Ode to the Striped Scarf

Casual outfit with sweater and oversized scarf

Casual cozy autumn style

Striped scarf and New Look mini skirt

Oversized striped scarf

Warm autumn tones

The Cambridge Satchel Company Leather Mini Traveller Bag in Ivy Green

Asos ScarfNew Look Skirt (similar here) | Asos Jumper (on sale)  | Sam Edelman Petty Boot (also available here, and here, here and here in different tints) | The Cambridge Satchel Company Bag (also available here) (similar option here)

 

Have you ever thought of turning conventional wisdom topsy-turvy and, instead of working your outfit around your shoes or dress, build it around your scarf instead? When I bestowed the scarf in these pictures with the role of protagonist rather than just accessory, my scarf pulled it off rather well.

I’ve been unwittingly looking for an oversized, striped scarf ever since I saw this one (that had already sold out) last year. I finally found a dream substitute that in my view even trumps the original. The colours are just perfect. I believe the scarf looks best with a simple outfit in camel, nude or brown tones, without bells and whistles. Don’t try knocking the protagonist off its throne.

This scarf is, in contrast with its happy owner, a multitasking heroine. With its oversized shape and colour block stripes, it adds a dose of insouciance and texture. Worn over a warm coat, it can act as an extra winter weapon in frosty temperatures but, worn with a sweater (as in these pictures), it can provide the cosy feeling of being all bundled up even if the temperatures don’t feel anything like winter. It can be folded and twisted into countless styles or do double duty as a wrap-yourself-in-it blanket. Or what about using it in a hotel, just to cover one of those pictures hotel managers all over the world seem to adore (an excellent idea by Bali Barret, artistic director at Hermes)? I’d love to hear how you’d use it.

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24 Comments

  1. Vivian January 22, 2016

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    I’m in love with your blog. Lovely post! Very well written. Keep in touch.

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  2. Nikoletta January 11, 2016

    Love this look so much! The skirt is a dream!

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  3. Bing December 31, 2015

    Happy New year, cheers to 2016 and all its goodness,xoxo Bing.

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Wishing you a wonderful 2016 as well. May all your dreams come true… Xx

      Reply
  4. Adeline December 31, 2015

    http://www.patagoniaoutletshop.com

    Lovely post! Very well written. Keep in touch.

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  5. Christa Sagmoe December 30, 2015

    My favorite thing about this time of year is getting to wear scarves. Love how you styled the outfit around the accessory. ~ Christa

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thank you, Christa! Happy New Year!

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  6. Ashley December 30, 2015

    The color of the bag though <3 and the scarf too!

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  7. Joe December 30, 2015

    You’re glowing and you look so so pretty!!
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  8. Deane December 30, 2015

    I really love the style.Wanna have a try myself.
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  9. Kamila December 29, 2015

    Beautiful outfit :) pastelove <3
    Happy New Year !!

    http://simplethingsbiginspirations.blogspot.com

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      A wonderful 2016 to you too!

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  10. Cristina December 29, 2015

    I love oversized scarves. As you say they are more than just accessories. I like to use them as blankets in the cinema or when I’m sitting on the sofa at a friend’s house ;)

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Yes, they do double duty as style factor and cosyness element :)

      Reply
  11. Norma December 29, 2015

    I adore the style of your pictures. You really look great in anything you wear. Even a scarf!!

    Love

    Norma

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thank you! Have a great week…

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  12. Eloise December 29, 2015

    You succeed in combining elements in the most attractive way. Really nice photos again. Your scarf looks warm and comfy!!

    Eloise

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thank you. Have a great weekend!

      Reply
  13. Thuy December 28, 2015

    I find that I always think of a main or star piece for whatever outfit I intend to wear. So it could be a sweater, pants, scarf, shoes, bag whatever!

    I really like this scarf. It’s one of those ones I probably wouldn’t have thought to buy if I looked at in store. I like that you paired it with the mint bag and browns. The pairing with the mint bag kind of makes you look like candy lmao

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      I agree with what you say about the candy colours. I have to admit I’ve got quite a weakness for soft colours (you seem to have uncovered my weakness!) :)

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  14. Scarllet Marie December 28, 2015

    You look gorgeous, loved the scarf

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  15. Gemma December 28, 2015

    Such a beautiful scarf! Gemma x
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  16. Lizzie Me! December 28, 2015

    I like the idea of your scarf as a multitasking heroine. The only problem is that there are just too many ugly paintings in hotel rooms. But never mind, as long as the scarf gives you that irresistible touch life is worth living.

    Lizzie Me!

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Funniest comment I’ve read in a long time :)

      Reply

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