Which colour? How to select the perfect scarf colour for your outfit

Emilie West

Posted on January 03 2021

Which colour? How to select the perfect scarf colour for your outfit

A scarf is a key accessory to offset your coat or jacket, so how do you pick the right colour to make your look feel polished and put together?

At SuperSoft we recommend two approaches:

1. Use contrast
This works particularly well on people who have high contrast in their own colouring with a big difference between hair and skin colour.  When wearing a neutral coat pair it with a bright contrasting colour to take your interest from blah! to bright and avoid the neutral coat from washing out your skin tone.

Try out the following contrasting combinations:

Navy coat with a bright fuchsia scarf
Grey coat with a cobalt blue scarf
Brown coat with an apricot scarf
Tan coat with a coral scarf

 2. Go tonal
Tonal dressing is where you combine different colours from the same shade. When done well it creates a luxurious look, think Loro Piana or Massimo Dutti combining different shades of came or tan.

To use a tonal approach to accessorising, pair your non-neutral coats with a different shade from the same colour. Try:

Khaki coat with lime green scarf
Royal blue coat with baby blue scarf
Deep berry coat with a raspberry pink scarf
Chestnut coat with an amber scarf

Whether you go for a tonal or contrast option, it is important to know which colour scarves suit your skin tone, which is why we highly recommend colour analysis.

 What next?
Review your existing coats and jackets and consider which colour scarves would work well with them. Try new combinations with your existing scarves and make a wish-list for scarves in colours that you don't have and that you could contrast or tone with your existing coats.  Above all have fun! Accessorising with scarves is one of the easiest ways to change up your look without breaking the bank.

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