I'm not a very colourful dresser, this is well known, as I prefer to stick to more neutral, classic shades. However, with the 'maximalist' dresser set to be the trend to watch for SS16, I had a think about ways in which I could incorporate more colour into my wardrobe-in a non-scary way!
A really nice way to add some colour to a look is with an accessory. Less intense than block colours on clothing, they can really lift a look and make it more interesting. Whether on a bag or a shoe, it's an easy way to introduce colours and prints into your wardrobe.
I also really like the chic styling of scarves, and that very French insouciance that a casually knotted scarf can imbibe. Working with high fashion website Paulie, I soon found a whole slew of coloured designer scarves in a multitude of prints, patterns and styles.
Colour doesn't have to mean bold brights, either. I particularly liked the deep khaki tones of this scarf by Franco Ferrai, which would look lovely with all the neutral colours I enjoy wearing; cream, greys and taupes would all work well with this. By the same designer, the palette brightens a little with this silk blend scarf in tie-dyed greens tempered with browns and creams. Colour, yes, but not too overwhelming.
If brights are your thing, go all-out with a bright red paisley print, or choose to embrace the colours of spring with a watercolour printed style in pinks and greens, or oceanic shades of azure and turquoise. Designers Max and Moi offer tassells and intricate prints to bases of blue and grey, the perfect foil to a simple tee or shift dress.
These scarves are a sound investment, produced as they are from the finest materials and in colours that will stand through the seasons. Wear rolled around the neck, loosely knotted, or over the shoulders like a shawl in the summer months when the sea breeze rolls in to the shore. Handmade silk blended fabrics and artisan craftsmanship ensure that these bespoke buys will become staples in your wardrobe for seasons to come.
This post is in collaboration with Paulieclothing.com