adding a scarf to your look is such an easy way to add some color and extra oomph. There are so many ways to wear your scarf besides the traditional "loop around the neck" method and many designers displayed their techniques on the Spring-Summer 2013 runways.  

1. Turban Wrap - You can wear your scarf as a turban wrap, as shown at the Marc by Marc Jacobs fashion show.

2. The Waterfall - Barbara Bui used the "The Waterfall"  drape technique for her scarves. This technique is especially great if the scarf you are draping as a lot intricate details and colors that you'd like to show off.

3. The Head Band - Dolce Gabanna sent their models down the runway with beautiful scarves wrapped as head bands and neatly tied with a slip knot at the back. Turn and plain pony tail or chignon into a sophisticated resort look.

4. The Hood Wrap - It's a great way to hide unruly hair do's and very simple to do. It was a core accessory at the Nicholas K Spring-Summer 2013 show.

Now that you have some ideas on how to wear your scarves, here are 2 of my favourite scarves I'm wearing this summer:

1. Obakki - Their "Preserved Time" collection just launched April 1, 2013. What I love best about this scarf is the stunning photographic print, which was taken on the field by Obakki Foundation Founder, Treana Peake. It's made with a rayon blend  and 100% of net proceeds from the sale of this item go toward drilling water wells in South Sudan's cattle camps. This unique photographic scarf ($115) and the rest of the collection are currently available for purchase online.

Partly Sunny Style Quotient Obakki Scarf
Partly Sunny Style Quotient Obakki Scarf

{Photo by: www.StyleQuotient.com} {Wearing: Steve Madden stud booties, Mavi jeans, J-Crew chambray shirt, Zara white motor jacket}

2. Mona Sultan - Local Vancouver designer Mona Sultan dreamed of combining graphic design with fashion, so she launched her first collection of printed scarves back in May 2012. The brand’s signature is it’s clever blend of colour blocking and distinctive graphics creating bold geometric patterns. My favourite print and color combination, the "Rose De Nas" is a rectangular scarf made of 100% silk chiffon and it's available online for $175.

Partly Sunny Mona Sultan Spring Summer 2013
Partly Sunny Mona Sultan Spring Summer 2013
Partly Sunny Mona Sultan Scarf
Partly Sunny Mona Sultan Scarf
Partly Sunny Mona Sultan Scarf
Partly Sunny Mona Sultan Scarf

{Instagram selfie} {Wearing: Mona Sultan scarf, Mavi jeans, Mackage leather jacket from Aritiza, Kay Tran sunglasses}

Which do you like and what are some of your favourite scarves? I'd love to hear from you.

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