Many women in Singapore think that scarves don't apply to them simply because they live in a tropical climate. But that doesn't mean scarves are out of the question. It's all in the way you wear them. Scarves are a quick, easy way to dress up an outfit, and there are lightweight designs that don't trap heat so they can be part of a summer outfit too.
Besides, scarves are always a good idea in months when the weather is unpredictable, sunny one minute and stormy the next. Parisian women make scarves a wardrobe staple precisely because of this, and scarves ended up being regarded as a chic accessory.
Not sure how to make scarves work for you? Get some inspiration from these celebrities:
1. With a coat
Perfect for that holiday in Europe or trip to NYC, a scarf and coat pairing is all you need to nail that city chic look. Kate Hudson's white Burberry jacket and scarf look classy and fresh enough to hit the streets. Pair with heels and a structured handbag for an office-appropriate look
2. With a leather jacket
To edge up your look, do as Jessica Alba does and throw on a leather jacket. Then wrap on a cable-knit scarf for a cool contrast of textures. The knits help to soften the biker look, and goes great with soft grey denim jeans and leather boots.
3. With neutrals
Scarves are a fresh, fun way to update your neutrals. Look how Megan Fox's Navajo print scarf punched up her grey t-shirt and dark-wash jeans, injecting a jolt of colour into what would otherwise be a rather bland outfit. Her fringed boots are a fantastic complement to the printed scarf, while also elongating her toned legs.
Likewise, Miranda Kerr's classic white tee and blue jeans ensemble is given a modern update with a vibrant, printed scarf. Work that airport look with a low-maintenance outfit with a few key accessories, including a structured handbag and, of course, that scarf.
4. On your head
That's right. Scarves aren't just meant to keep your neck warm. Victoria's Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio demonstrates how you can wear a scarf for a modern hippie flower child look. This is one free-spirited, summer-ready look perfect for attending music festivals. Incidentally, the Brazilian model showed up at 2013's Coachella Festival in this outfit.
5. Double duty
How to make your scarf work for you from day to night? Take notes from German style cat Diane Kruger. Check out how the same black and white scarf saw her through the entire day. For a breezy daytime look, she knotted the scarf and teamed it with a plain grey dress and sandals. For evening, she dressed up a t-shirt and jeans ensemble with the scarf draped around her neck, along with peep-toe pumps and a studded clutch.
Are you a fan of scarves? How do you wear yours? Share your style tips in the Comments section below!