Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The 'Statement Scarf' - Does it have to be designer?

 Louis Vuitton Leopard print stole, £510
 Alexander McQueen Skull print silk scarf, £165
 Accessorize Butterfly print chiffon scarf, one of my favourites, from Lisa last Mother's Day 
 Lola Rose Leopard & Lace print wool scarf, £55
Lola Rose Butterfly print wool scarf, £55

When I first started my blog last September I planned to do many posts on my favourite subject ACCESSORISES! Let's face it, accessories are a basic human right as far as we girls are concerned. However, I've recently noticed that I have neglected this particular area of interest so it's time to rectify this!!! One of my favourite 'go to' accessory is a scarf. You can enhance even the simplest of outfits such as jeans and a t-shirt just by adding the right accessory. A scarf can add a touch of colour to enhance an otherwise plain outfit . They don't always have to be worn with a cosy hat, gloves and coat, although that's good too. I am never without a scarf when out, whether wearing it or having one tucked safely away in my handbag, you never know when it might come in handy.

When it comes to a 'statement scarf' you immediately think of the Louis Vuitton's leopard print, £510, or Alexander McQueen skulls, £165, and although these are both gorgeous they are beyond most of our budgets. The price of designer goods have risen considerably over the last couple of years so its good that the high street provide us with their own take on these designer lovelies. A example of this is my lovely butterfly print chiffon scarf that Lisa gave me last Mother's Day. Personally, I'm not too keen on a copy, I prefer instead something that has taken just a tiny element of it's designer big brother, or better still, something completely fresh and original.

Recently, I was lucky enough to receive two beautiful new Lola Rose scarves for my birthday and Christmas. Although still quite expensive at £55 they do make the perfect present and you get to wear something a little different. The good thing about scarves is that they don't tend to date so you can keep wearing them for many years, this makes them an investment as far as I am concerned. These two are wool so can be used in winter to complement a warm coat or in summer as a wrap for those chilly evenings, multi-purpose!!!

One of my favourite recent discoveries, thanks to the wonderful world of twitter, are Funkydory's beautiful items. I did a post before Christmas on these lovelies (see here) and the few I gave as presents were very well received. At around £8 you really can not go wrong. I have to admit, I did keep one for myself, well you would wouldn't you?

I think all this proves that you don't have to spend a fortune to achieve a designer look. It's far better to source something a little bit more unusual that is bound to grab peoples attention and is a reflection of you're own true style and personality. Be a fashion forward leader rather than a follower!

What would be you're accessory of choice?



  1. I got a Burberry scarf from a work colleague the other day - I love it but don't always like having fabric around my neck...!

    Katie <3

    1. Thanks for you're comment, I love Burberry, they do some beautiful designs! Totally understand why you don't always like fabric around you're neck though, it can feel a little claustrophobic sometimes.

      Deborah <3