Following on from this week’s style post How to Wear A Scarf , a bright…
HOW TO WEAR A SCARF: THE STYLE DO’S AND DONT’S
Do you over-scarf?
“Over scarfing” has become de rigueur in the style world. At some point in our style history, a street-styler or fashion maven deemed that a scarf, the size of a blanket, leaving only your head and bottom torso visible, was the new norm.
Au contraire. Scarves are the perfect way to stay snug and warm during winter, not to mention a versatile fashion accessory that will elevate an outfit day or night, however haphazardly drowning yourself in layers of fabric or wool is neither flattering or stylish.
Take a timeless and flattering approach to scarf style by following a few do’s and don’t’s:
- Opt for timeless styles and ways to wear a scarf.
- Consider how it will add to your ensemble, rather than overpower it.
- Opt for a tonal look. Matching colours of the scarf with your outfit will streamline and ‘de-bulk’ your look.
- When making your scarf the focal point of the outfit, i.e. a pattern or bright colour, keep the base one-colour. I.e. if you’re scarf is bright red, a black ensemble will contrast beautifully.
- Choose colours that flatter and complement skin tone, hair and eye colour.
- Wear you’re hair in an up-do or classic ponytail
- Copy from celebrities who have great ‘scarf style’. Some of our fav ‘scarfers’ are – Inès de la Fressange (in fact any French woman), Claudia Schiffer, Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker.
- Wear a scarf that is too big for your frame as it will drown you in fabric, add bulk and overwhelm your face and outfit
- Tie or wrap it haphazardly. Neat and simple folds and ties are far more stylish and flattering
- Over accessorise. Keep jewellery to minimum and let the scarf be the statement
- Choose clashing prints and colours. Leave that to the street-stylers.
- French knot (or twist)
- basic drape
- reverse drape
- the toss
- loop through
- the wrap
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