Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Wearing a Celtic Knot Scarf - January through June

One of my dearest readers sent me a couple of photographs of this scarf, and asked me for some suggestions...  This scarf has great possibilities - the gold, turquoise, carnelian and olive drab colors, with some white, offer tons of possibilities.

If anybody can tell me who designed this scarf, or where it's available, please let me know ASAP - I hate showing something this beautiful without giving credit where credit is due!

teal, butterscotch, orange and white celtic patterned scarf

Cold weather requires sweaters and boots - and olive and carnelian are both exceptional colors for this.  All of the major colors in this scarf go really well together, so you can combine them pretty much at will and the scarf will pull everything together beautifully.
olive and terra cotta outfits to wear with a celtic patterned scarf
Earrings – Patricia Jara, sweater – Marc by Marc Jacobs, trousers – Maison Martin Margiela, boots – Lucky Brand, cardigan – Zanieri, tee shirt – Superdry, boots – Pikolinos, jeans – 7 for all Mankind

A sweatshirt is always handy - but a lighter color that will be useful well into warmer weather.  Turquoise jewelry is perfect with any outfit that includes this scarf.  And although April isn't all that warm in a lot of places, everybody I know is more than ready to break out their sandals!  Neutral capris and a comfy casual shirt give you a great outfit heading into spring, and lots of possibilities for later.

olive and terra cotta outfits to wear with a celtic patterned scarf
Sweatshirt – Base Range, corduroy pants – Merona, turquoise bracelet – Oscar Figueroa, moccasins – Mossimo Supply Co.,  watch – Gucci, rust top – Armor Lux,  capris – Mint Velvet, flat sandals – Lucille L’Italien


A simple dark dress is the deepest olive possible could be accented with turquoise, carnelian, or bright gold...  And the plainest of tanks and shorts benefit from this same range of accessory choices.
olive and terra cotta outfits with turquoise accessories to wear with a celtic patterned scarf
Earrings – Khun Boom, dress – P.A.R.O.SH., crossbody bag – French Connection, sandals – Dansko, hat – Alessandra Zanaria,  tank topYMC, shorts – Paige, shoes – Keds 
Tomorrow I"ll finish off the year and show you the entire year's worth of clothes, as well as give you a few additional outfit possibilities that result when your shopping is all centered on this color combination.

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13 comments:

  1. I have had the scarf for some years and cannot recall where it was purchased, or if it was a gift. I think it may have been from the gift shop of an English Heritage or Welsh heritage (CADW) site - a castle or similar somewhere in the UK.

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  2. I have pants and a vee neck sweater in that not-really-terra cotta color. I had to go look up "carnelian". Now I can call them carnelian. :D I never thought of wearing them with taupe, though, and I'll do that today.
    Vildy

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  3. I love the colors in this scarf...what a wonderful piece! You did a great job giving her options, Janice.

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  4. Beautiful scarf and beautiful ideas.

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  5. I am loving those turquoise pops of color! Well... except for the hat, which is definitely Not For Me ;-)

    JoyceP

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  6. I am always intrigued by your ability to co-ordinate clothing and accessories with such divergent prices. Quite interesting. Thanks for all the effort you put into your posts.

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  7. I have been following your blog for about 6 months now and am continuously impressed and delighted to see the way you put things together. Thank you for all your hard work as I am loving it all! :-)

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  8. I love the scarf...and thank you for turning me into a scarf girl! But the gem of today's post for me are the May Dansko sandals! I've given a LOT of thought to your post about shoes, and know that some days...well, not exactly my style. But I love, love, love the red and turquoise Danskos! Thank you!

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  9. Turquoise sandals are on the list for this year. So fun!

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  10. I have a lovely pair of carnelian earrings which I mostly wear year round as they compliment majority of my clothes. However in our sweltering summer months here in Australia ( Now!) turquoise seems more 'cooling' but love the colour combinations of that scarf. Will be on look-out for similar as I can see that it would be very useful. Thank you for your wonderful work.

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  11. Ooh, loving the turquoise and rusty brown colour combo! I wouldn't have thought of that, but I guess it's what happens in the actual turqouise stone.

    Hey, what about a series of colour inspiration from nature? I've often thought of decorating a library in the colours of a mallard duck i.e. grey, brown, deep green and a bathroom in colours of a hydranga flower i.e. mauvey blues. Seagulls have a smart colour palette...

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  12. Here's my interpretation of January from my own wardrobe - http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IEgVyAfmlqc/UvlGY8UduLI/AAAAAAAAGQU/Hu1frC0uIU4/s1600/1Scarf+(1).JPG

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