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Ways to look scarf-alicious

Don't for a moment believe that wearing scarves is a mumsy thing to do. If you know how to work it, you can differentiate yourself from the rest of the crowd.

Honey Lee, style consultant for Jim Thompson says: "Scarves are a can-do accessory for every outfit. They can add a touch of colour, a bit of texture, or that extra something that completes an individualized look.

"You can always wear a scarf to work, dinner, a cocktail party or even a gala dinner. Much like the effects of jewellery and a handbag, a scarf can be a signature statement that defines what you are wearing."

Here are just a few ways to make your scarf work for you:

Look 1. Comfort and style for an afternoon shopping trip or brunch

Take a silk/cashmere/wool or linen-blended, multi-colored scarf and wear it wear chunky, wrapped and knotted.

Pair with:

- a simple, white boyfriend blouse
- your favourite jeans or weekend harem pants
- a slouchy suede/leather bag

Look 2. Add a little spunk to your everyday work gear

Wear a traditional, long silk print scarf loose around your neck or tie a knot in the middle and let the scarf hang.

Or take a square neck scarf, make an
inverted triangle and tie the ends at the back.

Pair either of these combinations with:

- a creme/white/neutral, silk-blended blouse. It can be long/short sleeved or sleeveless. Wear your blouse tucked in.
- a beige/black pencil or pleated skirt or beige/black high-waisted slacks

Look 3. Little black dress with a little twist

Take a blend scarf, in traditional silk, cashmere,or linen, and wear it long, draped across one shoulder.


- your go-to little black dress
- favourite stilettos in any colour
- finish off with a fancy little clutch










See also:

Jim Thompson's luxurious scarves


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