While the calendar officially begins on January 1st, the fashion calendar starts later. Springtime marks the arrival of a new year for fashionistas. With the rebirth of nature clearly in evidence, the sense of the death of winter, the stirring of life and the eventual arrival of summer are all part of the hope and promise of spring.
With a sun growing steadily warmer, winter souls want to strip off the extra clothing and bathe in its light. Many seek to dump the banal winter blues and blahs for the lighter and feminine look of spring clothing. They want to toss away the weightier outfits for something flimsy, to expose the pale sun starved skin to the sun. It is time to bring out the short skirts and short, the skimpy tops and the light and vibrant colored clothing. Spring is when fashion truly arrives.
Yet, spring is not an even season. Like fall, it features days of glorious warmth and arctic-like cold. Sometimes, both combine to make your day a seasonal melting (or freezing) pot. You do not need to backtrack completely into the dark days of winter’s grip. Marvelous silk scarves and shawls provide the ideal cover-ups for those time the sun declines to stay out.
Silk is not a fair weather friend. It has the amazing natural ability to keep us cool on hot days and warm on chilly ones. It, therefore, is the perfect friend to keep around during the uncertainty of spring. It is a practical and 100% pure choice for those uncertain days.
This does not make silk a purely practical choice. Silk accessories are fun as well. They are fabulous, amazing in their variety of colors, styles and thematic presentation. The more common designs of repetitive patterns can languish in department stores. They fail to inspire or feed the soul that comes alive in spring. Not so the hand crafted creations in unique designs found only online or through specialty stores. These truly add something special to whatever you wear. In slacks and a top or in full evening attire, a hand dyed silk shawl or hand painted silk scarf can only add elegance and class. Whether you prefer quirky or traditional, a silk scarf or shawl exists to help you achieve and maintain your style.
Overall, you can rely on a silk scarf for practicality, fashion sense and versatility. You can wear them in so many different ways. Try one as a belt or tie it beneath your bust creating an empire line dress. If you are out in the sun and need a little attention, adapt one to make a marvelous halter top.