Autumn / Winter 2018 Trends – Part 3 Scarf Print

I’ll be honest when I first saw this trend on the AW18 catwalks I hated it. I just thought it was really garish and ostentatious and I could never see myself wearing it. It didn’t help that when I first started looking for this trend on the high street it was all the ‘younger’ brands like Pretty Little Thing and Missguided who were using it and they were doing it in a really skin tight bodycon type of way – this didn’t inspire me with much confidence, it just made it look really cheap and nasty.

I focused on some of the other AW18 trends and forgot about Scarf Print until last week when I slowly started to notice some really nice pieces appearing in Zara and Mango and I decided to buy a blouse and give it another try.

If you aren’t sure what I mean by Scarf Print then imagine a silk headscarf that your Nana might have worn or take inspiration from the Queen who has a huge array of beautiful silk head scarfs which are exactly the print you should be looking for. (The Queen is also the inspiration behind another AW18 trend – Tweed.)

The Queen and some of her array of silk scarfs.

Look for silky looking loose fabrics, I think in this print anything skin tight or lycra just looks cheap. Pleated skirts are a really good option in this print because they are also huge for Autumn / Winter.

Check out my favourite bits from the high street below. Click the highlighted green text to shop each item.

1. Chain print shirt £49.99 Mango, 2. Chain patchwork print blouse £25.99 Zara, 3. Chain print slouch trousers £36 Topshop, 4. Cobalt chain printpalazzo £30 Dorothy Perkins, 5. Chain print wide leg trousers £10 Miss Selfridges.

6. Navy chain print wrap jumpsuit £65 River Island, 7. Girls on film scarf print maxi dress £38 Dorothy Perkins, 8. Chain patchwork print dress £69.99 Zara, 9. Chain print pleated skirt £79.99 Zara, 10. Chain print pleated skirt £49.99 Mango, 11. Chain print cut-out back blouse £35 River Island, 12. Chain print headband £1.25 New Look.

I would really love to hear your thoughts on this trend and to see pictures of you wearing it! Check out my posts about two other huge trends for AW18 Tweed and Animal Print.

thanks for reading

Sam

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