Spring is here – Time for Silk Scarves and Sun Hats

wallaroo sun hatDepending on where you live, there may still be snow on the ground, but not for long.  Days are getting longer and temperatures are gradually ticking higher, which can only mean one thing: time to take some time out to bask in the sun.  Spring is also the time to replenish your collection of “sunwear,” and I don’t just mean sunglasses.  Sunny days are the perfect time to accessorize with silk scarves and sun hats.

Hand Painted Silk Scarves

Even if you don’t particularly care for the soft pastels and lightweight fabrics of spring fashion, it’s easy to add some “panache” to your spring and summer wardrobe with just a few simple accessories.  Let’s start with hand-painted silk scarves.

These gorgeous and colorful scarves start out with 8mm untreated white silk that is washed in a neutral PH solution; then it is placed in a carrageenan and water marbling solution, after which marbling paint is dropped on the surface of the fabric and swept around with combs and styluses.  The effect of this technique is a unique and individual work of “wearable art” in rich mossy shades of olive, bittersweet, and gold.

Wallaroo Nina Sun Hat

Do you enjoy taking afternoon walks in the park or sitting on the beach on a warm day?  Then here is another “can’t live without” item from Chopa.  Take advantage of warmer weather to don this flattering and feminine Wallaroo Nina sun hat.  Not only is it fashionable and sophisticated, this wide brim had offers superior sun protection and an adjustable drawstring interior.  Made from 100% raffia from the island of Madagascar, this flirty hand-woven sun hat blocks out 97.5% of ultraviolet rays.

Malibu Sun Hat

Similar to the Wallaroo hat, our Malibu wide-brimmed sun hat is rated UPF 50+ and will provide protection for those long days outdoors. Lightweight and comfortable to wear, this soft sun hat adds complementary tones of mocha, tan and espresso to match the warm colors of your favorite outfits.  Unlike straw hats, the Malibu sun hat is made from 100% braided paper fiber, making it even softer to the touch.

For the best selection of summer sun hats and silken scarves and aromatherapy bath salts, check out the Skin Care and Beauty section at Chopa.com and enjoy a season of beautiful days.

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