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How To Wear Scarves

Julia Blanter, SheSaid Editor

Whether it’s a chunky knitted scarf for winter or a colourful silk scarf in summer, I’m a huge fan of scarves. Mainly because they can transform an outfit – and your mood – for a fraction of the price of any other item in your wardrobe. A few new scarves will give you limitless styling options and perk up those days when you think “I’ve got nothing to wear!”. Here are my three favourite looks (that the celebs love too…) that anyone can achieve…


Look 1: Head Scarf

I’d never call Jessica Simpson a style icon but look how chic she is in that navy and beige scarf. Such a hot look for summer, it’s also fabulous when you’re having a bad hair day! For a long rectangular scarf, simply fold in half lengthways, then half again to your desired width. Tie firmly over your head with a knot at the nape of your neck.


Look 2: Belt

Try this for an instant wardrobe reviver: grab a scarf and string through your belt loops – voila! Brightens up a boring jeans and tshirt combo but also looks fabulous with dressy pants and a sleek singlet or blouse for night.


Look 3: Long And Loose

Keep it simple. A thin scarf looks best hanging long and loose, elongating the body. No need for any other jewellery either, it will make you feel like you’ve made an effort when you’ve done nothing more than throw a scarf on before walking out the door!

Catherine Manuell Design Scarves

Romancing the interplay of vibrant colour and rich detailing, Catherine
Manuell Design boasts a stunning range of beautifully textured, handmade scarves. It’s a perfect way to accessorise any outfit in seconds and add a splash of colour to your Spring Racing frock this season. Wear them around your neck, as a head scarf or even tie around your bag.

Each individual scarf is created out of decadent, specialist fabrics sourced from around the globe such as Europe – Uk, (France, Italy) and Asia (Japan, Korea). Fabrics include beautifully printed silks to chiffons and luxurious velvets.

Catherine Manuell Design Gelati scarf


Never shy of colour, CMD maintains the elegance of fine lines with colour colour and more colour. Discover ‘Ornate Florals’ and ‘Tropical Garden Scenes’ that display a beautiful collaboration of the daring tones and intricate patterns. Feast your eyes on striking digital prints, colour blocks, stripes, embroidered swirls, distorted spots, accents of animal print and a European, Moulin Rouge infusion that add a new dimension to the collection. For something that creates impact in a more subtle way,
watch out for shimmering pearls, metallics and pearls – mouth watering decadence that exudes luxury and understated confidence.


Catherine Manuell Design Boundless scarf

Each scarf is attentively made on the CMD premises and close by hand. CMD only produce small runs, so that only a special few receive one of the unique pieces. Each piece is introduced to perfectly compliment the rich textures and colours of the bag range.


Catherine Manuell Design Jester Pastel scarf

These items can be purchased in store or online. For more information on the products go to www.catherinemanuelldesign.com.

We want to know how you like to wear a scarf, so we’re giving away 10 Catherine Manuell Design packs including scarf, purse and keyring – enter now!