I think sometimes scarves get a bad rap. The word alone makes me think of old school flight attendants and their perfect little neck scarves serving peanuts and Coke. But they can be real cool and I’m going to show you how to use a scarf two ways. I promise, no one will ask you for an extra blanket.
Take it from someone who hates a draft, scarves are the ish on summer nights and when the weather starts to turn a little less warm. I have tons of dresses in my closet that are sleeveless but I have definitely moved past my cardigan phase (my husband couldn’t be happier…). Sometimes you just need a light, extra layer to keep your comfortable, especially if you are spending time outside where there might be a breeze. Scarves also work great inside of drafty restaurants where they have the air cranked up really high to combat the heat outside. It feels a little bit like you’ve slung a blanket around your shoulders and that is just plain comfy. In colder months, you can knot it around your neck in a jaunty way. Do that in the summer and you’ll get weird looks. An easy drape is fine in warm weather. Looking like you are heading out on a mountain excursion is not. Unless you are, in fact, headed out on a mountain excursion. Then by all means, knot that scarf, girl. But scarves are also perfect for a quick table covering if you are entertaining. I never find tablecloths made in patterns that I really love so I’ve found that scarves are the perfect swap. This jacquard patterned scarf from World Market is perfect for a quick tablecloth. It’s washable in case anything spills which is key. And it doesn’t matter if they don’t fit the table the way a normal cloth would fit. It looks effortless just tossed on the table. To keep things super simple, grab a great bottle of wine like this Paso Robles Chardonnay from Rendarrio and set out some fresh fruit and your favorite cheese. The notes of Meyer lemon and apple make this a wine that will please all your guests. Then all you need to add is a great playlist and you’ve put together a nice little evening. Be sure to bring a second scarf in case you get chilly. Or you can try your hand at yanking the tablecloth out from under everything on the table…Be sure to check your favorite stores when they are changing merchandise for the seasons. Scarves often go on clearance and you can find some great deals! The scarf was given to me by World Market. Wine was sent by Rendarrio.
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