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Summer Scarf

Posted on May 31, 2014

Florals and Broderie Anglaise

Accessoires/ Romantique

Lily and Lionel Scarf Broderie Anglaise coat Max and Co

“Florals are for middle-aged women with weight problems”. Karl Lagerfeld.

Ah, we love a good Karlism, especially seeing that the famously outspoken Chanel designer often contradicts himself the next day. Floral pattern featured in many Chanel collections, proving that the Kaiser does approve of florals now and then.

He would definitely condone my beautiful millefleurs scarf from Lily and Lionel. Thousands of small lavender bloom prints keep me warm & stylish in the chilly British “summer” weather.

I’m not called Romantique for nothing, the cream  broderie anglaise coat is one of my spring essentials. To avoid the goody goody two shoes look, I love to accessorize with a scarf and juxtapose denim for a casual flair.

I am wearing:

  • Silk scarf “Blossom Lavender” by  Lily and Lionel
  • Broderie Anglaise coat by Max and Co
  • Handbag by Bally
  • Kitten heels from Logan

Lily and Lionel Scarf Broderie Anglaise coat Max and Co Lily and Lionel Scarf Broderie Anglaise coat Max and Co

Posted on May 11, 2014

The Power of Accessories: One scarf, three outfits!

Accessoires/ Romantique

Lily and Lionel Scarf Blossom Lavender

“Build your look on basics and use accessories to add an extra oomph to your personal style”. According to Ines de la Fressange, this is the  key to the Parisians’ style. I couldn’t agree more: Not everyone can afford a new coat every season, so a beautiful scarf can modernize and give breadth to your existing wardrobe.  Investing in a quality scarf can allow you to opt for more affordable basics whilst still looking a million dollars.

For me, a scarf has to be over-sized and made of silk or cashmere, so it feels natural and snuggly like a second skin. In the photos, I’m wearing a beautifully printed silk scarf by British brand Lily and Lionel. All their scarves are handmade in Italy and the lavish prints are inspired by Botticelli paintings, cityscapes, blooming florals and timeless animal prints.

Above: Scarves always work well with classics such as trench coats and leather jackets. Make a basic navy blazer look more casual with a fabulously printed scarf wrapped in a loose tie style.

I am wearing:

  • Lily and Lionel scarf SS2014 “Blossom Lavender”
  • Blazer by Massimo Dutti
  • Jeans from Stefanel
  • Lilac bag from Bally
  • Kitten heels from Logan

Lily and Lionel scarf blossom Lavender, leather skirt and blazer

My favourite pattern clash? Stripes and florals. Why? It always works!

I am wearing:

  • Lily and Lionel “Blossom Lavender” Scarf
  • Navy leather skirt by Max & Co
  • Blazer by Massimo Dutti
  • Breton shirt by H&M

Lily and Lionel Blossom Lavender scarf SS 2014, Navy trench coat Max and Co, Bally Bag

Uh, oh, with my penny loafers and pleated trench coat  I’m moving dangerously into preppy caricature land. Lily and Lionel scarf to the rescue for an injection of fashion botox!

I am wearing:

  • Lily and Lionel scarf SS2014 “Blossom Lavender”
  • Navy trench coat by Max & Co
  • Penny loafers by Sebago

Lily and Lionel Scarf Blossom Lavender, leather skirt and navy blazer

Check out my new scarf crush Lily and Lionel’s summer 2014 collection here.

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