You love scarves AND necklaces. Yet you wonder if you can wear them both without looking over accessorized…?
I absolutely think so! It all depends on how you pair them.
The point is – like for many other things – to find the right balance. No stylish woman wants to be looked at as a “Sapin de Noël” / Christmas tree – as we call in French a woman wearing too many accessories. You can easily picture how mean this is!
- Pairing a neck scarf and a necklace.
A scarf, especially if it is very tight around the neck or if it has an imposing front knot, is not always easy to combine with a necklace. Some styles are self sufficient. No need to overdo. Some silk scarves are eye catching enough not to be highlighted with a piece of jewelry. In this case I don’t really recommend you wear a necklace.
This certainly doesn’t mean you have to give up one of your two favorite accessories. A subtle pearl necklace and a scarf often work hand in hand and their combination will result into an exquisite match (ask any elegant Parisian woman… she will probably tell you both are a must if you want to look chic!).
A nice way is to make your pearl necklace jut – with fake casualness… – out of your scarf. You may also prefer to wear your pearl necklace under your scarf. This will look prettier with a loose scarf. Whatever you decide, make sure the length of your necklace is appropriate – which means neither too long nor too short. Please remember that the size of pearls is important too. If they are too big, the effect might be a little bit disappointing. Make sure then that you find the perfect necklace. Last point: should the pearls be authentic or not? It’s up to you. But, as we all know, many stores sell great and affordable imitations… Invest rather into a gorgeous silk scarf you can play with in many different ways…
- Intertwining a scarf and a necklace.
Search into your drawers. You certainly have a chain somewhere (if dear daughter hasn’t taken it for herself!)… A short chain is a wonderful accessory. You can wear as it is. You can add a pendant to it…or… you can create a sumptuous and romantic duo with your favorite scarf.
First: tie the chain around your neck. Then grab your scarf and fold it diagonally to create a long band.
Finally, starting from the front of your neck, alternate wrapping each end of the scarf around your necklace towards the back of your neck. No need to tie it. Thanks to the chain, it will stay in place. And it looks so much nicer when the two ends hang free.
If you are looking for a romantic touch, you will love this style: gold or silver chain intertwined with silk. A wow style! You might think: can I do it with my pearl necklace? Well, why not… If your pearls are true ones, I am not sure it’s a good idea though. A pearl necklace can easily break while you are wrapping your scarf around it. It’s definitely safer to use a sturdy chain.
Of course necklaces other then pearl ones or chains will create a stunning effect if you decide to wear your scarf around your shoulders or like a halter top. In this case pick a necklace whose color matches the shades of your scarf.
- Turning your scarf into a unique necklace.
Here is now a third option you may not have thought about…
Why not turning your scarf into a silk jewel? In my scarf CD, I give all the clues to create this original style. It requires a little patience to obtain a smooth and nice circular shape. But it’s not as difficult as it first seems.
I love this dressy silk necklace when I have to go out for an event or when I am looking for something different. It enhances a cocktail dress or a low-necked jacket as well.
From experience I will also tell you: your friends will ply you with questions to know how you made it! If you are mischievous – as I am! – just tell them it’s a secret you are not allowed to share… Hey, after all we all have our own little beauty secrets, don’t you we?
Dear scarf AND necklace lovers, I hope you enjoyed these few personal style tips. No more hesitation. You know by now that a scarf and a necklace can make a sumptuous couple!
Silky hugs to all