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Coordinate Your Scarves With Your Outfits

Matching scarves and outfits, is quite a mysterious science. Although there are general rules such as, different tones of the same colour do not generally work together (red scarf and orange jumper and red/brown trousers.) There is always someone out there, who can achieve the impossible and make almost anything go with anything.

However, for the majority of us, we need some simple guidelines to help us match scarves with our attire. Matching does not mean wearing the same colour or even the same style, it means having items of clothing that look and feel comfortable with each other.

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Create a Wide Range Of Styles With Our Glam Scarves

 

Scarf Style Tips

A dash of strong colour can liven up a dull outfit giving a more zestful overall appearance. The attractive scarf will take away the eye from the plain colours being worn. It should be in direct contrast, and not contain similar tones to the other garments.

Wearing a scarf that is the same colour as your skirt can work if you are dressing casually, however an exact match would look a little contrived and would possibly be difficult to do unless they were purchased together as a set.

Pastel colours such as azure, rose, lilac, lavender or teal always look good with both winter and summer outfits. Because they do not compete with the overall image, they add just a dash of friendly subtlety to the neck and shoulders. They also give a touch of femininity to more harsh darker business, or conference wear.

Many women love to wear casual clothes,even to go out for an evening. Fashion jeans, trendy shirts and jackets can be supplemented with the right scarf. If the look is slightly grungy, then a scarf that looks suitably but intentionally ragged will go well. It can even in this case contain similar tones,which would work better than something too different. As most casual wear tends to conform to blues/greys and browns,then the scarf should follow suit.

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Red Scarves Make a Bold Statement

For half the year the priority is to also keep warm. There is no need to abandon style,for comfort. It is quite easy to pick a scarf that will go with your favourite coat. In this case it may be better to consider a paisley or check design that will stand out from the normally dark tones of outer coats. However a splash of strong colour is quite acceptable with a black coat.

The summer holds another kind of problem. If you are wearing a nice bare shoulder or flimsy dress outside in the sun,then go into a cool ventilated house you may soon be wishing you had something to put around your shoulders. A silk scarf in summer designs or pastel colours could easily be stored in your bag awaiting its moment.

Older women may feel self-conscious about their upper arms and neck area, particularly with excess or sagging skin. The art of hiding using larger square scarves or pashminas, will allow you to cover a bigger area of neck,shoulder and cleavage, without having to resort to turtle neck jumpers and long sleeves every time. Simple to wrap around and easy to match up several styles with your existing outfits.

Use a Scarf To Give More Elegance To Your Bag

There are two things to consider regarding using a long scarf and bag together. One is, do they match each other? And secondly how do I fix a scarf around,onto, or over the bag to give it extra appeal. Assuming that you don’t just want to tie it on for convenience, because it has got too warm to wear, and your bag is too full. We are considering that attaching the two together, is actually a fashion statement.

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Tie a Gorgeous Silk Scarf Around The Handle Of Your Bag

Ways To Convert Your Bag With a Scarf

When matching an outfit and accessories, it is common to link up shoe, bag, and scarf or hat colour. They may not be exactly the same tones, but near enough to be comfortable with each other.

Studs in the shoes may be translated into spots of regular colour in the scarf design, or patterns on the bag. The rest of the outfit will tend to be tones that accentuate the accessories rather than clash or compete. Therefore if you have a strong coloured scarf and bag, the skirt and blouse or jumper may be fawn or dusty colours.

Having decided on the colour scheme you now have to attach the apparently casual but cunningly designed scarf, to the bag. This will depend on how you want to appear. You may want to be cool or even make a statement about who you are.

The easiest form is to just knot it mid-way down its length, onto the end of the handle of the bag. This will allow the scarf to hang down covering part of the bag. If you want to have the girl in a hurry look, make the scarf one that is very long, so that it trails behind your shoulder, when you are heading somewhere.

Follow Our Easy DIY Scarf Bag Tutorial
Follow Our Easy DIY Scarf Bag Tutorial

If you have time, then a neat pretty bow on the clasp may look good. But remember a tatty bow will look awful, and you will in any case have to design it so that you can still open your bag with ease. A better place for the bow, may be on the start of the handle before the area where you would hold it.

You can make a custom clutch, rather than use a bigger bag, and decorate it by entwining a small silk scarf around the handle or hanging from the corner. But don’t make it too big, so that it dwarfs the clutch, or makes it difficult to carry.

There seems to be a trend at the moment to completely encase your bag in a scarf,so that it more or less disappears, apart from the odd glimpse of the handle area. I think the idea is to give the appearance that you are carrying a casual scarf type bag knotted at the corners.

The inner bag gives the security of knowing that all its contents are not going to fall out from the corners of the scarf. The other good thing about this style is that you can change the colour scheme much more cheaply, than having to buy a new bag each time. There are some who have the skill to do away with the bag completely and fold and knot the scarf to take its place as a carry-all.

 

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Scarf Tie Guide for Every Neckline

We all know that scarves can make or break outfits and are one of the most useful accessories we have in our wardrobes. The right scarf can turn a dowdy dress into a fantastic frock and a bland blouse into a show-stopping shirt. There are scarves which can flatter certain body shapes as we’ve covered in scarves to suit your figure blog before, but there are also many scarf designs which work particularly well with certain necklines and dress cuts. Have a glance below at some awesome scarf tying techniques and the necklines they are best suited for.

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Round Neck

A braided scarf adds an extra dimension of elegance which compliments this particular neckline shape very well. It can work with other necklines, but the rounded necklines allow the braided side of the scarf to cut across the open neckline for a more eye-catching effect. The braided scarf works best when you only braid one side of the scarf, which keeps it quirky and cool rather than overdoing it. Once braided, simply drape the scarf around your neck so the ends meet in front of your chest and then tie a loose knot to hold it in place. Light pastel scarf colours work best, though clashing light and dark colours can also look good when done right.

Strapless Dresses

Strapless dresses are usually worn for a reason, and that reason is often you have nice shoulders! So obviously, if you’re showing off your shoulders then you won’t want to be covering up part of them with a scarf. However, your scarves can come in handy when worn as a waist accessory. Simply fold your scarf like an accordion until it’s of the desired width and then wrap it around your waist with a simply knot at the back or side. This style of scarf accessory will help accentuate the natural cut of your shoulders, making you look slimmer and fitter. Try and clash the colours with this style, such black on white, red on blue or yellow on green.

 

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Square Neck

A lovely scarf style that works excellently with square cut necklines (and v-neck, for that matter, but we have another one especially for that cut) is the chain knot style. It wraps tight around the neck and lets the rest of the scarf flow down your back. To achieve it, drape the scarf around the back of your neck so the ends hang down your front, then wrap the ends around each other twice near your throat to form the part that gives the chain knot its name. Once you’ve formed the chain, drape the ends back over your shoulders and tie a simple over-and-under knot to hold in place. Wear with any colour you like, but ensure it’s different to your top.

Off the Shoulder

Dresses or tops that come off the shoulder and around the arms are a casually classy style which is ideal for accessorising with a scarf. It’s a dress style that can work with several different scarf tying methods, but perhaps the best is the Windsor knot style. The basic idea is to tie your scarf similarly to that of an ordinary neck tie that men usually wear with their suits, but effected with a scarf turns into a beautiful design that will particularly compliment off the shoulder tops and dresses. When tying the Windsor knot, first tie two knots in each side of the long scarf, one tight and one loose. Then as you tie the two ends together, slot the tight knot through the loose knot to create a much larger knot effect. Pastel colours and flowery designs are ideal.

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V-Neck

A slightly more complicated one now involving twists and loops. This style works best with a V-neck, but can also work well with a variety of wide or plunging necklines. First off, fold your scarf (preferably multicoloured) in half and drape around your neck so there is a loop on one side and the two scarf ends at the other side. Bring each side to the front and put one of the scarf ends through the loop, then twist the loop around once and insert the other end of the scarf. You’ll need to adjust how it hangs but keep it quite loose for a bohemian scarf style.

Bateau

The Pan Am neck knot is ideal for the bateau dress cut, made famous of course by flight attendants the world over. You’ll need a square silk scarf, preferably colourful, which you drape around the back of your neck with the ends flowing over your shoulders. Then you need only tie a simple knot at the front for a flowery and stylish scarf accessory that can make your outfit really come alive with colour. Worn with a blazer or similar such jacket, you’ll remind everyone of an air stewardess, but when worn with a bateau cut dress it is the very picture of elegance.

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Camisole

This is one of the most delicate looking necklines we can wear, most often seen during the summer months when the weather is good. An ideal scarf style to compliment the thin straps and straight cut of a camisole is one most simply described as front chain knots or knot rows. With the scarf draped around the back of your neck with the ends falling evenly over your front, tie three or four over-and-under knots in a row which will give the appearance of a chain. Chiffon Scarves also work best with camisoles as they are light and elegant. Now just let the scarf hang for a simple but stylish scarf accessory that won’t be too hot on your body but will look pretty awesome. Bright summery colours work best, though a dark red is recommended for darker tops.

One Shoulder

One shoulder dresses ooze style already but you can add even more with careful scarf selection. A good choice for this one shoulder dress style is the boa scarf technique, which involves draping the scarf around your neck to tie a knot at the front before winding one end of the scarf around the scarf loop. Keep winding it around the loop until you run out of scarf and tuck it in. The technique gets its name from having a snake-like appearance, and as such it is best suited to wearing with larger scarf designs, so maybe it is best used only for travelling to and from events rather than being worn all night long. Animal print scarves can work well with this method.

Satin Stripe Scarves Shimmer Gracefully In The Light

Plain Teal Satin Stripe Scarf
Plain Teal Satin Stripe Scarf

A very elegant way of accessorizing is by wearing satin stripe scarves, these luxurious feeling and looking scarves are suitable for all weathers. Available in a variety of pastel and bright colours the satin stripe scarves really help to bring a look together and are a wonderful way of matching colours in your outfit. As satin stripe scarves are such beautiful products they also make fantastic gifts for special occasions.


Plain Teal Satin Stripe Scarves

Wearing this luxurious Plain Teal Satin Stripe Scarf you can enjoy soft silky satin and look amazing. The elegant plain teal satin stripe scarf has lovely stripes of satin which has a soft sheen in the light. You can either wear the plain teal satin stripe scarf during the daytime or save it for evening looks, depending on how glamorous you are feeling.


Satin Stripe Scarves Available Colours

Bright Blue Satin Stripe Scarf
Bright Blue Satin Stripe Scarf

Pink Satin Stripe Scarf
Pink Satin Stripe Scarf

Brown Satin Stripe Scarf
Brown Satin Stripe Scarf

Grey Satin Stripe Scarf
Grey Satin Stripe Scarf

Wear A Flag Cotton Bandana This World Cup

Wearing a flag cotton bandana is a subtle yet stylish way to support your country, whilst also keeping the sun off your head, adding warmth or simply enjoying the laid back style that bandanas give. Ideal events to wear a flag cotton bandana are sports, festivals, parties, socialising and general outings to the local shops. The Flag Cotton Bandana is a very comfortable accessory to wear, in fact you will soon forget that it’s even there and it’s a great way of keeping your hair out of your eyes.

Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana

Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana
Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana

Celebrate being Scottish with this breezy Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana, getting back to classic Scottish roots. Wearing this Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana is fun during sporting events, other types of competitions and for general wear as events such as festivals. There is great flexibility with the Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana, you can wear it tied around your neck, head or over your hair like a pirate. The Scottish Flag Cotton Bandana has been made from 100% cotton, so is light and breathable, keeping you cool in the heat and warm in the cold.

St. George Flag Cotton Bandana

St George Flag Cotton Bandana
St George Flag Cotton Bandana

Support England in style with this fetching St. George Flag Cotton Bandana, this age-old flag looks great however you choose to wear it. Made from 100% cotton, the St. George Flag Cotton Bandana is light and machine washable. You can wear the St. George Flag Cotton Bandana all year round, or just get it for the World Cup or other large event.

A Skinny Scarf Will Bring Summer Looks To You

A great way to brighten your look is by wearing a skinny scarf, these wonderfully made scarves have been threaded with silver material which brings a whole outfit together fantastically. The skinny scarf is available in a variety of colours such as coffee, green, red and silver and can be mixed and matched with several items of clothing. If you know somebody whose birthday is coming up, try buying them a skinny scarf in combination with other glittering accessories to give them irresistible summer style.

Dark Green Glitter Skinny Scarf

Dark Green Glitter Skinny Scarf
Dark Green Glitter Skinny Scarf

This gorgeous Dark Green Glitter Skinny Scarf can be worn either in the daytime or to dazzle and impress with evening wear. Featuring gorgeous shimmering silver threading, the dark green glitter skinny scarf looks amazing in the light and makes the perfect finishing touch. In addition to wearing the dark green glitter skinny scarf as a scarf, you can also wear it as a trendy belt, or headband, adding a great fashion statement to your look.

Crimson Glitter Skinny Scarf

Crimson Glitter Skinny Scarf
Crimson Glitter Skinny Scarf

Wearing this pretty Crimson Glitter Skinny Scarf you can easily brighten up your look, adding colour and spice to any outfit. The sparkling silver thread which weaves around the dainty fabric will add glamour and shine to any clothing, no matter what the occasion. There is the option to layer the crimson glitter skinny scarf over neutrals or enrich other strong colours, each of which will make your complexion glow radiantly.

Coffee Glitter Skinny Scarf

Coffee Glitter Skinny Scarf
Coffee Glitter Skinny Scarf

Another fantastic shade, suitable for any skin tone is this Coffee Glitter Skinny Scarf, the neutral colour is vamped up by the luxurious silver thread, lightening up whatever you wear with it. The colour of the coffee glitter skinny scarf will not only compliment but lift your complexion, particularly when you move around and shine with effortless sophistication. You can wear the coffee glitter skinny scarf with pretty much anything you like, from crisp white t-shirts and jeans to elegant red or black dresses.

You Don’t Need To Be A Celebrity To Wear Leopard Print Scarves

Billie Piper Leopard Print Scarves
Billie Piper Leopard Print Scarves

If Billie Piper, along with a whole line of other celebrities can pull off leopard print scarves, then we don’t see why anybody else can’t too. You can transform your look by wearing Leopard Print Scarves, enjoying glamour, style and colour. There is a large range of colours of Leopard Print Scarves available such as blue, brown, pink, orange, red and even neon if you want to get funky. With beautiful materials such as chiffon available you won’t want to take off the leopard print scarves once you have one on.

Leopard Print Scarves Cream Pashmina

Cream Pashmina Leopard Print Scarves
Cream Pashmina Leopard Print Scarves

This gorgeous Leopard Print Cream Pashmina Scarf brightens and refreshes any look with ease, featuring a graffiti-style quirky animal print. The leopard print cream pashmina has been woven with a luxurious shimmering silver lurex, this looks stunning in the light. Wearing the leopard print cream pashmina scarf will keep you looking fashionably chic, updating your look effortlessly. You can also buy this stunning leopard print cream pashmina in fuchsia.

Gold Shimmer Leopard Print Scarves

Gold Shimmer Leopard Print Scarves
Gold Shimmer Leopard Print Scarves

Wearing this gorgeous Gold Shimmer Leopard Print Scarf you can soften the tone of hard dark colours and compliment lighter ones. You can wear the gold shimmer leopard print scarf with anything from plain t-shirts to fancy dresses, the lightweight material means it will never weigh you down. The gold shimmer leopard print scarf is made from polyester so is very soft and comfortable on the skin.

An Organza Scarf Makes You Look & Feel Special

The beautiful material namely Organza is a thin, plain weave from which an organza scarf is traditionally made from silk, sometimes woven with synthetic filament fibres such as nylon or polyester. An organza scarf makes a charming accessory for any occasion, particularly special ones, feeling lovely and soft on the wearer. There are many different colours of organza scarf to try out, so it’s worth choosing one that will suit your clothing and personal style best.

Olive Stripes Sheer Silk Organza Scarf

Olive Stripes Sheer Silk Organza Scarf
Olive Stripes Sheer Silk Organza Scarf

Wearing this subtle Olive Stripes Sheer Silk Organza Scarf you can soften the tone of any outfit. The soothing colour of the Olive Stripes Sheer Silk Organza Scarf goes well with black, browns, beige, cream, pink and yellow in particular. The gorgeous gauzy silk organza material has textured stripes throughout it which add great interest to any look.

Beaded Red Silk Organza Scarf

Beaded Red Silk Organza Scarf
Beaded Red Silk Organza Scarf

Add vibrant rich lavish red jewel tones to your look with this stunning Beaded Red Silk Organza Scarf. The classy design of the organza scarf is a great way to brighten your outfit, adding a splash of colour to any attire effectively and successfully. The beading on the beaded red silk organza scarf adds an elegant shimmer in the light and the scarf is luxuriously soft against the skin, complimenting any complexion. You can either wear the beaded red silk organza scarf draped around your shoulders with a sophisticated dress or wrap it around your neck and tuck into a coat or jacket. This delicate feeling lovely beaded silk organza scarf is also available in cream and pink.

A Velvet Scarf Will Wrap You In Luxury

Lots of people like the luxurious softness of a Velvet Scarf, velvet is a great material which shimmers in the light and any creases look as though they are lined with glitter. There are many different colours of Velvet Scarf that you can choose from including pink, blue, red, black, brown, green and grey. With every design from sparkling sequins and diamond mirrors to jewelled and animal print, you are sure to find the perfect Velvet Scarf whether it is for you or somebody else.

Satin Lace Red Velvet Scarf

Satin Lace Red Velvet Scarf
Satin Lace Red Velvet Scarf

This gorgeous Satin Lace Red Velvet Scarf is a wonderful option for wearing with glamorous dresses and other elegant clothing. The regal style Satin Lace Red Velvet Scarf looks great with black, silver, gold and cream especially well. You can enjoy the rich colour of this stunning Satin Lace Red Velvet Scarf doubly so, with the lace detail that’s beautifully displayed. If you are searching for a mothers day or birthday gift, the Satin Lace Red Velvet Scarf always goes down well. You can also enjoy the Satin Lace Velvet Scarf in brown, pink and purple.

Plain Grey Velvet Scarf

Plain Grey Velvet Scarf
Plain Grey Velvet Scarf

If you are looking for the ultimate luxurious scarf then this stunning Plain Grey Velvet Scarf has got to be top of the list. Made by Rose Black, the uplifting Grey Velvet Scarf looks fantastic in the light and is very easy to coordinate with other accessories and clothing. The Plain Grey Velvet Scarf is made from a combination of velvet and silk, this creates a light and cosy cover-up ideal for both summer evenings and winter nights. Whoever wears the Plain Grey Velvet Scarf will feel amazing, it has a timeless elegance to it that shimmers like a reflective river.

Wear A Polyester Scarf For Wrinkle Free Style

The Polyester Scarf is an excellent choice as polyester provides many advantages over natural fabrics, such as improved wrinkle resistance. There are many beautiful colours available of Polyester Scarf, all of which are bound to go with something in your wardrobe. You can try out several designs of Polyester Scarf too, patterned, plain, striped and polka dot being but a few.

Lilac Crinkle Polyester Scarf

Lilac Crinkle Polyester Scarf
Lilac Crinkle Scarf

This gorgeous Lilac Crinkle Polyester Scarf is a very elegant and stylish accessory which can be worn for a variety of occasions. Featuring a lovely soft sheen, the Lilac Crinkle Polyester Scarf can be worn in a variety of ways, round the neck, shoulders or even waist for a chic style. The Lilac Crinkle polyester scarf is currently an incredible £1.99 so you won’t even miss it.

Pink Thread Polyester Scarf

Pink Thread Scarf
Pink Thread Scarf

You can quickly add a ‘wow’ factor to your look with this stunning rich Pink Thread Polyester Scarf. Save a massive 54% off the RRP price of the Pink Scarf Thread, allowing you to spend more on other things or even better save for something special. The Pink Scarf Thread is made from chenille like material which is locked together with shiny thread. Try wearing the Pink Scarf Thread looped around your neck, or draped over your shoulders with an elegant dress.