And I picked a couple of outfits – very simple – in order to create a base for my ideas.
First up, this scarf cries out to have the rich browns emphasized and accented. I am NOT suggesting that you would want to wear all five of these accessories at the same time, although you could… But if your eye is immediately drawn to these accessories and textures, then this might be the scarf for you. If you have a stash of beautiful brown leather goods, that’s a great clue…
A beautiful rust, yellow, and palest wheat are the strengths here. If you wear navy because of social pressures like a work dress code, but you find warmer colors more flattering, this would be the choice for you.
Ah, here’s where my heart and my eye always land – cool silvery tones. Note how the face of the watch catches the very soft bluish green shown in the middle of the scarf. You could certainly also find accessories with a touch of red, too. Don’t miss the graphic stripe design on the sandals that’s so compatible with the graphics of the scarf…
Ah, you people who love green know who you are! The warm green here is so perfect with navy, and the green accessories are so much fun to find.
And of course, RED. Red with navy is so classic, so flattering, and so easy to pull together. If you look at this page and immediately see things that call out to you, the scarf choice is simple.
This scarf is the most subtle to go with navy – it’s a melange of a dozen shades of blue, with a touch of lavender. Pairing deep lapis with navy is a brave and beautiful way to dress up your neutrals.
Of course, these kinds of guidelines work for all sorts of scarves – not just Hermes. But any time you’re considering an accessory purchase, give some thought to other clothing items and accessories that you already own that will work with your new item to create happy accessory families in your wardrobe. These groupings give you a lot of versatility without having to work too hard to get dressed every day!