Happy Monday everyone! I’m back from a long 4th of July weekend in Toronto. I got back late last night and am already missing being on vacation. It’s always tough to go back to work after a few days off. It was so hard to leave the lake where the past few days were spent relaxing on the dock, cooking out, jet skiing, boating, and floating in the lake.
Luckily, I’m always happy to come back to New York City even if it means leaving vacation. I always have doubts I’ll be happy to be back but that same excitement always pops back up when I see the city skyline.
Anyways, that’s it for a quick update now let’s move onto today’s post!
Today I want to share an accessories brand for hand woven scarves and sustainable textiles I recently discovered plus how to wear a long scarf.
This brand is Variously.
Their scarves are just lovely. Here’s an excerpt from their website that really sums up their product:
“Variously is a sustainable brand committed to putting hand workers economy at its forefront by choosing to exclusively only work with hand-crafted techniques. We are proud to support Sustainable Design Goals set by United Nations and apply them in our design & manufacturing process. Variously chooses to explore minimal design elements rooted with heritage values. We explore ancient printing & weaving techniques , support artisan clusters to restore and revive them economically. We consciously street away from short trend based collection and choose to explore concepts that explore high design which is collaborative in nature.”
Variously Hand Woven Scarves
Variously had reached out to me recently to share their story and brand. One of my favorite things about having my blog is learning and getting to know small, independent designers creating beautiful products that you can’t find anywhere else. And then getting to share these makers with you.
I love scarves as an accessory. They’re so classic and beautiful and can dress up any simple outfit. The hand woven scarves from Variously are so so so pretty. The colors, the shape, and the delicate material are all so stunning.
How to Wear a Long Scarf
Now let’s talk about how to wear a long scarf like these!
I usually just wear short neck scarves in the summer and long scarves in the winter. I stuck to short scarves in the summer since I wasn’t quite sure how to style long ones like these in warm weather.
But now, after styling and wearing these ones from Variously, I have so many ideas of how to wear a long scarf in the summertime.
So, here are three of my favorite ways to wear them!
As a Shawl
A shawl is perfect for summer evenings, wearing to a summer wedding, or in the office for cool air conditioning. They’re not too dressy yet not too casual at the same time. If you’re looking for a warm weather shawl for dressier events, these scarves are perfect.
I styled it here a bit dressed up with a navy shift dress which I would wear to work and also casually to a picnic, dinner, or any cooler summer event.
How to Style: You can fold in half or leave completely open and then drape over your shoulders. That’s it!
Beach Cover Up
I love laying out in the sun in the summer but also don’t like to expose my skin too much to the sun. It’s nice to get some sun and then cover up. I think this scarf is perfect for hanging out by the pool or the dock in your swimsuit. It’s great for warm weather since the material is so light.
How to Style: Drape it over your shoulders, wrap it around your body, use it to cover your legs, or wear over your head. It’s the perfect accessory to keep the sun off of you or stay warm in a cool breeze. I wouldn’t recommend wearing it with a wet bathing suit. I’d use this more for relaxing in the sun while dry.
As a Thin Scarf
The third way to style this is as a thin scarf with a simple summer outfit. I picture this outfit as perfect for summer travels. Also, as an accessory for any monochrome or super simple outfit like the one I’m wearing here.
How to Style: Fold the scarf in half and then half again long ways. Bunch up a bit and wear long around your neck.
That about wraps it up! I hope you enjoyed learning about these beautiful hand woven scarves from Variously and how to wear a long scarf.
Which way is your favorite?
Thank you Variously for Sponsoring this post.