How To Style A Scarf For Autumn/Winter 2017

We hate to break it to you, but Autumn/Winter 2017 is just a few weeks away. On the bright side of things, the cooler weather allows us to embrace the Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion trends.

Scarves are to the cool season as bikinis are to the Summer. So how exactly do you make sure that your scarf style is on-point for Autumn/Winter 2017?

Today we take a leaf from the books of our fave celebs and street style stars and bring you the ultimate scarf styling tips for Autumn/Winter 2017.

Hang It Off Your Belt Loop

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Victoria Beckham proves that scarves don’t have to be worn around the neck to make a statement. The former spice girl slays in a gray two-piece suit layered over a black top.

The long silk scarf tied to her belt loop adds a quirky and colorful edge to an otherwise conservative look.

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For a scarf that flows behind you as you walk, opt for a silk scarf.

Artistic print silk scarf

Tie At The Back

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Tying your scarf at the front is so 2016. Autumn/Winter 2017 is all about having a party on the back!

Rather than wrapping your scarf around your neck and securing at the front, tie at the back and allow to cascade behind you.

As the total babe in the photo above shows, this scarf trend works wonderfully with off-shoulder silhouettes.

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A neutral or khaki-hued scarf is fantastic for any Autumnal palette.

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With A White Shirt

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If there’s one wardrobe staple that every girl needs, it’s a white shirt.

Take your trusty white button-up to stylish new levels with a vibrant silk scarf. A red scarf will look incredibly stylish paired with a bright red lip. After all, red is the new neutral.

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A red scarf will add a preppy to a staple Fall look.

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Draped Over The Shoulders

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Chunky knits are a necessity for frosty days. To give an old knit an Autumn/Winter 2017 makeover, drape a pastel colored scarf over the shoulders.

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Blush is always on trend, especially when paired with a neutral chunky knit.

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Scarf As Choker

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A statement Gucci tee and a faux-fur leopard print coat are the perfect ingredients for an understated rock chick look.

To add a further retro element, roll up a bohemian printed scarf and wear as a choker.

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A red bohemian printed scarf will look perfect in any fashionistas wardrobe this Autumn/Winter.

Floral paisley silk scarf

Tied On A Basket Bag

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The basket bag has taken over our Instagram feeds this Summer. Luckily, it’s still going to be big news for Autumn/Winter 2017.

Give this quintessential Summer piece an Autumnal makeover by tying a silk scarf on the handle.

Add to a simple sweater and denim skirt combo for an easy and stylish transitional look.

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A neutral or blush silk scarf will compliment a straw basket bag.

Artistic print silk scarf

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The Winter Wedding: A Literal Fairytale

Despite the chilly weather, a Winter wedding will undoubtedly have that ‘fairytale’ edge. Is it just me, or is there something so darn romantic about Winter in general? Whether it’s ice skating in the park hand in hand or snuggled up next to the fire with some egg nogg, the festive period is made for lovers.

Just imagine saying your vows in between glistening snow flakes, or having your reception dinner in front of a roaring open fire. Snow-dotted trees and frozen lakes are about enough to make any lady feel like a complete Elsa on their wedding day.

Not convinced? Here’s why a Winter wedding is, quite literally, a fairy tale.

The Winter Wedding Venue

Whether you opt for scenic views of snowy hilltops, or take the more cozy route, these venue’s may have well of literally being taken from ‘Beauty And The Beast.’

Quaint And Picturesque

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This small, rustic building provides the warmth and comfort of a Summer wedding, set against the stunning backdrop of the Wyoming mountains. The gold, dark beige and white decor keeps it neutral, yet slightly festive, whilst the candle lanterns give it an impeccable Winter air.

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Drape our table runners over the edge of the benches to recreate this stunning plethora of texture and neutral tones.

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Warm Winter Wonderland

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If you like it minimal, this indoor Winter wonderland is for you! Bringing the light embellished trees of the festive outdoors indoors, this venue is like one huge family Christmas! An abundance of candles create a modern take on a roaring Winter fire.

The Great Outdoors

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If you truly love Winter, you can embrace everything the great outdoors has to offer with this stunning outdoor setup. Rustic wooden floors and a Native American print rug adhere to the Mother Nature theme, whilst the snowy backdrop truly looks like something from a fairytale.

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Add a Native American style quirk to your wooden floors with our oriental blossom table runner.

The Winter Wedding Accessories

Just when you thought buying a dress couldn’t be more exciting, the cold temperatures of Winter call for extra pretty pieces to keep you warm. A stunning jacket will emit a classy vibe, or opt for a faux-fur stole to go all-out Russian princess!

All Rugged Up

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A scarf and gloves may not exactly be what you had in mind, but if you have your wedding ceremony outdoors, they are a necessity! The chunky knit scarf and gloves make such a stunning contrast to the bouquet of roses and evergreen leaves. Plus: as soon as you arrive at the indoor reception, all eyes will be on your dress!

Faux Fur

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These faux fur shawls are absolutely stunning and provide a stark, yet beautiful, contrast to the sequin bridesmaid dresses. Faux fur coats and shawls are a wonderful way for the bride to keep warm too.

The Winter Wedding Banquet

By having your big day in the festive period, you are able to embrace Christmassy colors in your banquet table. Whether you opt for warming berry tones, or simple snow whites, your Winter wedding banquet table is sure to look dreamy.

Warming The Heart

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This classy table layout takes elements of festive decor, such as metallic, and gives them a wedding makeover. Mulberry and red violet roses are mixed with bushy evergreens for a quintessentially Winter look. Candles and wine glasses are left plain and simple to let the stunning flowers and table runner do the talking.

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Embrace the festive season in your table layout with our exotic oriental table runner.

Silver

White Christmas

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White and silver come together to create a stunning, winter banquet table that reminds us of snow. If you prefer a minimalist wedding, this one is certainly for you! Begin by layering your table with a white table cloth and adorning with a silver table runner. Add voluminous bouquets of white roses and sprinkle with faux snow. Add a warm vibe with a plethora of plain silver candle holders.

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Our soft, silver hand embroidered table runner is made for a snowy vibe.

The Winter Wedding Finishing Touches

Sometimes, it’s the small things that can make a wedding really special and it doesn’t get more quintessentially Winter than these stunning finishing touches!

The Hot Chocolate Bar

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Treat any frostbitten guests to a cute and quirky hot chocolate bar. Include cream, sprinkles and marshmallows and let your guests indulge.

Horse Drawn Sleigh

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If you are 100% guaranteed snow, why not arrive in a horse drawn sleigh? It doesn’t get more fairy tale than that! Plus: a beautiful draft horse is priceless for snowy wedding photos.

Fir Cone Lapel Pins

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Embrace the Winter forest by adorning the grooms suit with a fir cone and evergreen plants. It is classy, unique and surprisingly more masculine than typical flowers.

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5 Cheap Winter Date Ideas

With Christmas just around the corner, our wallets might as well scream shut in fear when it comes to date nights. Although free dates may bring to mind long Summer walks and trips to the beach, the sun doesn’t have to be shining for a great, bargain date night!

Read on for five date night ideas, that will keep your wallet and your relationship happy…

The DIY Massage

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If an exotic holiday is out of your reach, why not bring the warmth of the East to the bedroom with a DIY couples massage? They say what goes around comes around and this date idea is all about sharing. So give what you get so both of you can benefit.

Spa owner Aubrey Rodgers states that “A couples massage is a wonderful gift to share with each other. Not only will it strengthen the bond between a couple, it can reduce stress for both the giver and the recipient’ (Source: sheknows.com)

Ready to have some good old fashioned bonding time. Let’s start by setting the scene…

To automatically turn your abode into a resort-style massage centre, begin by injecting an Eastern vibe by laying the ornamental embroidered tablecloth on your carpet or massage table.

Turn up the comfort by dotting around cushions for your partner to rest on. Embellish with exotic oriental pillow covers to bring the relaxing zen of the East to your home.

Scented candles are a must! Scientists at the University of Maryland have found that the scent of lavender reduces stress, insomnia and anxiety. (Source: umm.edu) And there’s us thinking that lavender was for grannies!

And what about the massage itself? If you don’t have a clue where to start, massage masters at divinecaroline.com recommend these tips for beginners:

  1. Don’t push too hard. Although you do want to apply enough pressure to feel the muscles under the skin.
  2. Work slowly in even strokes.
  3. Avoid bones and joints- ouch!

Check out this beginners massage tutorial below:

Story Board Your Dream Home

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When a friend of mine for told me that her partner and her has spent their evenings story  boarding, I thought she was mad. After a few days, I reaized that Pinterest was no where near as couple-y as the physical thing, I decided that story boarding was the way to go.

So turn up the fire, put the hot chocolate on and grab a piece of A2 paper, a whole bunch of magazines, catalogs and your laptop (with printer).

The beauty of this date night idea is all in the fantasy. Even if you can’t afford that crazy, palace-like living room you just designed, it’s something to aim for. If you’re decorating your home, story boarding is also a great way to ensure there is an element of cohesion through your abode.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Divide your piece of paper into 4 sections (for bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen.
  • Begin looking through magazines together and browsing the net, cutting out and sticking all the home inspo material you are drawn to as a couple.
  • If you’re stuck, why not check out our range of duvet cover sets to get you started. After all, you spend approximately a third of your life in your bed.

When you have finished, you will have a fabulous idea of your taste as a couple. Plus: you will have had an awesome time embracing your inner child by cutting and sticking. Adult coloring in is so last year!

Ice Skating

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As Jack Frost comes to town, outdoor ice skating rinks will inevitably start popping up all around the Northern Hemisphere. And is just me or is there something so romantic about iceskating outdoors? So take your partners hand and skate the night away beneath the stars and twinkling Christmas lights.

The most important thing? Snuggle up! Our statement bohemian scarves are a fashionable and practical addition to your date night look. After all, being cold is seriously not fun!

Not sure where to find your nearest rink? Luckily, I’ve done all the work for you! Simply click your country below:

Try Out A New Recipe Together

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Cooking as a couple is good for more than your tastebuds. Relationship guru Dr John Grey discovered that couples that cook together are significantly more satisfied in all areas of their relationship than those that don’t. (Source: foodal.com) So on your next date night, why not create something really satisfying together?

Try and re-create that oh-so-amazing dish you had on your last vacation, or even search the internet for some exotic new dish that neither of you have ever tried.

You could even celebrate your new creation by throwing a themed dinner party. Why not celebrate your new Eastern dish by decorating your table with our hand embroidered seven piece table runner and place mat set? Invite over your friends or indulge in your senses alone with a few flickering candles.

Yoga

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Unless you live in a cave, you will know that yoga is the new ‘in thing’ when it comes to benefiting your health. Linda McGrath, founder of Yoga Source states that ‘On a psychological level, yoga helps to cultivate mindfulness by shifting your awareness to the sensations, thoughts, and emotions that accompany a given pose or exercise.’ (Source: everydayhealth.com)

The first step to creating a relaxed being is to fill your home with the luscious and vibrant prints of Yoga’s Indian origin. Check out this piece on how to give your bedroom a quick makeover. Or for an instant Indian flair, try hanging the hand embroidered table cloth on your wall. With hand-crafted Indian embroidery, be sure that you are getting the real deal!

Once your home is filled with Zen, pop on a yoga tutorial and give it a go. Hey; if you both suck, at least you can giggle about each 0thers ‘tree poses’.

Happy date night!

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6 Snowy Scarf Looks To Steal

As Bing Crosby once said ‘the weather outside is frightful’. Don’t take his advice and snuggle up by the fire, get out and enjoy the snow-filled wonderland by copying these warm and wonderful snowy scarf looks…

The Nippy Nordic

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Just because the snow begins to Fall, doesn’t mean that prints have to vanish from your wardrobe…Unleash your inner Viking with the ultimate fair isle clash!

Keep the pants simple and opt for black pants, leggings or thermals. It’s all about what’s on top!

Invest in a fair isle print blanket coat. Not convinced? Here’s three reasons why you have to:

  1. It’s perfect for that nonchalent look. Throw it over anything for an instant style (and warmth) injection.
  2. It’s this seasons go-to style! And has been seen on all the A listers, including Olivia Palermo.
  3. It’s SO SNUGGLY!

Got your blanket coat? Awesome! Add to your Nordic look with a clashing scarf. The geometric print scarf in brown has Scandinavian Helga written all over it!

 

The Arctic Olive

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Once upon a time, khaki was reserved for the army. Skip forward a few decades and this earthy green tone dwells in every fashionista’s closet!

This effortless khaki look comes with a huge air of ‘thrown together’ to it. So if you want a look that screams ‘I woke up like this’, this one if for you!

Team your classic black pants with a graphic black and white tee or sweater. You know that awful waterproof jacket that’s hidden away for camping trips? You’re gonna need it! Tie this round the waist to add further dimension to the look. Plus: you can totally throw it on when it starts to rain or snow! Who needs an umbrella?

Top your layered masterpiece with a khaki parka coat. Then mix up your green game by adding an olive-toned scarf, such as the mystic branches wool scarf.

 

The Toboggan Tan

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Although the name of this look may seem to suggest otherwise, this luscious Winter look does not consist of ten hours on a sunbed (on a toboggan). We are not that desperate to warm up.

There’s something so inexplicably ‘Wuthering Heights’ about this look that it makes us want to run amongst the ice-kissed heather on the British moors. Perhaps it’s the combination of earthy tones and rustic textures. Either way, screaming Heathcliffe at the top of your lungs is optional.

Begin by topping your black leggings or slim-fitting pants with the shoe of the season: the knee high boot. We suggest opting for a tan or chocolate brown hue. Next add a muted, aztec-print cardigan over a jumper or a plethora of thermal vests. Ensure your layering game is strong by topping with a faux fur gilet, or a plain tan sleeveless jacket.

A bare neck is certainly a no-no when it comes to Winter, so snuggle up in a statement scarf in a complimentary mocha tone. The abstract floral wool scarf and the striped print scarf are both stylish options to keep the chill at bay.

If you are feeling paler than a pile of freshly fallen snow, feel free to add some fake tan to top off this tan-hued look.

The Marsala Melt

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Next years Pantone ‘colors of the year’ might be the talk of the town, but let’s not forget about the color of 2015: Marsala.

This cute, snow-friendly, look incorporates maroons brighter sister to perfection. Want to rock the official color of 2015 this Festive period? Here’s how…

Opt for Marsala slim-fitting jeans or pants and layer over leggings or tights if the Mercury is super low! Tuck into Chelsea boots to ensure those tootsies don’t have to endure frostbite.

Throw on a white chunky knit. Note: please layer up underneath. Dressing in a sheer number like the chick on our inspo photo looks so darn cold! An suedette aviator jacket would really suit this look too, and hey, sometimes warmth is a priority!

Add another cheeky injection of Marsala with the solid color scarf in burgundy. Layer over a pendant necklace for a little pop of bling.

Opt for a rustic, leather shoulder bag. We reckon this lady is hiding extra layers in hers. Girl: I’m getting pneumonia just looking at you!

The Frosty Fringe

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Pretty and feminine, this look is a quick and easy Winter winner!

Grab your classic trench or beige coat and simply add a statement, Paisley scarf in Spring colors.

The floral paisley scarf is a beautiful juxtaposition to the falling snow.

For beauty bonus points, team your scarf with a matching statement lipstick. If you’re into all things classic, opt for a Marilyn-esque red. Alternatively, if new trends are your thing, this scarf will look incredible with vampy, purple lips!

The Hailstone Hipster

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Super blogger Chiara Ferragni is totally my girl crush, and she is certainly melting the snow with this hot get up!

This look deserves a little wardrobe raiding; trust me, you probably already have most of these classic, black pieces hanging in your ‘drobe! Time to get searching!

The first item on the wish list is charcoal slim-fit jeans, which Chiara has funked up with some patent baseball shoes. If the thought of having bare ankles literally gives you the chills, feel free to swap the sneakers for some black boots.

Next, throw on your fave leather or pleather jacket and top with a statement scarf. Although Chiara’s Louis Vuitton scarf probably cost enough to make my wallet cry, there are plenty of affordable options to wrap up in. The floral paisley scarf would really pop from this all-black look and is in the same color palette as Chiara’s!

Keep the accessories simple with a hipster twist. Go for a black, felt bowler hat; perfect for keeping snow hair at bay! Team with a vintage-inspired, patent shoulder bag in black.

I hope these looks manage to keep you warm this snowy season! ‘Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow!’

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