I love scarves, I think they are just the right accessory to add much character and interest to an outfit. Also, I think having a brighlty colored silk scarf on just makes me feel so much more glamorous, adding just a touch of savvy chic.
The gal on right is using an Hermes Scarf as the strap for her Kelly.
I was at the Hermes boutique the other day to admiring their latest scarf collection for Spring/Summer 08. Yes, I have a really cute one now to add to my collection, thanks to savvy guy (boyfriend). But, this is not the point. I got a booklet and saw a very interest look for a vintage Kelly bag. Instead of its usual leather strap, a scarf is tied to the bag instead, acting like a strap, which adds much personality to the Kelly bag, not that a Kelly needs any help. So I have this Herbag which I have not used much but when I saw the picture on the booklet, I thought maybe I could do something interesting with this handbag.
fold scarf into a long strip about 2 inches wide. Loop through and tie under the hardware.
Herbag is quite interesting because two canvas bags can be interchanged to create two different looks. I got the cream and black interchangeable canvas bags with black leather strap and flap. Though, in retrospect, I should have been more adventurous like savvy sister; she bought a more interesting combination.
This look can be achieved with any handbag. I can’t wait to try this out on my other bags. A 36” x 36” Hermes scarf retails about $355 but creating something unique and chic for oneself is priceless. Oui?
This look is with the leather handle on
I shorten the scarf even more and removed the handle
Which look do you like more?