Scarves have been popular through the ages in many different forms; whether silk dress scarves of the 1800s or fine woven cloth from much earlier, or a robust knit for maximum warmth, they have been a winter accessory for all. Nowadays scarves can be high fashion items, reserved for dinner events or much more practical in nature there is such a range available so the likelihood is that there is a scarf out there for you!
As the winter draws nearer and the days start to get colder a scarf becomes not only an essential, but a joy to wear. Here at Threadpepper we stock a range of different scarves some of which feature gorgeous patterns, but it can be hard to know what to wear with a scarf to achieve the full impact of the item. Have a look below for some of our favourite outfit ideas:
Don't let the winter blue get you down! A blue colour theme can feel incredibly cold and dull, but when handmade in a beautifully soft cotton like this Reversible Navy Check Scarf you'll definitely feel the opposite! With intense blues woven through with mossy greens and a pale grey, this scarf is as far from cold and dull as you can get!
Embrace the relaxing tones of this season by pairing this scarf with the aptly named Radika Snow Jacket. Complementary colours and having the underneath layers as black, casual shirt and jeans, will all help to emphasize the mellow colour of this 100% cotton scarf. Add on a pair of white leather trainers to balance out the outfit and you'll be looking sharp.
A pop of colour:
Scarves are so varied that they can enliven any outfit. Wearing a black coat in winter can feel like a death sentence for your look, but don't despair! When wearing heavy denim and a jumper, add in a confident pop of colour with this Burgundy Check Scarf to spruce up something like the Nelson Black Coat. A gorgeous blend of sage-green and rich burgundy, this scarf is Fair Trade and handmade from 100% cotton.
Pare the jumper back from being too loud by opting for a fine knit like the Karris Rollneck in black. Add in a pair of the Rome Cherry Red Shoes that will accentuate the full colour of the scarf and polish off the outfit, bringing all the different highlight colours within this outfit into harmony with one another.
Dress it up:
We have a gorgeous set of silk scarves in our range, some of which are handmade in-house by our team here in the UK such as these Starburst Paisley Scarves. None are more sumptuous than this Red Starburst Paisley, with a cherry red mercerised cotton fringing attached by hand. Bring out the colour with a complementary pocket square to continue the theme throughout the outfit.
Here we've put it with the Albert 3 Piece Suit, where the mellow brown backing of the scarf pattern draws attention to the brown detailing of the suit. Add in a pair of Holmes Brown Boots for balance and a substantial coat to fully fortify yourself against the cold months.
Go all out:
One benefit of a printed silk is the vibrancy of colour that can be achieved on the fabric, something much harder to realise in other fabrics. Celebrate this trait with the Starburst Royal Silk Scarf a true stand-out piece. The bright colour accents within the scarf are brought to the forefront of your attention by the contrasting cotton tassels in a lively sunflower yellow. Draw the eye through with a similarly vibrant Sunflower Pocket Square for full effect.
In every way complementary to this scarf is the Hardy 3 Piece Suit with similar colour theme and navy/beige fabric. Add in a pair of Freemont loafers and you have a look that is sure to turn heads. You'll be the talk of your next event!
Now that you've found your perfect look you might want some inspiration how to tie your scarf for the full effect of the accessory. Click here for some ideas of how to tie your scarf>