A scarf is a staple of most Irish womens' wardrobes. The humble scarf is one of the many tools we have for our less than predictable weather, it not only provides warmth for those teeth chatteringly cold days but it can also be used a makeshift hood for that ever looming Irish rain shower. If you have a big enough scarf you can even use it to wrap yourself up in cozy comfort. The divine cotton scarf below is from etsy.com and is €35.62 with a delivery charge of €5.94.
Scarves are the ultimate accessory...both practical and fashionable. The snood is one of the best inventions yet and I would be surprised if it wasn't an Irish person that thought to combine the scarf and hood. The snood is like a stylish balaclava. A close relation of the snood is the infinity scarf (a scarf that is continuous, or without ends). These scarves can be looped around the neck or draped around the arms and are perfect to snuggle into when battling mother nature.
If you can't afford Hermes then there are plenty of worthy substitutes in the printed silk scarf range. A luscious coloured kerchief is the perfect way to add some old school glamour to block coloured outfits. Nautical and chain/rope prints are very eye catching. Not only can you use these charming little 'chiefs for your neck but also in your hair or even on your handbag!
Spaghetti scarves or fringed scarves are a cheap and cheerful way to brighten up a plain tank top and are available in lightweight fabrics to ensure style with sweltering. This winter I bought my mam a scarf as part of her 12 days of Christmas presents. I had originally planned to spend about 10-15 euro but I splashed out for the black and white scarf below. As soon as I picked it up and felt how luxurious the fabric was I knew i wasn't going to be leaving it behind...in March I borrowed it for the Vintage Wedding Fair and I got rather a nice surprise when I released the label on it was in fact Michael Kors! I felt slightly smug at my 20 overspend being transformed into a bargain