A French Woman’s Greatest Accessory: Le Foulard

How French Women Tie the Perfect Scarf

Scarves are truly an accessory without limits, thanks to their shapes, lengths, fabrics and colors—not to mention the infinite ways they can be worn.

Of course, scarves are essential in colder weather. But they’re a French wardrobe classic no matter what the season. With the first rays of sunshine, Parisians are ready to quit their black outfits and plain scarves for lighter looks and colors. Spring is filled with white outfits, but also lots of very soft pastels—especially in the blue, beige, sandy pinkish, and grayish tones. Spring fashion has not been that good in years: soft, romantic, feminine. There is enough for every taste and every age.

Here are some tricks to tying scarves the French way, and having fun with the style.



And last but not least, if you’re feeling the need for change…