Posted by Toby Logue

 

We know that the switch between Winter and Spring is never as seamless as we'd like and there's always that transitional period when the weather can throw up bits of both seasons in the same day. This makes the decision about what to wear during this period very tricky. To solve this dilemma we have teamed up with ShopStyle.co.uk and Bovary & Co to show how the versatile scarf can cure your transitional ailments this month with 5 ways to style a scarf.

 

The Belted

 

Bang on trend the belted scarf is as much a ‘cover-up’ as a scarf becoming the ‘hero’ of an outfit. It works best with a large wrap or shawl at least 2 metres x 1 metre. The belt is sometimes substituted with a large nappy style safety pin to secure it. Black’s signature Cashmere Ring Shawl collection would be the perfect choice for the belted scarf.


The Draped

 

The perfect way to wear an oversized scarf as a statement accessory in a casual relaxed style, the draped scarf is best when it’s at least 2 metres long. For real impact in spring and summer, choose a vibrant shade to add a hit of colour to a neutral outfit, and in winter blend neutrals together for an understated look. Go for the classic look with our Navy Cashmere Shawl


The Houndstooth

 

The classic houndstooth design is enjoying a contemporary revival in a myriad of colour combinations and pattern sizes on skirts, coats, dresses and trousers. Ever popular is the signature black and white version which is undoubtedly the most dramatic. Featured on a cashmere scarf, all that is needed as a backdrop is a pair of black skinny pants and a black top. Our Black and Biscuit Houndstooth Cashmere Scarf is both striking and dramatic.


The Snood

 

The snood, aka infinity scarf or neck warmer, has been gathering momentum over recent years and seems destined to be here to stay. Whether you favour yours short as a neck warmer or long worn doubled up the snood’s one big plus over scarves is that it stays in place. Worn with a simple round neck sweater or shirt the snood adds style and warmth. For a short version try our two-tone cashmere knit snoods and for a longer style the caramel cashmere double snood, both made in Italy.


The Wrap

 

 

With dozens of variations on how to style a scarf, this year the asymmetric look is finding favour with the fullness of the fabric ruched at the front. Worn this way as a wrap it takes pride of place becoming less of an accessory and more of a central element to an outfit. The classic Prince of Wales design in black and white with subtle fringing and made from soft Italian cashmere is a perfect choice to partner neutral palettes.