The New Power Accessory – the Silk Scarf

Laslett England has produced a capsule range of silk satin chiffon neckerchiefs with a modern-vintage feel.

Melanie Laslett, founder of the British luxury accessories brand says, “There is something about a little printed scarf that transcends fashion, an accessory to love and cherish and a great wardrobe fix for the days when you don’t know what to wear. Start with the scarf, team it with a plain dress or a printed one if you like to mix patterns together. Dress it up or dress it down; not only does it add colour and interest, but it’s also mood enhancing and makes you feel finished.”

Shape, colour and pattern all interact in the designs, Laslett England’s neckerchiefs are printed with vintage style florals contrasted by a geometric border design and finished with either a hand-rolled or hand-finished edge in a contrasting colour which makes them look beautiful when tied. It’s all about the detail.

The square shape can be worn in a number of ways to suit your style. “Many women I speak to often say they don’t know how to wear a scarf, but a neckerchief couldn’t be easier, think of it as a piece of jewellery. Fold the square into a triangle, roll it over and style it knotted at the front or best positioned slightly askew on one side ‘a la Audrey Hepburn in Roman holiday’, the more jauntily the better!” It can also be folded over a couple of times on the diagonal and worn as a hairband, styled cowgirl-style or to personalise a bag.

A neckerchief has lasting appeal and makes a special gift. There are certain presents that we keep, and a scarf is often a treasured item. For that reason, scarves come packaged in a signature red box which is a good way to store it too. “It’s a great accessory to pack for a trip as it’s super light, takes up no room and can be worn with more than one outfit. This style of a scarf is a chic accent to dressing, a wearable work of art – and one is never enough!”.

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Melanie donates 10% of her proceeds from the sale of her scarves to the mental health charity MIND. Neckerchiefs start from £75.

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