An accessory so nondescript it has casually sunk into the fashion recesses, only to be adorned as a pocket square, or occasionally – a headscarf, the silk printed scarf is back to take its rightful place as a key style statement that oozes with vintage swagger!
Usually resigned to dapper Dans and nostalgic octogenarians, the printed silk scarf was once a fashion mainstay in the ladylike wardrobe. Adorned in a number of au fait retro styles by throwback icons from Birkin to Hepburn, pan-continental exotic prints and geek chic fashion flare are seeing the kooky silk scarf return to fashion's good favours.
With the emergence of colour clash ornate prints seen on catwalks from Dolce & Gabanna to Gucci, sartorial heavy hitters are styling this forgotten accessory with some serious fashion panache! Forget hemlines, collars are the new fashion frontier for the season ahead...
Borrowed from the boys, the mid-season trench is back in fashion's good favours with an androgynous chic appeal. Re-purposing strong menswear silhouettes in light, feminine fabrics, the classic cotton gabardine is revamped in peignoir-style soft silk. Using sophisticated separates to add a fiercely feminine edge to dynamic front row fashion, this blush pink VAUGHAN original silk shirt adds a hint of playful innocence to a strong inner-city look. Worn tucked into a figure flattering A-line navy skirt, this pretty pastel hue lifts the mirroring fuchsia undertones seen in this stunning Hérmes scarf.
A stylish classic that exudes high luxe allure right down to the top stitching, this style investment piece has become a serious fashion heavy hitter, reinforcing the top-heavy trend that follows suit with chunky chokers and bare shoulder slashed blouses. Worn under the lapel of this light double breasted coat, this flamingo printed colour pop design from the fond French brand adds a touch of artisanal flair to everyday dressing. A typically Parisian accessory ideal for flaunting your sophisticated take on predictive spring trends, sugar sweet pinks and oranges are subdued with formal finesse thanks to tonal navy pointed toe heels and a classic box bag.
A popular catwalk to kerbside trend to try at home, the classic silk scarf is shedding its frumpy old-skool stigma and topping the charts as one of the hottest, most versatile style hacks for any occasion. Indulge in a little luxury and sashay your way towards elegant excess this season with a beautifully printed scarf slipped under your lapels this spring!
Pictured: VAUGHAN silk shirt, Harris Warf trench, Pedro del Hierro skirt, Jimmy Choo pumps, Hermés scarf, Victoria Beckham shoulder bag.
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