2015 COLOR TRENDS: SAY YES TO BLACK… WITH COLORFUL SCARVES!

Did you know that black is not considered as a color (a reason why it is not featured on color wheels)?

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Where is black????????

Well, black might not be an official color but obviously it still has some beautiful days ahead. Take a quick look at photos of the 2015 Grammy Awards Ceremony: other than the traditional carpet – bright red of course – black was all around!

Grammy Awards 2015: mainly black outfits

Grammy Awards 2015: women in black

Why? Simply because…

  • Whether as a gown, a LBD or a coat, black is always powerful and bold.
  • It flatters the silhouette and makes women look slimmer.
  • It fits brunettes and blondes .
  • It accentuates the charming mystery of those who wear it.
  • Last, but not least, it works with any other shade.

To jazz up your favorite black outfit and to avoid a total monochrome look, there is no better way to throw in a dash of vivid color. Bright accessories such as a colorful a silk scarf will be enough to make a statement. Demonstration:

Polka dot silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: red scarf tied around the neck

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: green floral scarf tied around the neck

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: white astrology inspired scarf tied around the neck

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: white and teal blue scarf tied around the neck

cat patterned silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: pale grey scarf tied around the neck with a fluffy bow

Silk twillies by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: grey and white twilly tied as a short neck scarf

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: fuchsia pink scarf tied as a shoulder wrap

To highlight your silk scarf, you may complement your outfit with a purse or a bracelet of the same color. Yet be careful not to overdo! As often, the simpler the better…

FEET IN THE WATER: SUMMER 2015 SCARF STYLES

While it’s freezing for most of us who live in the Northern hemisphere, others in the Southern hemisphere or in tropical areas are enjoying the sun. Lucky them!

Are you on for a summer foretaste? Time to take a ticket to an exotic country and to head to a sunny beach. No need to say: make sure you do not forget your favorite scarves. These essential accessories are your best friends to protect your skin, your head… and to look glam even when it’s relax time. Enjoy these sunny scarf styles ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ has selected for you…

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: nautical light blue scarf tied as a neck scarf intertwined with a silver necklace.

Extra large silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: green and white silk scarf tied a swim suit cover-up

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: fun multicolor polka dot scarf tied as a neck scarf.

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: peach scarf tied as a large headband

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: fuschia pink scarf tied as a summer headband

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: neon green scarf tied as an eye catching silky halter top.

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: trendy floral blue scarf tied as a head bandana

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: nautical pale grey scarf tied as a pirate headscarf

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: Zodiac inspired yellow scarf tied as a head scarf à la Jackie Kennedy

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: nautical blue scarf tied as a neck scarf tied as a shoulder wrap

French silk scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: pink and white scarf tied as a dazzling halter top

Have a nice time on the beach with your silk scarves! And if you are stuck in the cold weather, then all we can say is… be patient and stay warm. The good news is a silk scarf is also your best friend to fight the chill!

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WINTER SCARVES, SUMMER SCARVES AND ALL-WEATHER SCARVES

Contrary to what some people think, a scarf can reasonably be worn all year round in almost any weather. All you need is a scarf with the appropriate fabric and the right style wear.

Fabric: wool? perfect in the winter; insufferable in the summer time. Cotton? suitable in the spring or the summer; not exactly the best to beat the chill though.

Maybe you feel more comfortable with a synthetic or semi-synthetic fabric such as polyester or modal? If so… think twice! Other the fact that polyester is not environmental friendly, it doesn’t “breathe” and therefore is not always pleasant to wear. As for modal, it is prone to stretching and shrinking. Not good.

Don’t despair! From time immemorial, silk has been known for its amazing properties and is definitely worth the investment. The molecular structure of this natural fiber makes it enjoyable to wear in any season.

Yet, despite the fact that silk has miraculous properties, you may feel uncomfortable with a tight silk scarf around your neck when the temperature reaches 80-90F… Who wouldn’t? Again do not despair! There are many ways to wear your silk scarf and to feel nonetheless at ease, even when the weather is getting really hot. Trust ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: we sell silk scarves to customers from all over the world and we are here to help you find the appropriate scarf styles to enjoy (or fight) the elements all year round, wherever you live and whatever the season is!

  • Beating the chill

No need to say: on a very cold day, priority #1 is to stay warm. There is no better season for a tight neck scarf. Wrap it once or twice around your neck; in any case make sure your cleavage is always covered.

red floral scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: perfect to beat the chill

Green silk scarf inspired by the Silk road by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™: perfect to beat the chill

Another option is to turn your scarf – as long as its size allows it – into a comfy shoulder wrap over a coat or a sweater.

Extra large black and white silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ worn as a shoulder wrap

 

  • NOT gone with the wind

It is women’s worst enemy: in a few seconds the wind will mess up the nicest hairstyle. The best solution is to stay home and wait until the wind dies down… or to fight the element with glam. It’s time for a à la Grace Kelly or à la Audrey Hepburn headscarf.

Blue Paris silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ worn à la Grace Kelly style.

The good news is that the women’s worst enemy can easily be tamed. Rather than fighting the wind, why not playing with it and becoming friends? Take advantage of the weather and grab a scarf. Tie it as a long neck scarf, belt or headband and let it fly romantically in the wind.

Extra large yellow and white silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™

Extra large pink and blue silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™

Long silk scarves: polka dot collection by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™; pink color; tied as a headband

 

  • The rain is a pain

To be honest with you, silk and rain do not go along very well. Unfortunately, rain drops can damage silk fabric. The only recommendation we suggest is that, whatever the scarf style you opt for (neck scarf, headscarf) you make sure you have your umbrella – just like the Queen of England does….

Yellow Paris silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ tied as a headscarf

 

  • Hot styles for hot days

Here we are… “It is impossible to wear a scarf in warm weather”, wrongly say many (way too many) women. Sorry to say: do not dread the heat as summer is probably the best season to enjoy a silk scarf. There are plenty options to wear your favorite accessory when it’s hot.

Wear it loosely tied around your neck or turn it into silky necklace which will make you stand apart!

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ French silk scarves: multicolored striped pattern; tied as a loose neckscarf

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ French silk scarves: nautical design; white color

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarves: blue polka dots; worn loose around the neck; perfect for the summer

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™French silk scarves: fashion accessories design; white and blue color; tied loose with a ring around the neck.

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ French silk scarves: Russia inspired design; tied as a neck scarf with a scarf pendant

Tie it as a cute headband in your hair, around your ponytail or around your bun to create a lovely summer hair dress.

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ French silk scarves: Silk Road inspired design; fuchsia pink color; tied as a fun summer headband

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ French silk scarves: pink and white color; tied around a ponytail

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ French silk scarves: Paris inspired design; lavender blue color; tied around a bun

Think about customizing your straw hat with your silk scarf: irresistible!

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarves: polka dot collection; black color; tied around a straw hat

What about a stunning silk halter top, a fancy beach cover up or a dazzling shoulder wrap?

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ French silk scarves: Silk Road inspired design; neon green color; tied as a stunning halter top

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ extra large silk scarves: white and green color; tied as a stunning swim suit cover up

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ French silk scarves: Paris inspired design; yellow color; tied as a stunning shoulder wrap

Unless you prefer a silky belt…

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ French silk scarves: Silk Road inspired design; fuschia pink color; tied as a silky belt

Finally, think bandana!

ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ French silk scarves: multicolored striped pattern; tied as a bandana headscarf

As you see, there are plenty different ways to wear your ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ silk scarves in every season. If you don’t, you have no excuse!