A neckerchief, or square scarf, is a combo of a handkerchief and a scarf. Scarves have been a part of fashion history dating back to 350 B.C. when Queen Nefertiti wore one as part of her headdress. Since then, they have been widely used by Roman men as “sweat cloths”, by Chinese warriors and Croatian soldiers as an indication of rank, and more. Ludwig Van Beethoven was the first to make the scarf a fashion statement in 1810 when he wore one around his neck with his striking shirts and suits. Fast forward to Queen Elizabeth, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly using scarves in many of their fashion choices.
Most recently, scarves have been
hitting the runways of
Marc Jacobs, Versace
& Alexander McQueen
Scarves are versatile and given their history, it’s safe to say that they are not just a fleeting trend. Here are a few reasons as to love neckerchief scarves.
They add a little “something” to any outfit. In the warmer months a light silky neckerchief adds a pop of color and personality to any basic outfit. And of course, in the colder months it serves a dual purpose by keeping your neck warm.
It’s an easy go-to accessory. Just like a statement bag or a pair of heels, a neckerchief scarf can be the statement accessory needed to elevate an outfit. Or use it as an added statement on your favorite handbag.
They are super versatile. Neckerchief scarves can be used in a multitude of ways. On your head, in your hair, around your neck, on your wrist, in your belt loops, or on your handbag. I’m sure you can think of even more ways to use them.