Coordinating Neutral Silk Scarves - Part 1

by Mary DeArment April 27, 2016

Neutral colored silk scarves coordinate well with many wardobes and add a classy touch to an otherwise bland outfit. Silk takes color more vibrantly than other fibers--including neutral palettes. Beautiful color schemes are complex and vibrant--including neutrals. 

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The most appealing grays and browns hint at other colors. Even black and white aren't straightforward. All neutral shades can be warm or cool.

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Silk scarves in brown, and its cousins taupe, tan, and beige, are useful classic accessories.  

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Above is a taupe silk chiffon scarf coordinated with cool gray...

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...here coordinated with a warm, almost pink beige....

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...here is the same scarf in silk twill, coordinated with a warm brown...

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..and here the neutral scarf softens the bold jacket. They all work!

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The most intriguing colors are those that can't make up their mind what color they are; such hues look different in different light. This predominantly gray scarf has subtle greens and muted blues. Wearing it with a blue sweater brings out the blue in the scarf...

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 ...but it coordinates beautifully with a gray suit too.

Neutral colored silk scarves are among the most versatile accessory in your wardrobe. Wear gray, taupe, brown, beige, black and white silk scarves day and night! 




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