Autumn is a time when fashion really comes into its own, with layering combining colours and materials to create some beautiful looks before the monochrome and red of winter starts to take hold.
And as we all start wearing our cold weather uniform of heavy coats each time we venture outside, it can be hard to stamp your mood of the day on to the clothes everyone sees – unless you have a selection of scarves at your disposal to make today’s outside outfit look totally different to yesterday’s.
So why not try a few scarves that reflect this most stunning of seasons?
Scarf – check
A checked scarf is more or less as classic as it gets. A pattern that never goes out of style, it will rev up your autumn outfit without looking too garish or wild. Try an orange check, to reflect the changing of the leaves outside.
Try: Friendtex checked scarf in dusty corale (£35, pictured above); this will look perfect over a short grey jacket, and will double up as a wrap if you need a bit of extra warmth inside.
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Shake your pom poms
For an unusual take on the autumn scarf, try a selection of knitted pompoms all strung together. Of course, these would be simple enough to make, if you’re so inclined, but Accessorize have got a gorgeous pom pom scarf that has pulled in every colour from the autumn forest to really celebrate the season.
Try: Knitted pom pom scarf (£19, pictured above). Try this over a contrasting one colour dress to jazz up your look, or slung casually over the shoulders of a denim jacket.
How to make pom poms
Whilst fluffy dandelion clocks swaying in the breeze conjure up images of summer meadows, flowers turning to seedheads are really what autumn is all about. Wearing a dandy dandelion-decorated scarf is a great way to acknowledge the passing of the seasons – and you’ll be able to wear it again next summer without anyone batting an eye.
Try: Next Brakeburn Dandelion Scarf (£16). Worn on slightly warmer days paired with a cardigan, or on cooler days over a roll-neck jumper, this will add a little extra to your ensemble.
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Take a stroll around the block
A block colour scarf can work nicely by giving a sense of calm and order to a slightly busy outfit, or bring a bit of understated, grown-up excitement to a plainer one. Going for muted colours will give you a fantastic palate to work with, with a different flash peeping out with each twist you loop around your neck.
Try: Mint Velvet Blocked Blanket Scarf (£49, pictured above). The grey and pastel coffee tones of this blanket-style scarf wil look great over a bright coat or a one that pulls out one of the colours featured within the scarf itself – try it with a belted jacked that gives you some shape so that you don’t feel overwhelmed by fabric.
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