Wednesday, 7 September 2016

GETTING CREATIVE WITH SCARVES

As we move towards to the Autumn season we thought we would focus on accessories and in particular scarves and how to wear them.  A scarf can make such a difference to an outfit and is a perfect transitional piece to add an extra layer and warmth as we move into the cooler months.

Our first scarf is from H&M and we have teamed it here with tan suede wedge shoes from George and a Fiorella handbag purchased from TK Maxx.  A really autumnal palette of russet, oranges and browns, which will work well with both black and lighter tones.



And for the scarf we have chosen a classic tying perfect for an oblong scarf, whether it is a lighter material as this scarf or a soft knit such as cashmere. Simply fold the scarf and wrap it round your neck so the ends are to the front.  Allow for one side to be around one-third longer than the other and then tie a knot in the middle of this longer side.  Position the knot where it sits  best for you and then thread the other length through it. This is perfect for either allowing to hang free or tuck inside a jacket.


Our next set of accessories are based around a navy and cream palette with some vintage pearls the perfect embellishment. Featured here are some Manolo Blahnik sling backs that were purchased in last years sale  together with the Victoria Beckham handbag.   Anne H got them to wear at her daughter's graduation with a simple navy wrap dress and cream and navy vintage jacket.  For this feature she has teamed them with a navy and white scarf from Cos.





The cotton mix of the scarf is perfect for this style that wraps round the neck but it would also work for a heavier woolen scarf in the winter months.   Take the scarf and wrap it once round the neck so the ends face to the front with one length 3/4 longer than the other side. Take this longer length and take it round the neck again and tuck it under the previous wrapped section.  Then take the shorter length, wrap round the neck as far as it will go and tuck it in securely.  



Now for a more glitzy evening look with a rich ruby velvet scarf with tassle trim, some vintage kitten heel Prada mules with purple bows and a silver embellished handbag with metal chain. The silver grey necklace and matching bracelet are from Laura Ashley and are perfect for catching the light with a subtle glimmer.





This is a really simple way to wear an evening scarf and velvet in particular looks great as it drapes so beautifully.  Simply gather the scarf in your hands and drape it over the shoulders so the ends are facing the back.  Adjust the folds so that it drapes softly over the front and you have a really elegant look for the evening.



For our final look we have gone back to a daytime look, teaming a vintage handbag with a multi patterned cotton scarf from Zara,  glimmering  wedge shoes from Bellissimo, which is one of Paver's brands (bought at the McArthur Glen outlet in York) and a heavy necklace in black and gold from Uterque.



This style is perfect for a pashmina or heavier woollen knit as well and is really easy to achieve. Take the scarf (this one was a summer sale purchase from Zara) and drape it over your shoulders with the ends facing the front.  Allow one end to be slightly longer and take this and wrap to over it's opposite shoulder allowing the material to softly fold and sit over the other end that will hang underneath it.




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3 comments

  1. I LOVE that first scarf! H&M? I never set foot in there! I will now.
    All the scarves were lovely xx

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    1. Hi Heather. H&M do some great accessories and I often get chunky knits from them for winter too. Cos, my favourite store, is part of the same chain so I keep an eye on its sister brands which includes &Other Stories. Anne H

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  2. Great knowledge, do anyone mind merely reference back to it
    Solid Scarves UK

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