One of the things I love most about the colder months is that it gives me lots of opportunities to accessorise! Specifically by adding a fabulous scarf to an outfit.
They are such a fantastic way of completing your look and can elevate a simple top and trouser combination to something supremely chic and effortless. Scarves are also the perfect way to inject some colour right next to your face, where it’ll have the most impact!
There are several scarf style options to choose from at this time of year; so here’s a round up of some of my favourites
Those who keep an eye on current trends will know that skinny scarves, worn looped once around the neck then allowed to fall simply either side, are the look of the moment! It’s a fabulous look if you have a beautiful long neck and works particularly well when worn with v-neck tops and blouses.
Blanket scarves in medium-weight materials are extremely versatile as there are so many ways in which they can be worn, meaning you can achieve lots of different looks with just one scarf. Many come in geometric and check designs with a variety of colours in and, because of their medium-weight material, they can often be left on even when you’ve taken your coat off (perfect if you work in a chilly office!)
Here I am in my favourite one from Zara- from last year…as you know I have a thing for leopard print…so this one fits neatly in my wardrobe as a staple “neutral”…goes with so much yet has enough interest about it that it brings a something to the outfit.
A simple silk neck handkerchief, tied closely to the neck, is a timeless look. Keep the rest of your outfit simple and go for a floral or paisley print with a myriad of colours in to lift your outfit.
Those of you who have a Natural style personality will want a scarf that is functional as well as looking good, so a chunky snood (a continuous loop of fabric that you simply wrap loosely around your neck once or twice) is a great choice. If you’re petite in scale make sure you don’t go overboard as you may appear to be swamped if your snood is too big! If your Winter coat is in one of the neutral colours from your palette then have fun by adding a snood in one of your accent colours to brighten up those cold, grey days.
I love these ones from Cleverly Wrapped:
THE GOLDEN RULE!
Whichever scarf style you opt for this Autumn/Winter remember; it is vital that you choose one in one of your colours! Colour worn next to our face has the biggest impact, so it’s important to get it right! xxx