Wardrobe planning #30: Changing colours when your hair is grey

Last week, The Purse Forum had a Scarf of the Day theme (11 Nov 2018 IMPULSE BUYS: Rave or Regret? (Show us a scarf you’ve never worn!)), that got me thinking. When I first started purchasing more expensive designer scarves, my hair was dyed a kind of strawberry blonde. I invested in clothes and accessories that looked good with my colouring, both facial and hair. So, I bought scarves in warmer shades, including coral, gold, yellow, beige and brown. Now that I have grown out my natural hair, my greys range from silver through to charcoal. So I have a question:

Do all of my scarves still work for me?

L: Au Coeur de la Vie, R: Daimyo Princes du Soleil Levant

L: Au Coeur de la Vie, R: Daimyo Princes du Soleil Levant

I decided to look at two Hermès scarves in particular: Au Coeur de la Vie and Daimyo Princes du Soleil Levant. My colourway of Au Coeur de la Vie has a border in a very strong and vibrant yellow. The wonderful design of jungle plants and animals are in gorgeous shades of turquoise, purple, blue, green, red and orange and the central image (which I don’t really like) is in green. I tend to wear this scarf in the Spring and Summer with clothes in blue and I haven’t yet tried it with my grey hair until this week.

My Daimyo is a very different design. I bought it mainly because I wanted to own an Hermès jacquard; in this case the impression of ginkgo leaves is woven into the silk, echoing parts of the central design. Online, the green of the scarf appeared to be a lovely turquoise. In real life, it is a very slightly blueish green. There are also shades of blue, pink, grey and lots of gold and brown. I wear the scarf with navy blue clothes in the Winter and, again, have only tried it with my grey hair this week.

With advice from members of tPF, I did wear both scarves in a couple of different ways against a navy blue top. My hair had only just been cut and styled the day before and I also put on a little makeup. The collage below shows the result:

Top: Daimyo Princes du Soleil Levant, Bottom: Au Coeur de la Vie

Top: Daimyo Princes du Soleil Levant, Bottom: Au Coeur de la Vie

I put both scarves into a bias fold and then used a necklace knot (images on the left) and a simple tie (images on the right). Unfortunately, my arms aren’t long enough to capture the whole scarf in each photo, but you can see the necklace knot below:

L: Au Coeur de la Vie, R: Daimyo Princes du Soleil Levant

L: Au Coeur de la Vie, R: Daimyo Princes du Soleil Levant

Personally, I really like Au Coeur de la Vie in this necklace knot.

I will probably upload this image onto the thread on tPF to get the verdict from the members there, but would also be interested to see what you all think on the blog. Do these still work for me? Are there any better ways of styling these scarves? Any thoughts would be gratefully received…

Happy weekend to you all.

Best wishes,

💙❤️💜💛💚

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1 Response to Wardrobe planning #30: Changing colours when your hair is grey

  1. Kim says:

    Yes they all work really well!!!!!

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