Perennially chic, the headscarf is back for added drama to any outfit, summer or winter.  And more importantly it’s an easy way to cover dodgy hair on the way out the door.  This season there are multiple ways to wear the look with attitude being your best accessory, writes Aisling O’Loughlin…

Sophisticated and mysterious, Paul Smith’s headscarf look

Jean Paul Gaultier, Paul Smith and Dolce and Gabanna showed their flair with their takes on the look.  The Queen’s favourite, the babushka leading the fashion posse.

Simple but effective, the babushka under the chin knot
Print power: Jean Paul Gaultier’s full on headscarf look

Digital print maestro Mary Katrantzou worked a deep berry lip with her headscarves for a powerful impression.  The new style is all about pushing the limits.  More is more.

Don’t hold back, the Mary Katrantzou way

Part of pulling off the headscarf look is attitude, a big pair of sunglasses and a pout work a treat.  Think Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn or Brigitte Bardot  for the classics.

The Classics: Jackie O, Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn


Susannagh Grogan

Multi award winning designer Susannagh Grogan showcases 15 years international experience as a print designer with her luxury accessory collection. Her label was launched in 2009 with her signature printed silk scarves. Commissions include designing Ireland’s finest 5 star Hotel, BallyFin Demesne’s, signature luxury scarves. Aerlingus, the Irish airline, commissioned Susannagh to provide their onboard scarves and she has designed and produced scarves for Anthropologie UK & USA that sell on their web and retail stores.

Susannagh Grogan Headscarf

Niamh Daniels

Galway designer Niamh Daniels love of the landscape is reflected in her 100% silk designs, The vibrant colours sure to pack a fashion punch.  You can find Niamh on Facebook.

Up and coming, creations by Galway Designer Niamh Daniels

We’d love to hear from you….

If you love headscarves as much as we do at please share your photos of how you wear yours using the hashtag exquisiteheadscarves on social media or you can send us your pix on and we’ll have a little surprise for our winner to be announced in the coming weeks.