Those in the know are hailing the silk scarf as the hottest accessory this autumn – but this is nothing new for Red Leopard. We have long contested that no wardrobe is complete without a really good selection of scarves in various colours, fabrics and sizes. They don’t necessarily have to be silk, but it is the silk scarf in particular that’s coming back into the height of fashion after a few years out of the limelight. So what makes them a hero item?
A pop of colour
The right scarf can be endlessly versatile as there’s simply so many ways to use them. Is your outfit a bit bland? Scarves can add a fantastic pop of colour with minimal effort. Additionally, as the autumnal months are fast-approaching, with them comes darker colours – namely blacks and greys. If you’re not quite ready to let go of bright summer hues, a bold silk scarf in a colour that complements your skin tone is sure to liven up lacklustre outfits.
Renew & recycle
The new season doesn’t necessarily have to mean an influx of new items – shopping should be all about buying pieces that last a lifetime, and a beautiful silk scarf can be just the thing to add interest to sweaters and cardigans that are already in your wardrobe. On the subject of longevity, silk scarves can become real collectors’ items – just look at Hermès and Pucci – and we consider money spent on them as an investment, which makes your spending guilt-free.
Wrap up warm
As temperatures start to dip, a silk scarf can also keep you warm – in an air conditioned room, it’s an extremely useful accessory to help keep the chill away. They’re also ideal for the earlier autumn months when it’s not quite cold enough to start wearing your cashmere ones. Larger scarves can even be worn draped around your shoulders like a shawl so that your arms are covered.
The key to a hero piece is versatility – a quality that the silk scarf definitely has. If the neckline on your dress is a bit boring or unflattering, you can wrap a scarf around your neck to change that. Equally, you can tie it around a handbag handle to add colour to an otherwise classic item. For more styling ideas, read our post on 5 ways to wear a silk scarf.
Red Leopard’s collaboration with designer Ivana Nohel has resulted in a fabulous collection of scarves - all in two sizes (classic 90x90 and huge shawl size) and in various colourways to accessorise any wardrobe.