We are not sure if you have noticed yet, but winter has officially arrived as of December 21, 2015. In turn, we need to change up our wardrobes and daily looks a little, swapping out previously worn accessories for some newer trends. But what accessory trends should we be going for? To take a fresh look at things, let us merely point out that your necks will need a bit of protection. To make that stylish, while still following one of the biggest trends for 2015-2016, you should opt for the bow scarves, pieces tied around the neck that give a rather vintage appeal to the whole of the outfits donned on.
One of the most feminine looks from the 1970s that we have adopted in 2015 is the silken blouse with the bow around the neck, harnessing the spirit of vintage with a whole lot of modernity to it. Fluffy bows and narrow scarves appeared all over on the fall/ winter 2015-2016 Fashion Week runway sessions, Gucci models coming onto stage with tightly buttoned coats made out of rabbit or mink, double breasted and with the ties around the neck adding to the overall appeal. We noticed Bottega Veneta showing off the neck accessories, seen thrown over knit vests. There was Valentino with the bulky sweaters paired with the gorgeous bow scarves, while Chanel simply could not but add a few strings of peal beads.
It is a simple look that is created, one oozing chic sophistication and a desire to tease with less skin shown off. This is a double whammy, protecting the neck from the elements while showing off a gift that one can unwrap if he wins your heart and treats you like the queen you are. What we mostly love about the bow scarf trend is the ease of which one can emulate the look from any of the top designer shows, mimicking the creations in a more affordable state as well. This translates well into feminine and affordable styles one can don on a daily basis without worry.
You can wear the bow scarves with burnt gold pleated dresses as seen on the Gucci runway, in a green grey color with a black flower clasp creating the bow itself. Flowers and scarves can come in many colors, including green paired with golden yellow, or worn without the flower, a piece made in fabric matching the sleeves of the dress.
A simple tie to the side in classic bow scarf design comes into play at Bottega Veneta, while it becomes clear that a top trend with the scarves themselves is to match the hues with what is worn. Valentino’s chic use of tulle in the bow scarf wound around the neck is rather intriguing, while it quickly becomes clear that there is some black and white matching going on with ease.
Chanel ties up the perfect silk bows to work well with the modern tweed, turning the look all the more appealing. All in all, it is safe to say that no matter how you deign to wear the scarves, make sure there is a bow somehow involved in the process.
Photos courtesy of Vogue