When I think of bags decorated with silk scarves, the first images that come to mind are of Hermès bags. I absolutely love those famous Hermès Kelly bags with their handles wrapped in silk scarves – so classy! I want to show you some of my favorite ways to update a handbag with a scarf or key ring.
The look is currently on trend. In fact, most handbag brands sell bags, totes and even clutches already decorated with scarves on their handles or chains. And Gucci’s new collection of MINI BAGS seems inspired by the look.
There are so many reasons to decorate your bag this way. For one, it’s a super easy way to update the bag – to make it look different or even newer. It can also be a fun way of adding an interesting detail or color to match your outfit.
I often add a silk scarf to my bag in case it’s windy. That way, I have the scarf conveniently available if I suddenly feel like wrapping it around my neck. And when I carry a tote without a zipper, a scarf also helps to keep it closed and safe from casual pickpockets.
Here are five favorite ways I have of decorating my bags.
I wear this Dolce & Gabbana tote quite often because I can fit literally everything into it. (You might remember it from THIS POST.) The Max Mara Weekend silk scarf was a gift from my mother. And I just love putting it on my tote as a bow – so cute and elegant at the same time.
This red Furla bag is one of my all-time favorite bags. It goes with almost all of my outfits and is the perfect size for everyday use – to go practically anywhere. The Gucci scarf was a gift from my boyfriend, and I wear it not only on my neck but also as a bracelet or on my bag (over the lock) as you see here.
One of my dearest friends got this Lancel Brigitte Bardot key ring for me in Paris. Its style and color match my small Gucci bag so perfectly. I never take it off.
I recently decided to add a bright scarf to my crossbody Michael Kors clutch to make it more summery looking. That is, even though the bag is already of a beautiful color for summer. Both items were gifts from my dearest friends. 🙂
This might seem complicated to do, but it’s actually very easy. You just take a thin medium-sized scarf and wrap it around the handle from one end to the other. The handles of this Etro bag started getting dirty because they are beige. (This also happens with LV bags, by the way.) Since I didn’t want the handles to look old, I wrapped them with this beautiful adornment.
As you can see there are so many ways to update your bag. You can totally change its style using a scarf or key ring. It’s like jewelry for your bag! Just pick out one of your loveliest accessories at home and make your bag more beautiful with it! 🙂
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Great tips. Scarves are a very stylish item to add to your bag! 🙂
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Thank you!? I love scarves and bags. ?And I love the idea that you can have your scarf with you in case it gets windy. Xxxxx
I love that! It is so stylish.
Thank you so much, Nancy! A special scarf can totally change your bag. ? xxx
Lovely ideas. The final result is super glam!
Thank you, Paola! Try one of these ways of decorating your bags. I am sure you will love the updated look? Kisses xxxxx
It’s such little detail, but makes a major difference! I think these ideas are great!
Have an awesome Sunday! xx
Thank you, Danny! I agree, it does change the look of your bag:) xxx
Great idea; so lovely.
Thamk you:) Give it a try to update your bag?
I was intending on wrapping a silk scarf around a tote bag recently and totally forgot – thanks a million for the reminder, I’ll definitely be doing that sometime soon!
I am happy this post was useful for you, Gabriele??
Love this post! I’m always adding charms and scarves to bags, it’s such a great way to give them a refresh xx
Thank you so much, Dominique! I also love doing it; it’s fun amd beautiful xxx
Loving this post, thank you for sharing this!!!
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Thank you for reading it! Xxxx
Very nice! Thanks for sharing the post!
Glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂