Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What to wear with a scarf: Hermès Les Parisiens in black

Someone asked me to suggest a few outfits to go with the lovely Les Parisiens scarf.  This particular coloring is a perfect opportunity to mix warm beiges or browns with black, so I took that as my motif.


Please note that I'd be more than happy to suggest outfits to go with any scarf - it certainly doesn't have to be Hermes.  Just post a comment with a link to a picture of your scarf, or email me a picture at theviviennefiles@gmail.com, and I'll take a look!


Dress – Ralph Lauren, pumps – L.K.Bennett, black sweater – Steven Alan, suede jeans – Current/Elliott, boots – Nicole Ranger

Brown pants – Burberry London, black silk & cashmere v-neck, two-toned leather flats – Sesto Meucci, black cashmere turtleneck dress – N. Peal, brown leather belt – CO-OP Barneys New York, brown suede pumps – Stuart Weitzman

Black cardigan – Debenhams, brown & black dress – Dorothy Perkins, black Mary JanesRepetto, ¾ sleeve v-neck tee – Splendid, beige capris – Piazza Sempione, Belgian loafers – Lanvin

Cashmere shrug – Lanvin, woven pumps – Bass, black jersey dress – DKNY, cabled cashmere sweater – J. Crew, black cotton skirt – Vivienne Westwood, riding boots - Frye


15 comments:

  1. Your work in this blog is wonderful, I am the director of a travel and leisure magazine, and I would love to include one of your capsule wardrobe in one of our issues, How can I contact you by email? I don't want to leave my email here. I am not so familiar with blogs.
    It was delightful to find your blog.
    Have a wonderful afternoon.

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    1. Anybody is always welcome to email me at theviviennefiles@gmail.com. I'd love to contribute to any other blogs, websites, or magazines - just let me know!
      warmly,
      Vivienne

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    2. Wow, Vivienne, what a nice opportunity. Hope it pans out!

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  2. Sigh. I think that you wrote this post for me! As an ex-NYer who grew up on only back, I have, with great persistence, opened up my wardrobe to camel, white and brown. Thank you, as always, for all that you do. I may not be able to afford much of this today but the inspiration works wonders nonetheless. Merci.

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  3. Uh oh...I'm now wanting the scarves you are posting and wondering if I've given my family and friends something NEW to get me for gifts. I've never owned an Hermes scarf and think it's about time to begin. Caramels and blacks...yum!

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  4. Love this, Vivienne. I also love the combination of grey and camel. Thinking of using this combo for an upcoming trip. If I find a scarf that I think would pair nicely with this color combination, I would love to have you make suggestions. Thanks so much and good luck with the above offer.

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    1. Oooh, grey and camel. I am going to ponder a suitcase full of those colors... Thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for being here with me!
      big hug,
      Vivienne

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    2. I love the idea of camel and grey, soft and classic! I hope we see it soon!

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    3. I dressed for two months last fall out of a single suitcase based on gray basics paired with camel (and an occasional pop of mustard)and I never got tired of it or failed to feel polished and professional. It's still my favorite color combination. I can't wait to see your take on this. Vivienne, yours is my favorite blog, hands down, in the blogosphere!

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  5. Beautiful! I can see myself in any of these outfit coordinations.

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  6. I am the poster who asked for suggestions for this scarf. I don't own this scarf (yet) but saw it on another blog and thought it was lovely. Thank you so much for these ideas! You are truly talented. You ought to be a fashion writer with your own column in some spectacular publication.

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  7. Love these colors! Thanks for this blog!!

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  8. Oh how about my new Peinture fraiche Hermes scarf?
    Ivory and grey?

    It would be an honour to have you dress me!

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  9. Oh yes. I've been meaning to comment and ask you to look at Hostess's new scarf and build a wardrobe around it. I struggle to see myself in most silk square scarves, but when I saw Hostess's scarf, I swooned. I Could Wear That, I thought. But with what, in addition to solids in ivory and grey?

    It's the most beautiful scarf I've seen in I don't know when, and kudos to Hostess for finding and choosing it--and looking very chic in it, I must add. Now if we just had Vivienne's elaboration on it, it would be heaven.

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