How To Wear A Scarf

Scarves are one of our favourite accessories here at Kit and Kaboodal HQ, we just can’t get enough of them. If it’s cold outside, put on a scarf! If you need to add a bit of colour to your outfit, put on a scarf!

Whether you want to add a few more colourful accessories to your wardrobe, or you’re wondering what to do with the mountains of scarves you’ve already accumulated, we’re going to look at some of the best ways on how to wear a scarf – with some expert tips from the K&K team.

Wear With…..a Dress

Scarves and dresses go hand in hand, not only do they add another layer to your look; the addition of a new pattern or colour can really bring your outfit to life. Whether you’re wearing a long dress or a tunic over leggings, you can really go all-out experimenting with different colours.


“The scarf really brings this outfit to life by adding colour and brightness. By adding the scarf it helps to take the mocha away from the neckline giving you a much more flattering tone against your skin. If you are adding a contrasting scarf colour like we have, try to match another part of your outfit with your shoes or jeans – this really helps to bring the whole outfit together for a complete look!” 

Some people like to shy away from combining prints and patterns in one outfit, but we think it’s a fabulous look. By choosing contrasting size prints you can create a really fun, textured look that lets you show your own unique sense of style.

“If you are brave enough to clash the patterns then matching the colour tones is key. With this style we have picked out the navy in the dress and matched that to a colour in the scarf. Another thing to keep in mind is the size of the print, if your dress has a large print then add a small print with your scarf and vice versa. This look can be really fun and effective!’’

Wear With….Jeans

If your staple outfits revolve around your favourite pair of jeans, adding a scarf can instantly take your look from day-to-day to effortless style. Pair jeans and your favourite top with either a plain or patterned scarf draped around the neck. The scarf draped over the shoulders will instantly break up the colours of your outfit, adding an extra dimension to the overall ensemble.

A plain coloured t-shirt is a fantastic base for bringing any pattern or colour combination to your outfit, we’ve showcased some of our favourites below!

“Here we have a really easy everyday look working around blue tones. The scarf helps to brighten the look and you can add the contrasting colour with your shoes or handbag instead! A neutral coloured scarf you can pair with look after look.”

Wear With…Jackets and Coats

Although we love the summer months, there are definitely benefits to being able to wrap up warm in cosy knitwear during the winter! Scarves are great for keeping out the chill and we have a wide range of knitted scarves that are perfect for keeping you warm and stylish during the colder months. As we do live in the UK, chances are that even our summer months will be dotted with chilly days, so we like to keep our scarves close by – just in case!

We firmly believe that outerwear is more than just something to keep you wrapped up, it’s an extension of your style and the perfect finishing touch to your ensemble. A coloured scarf paired with a jacket or cardigan can instantly brighten up your mood, even on a cloudy day. Here’s the Kit & Kaboodal team with their favourite scarf/coat combinations!

“When winter arrives knitted scarves are a brilliant way to keep cosy. Here we have picked out the wine of the coat to match with one of the colours in the scarf. Then we have picked blue boots to match another colour in the scarf. In this way you can create a whole palette from just one scarf!”

Wear With…Other Accessories

Scarves are one of the best accessories but what else can you pair them with without running the risk of ‘accessory overload”? At Kit and Kaboodal we offer a wide range of ladies accessories that will compliment a wide range of scarves, from hats to statement necklaces and bracelets that you can layer without worrying about overkill. Let’s face it ladies – we all love that extra bit of sparkle!

Here’s the team showing off their favourite Kit and Kaboodal outfits and their unique ways of how to wear a scarf.

“Have fun adding pattern to your outfits with our ever changing scarf range. Silver and gold jewellery tie in perfectly and you can even match your bag to your scarf to complete the outfit. Just have confidence in your decisions and enjoy playing around with different colours!

We hope we’ve given you some fabulous style inspiration on how to wear a scarf and we can’t wait to see what you come up with when you’re putting together your outfits! Take a look at the full range of Kit and Kaboodal scarves to find your new favourite accessory. Our scarf stock changes pretty quickly, so make sure keep checking back for our latest designs to keep your look up to date with the latest trends!


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