Coordinating Neutral Silk Scarves - Part 2

by Mary DeArment April 30, 2016

Neutral silk scarves coordinate with many outfits and are appropriate for evening wear, professional attire and even the beach. Gray and brown are your friends if they are found in silk scarves. We tend to think of gray as the somber garb of depressed people. Not so with silk which transforms gray to silver and ochre to gold. ( ochre isn't really neutral, but it is a neutralized yellow.) 

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Neutral colors can be complex like the brown that looks almost green in certain lights.


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This silk chiffon scarf is made with many shades of brown, beige, tan, black--using human skin tones as the inspired palette. Coordinated with a black dress and a leather jacket, the scarf itself makes the outfit.

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This scarf wavers on the line between neutral and color. The border is a warm orange brown. The black background sets off the design elements which are shades of wood --mahogany, spruce, maple with gold, ochres and silver. The inspired palette for this scarf is the orchestra.

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The lustre of silk twill transforms gray into silver. Silver and white coordinate with any color. This outfit works for two reasons: the complement of dark blue and pale scarf, and the contrast between the rough denim and shiny smooth silk.

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This scarf is predominantly black, with a pattern made with beige, gray and unexpected turquoise. Coordinated with a gray sweater, the turquoise accent livens up the whole look.

Wear friendly neutrals to add sophisticated accents and surprising detail to every outfit.

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A bit more about Mary DeArment

by Mary DeArment June 21, 2017

I am a prolific and fast designer so I meet every design challenge with confidence....I am insatiably creative, constantly designing and thinking deeply about what matters to me and the world, so that my word choices are meaningful and personal. FAMILY, DANCE, HUMOR, THE ARTS, TRUST and THINK are some of my favorites.
Mary shown here in limited edition Earth Soul scarf with homegrown nasturtiums. Sarasota, FL, 2015

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Scarf as Travel Accessory: Practical, Memorable and Personal

by Mary DeArment May 23, 2017

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Mary DeArment Forges Strategic Partnership with VIDA, Harnessing the Power of the Internet and Digital Printing to Democratize Art Through Fashion

by Mary DeArment April 21, 2017

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“Millennials have something to say” so entrepreneur Mary DeArment, in unity with her client base, provides unique word-based art expressing personalization, connection and deep-rooted values. Fashion designer DeArment responds to political shifts, new production methods, changing demographics and emerging technology, creating new word-art products, available through collaboration with VIDA, a globally-minded company that uses technology to bridge distance and bring together artists and producers.

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