For a long time, effortlessly-tied lightweight scarves were the domain of French women, who were seemingly born with these things on.

And then we American girls got bolder (also, the Gap started selling lightweight scarves). Now we, too, swirl fabric around our necks, giving us that certain je ne sais quoi that those French women thought they owned. Touché, French women!

One particularly lovely line of scarves, Burrow & Hive, is designed right here in Chicago by sisters Newell Freivogel and Sally Gates, and hand-printed in India and Nepal.  

Available in a variety of colors in cotton or wool/silk, the simple, nature-inspired patterns are très chic. Personally, I like the Daffodil cotton scarf shown here.

Also: If you are free, on May 29 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., you can get 60 to 90 percent off Burrow & Hive (along with items from Winifred Grace, Snow & Graham, Luxury Garage Sale, and Sofia) at a warehouse sale that Vosges Haut-Chocolat is hosting at the Chicago Artist’s Coalition, 217 N. Carpenter in the West Loop.

$75 at Space519, 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-751-1519; or at