Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth. This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony. -Paulo Coelho
This quotation could have been written about silk scarves. Consider the silk scarf compared to its less costly and less memorable alternatives such as cotton and modal. The high end fashion scarf epitomize elegance because of the richness of the color, softness of the silk, and subtlety of the hand rolled hem.
A silk scarf means good taste: a luxury scarf is thoroughly beautiful, comfortable, versatile and classic.
A silk scarf means amiability: being fabric, a scarf is universal and inviting unlike flashy jewelry which can alienate the less prosperous.
A silk scarf means equilibrium: as an accessory, a scarf by definition balances an outfit.
A silk scarf means harmony: a beautiful design harmonizes hue, scale, and mood.