Accessories are great for adding interest and a hero to your outfit. They can provide additional colours and contrast to an outfit really easily.
Plus, accessories don’t care what size you are. And who doesn’t love that about them?
As I’ve discussed before, I’m a cold person (not cold in an unfriendly way, but cold in a “I really feel the cold” way) and as it’s now winter in Melbourne this year I’ve really started using my scarves to help keep me warm each day.
Teal Paisley Scarf
This analogous combination of cobalt and teal is set off with a teal silk paisley scarf I picked up on my travels to Dubai. When choosing a scarf to go with your outfit, it’s easy to pick one that repeats a colour in an outer garment such as the teal in my cardigan.
Pink Leopard Scarf
I knitted up this stripy shrug (knitting instructions here) last winter, and it works well with my red-violet merino knit top. So when deciding on a scarf to add I decided to mix patterns and use this pink leopard print number (which I’ve also worn tied as a vest in summer). The leopard print works with the touches of orange in the shrug and the pink is also found in the stripy shrug.
If you’ve thought about mixing patterns but are too scared – doing it with a scarf is one of the easiest ways (plus lots more pattern mixing tips here).
Emerald, Pink and Blue Floral Scarf
This scarf has tiny pretty pink and white flowers (it’s kind of cherry blossom patterned) on a navy background with a emerald green edge. So when I was deciding what to wear with it, to tie the colours together (and to keep me warm) I decided upon these layers:
- Light pink long sleeve cotton knit
- Emerald green long sleeve merino knit
- White jacket
You can see the light pink knit just peeking out from beneath the emerald one, and each colour is tied together as a whole by the scarf pattern.
Mid-Blue Cherry Blossom Scarf
This blue floral scarf has pretty pink birds atop the pink cherry blossom and the blue really is a great signature colour for me as it’s the same colour as my eyes (it’s a winner). The pink in the pattern has enough magenta elements that tie it in an analogous flow into the violet of the waterfall cardigan , and I’ve repeated the blue in my merino knit top layered over another white long sleeve knit top for that extra layer of warmth.
And yet again – you can see that knee high boots are a staple of my winter style.
For most everyday wearing in winter, I like to just loop the scarf around my neck – it’s easy and quick and keeps my chest and neck warm and is simple to do with a longer rectangular scarf.
Do you like to wear scarves? What’s your favourite shape? How do you like to tie them?
If you want more ideas on ways to tie scarves, here are some videos to check out
Linking Up to High Latitude Style, Not Dressed as Lamb, Style Nudge, Style with a Smile
So true ! a scarf can never be “too tight” 🙂 which, of course is always comforting.
I love scarves, I am an admitted scarfaholic! Love the pretty combinations you have put together here.
Lately I find myself drawn to smaller scarves…35″ because they don’t take up as much room on my body.
If you’re more petite, a smaller scarf is ideal. Some scarves have so much fabric they can really be overwhelming no matter your size!
Hi Imogen, I have your blue cherry blossom & bird scarf with an olive green background, indigo blue on the ends, blue flowers and magenta on the birds. Beautiful colours.
Love the slightly wavy hairstyle on you!
My fab hairdresser did it for me! Wish I could manage it at home (but not got enough skills) 🙁
Me neither, have watched lots of how to video posts but I still can’t do it! ?
Great suggestions and inspirations. I thinks scarves up the style in both winter and summer. They make an outfit interesting and sometimes add the right amount of color. Thanks for joining the Ageless Style Link up party.