Wednesday, August 23, 2017

How To Choose Accent Pieces For Your Fall Wardrobe


By time you are my age you probably have established a base wardrobe that you can add new pieces to, in order to keep your look fresh and current.

 In my last blog post I shared the colors I will have in my Fall wardrobe this year.

Having a color palette is key in planning your wardrobe in order to be able to coordinate your pieces. As I have said before my hard fast rule for purchasing  a new piece of clothing for myself is......



 Once you have your base pieces it is time to add a few pieces that will add some fun,  and style to your wardrobe. Accessories are key to a complete wardrobe that has your personal stamp on it.

One of the pieces I have been looking for to make my wardrobe work better for me are scarves. 

I am not a big fan of the overly large scarves because they seem to add bulk to my already broad shoulders. However I have worn what I call neck scarves for as long as I can remember. I also love to tie one on my purse.

Since I am working with certain colors. I took a look at the colors and decided what scarves would work for me.

Here is a reminder of the colors I will be working with for Fall......




I had fun looking, and found several on resale sites like Poshmark and Tradesy. I found some better quality brands there at good price points. 

I only looked at pieces that said New with tags/NWT, or previous owned but no visible signs of wear.

The other thing I looked for are scarves with rolled hems. You will find your better scarves will have hand rolled hems.

Here are some of the scarves that caught my eye. I kept in mind the colors I am using in my Fall wardrobe.  I concentrated on finding some with greens that would work with the addition of dark olive in my Fall wardrobe.







This first scarf is a Burberry and the most expensive of the scarves I chose. I love the color combination and the fun plaid. 

I can see wearing this with a cashmere red V-neck sweater and my dark olive pants or just a plain white button down, or t-shirt and jeans.  This would be a staple in my wardrobe and something I know I would enjoy wearing.









I love the equestrian look of this scarf it looks very Ralph Laurenesque to me. I would wear this with camel and the dark olive combinations. I think a pattern like this is always a classic, especially for we preppy gals. It is very wrinkled so a trip to the cleaners will solve that. This scarf is silk and has a hand rolled hem.



I loved the colors in this scarf, it is just fun looking to me. This scarf is also silk and has a hand rolled hem. Another great looking plaid for the prepster in me.
 





This is by far my favorite. It has a very Hermes look to it without the pricing. Again it has an equestrian vibe to it. The pattern and the colors are what I was drawn too. 

This scarf is a Mondi and in pristine condition. What I liked the most about this was the contrast with the colors and the touch  of yellow with the olive greens both lighter and darker. I really can seeing me get a lot of wear out of this one. Another silk scarf with hand rolled hem.















This next scarf is something I would wear with navy, cobalt, and mustard gold, or camel. I can see this with a pair of dark washed jeans, white button down, a great brown leather belt and ankle boots and leather cross body saddle bag . I would wear simple pearl studs and a chunky gold link bracelet.















This is another Mondi scarf and it is silk with hand rolled hem. I love all of the colors in this and you can tell it will go with so many of the colors in my wardrobe.




When you are pulling together your own wardrobe, don't forget to add a fun scarf or two, or maybe three to the mix. They can add color, style and they will help you in pulling together colors  in your wardrobe as well.

In my next post I will be showing you some of the jewelry pieces I plan on wearing with my Fall wardrobe, so stay tuned!







 
 

3 comments:

Karen said...

Great scarves. I'll be checking the sites you've shared. One of my friends swears by buying NWT great label clothing on line. She is one of the most stylish women I now. I need to do some shopping! :-)
xo,
Karen

Cheryl said...

Beautiful choices, Kathysue! I, too, have an affinity for silk scarves with an equestrian theme; I've worn scarves since I was in high school! I recently found a boutique that imports scarves from Italy that are silk and also have rolled edges. I signed up for their email and received 20% off and shipping is free with an order over $50. They are just beautiful and I'm very pleased with them.

Here's the link in case you want to check them out:
https://www.elizabetta.net/collections/womens-italian-square-scarves-silk-foulards

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful scarves!...I was with a friend years ago and she found a Hermes scarf in a thrift shop! We thought...hmmm, do they make knock offs? Turned out it was genuine!