Adding a detail scarf is something I do a lot when it comes to accessorising my look. Either to tie an outfit together with complementing colours or to give that little extra personality. Adding a detail scarf is a really good way to make that outfit of yours look way cooler.

The scarves I choose to buy and wear aren't practical, they're not thick nor do they keep me warm. They're more of a style over a substance decision. In this post, I'm going to share with you a few of my favourites, from the ones I wear most, the scarves with the coolest prints and how I integrate them into my look.

This tiger print number is probably my favourite and is the one I wear the most. However, it didn't always look this way. The scarf started its days as a huge square piece of material which gathered up and folded around my neck. I initially bought the scarf because of its killer pattern, but soon after, found it a little too big and cumbersome to wear. Problemo!

So, with that downside in mind, I took my huge square scarf to the tailor's and asked them if they could cut a smaller thinner piece of material from one of its sides. Basically, I wanted something a lot smaller than the original scarf, a piece of material that I could wear a little like a wide tie. Yes, it would be a lot narrower than the original but it would still give the same overall impression, that being a highly patterned feature scarf to wear with my outfits.

This is what I got back. The thinner scarf is so much easier to style into outfits, plus now, I have two scarves, one small and one big. Two for the price of one! I personally feel a smaller detail scarf is the way forward, they just look cooler, they're a perfect final flourish to any look!

Next up is a scarf I rarely wear now, my Alexander McQueen. I remember a few years ago when I finally caved and bought it, it was just before you saw them EVERYWHERE. One of the only items I've crumbled and conformed to following the trend with. Still, I suppose it does have skulls on, right.

A more recent detail scarf to my collection is one you may have seen before, my horseshoe scarf. This is a blatant copy from one used in my favourite campaign of all time, the Saint Laurent 2015 collection. I found this on eBay and like my tiger print scarf this one was originally huge. I did the same with this one and cut it down to a smaller version of itself. Again I prefer this resized version to the original. I think looks pretty cool thrown over any outfit.

Another Saint Laurent dupe is my star print scarf. This again has some serious YSL vibes and this particular motif has been used in lots of their previous campaigns. This fun pattern is printed on silk, it's a simple design, black background with large white stars. I found this scarf again on eBay which is an awesome place to have a good scroll until you find a print or material you can work with and fashion into a scarf. Big tip!

This is the main reason I like wearing finer, delicate scarves, you can go out there and buy anything that catches your eye. Then, if it's not right you can get it tailored or cut to your specification. Any scarf with a killer print you can style up and add to an outfit will look very cool and individual. To either break up an everyday outfit or complement a colour too, say, your footwear or a jacket you're wearing. It's all about accessorising to achieve a more overall considered personal look.

Another MAJOR tip I just have to mention is if you're going to wear any scarves like this, make sure it's somehow anchored to your outfit. Tied to a belt strap in your jeans or looped through the hook under your jacket or shirt. I'm telling you this from past experience because sadly I've lost a scarf in this way, and not just any scarf, my Alexander McQueen!

I know! It was a very costly mistake to make and believe me I was devastated too! But surprisingly not half as devastated as I should have been, find out why by watching my YouTube video below. Cliffhanger! Wearing a scarf in windy weather without tying it to me is a mistake I will NEVER MAKE AGAIN.


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