Scarves & Wraps
Wear them around your wrist, head, handbag, waist, head or (even!) your neck to take your outfit up a notch or two. Scarves are truly timeless as well as an all-year necessity to keep out the cold, protect against the sun or simply to inject some nonchalance into your outfit of the day. With so many great designs, interesting textures and different sizes available from Spree, it's high time you introduced another beauty to your scarf drawer. Heavyweight wool scarves are non-negotiable in the midst of winter but a lighter version is great in the in-between months when the weather is undecided. Tie it to your handbag to have it at hand to use as a shawl when it suddenly gets chilly or to beat the freezing air-con on a long-haul flight. A brightly coloured scarf is good for dispelling the winter blahs and perking up the basic blacks and greys in your wardrobe. Summer scarves range from small squares to very large ones. A small scarf is ideal for wearing as a neckerchief – think Grace Kelly, the Queen, Clint Eastwood (okay, maybe not Clint) – to create old-world glamour and elegance. Long, narrow scarves have many uses: lace it through the belt hoops on your jeans to make a sassy belt, drape it over a shirt as a ’70s-inspired neckpiece, tie it in a big bow around your neck or wear it as a turban. Use a bigger scarf as a pashima-like cover-up on a hot day or tie it as a mini skirt over your bikini. Drape a large rectangular scarf with fringing over your shoulders like a kimono; it's an artsy look that never fails. Snood or warm scarf or pocket square; silk or chiffon, scarves have moved on from the original shawls our Victorian ancestors wore. While they often remain a practical necessity, they also allow you to make an individualistic fashion statement not to mention being a great addition when layering up.