One of my first purchases in Italy was a scarf. All my cousins were wearing them and even though the weather in early September was warm they still wore scarves. On that trip I became obsessed with scarves. I bought them in the fashionable shops of Milan, in the markets of San Lorenzo and from street vendors in Siena. I bought them in every style, color and texture my then lira could buy and watched in awe as Italian women effortlessly wore this simple yet profound piece of cloth tied in the perfect knot .
Italian women know that few fashion accessories have the power to add immediate interest and style to your wardrobe as easily and affordable as a scarf! These fashion “statements” are so versatile and flexible with many different ways to show them off, that fashionistas around the world have made the Italian scarf the accessory du jour. The Italian scarf is one grab and go fashion accessory that can create an immediate lifestyle change. A perfect way to experience Italy in 30 seconds!
PS: Size does matter. I have found the best length to achieve the look of the Italian scarf is 26 inches wide and 70 inches long. See Italian Rugby player Luke McClean make the perfect Italian loop.