SWEET’n’RAW DOES CHICTOPIA vol. 5

It’s Wednesday already, only two more days till Friday! As you already know and I have already told you a million times, I am contributing as a Fashion Editor for Chictopia’s blog, Everybody is Ugly. I always have a blast getting this babies ready for you to read and it really makes me happy to receive all your lovely comments, likes and shares.

For this week’s article, I really wanted to address a trend that I love so much: the scarf trend. I had never been a D&G fan until now (too bad is was the last runway for Dolce & Gabbana’s second line), but that scarf collection was among my S/S 2012 top five. Those picky and fabulous Italians sure know how to work the foulard. So without further ado, here it is:

3 Ways To Wear Scarf Print

It was many years ago in Milan when Designer Gianni Versace made the scarf his signature style. Those late 1980’s ads with Linda and Naomi, all covered in extravagant printed silk, tight bustiers and lavish safety pins became milestones in the history of fashion. Then, his golden years became his legacy to the brand. The golden Medusa, the chains and the baroque shirts gave the Italian house a strong character and a unique identity.

Somewhere along the way, the trend’s glory days were gone and a drug lord and his mistress picked them them up. Yes, the scarf shirt along with the chunky Rolex, the heavy gold chain and matching gun became the ultimate “narco bling”. When a trend goes criminal (or guido) a comeback is highly unlikely, but like the phoenix or the shoulder pads, it has now risen from its ashes.

Thanks to Donatella going back to her family’s roots with the Versace for H&M collection and Dolce & Gabbana’s last D&G runway, scarf print is back and better than ever. The last show for the Italian duo’s second line marked the end of an era, and they decided to bid farewell with an overwhelmingly beautiful and colorful homage to the foulard. Not only was their collection memorable, but proof that with scarves, possibilities are endless.

Whether you go for a bohemian approach, a 70’s vibe or a dressy style, we should all try it at least once. Here are three different ways to style the scarf print trend!

DENIM DIARIES
When different trends (crochet, scarf, cropped top, boyfriend shirt, tangerine) unite for a Bohemian result.

Silk shorts, KOOKAI
Crochet bralet, TOPSHOP
Boyfriend denim shirt, ASOS
Buckle wedges, ZARA
Messenger bag, ZARA
Bangle set, FOREVER 21
Wire bracelet, TOPSHOP
Buddha bracelet, TOPSHOP
Arty ring, YSL
Bazooka nail polish, ESSIE

TRENDY TWEED
A soft colored jacket can definitely make a scarf print pop. It doesn’t get cuter than a pink, blue and cream color combo.

Scarf tunic, RIVER ISLAND
Skinny jeans, ZARA
Jacquard jacket, ZARA
Nude belt, ZARA
Delta pumps, NASTY GAL
Quilted bag, MARC JACOBS
Rhinestone friendship bracelet, DOROTHY PERKINS
Circle chain bracelet, WHISTLES
Love bracelet, ACCESSORIZE
Ring, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
Rose Abstrait nail polish, YSL

MONOCHROMATIC MADNESS
Monochromatic is one of the biggest trends of the season, why not mix it in with the scarf style?

Retro print dress, ROMWE
Chiffon blazer, NASTY GAL
Hot pink sandals, ZARA
Yellow frame clutch, ZARA
Chain bracelet, MADE
Beaded bracelet, TOPSHOP
Lion bangle, ASOS
Ring, ZOE & MORGAN
Pink statement necklace, FOREVER 21
Indian Pink nail polish, TOM FORD

Works for Spring, works for Summer… Let’s get scarf’d!

What did you think? Are you going to try this trend anytime soon? Speak up, I’m here to listen (or read).

Sweet kisses…

All texts and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site.

Illustrations by Ana Sofia

Image sources:
ZARA
ASOS
ACCESSORIZE
FOREVER 21
ROMWE
HARRODS
ESSIE
TOPSHOP
NASTY GAL
RIVER ISLAND

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