11.11.2009

Hoods Up!

When I first wrote about hood scarves here, I had yet to experience the type of weather which actually called for such heavy-duty accoutrement; now I have – and darlings, I truly see the error of my ways by not having splurged on one sooner. With blustery winds reaching an amazing 40 MPH just last week, perhaps I could have avoided two horrifyingly bad, windswept hair days if only armed with a chunky knit retaining the ability to make me look refined as opposed to rumpled despite the outrageous gusts blowing me every which way. But alas, I was unprepared, and had to suffer the humiliation of a yield-sign shaped ‘do – not a good look on anyone. I truly cannot allow any of you to succumb to the same sort of mane mishaps that nearly had me in tears; thus…hoods up!

Filippa K “Hood Scarf” Please bear with me as I make un petit confession, as I know it sounds downright bizarre, but I’ve always had an obsession with accessories which provide a very cocoon-like warmth to them – bits and pieces that wrap you up in coziness in the very same manner as a cute boy would. There’s something quite comforting about styles like this which I have never been able to resist; case in point Filippa K’s Hood Scarf. At first glance it looks like your typical tube scarf – bunchy about the neck and loaded with cushiness; but pull it up around your head like a hood, and it creates a tunnel-like silhouette that keeps you snuggly and looking sassy!

American Apparel “Unisex Hooded Scarf” I’ve tried countless times to be less matchy-matchy, but when it comes to accessories – particularly knit outerwear – I find myself constantly searching for pieces in colors that are subdued at times, and loud at others that will work with practically anything in my closet. This can get quite expensive; but with American Apparel’s Unisex Hooded Scarf, it doesn’t have to. At $22.00 apiece, the Unisex Hooded Scarf is one of the most affordable accessories of this kind on the market; not to mention it’s available in a wide array of colors with the ability to take your wardrobe to new heights. Between you and me…I may just have to buy it in every shade possible!

Rogan “Maharatta Hooded Scarf” Do you remember as a child when you would tie an old towel around your throat in the form of a cape and run around the house pretending you were Batman or Robin, or some other superhero? At moments I find myself still plagued with the desire to indulge in such innocent, childlike behavior; age, of course, prohibits one from doing so – which is why I absolutely adore Rogan’s Maharatta Hooded Scarf. The knit can be tied up around your neck like a bulky tube scarf, or allow the ends to drape and flutter haphazardly about your form like a hooded cape. The black and charcoal hues blend together to create a sophisticated, smoky look, so don’t feel intimidated to don the mesmerizing Maharatta wherever you please – including Black Tie affairs; you’re sure to create a mysterious stir!

Merona “Jersey Hoodie Muffler” My beloved Tia from Style, via Tia exposed me to Target’s Merona Jersey Hoodie Muffler just last week, and I’ve been unable to get the clever, cold weather creation off of my mind ever since. Hood? Check! Scarf? Check! But no, the Jersey Hoodie Muffler, while having the ambrosial appeal of an affordable price tag sports something fully unique that will most certainly come in handy for all of us fashionistas who hold dear to the mantra “shop ‘til you drop.” What is it, you ask? Pockets! Don’t get me started about my passion for pockets – I have written odes to them in the past, but I won’t bore you with them here. All one truly needs to know is that I can’t resist a good pocket, and the Jersey Hoodie Muffler possesses two – one flanking each end of the scarf. Each felt pocket is shaped like a pint-sized envelope and boasts a snazzy snap to keep your teeny tiny belongings safe. I have a feeling my spare change will soon find itself residing in these chic compartments.

Lindsey Thornburg “Black Druid Hood” There’s something slightly sinister and domineering about Lindsey Thornburg’s Black Druid Hood; but it is these things that make it so appealing and charming. The oversized hood creates a very enigmatic, almost cryptic contour; while the long, angled scarf ends add character by providing a bit of extra dimension to the piece. These are not the things that separate the Black Druid Hood from other similar styles, however; non, that honor is bestowed upon the glittering gold chain detail which rests comfortably on the upper back – a Thornburg signature that will draw envious stares when worn.

Ready to put your hood up?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Ssense, American Apparel, Target, and Oak for the pictures.
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43 comments

Nicole Marie said...

hmm interesting. i'm not sure i could pull of this look but i bet it would keep me cozy warm!

Leah said...

I love the Maharata Hooded scarf and it has my colors... black and gray. I want to be hooded... I wish!

Lemondrop Marie said...

I did just purchase one of these fabulous hoodie scarves from a seller on etsy! But, it hasn't been cold enoughm nor have I been brave enough- to wear it out yet! I love these, especially the Druid style.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Keith said...

Hey Erika. These are all so beautiful. It's hard to pick a favorite. I think they really add something special to a woman. Hope you're having a great day. Cheers!

Jaime said...

Love the Rogan one- of course I always pick the most expensive piece, lol :) Happy Wednesday!

Closet Cravings said...

I love scarves with pockets, like the one Merona Jersey Hoodie Muffler. I remember Faith Hill wore one in a magazine a few years back, and it was so lovely.

Meg said...

I feel warmer just looking at these!

meraldia said...

The perfect accessory for the cold days!

Lizzie said...

Oooh I love those!! I especially love the Fillipa K one!!

Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh...I am in great need of this! The wind/cold has definitely arrived here in Rome and I could use this cozy yet stylish hood scarf! I think I like the 1st & last the best! Baci, Love ♥ xx

Jacqueline said...

I would love to get one of these in cashmere! ohhh so comfy =) xoxo

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Erica, scarves with pockets! I'm totally inspired, thanks for sharing.

Otherwise, totally feeling the last Lindsay Thornburg scarf.

Down and Out Chic said...

these are all very pretty but the american apparel one is right up my alley! i love hoods when it gets cold out (my ears won't hurt as much).
lovely post.

Princess Liberty said...

My favorites are the american apparel and the rogan

Couture Carrie said...

Just call me a hood rat!
Loving scarves and snoods... gorgeous options here, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Taylor Sterling said...

I am totally feeling the first one. So relaxed yet pretty!!

LML said...

i really want a peacoat with a hood!

Tights Lover said...

Great choices. I'm thinking the Thornburg is my favorite!

Olive said...

At last, a stylish alternative to the ubiquitous hoodie! I can feel the warmth and comfort already.

Rina said...

i like Filippa K “Hood Scarf” so much, would like to have one! :)

KIRAFASHION said...

It is so lovely and for me, it has a cool reference from Middle East!

Style, via TIa said...

You are awesome, it really means a lot!
And, I heart the black Druid Hood.

The Blonde Duck said...

I like the last one. It looks perfect for prancing around, pretending to be a princess in hiding...

Belle de Ville said...

I wish that I could have had one of these to wear last week when I was in New York. I love the knitted scarf hood.

Savvy Gal said...

i like the rogan scarf. i don't know if i need it here but i am sure i can find a way to sue it. xoxo

Luinae said...

H&M has one that I just adore!

Emily said...

ohhh I really want one of these scarves with a hood! They are so practical and chic :)

Sherin said...

Its definitely getting colder now, so hoods are a necessity these days. The Merona one looks so warm and comfortable. Ooo, and it has pockets!!!

All Women Stalker said...

Bits and pieces that wrap you up in coziness---> the very same reason why i love boots. Warm feet are important. :)

-meream

Jamie Jenson said...

I love the black Druid hood. I'm scared I'd look kinda ridic, tho.

The Pocket Stylist said...

I love the hood they are so perfect!!!

alexkeller said...

the black scarf is wonderful!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Erika! I want to be snuggly and sassy! I LOVE the Filippa and the AA...I can't decide. This is perfect for the crazy wind...lol at "yield sign shaped do"

XOXO!!

nicole said...

thanks for your comments dear! wish I could've seen your all-black outfit, esp with that smoky colored scarf, it sounds so chic! I agree that aside from being slimming, wearing black is a great way to showcase accessories.

and thanks, this shopping ban thing isn't easy, esp since I visit diff. websites each day too! yes, please buy the La Mer watch! hhahaha, vicarious shopping to me is equivalent to "the patch" for smokers ;)

btw, I love this post, not sure if I could pull off the hooded look because my head is so small haha, but I love the Lindsay Thornburg Druid and Rogan "Maharatta Hooded Scarf" - both because of the colour and style. The Filippa K hood scarf looks very cozy and prob doubles as a neck warmer, no? Great post!

Polished Sense said...

OH WOW, these are fabulous! I love the first one from Ssense and the last one from OAK! So ready to put my hood up :D

xo,
Jessica

E said...

I LOVE the hood scarf trend and I totally need one. I really want that last one!

Nubiasnonsense said...

I actually want to purchase something like the first one =)

miriam said...

fabulous post!
absolutely adore Lindsay Thornburg's Black Druid Hood.

daisychain said...

I want one of these SO bad.
I love hoods, I just bought a hooded dressing gown yesterday and want to live in it.

Rachel said...

I love these! They all look so cozy and warm! I could definitely use one today too. Rain and 50 mph winds in Maryland... Not fun!

kpeach said...

these are gorgeous-I love, love the first one xo

J. said...

I love the Filippa K hood scarf!

african beauty said...

nice outfit.
i bet it will be worm and comfortable.

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