There’s only one accessory that can go with any outfit and be worn in several different ways – the ubiquitous scarf. While thick shawls, wraps and stoles are definitely not practical in Singapore’s weather, a thin, small scarf – preferably made of silk – can serve as a fun adornment. Below, we highlight the multiple ways to rock this versatile accessory:

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From left: Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade New York

For Pre-Fall 2017, several designers updated the accessory with loud, eye-catching prints: there is a leopard-print version at Marc Jacobs, and a romantic floral-print iteration at Kate Spade New York.

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The easiest and most effortless way to don this accessory would be to wrap it around the neck in an insouciant manner – balance it with a tough leather jacket, or use it to break up a monotone outfit.

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It can also serve a practical purpose by keeping your neck warm, especially in milder temperatures where a thicker scarf is not needed. Or, wear it in a ‘cowboy’ way just like how you’d do a bandana – this will work especially well with a denim look.

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For a more creative take, accessorise your bag with it – the easiest way will be to knot it on one side of the bag, or twirl the whole scarf along the handle.

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Another method will be to tie it around your wrist, instead of wearing a bracelet or cuff. Wear a sleeveless top to show it off, or go for a more subtle touch by letting it peek out under a long sleeve.

Shop the look

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Clockwise from top left: Silk scarf, $470, Longchamp. Silk scarf, Hermes. Dolce & Gabbana silk scarf, US$375 (S$529), www.modaoperandi.com. Silk scarf, Hermes. Scarf, Kate Spade New York. Gucci silk crepe de chine scarf, US$438 (S$618), www.net-a-porter.com.
Clockwise from top left: Alexander McQueen silk scarf, US$130 (S$185), www.matchesfashion.com. “L’Amoureux” Tarot in silk twill square, $490, Dior. Bally silk scarf, $332, www.farfetch.com. Etro silk scarf, €280 (S$423), www.mytheresa.com. Modal and cotton foulard, $109, Liu Jo. Silk scarf, $265, Longchamp.

 

Images: Showbit.com

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