Yes, I was going to take the day off, but I had this post finished… Liberty London makes this scarf is a variety of colors, some assorted sizes, and at least two different fabrics that I know of, but no matter how it’s done, the Ianthe scarf is a popular classic. But this scarf is subtle, understated, and challenging…
I really honed in on the subtlety of the coloring, and determined that very muted, dusty or milky colors would blend best. The overall curved patterns combine to form a starburst feeling, which I wanted to hold in the back of my mind, and the very fine detailing meant that I was going to be watching for small stones in jewelry, fine but visible textures in fabric, and little finessed details that would only be apparent to the truly observant.
The jewelry – I’m always drawn to pearls, and the softness of the taupe pearls on the taupe cord were a natural fit. The bracelet has the texture that I was looking for, and the great ring has both the starburst shape overall, combined with the tiny stones that give texture to the large geometric. The brooch is sort of the same idea – it radiates out from a central motif, but has a lot of small details that lend richness and texture. The earrings are both a perfect color, and share the starburst thought, as well as the delicate lines that make up the gold setting.
Colors have got to be subtle, for me, for this scarf. I always look first for blue or red, and this very dusty, almost opalescent blue blouse felt right. The watch is classic, but still has that bit of soft color that is one of my guiding aesthetics today.
For jeans, something with just the slightest bit of dusty color, along with some fun sunglasses, are balanced by the textury and soft sweater. Woven shoes in a darker color ground the outfit without clashing or calling too much attention to themselves.
And I always look for the red family – this absolutely gorgeous color would look good on pretty much anybody! The earrings have the elongated diamonds that the scarf introduced, and the clutch share that diamond-y idea. On the outfit on the right, notice the variety of buttons on the boots – those are the details that are the delight of the discerning…
While warm weather isn’t the best time to wear scarves, you can still be consistent with your aesthetic motivations – here, by wearing the colors of your scarf, as well as a bit of texture in the shorts (yes, I would wear these shorts in New York minute…), and the bracelet reflects the black and grey tones of your inspiration scarf. Your comfy sandals have texture too…
And a simple tee shirt in muted blue, along with soft-toned pants and ballet flats still seem to share the overall ideal that we’re pursuing. Note the starburst pattern in the earrings, and the small stone details?
And finally, for work, you can always get texture from a combination of sweater and skirt, and fun shoes that have a bit of small-detail sparkle…
Evening? Let’s work on the warm end of the spectrum with a blouse and pants in the same tones, and then kick it up a few miles with lacy earrings and similarly detailed pumps.
All together, this is a great wardrobe!
Which gives you quite a few options: