ACCESSORIES REPORT: The Spring Scarf

Accessories Report

It’s finally starting to feel like spring in Austin! With the weather getting warmer, our daily outfits undergo a sudden change allowing us to layer and use lighter pieces. Accessories play a major role here as we can rely on them to pull a simple outfit together while remaining stylish. When thinking about style icons who understood the power of accessories, Audrey Hepburn comes to mind. She never wore complex outfits but rather complemented her minimalist wardrobe with accessories like her pearl necklace, wide-brimmed hat and printed scarf. The accessory that set her apart was her signature scarf which she used around her neck, her hat, her head and her waist.

As I walked by this Fashionista, her menswear inspired outfit and scarf grabbed my attention. She is rocking the off-duty model look by wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt with an oversized coat, a printed scarf and black oxfords. This is a great example of how simplicity paired with the perfect accessories creates an effortless yet stylish look. What I loved the most about this Fashionista’s look was her scarf which she got at a vintage Australian shop. Brands like Roberto Cavalli, Balmain, Givenchy, Michael Kors and Chanel have been known for making chain printed scarfs. The print is elegant and timeless making it perfect to use year round. This kind of scarf is also great to use around campus to keep you warm during the cooler spring mornings.

If you are inspired as much as I am by this Fashionista’s look try this very similar blue wool scarf from TOBI or this handmade infinity scarf from Etsy. If neutral colors are more your style, try this satin scarf in beige from H&M or this other one in navy from River Island.

Spotted: D&G’s spring 2012 ready-to-wear collection showcased dresses made of chain-link printed scarfs just like the one this Fashionista is wearing.

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