A star-spangled scarf from Manoosh's new Summer 2015 collection

In the winter, scarves are essential—an exposed neck can give your entire body a chill. But in the summer—even in Houston—a scarf is just as necesary. Not only is a lightweight accessory perfect for chilly offices and movie theaters, they add a pop of color and texture to the otherwise minimal fabric usually worn on hot days, they turn a trip in a convertible into a chance to indulge your inner Grace Kelly, and when held aloft, they amplify the slightest breezes.

That's why the second scarf collection from Houston-based Manoosh is here at the perfect time. The brand was launched last fall by Nancy Guthrie and Anna Wilson with a trio of supersoft, lightweight cashmere scarves in saturated colors, each of them based on the abstarct paintings of Houston artist Marilyn Biles. 

For their Summer 2015 collection, the line's second, Manoosh swapped the cashmere for pure silk chiffon, creating six individual designs based on the work of Biles and graphic designer Robert Erickson in a gauzy, dreamy palette of pastels and faded blue. Several of them are emblazoned with riffs on a stars and stripes pattern, which already has us envisioning ourselves wrapped in them around a bonfire or under the fireworks on the Fourth of July. 

Each scarf is $130 and is available at the Manoosh website.

 

 

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