They lie in wait, tucked neatly away in boxes out of sight and mind until frosted landscapes coupled with smoky breath and nippy noses tells us that the briskness of cooler days autumn and winter are just around the corner.
Origin of the Scarf and History of Gloves
The history of the scarf dates back to roman times and were made from cloth in the form of a linen kerchief used by men. It was the French, enamored with the scarf that popularized them, calling them ‘cravats’. From the cravat came the scarf even those made from wool, in the 19th century were worn by all, men, women and children. Gloves have a rich history referenced in Homers Odyssey, Pliny the Younger (ca 100) and in 13th century Paris, gloves were so popular there was a glove guild.
Queens and Fashion Icons Popularized Scarves and Gloves
Gloves and scarves both had hard-working pasts and have been popularized by famous elegant women. Queen Elizabeth I, loved wearing jeweled gloves to show off her beautiful hands and acquired more than 2,000 pairs resulting in a fashion frenzy which brought the traditional glove en vogue. Similarly, legendary fashion icons like Grace Kelly had women vying to copy her trademark scarf head wrap, appropriately named “The Kelly”.
Greet the Season in Style with Beautiful Scarves and Gloves
However you wish to wear your accessories, nothing can be more inviting than a cozy pair of gloves and a chic scarf on a crisp autumn day. Wearing materials such as cashmere, fur, silk and kid leather are perfectly luxurious. A beautiful cashmere scarf and gloves from Christopher Fischer or a legendary Hermes silk scarf is a perfect addition to any fall or winter wardrobe. Take inventory now, or purchase a few new items, so when the weather turns cold you can greet the season in comfort and style.
by Lisa Pike