Styling the silk scarf

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The silk scarf is a mandatory piece to have in your wardrobe this summer, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I had bought a cute silk scarf last year in a local market while visiting Shanghai. I didn’t really find a use for it at first, but guess who’s winning now! Silk scarfs are everywhere, they can be worn around your neck, your wrist, your hair… and why not, your waist!

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Pictures by C.E.

 

So how was your week? It was been rather busy around here. A lot to do at work, a work trip to organize (I’m going to the US for the first time very soon), papers to finish, seminars to prepare, and deal with all the stress that comes up with it. It will not be the easiest month ahead, but as always I think I will be very happy once I’ve gone through it all while doing the best I can. Sometimes I think, why am I doing this to myself again? To then just remember that this is who I am. I like to challenge myself, and I really like the feeling of achieving something that I needed to struggle to get. So I’ll be extra busy over the next weeks, and that’s it. I’ll just need to deal with it :p

 

Now let’s talk about something more fun. In this post I’m bringing you a sneak peek of yet another SS16 trend. Silk scarfs! You probably have seen them around already. Zara in particular has quite a good selection and you have probably stumbled upon them thinking, what am I suppose to do with this? I know they may look odd at first. Over the past years we have been used to wear long and wide scarfs all year long. Silk scarfs are very small compared to those and I definitely don’t want to walk around wearing mine looking like I have just finished my steward shift. For this not to happen simply avoid using the silk scarf around your neck when wearing a suit. I opted to wear it around my waist as a belt, and I think it works very well. This addiction gives the suit a bit of a twist towards a more fun and relaxed outfit, specially if paired with the right shoes. The shoes are still the most comfortable and beautiful things I own. If you missed all my bragging about them, just take a look here. ;)

 

Have a great week and let me know what you think about this look by leaving a comment bellow!

 

Xo,

Catia

P.s. To wear your silk scarf as a belt, fold it in two (in the diagonal) and roll until obtaining the desired width for the belt. Place on your waistband and attach with a knot. Finish with a bow. Ta-da!

 

Shop the look

Silk scarf – local market in Shanghai (similar here)

Blazer – H&M (similar here)

Shirt – H&M (similar here)

Trousers – H&M (available here)

Clutch – Zara (similar here)

Shoes – Uterque (apparently not available anymore, but similar here & here)

 

Cátia

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6 comments

  1. Love this outfit, love the idea of the scarf being wear on the waist! Its really classy, flat shirt, flat trousers, flat blazer to make the scarf the essential piece of this outfit. Love it!! :)

    1. Thanks! Cool right?
      I was just playing around with it while getting dressed, but it was all a bit boring. So I tried the scarf and I really like the result :) Also, I’m very happy I’m finally wearing that lovely scarf!

      XX,
      Catia

    1. Thank you Melike :)
      I had the scarf for so long, and when I started seeing people wearing it everywhere I just remembered I had this one laying around. It has beautiful colours and it really ads to a basic outfit. Also great on the neck and I can’t wait to wear it on a ponytail during the summer days! :)

      Hope you had a great week!

      xx,
      Catia

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