Head scarves trace their history as far back as ancient Rome when men used them to wipe their faces and necks. That much needed item became a fashion statement as men belted them at the waist or tied them around the neck. Not long afterward, women adopted the linen cloth into their own wardrobes. They’ve been a part of the fashion vocabulary ever since.
Details- blue print scarf at Asos (upper left), knotted scarf via Camp Comfort (middle), tulle scarf worn over a straw hat via little things magazine (upper right), cotton fabric as head scarf (lower right), sash by Kling (lower left), face covered by floral pink scarf by photographer Arthur Elgart (middle left).
(Top photo- Gudrum Sjödén)
Update 2/2014- Spring at Haversack.
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