Today I’m announcing something that I honestly never imagined would happen in my wildest dreams – the launch of a product line.
But thanks to all of YOU for continuously pushing me out of my comfort zone, it’s a reality that I’m still pinching myself about!
The GYPO Silk Scarf Collection launched today. If you’re new around here, this whole project was kicked off late last year in response to requests to create our very own GYPO product line. After sending out a survey asking you for details of what exactly it would look like, it was decided that our first products would be a line of silk scarves.
We commissioned a Brooklyn-based female artist to create watercolor designs and put them out to a vote by all of you. These top three vote getters have now been turned into our first silk scarf line.
Each design has been made into two sizes – a long 40″ x 70″ rectangular scarf in a lightweight gauzy silk habotai and a square 20″ x 20″ bandana scarf in luxurious silk charmeuse.
There is so much love and intention woven into every inch of these scarves. We made conscious decisions about everything – from the female artist who created them to the high quality materials and manufacturing in the US. Even our eco-friendly packaging is from a woman owned business. But what’s nearest and dearest to my heart is that we’ll be donating a portion of profits to Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support right here in Dallas. Genesis is an amazing organization that provides women and children in domestic violence situations a path to lead an independent and safe life.
Simply put, these scarves are wearable art that supports a great cause – to make a difference in the lives of women in the US. Today I’m showing you six different ways to style the scarves in the GYPO Collection.
1. Wear it as a Wrap
Long scarves have versatility as a scarf, wrap, shawl and even a swim cover up! To master this look, simply unfold the rectangular scarf to it’s full length and drape it over your shoulders.
2. Loose and Flowy
This classic will never go out of style. Fold your rectangular scarf accordion style along the long edge. Starting in the front of your neck, criss cross the ends behind your head, then bring them forward. Pull down to adjust the loop on the front of your neck.
3. The Artist Knot
Fold scarf accordion style then place around the back of your neck with both ends hanging in the front. Grab both ends and tie into a low, loose knot.
4. Traditional Neck Scarf
So French, so chic and so on trend for spring! Fold a square bandana scarf in half from corner to corner. Starting at the corner of the triangle, begin rolling it up in about a three inch width. Place around your neck and tie the ends off to the side in a single knot.
5. On Your Wrist
Arm candy doesn’t have to be just jewelry! Using the same fold as the neck scarf, lay the folded scarf flat on the top of your wrist, criss cross the ends behind your wrist and bring them to the front. Tie a small knot on top of wrist. (Tip: It’s helpful to have someone else tie the knot for you!)
6. On Your Purse
Add a little color and pattern to your outfit by tying your scarf to the handle of your purse or tote bag. One simple big knot is all you need.
You can use these styling ideas for any long or square scarf but if you feel so inclined, I would greatly appreciate your support in this labor of love. These silk scarves are an instant classic that you can wear season after season. Our pricing has been set fairly for a US-made silk scarf, while still allowing us to cover our costs and provide a donation to Genesis Women’s Shelter.
Because they are manufactured in small batches, quantities are limited. Visit gypocollection.com to place your order. (Orders ship in 2-3 business days via USPS first class mail and are currently limited to the 48 contiguous US states)
It’s Your Turn: How will you be wearing scarves this spring? Tell us in the comments!
I Feel Pretty Link Up
It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell me what made you feel pretty this week in the comments.
1. Follow GYPO. (Bloglovin‘, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest)
2. Link up your pretty post.
3. Link back to GYPO (using the button above or your own link).
4. Visit other pretties.