Editorial » Herringbone
Though herringbone may be traditionally thought of as a print most appropriate for winter, I've found myself wearing the honey beige scarf from our Herringbone Collection all spring. The spring weather here in Dallas has been unseasonably cool, as with much of the United States, and this piece has been my go-to for a spring look that is still efficiently warm.
While my winter wardrobe is mostly varying shades of black and grey, I love to wear brown in the spring and fall. The creamy beige shades woven in our herringbone scarf pair beautifully with both dark and cognac shades of brown. The warmth feels so appropriate for the spring season! I paired the honey beige herringbone scarf with a light cream linen sweater with bell sleeves, frayed Frame skinny jeans, and nude YSL Tribute sandals. The look felt fresh and classic at the same time.
Interested in recreating this look? The most important items are the herringbone scarf and the nude sandals. Both are must-haves in my closet!
Whether its a friend or family's ornament exchange or a laid back white elephant gift exchange with the girls, a "go-to" holiday season casual look is a must!
Holiday looks don't require the incorporation of red and green clothing to be festive. Some of our favorite holiday looks are created from a neutral combination. This particular ensemble features black, ivory, and grey tones.
Leather pants are a fun take on jeans that can elevate any outfit and bring an additional level of interest. The ivory turtleneck is a beautiful neutral palette to showcase our light grey and ivory herringbone scarf. The herringbone scarf is an eye-catching piece that stands out on the black and ivory color palette we've designed here. The lace up flats are a bit fancier and more exciting than a plain ballet flat but more casual (and comfortable!) than a heel. The gold heel tips are a fun extra detail that adds a bit of holiday flair!
See the links below for outfit details:
- Worthington Corners Herringbone Collection scarf (Light Grey)
- Rag & Bone Skinny Leather Ankle Pants (Black)
- Theory Ribbed Knit Turtleneck Sweater (Ivory)
- Aquazzura Christy Lace Up Flats (Black)
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The purple herringbone scarf, the most vibrant of the collection, is such a fun winter accessory to style. It adds brightness to any fall or winter outfit, many of which can become quite drab. With the gray and bland of winter, a pop of color can sometimes be just what you need to brighten up not only your outfit but your mood as well!
For this shoot I've paired this fun purple scarf with a coordinating chunky ivory cable knit sweater. This sweater helps to bring out the ivory fibers in the herringbone weave of this particular color. I've kept the look casual with dark blue skinny jeans and grey booties. I love how the scarf is the stand out piece of this look. While the bright purple can be an exciting addition to a neutral fall or winter outfit, it also easily transitions into spring for those times when the cooler temperatures drag on and on into the spring months.
The herringbone pattern originated during the Roman Empire. Herringbone is an adaptation of an older pattern called Opus Spicatum, or "spiked work." Although we most commonly see herringbone as a textile pattern or interior design concept nowadays, it was first a construction method for olden day roadways created by the Romans. It was originally inspired by and named for the shape and pattern of the bones of the herring fish. The Romans arranged pavement stones in a herringbone pattern as it was much more sturdy under compression than a simple straight line as the chevron shape allowed for pressure to be spread over more bricks. Though the Romans created the herringbone shape for construction purposes, the Egyptians used herringbone patterns in their jewelry.
In terms of herringbone patterned textiles, the herringbone pattern first emerged in fabrics in ancient day Ireland dating back to 600 B.C. One of the oldest known examples of herringbone fabric is the Shroud of Turin, currently housed in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Northern Italy. Some believe that the shroud is the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth.
After the fall of the Roman empire, these herringbone and chevron patterns became virtually extinct in society until resfurfacing again many decades later in architecture during the European Renaissance. Brunelleschi's Duomo in Florence helped to spur the resurgence of the herringbone pattern across Europe. Brunelleschi used the herringbone method of laying bricks in the cupola in order to add extra strength and solidity to the structure.
Herringbone patterns are most often found in woven fabrics of various natural fibers (wool, linen, etc) and utilized to make apparel products such as men's suits and other woven accessories. Though herringbone has a long history in Irish textiles, it also gained popularity in Italy which is where it became a staple fabric for suiting and clothing.
The temperature is dropping in Dallas and we've finally gotten our first taste of winter. While winter is often associated with drab, cold colors, such as shades of grey, I find these to be some of the most beautiful winter color palettes for apparel. There is so much possibility in a black and grey toned look!
Our light grey herringbone scarf is a versatile, winter staple. The cashmere/merino blend is thick, warm, and easy to style. It truly stays in place and has a substantial weight to it. I've paired our light grey herringbone here with black skinny jeans and a black cashmere turtleneck sweater. Black is universally flattering and a "go-to" for me especially in the wintertime. The black backdrop allows this unique patterned scarf to truly stand out all on its own. While I've dressed the look up a bit with a pair of my favorite M.Gemi grey t-strap heels, it would be just as beautiful in with a casual pair of booties or riding boots.
The light grey and cream color combination in particular is well suited for pairing with many different types of winter outfits. If I were planning a winter vacation of any sort, this would absolutely be on my packing list! It effortlessly pairs with any shade of black or dark grey and could also be a beautiful color combination with shades of deep brown.