► Silk scarves and leather jackets: a sensuous mix…

Fashion fades whereas, by definition, iconic pieces emerge to stand the test of time. Every woman who wears a silk scarf remembers the scarf icons Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, or Audrey Hepburn.They would wear theirs with such grace and style that, years later, a silk scarf has become a staple for all stylish women.

On the man’s side, one piece took the lead years ago. Spotlights on the leather jacket! It remains associated to handsome “ambassadors” such as Marlon Brando’s or Harrison Ford’s – AKA Indiana Jones. Ohhhh, to meet Harrison Ford. Just once! OK. Forget… unless you were hired to play in the new Star Wars movie!

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When a feminine iconic piece meets a masculine iconic piece… it makes a delightfully sensuous mix: on one side the softness of an ultra feminine silk scarf, on the other side the wildness of leather. What a pair!

Is it new? Not exactly. In the 1930’s both were vital items of flight gears. At that time, pioneer aviators would need them to stay warm and to survive in wide-open cockpits. A leather bomber jacket and a simple white silk scarf were the usual – and mandatory – uniform.

Amelia Earhart changed a little the rule. She was the first “aviatrix” (feminine for a female pilot…) to fly solo across the Atlantic. Who remembers she was also an editor at Cosmopolitan magazine? Other than being a talented and brave aviator, Earhart had a true sense of fashion and elegance. Most photos we have from her show her with a leather jacket and a fancy silk scarf – not a white one… Earhart was the first one who inspired a new, ultra feminine, and timeless style.

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Back to nowadays. Ladies: it’s time to grab your silk scarf and your leather jacket (or your husband’s…) and to play with these two iconic accessories!

French silk scarves, twill silk, scarf Accessories by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, blue tied as a neck scarf bandana kerchief style

You can opt for a classic aviator leather jacket…

French silk scarves, twill silk, scarf SILK ROAD by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, blue tied as a neck scarf bandana kerchief style

French silk scarves, twill silk, scarf Accessories by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, brown tied as a neck scarf over a leather jacket

Cashmere silk pashmina scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, green color, styled with a leather jacket

Or for a fancy leather jacket…

French silk scarves, twill silk, scarf Accessories by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, brown tied as a fluffy neck scarf over a leather jacket

French silk scarves, twill silk, scarf PARIS NEW YORK by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, blue tied as a fluffy neck scarf over a leather jacket

In any case, to accent your look, we recommend you tie your silk square scarf in the cowboy style: fold it into a triangle and bring the pointing tip to the front before tying your silk scarf to the back of your neck

Be beautiful, be sensuous, be whimsical! If you want to shine, all you need is an ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarf and a leather jacket.

► Denim jacket, denim jeans and scarves

Though they are traditionally considered informal wear, denim jeans and jacket can look absolutely fabulous. Ask the French: they have long fallen hard for denim AND scarves – and high heels.

Ines de la Fressange – the iconic and stylish Chanel ex top model – is a true Parisian and a good example of what dressing up jeans with a scarf looks like.

Ines de la Fessange stylish with a pair of jeans and a scarf

Jeans, high heels and scarf for Ines de la Fressange

So is another stunning jean and scarf lover: Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge 's ready to fly with her favorite travel outfit: a pair of jeans, a scarf and high heels

Not convinced yet? Pictures speak thousands of words… Grab your denim jeans, your denim jacket and your ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarf and try.

Striped multicolor silk scarf on a white blouse over a pair of jeans

French silk scarf, pink color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™. Tied as a belt on a pair of jeans

French silk scarf, pink color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™. Tied as a half belt on a pair of jeans

French silk scarf, pink color, by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™. Tied as a half belt on a pair of jeans

French silk scarf Paris pink by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a kerchief

Paris silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ in a lavender blue color

Aren’t all these semi casual semi dressed-up looks really cool? Which one would you try?

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