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Scarf Skills


If you've spent much time around this blog, you'll know that I always recommend a scarf as a really simple place to start when it comes to adding colour to your outfit - this most simple of colour splashes doesn't feel scary, but can get your very best colours reflecting their gorgeous flattering light onto your face. But if you've never worn one before you can find yourself trying to work out the 'right' number of times to wrap an infinity scarf, what to do with the flailing ends of a longer scarf, or how to wear a larger scarf without looking like you're disappearing behind it.

The Florence, Print Infinity, Willow Scarves, and our Cashmere Gauze Stoles, are among our bestselling items, all lightweight enough to create a colour pop whatever the weather and stylish enough for work and play. There are also almost limitless ways to wear them, ways that can still impress even us at HQ, who have been messing around with scarf tying for well over a decade now.



Style note: Our Willow Scarf is our simplest and one of our longest standing products, and for those who like a single (rather than an infinity) scarf it's a great lightweight colour pop. Colour Club member Barbara Lindsay's elegant weave tie is the perfect way to show off the bright colours in this classic slim scarf.



Style notes: Could infinity scarves be any more versatile? I suspect not. In the video, Melissa demonstrates how to put on your Florence Infinity Scarf but if you are feeling even more adventurous, Annie Shead, Colour Club member and Instagrammer as, had so many ways of tying her Florence Infinity and her Print Infinity Scarf that even we were overwhelmed with ideas, but I am a particular fan of the asymmetric top, shrug and, best of all, the headband (step by step images below for the headband and shrug, because I think both need a little explanation, but they are so fabulous).




Style notes: Kate Evans, one of our favourite stylists, has the best tips for styling the Cashmere Gauze Stole. Whether you are small or large busted, long or short of neck, she shows how to make the gauze stoles work perfectly for you. I'm also pleased to report that after many months of delays due to COVID, we finally have NEW STOCK of Cashmere Gauze Stoles available on the website.



The lovely Karen Blanc, a House of Colour consultant in the US and her daughter Hannah demonstrate how you can turn your Florence into a colourful face covering.

Add a twist or two round your neck, and the Florence Infinity doubles up as a face covering - a handy discovery just as the rules change regarding face coverings in shops (in the UK). You can achieve the same effect with a Willow Scarf by knotting the two ends together to create an infinity scarf, and wrapping around your neck a few times - with either scarf, simply pull up one of the 'loops' to cover your nose and mouth.

Tessa Calvert-Linnell on Sep 20, 2020 3:33 PM

Really liked the way Barbara Lindsay styled her scarf - ans so refreshing to see some older customers!

stella tagg on Jul 20, 2020 8:58 AM

great ideas never thought of using a scarf as a face covering

Patricia Barnes on Jul 18, 2020 9:09 PM

Brilliant ideas and beautifully presented - thank you so much - I'll give it a go tomorrow!

Eleanor on Jul 18, 2020 5:05 PM


Sheila R on Jul 18, 2020 12:28 PM

Great ideas - really helpful. Thanks for posting these.

Diana Summers on Jul 18, 2020 9:53 AM

I LOVE how you have featured real customers in this blog post. It gives ordinary women the confidence that we can look our best in your products. And it makes customers feel like part of the Kettlewell family.

Virginia Quant on Jul 18, 2020 9:26 AM

The headband looks so great on Annie, but am wondering why despite my best attempts, if one has a round face, grey hair, and is 66, I just look like an extra holding a mop and bucket from a wartime TV drama. Examples of older folks getting it right would be good to see! - nb please don't refer me to Colour Club, as I gave up as it made my Facebook page too busy!