When writing my trend reports for AW18 earlier this year, the scarf print was one of the exciting new prints that emerged on the catwalks. From Richard Quinn’s scarf-frenzy collection – that even had the Queen in attendance – to Tibi and Self Portrait scarf dresses, scarves exploding on the runway in paisley and nautical prints. Seen as the handkerchief hem made such an impact on SS18’s styles, the scarf’s diamond/square shape offers a new way for the trend to evolve.
Scarves have always been a great accessory and much coveted in fashion. Think of Rebecca Bloomwood in ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’ who gets lured in by the beauty of an emerald green scarf, which subsequently becomes part of her identity in her column titled, ‘The Girl in The Green Scarf’. Then there’s Emily from The Devil Wears Prada, who tragically ends up in the hospital and missing Paris Fashion Week when she gets run down by a taxi cab after rushing to grab some Hermès scarves for Miranda, sending hundreds of the £400 silk accessories flying in the air in slow motion.
In fact, the best thing about this trend is that you can literally take any scarf you have and DIY it yourself. They can be artfully wrapped around the handle of your bag, tied in your hair around a ponytail or, if it’s big enough, they can even be made in your own strapless top! (Although, you’ll probably want to secure with a pin or something more secure than just a knot).
When Monikh put this Zara top on her Insta stories, I just knew I had to have it. Whilst I’m still lusting after this DVF number, this high street treat is an absolute steal at £12.99. I love pairing it with straight leg jeans (a style which I can’t stop wearing) but I also love it paired with wide-leg cropped trousers like how Pandora Sykes styled hers here on ManRepeller.
So what do you think to the scarf print trend? Have you bought any pieces? Let me know below! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram!