It can be really depressing when you have an office job and need to decide what to wear to work on a Monday, especially in a job that requires you to wear ‘formal’ clothes. That doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish, or that you must wear one of those (in my opinion) hideous ‘women’s suits’. Dress simply in a black dress, tights and oxfords. Add simple jewellery that doesn’t make too much of a statement. Add a great looking leather bag. The final touch for a bit of colour and classic style is a scarf that goes well with your bag, and well manicured nails. Dressing well is going to make you feel great about having to start the work week after a fabulous weekend.
dress, tights and shoes by Cos t by Weekday / ceramic earrings by Oei Ceramics on Etsy / garnet ring by Naomi Tracz Jewellery / nailpolish by Essie / bagby Rebecca Minkoff / scarf by Arati Devasher
Grey seems to be the colour of the season but this Stella McCartney ‘sweatshirt’ is anything but bland. Pair with sleek accessories and a pop of colour at the neck and on the hand to complete the subtle elegance of the look
grey sweatshirt by Stella McCartney / antique emerald and diamond ring by Heritage d’France / green Murano bead necklace by Arati Devasher / grey tote by Givenchy / black boots by Aldo
T— is from India, and he’s a dapper gent. He’s sent me this photograph wearing the green scarf I made him, as a casual alternative to a tie. Paired with a classic corduroy shirt and tweed jacket, he’s definitely effortlessly stylish.
A camel coat seems to be the item that everyone wants this season, and styling them with casual jeans and a pristine white shirt can be both classic and boring. Amp up the style with a colourful statement necklace and pair with camel bag and shoes to keep the casual vibe going.
Weekday camel coat / Urban Outfitters white tee / Arati Devasher silk bead necklace / Ugg hobo bag / Aerin.com ballet flats
You’ve read my previous blog post for London Local Team on how I make a custom order scarf… now read my take on how to wear a scarf all year round. I’ve featured a selection of makers whose work you will love and covet. Read the full post at the London Local Team Blog.
Going to exhibitions and opening nights dressed to the nines is all very well, but have you ever thought that you can wear a piece of art just as easily as picking something to hang on a wall? A hand painted silk scarf is a painting, each scarf carefully designed and made as a one-of-a-kind piece impossible to duplicate. That one scarf can be worn in a myriad number of ways, making each outfit as unique as you are yourself.
Suzannah tux coat / C/MEO tank / Roberto Cavalli perfume / BH Cosmetics liquid lipstick / Arati Devasher silk scarf / Christian Loboutin black heels
Featured scarf: Linear Expressions
Order your own bespoke painted silk scarf by emailing Arati Devasher here…
The silk scarf is the most versatile accessory in your wardrobe. Here are four simple ways to style the Walled Garden scarf for any occasion as well as any season.
Wear this scarf…
Dressed Up in a nude dress and heels, with simple gold hoops, stacking rings and clutch.
Arati Devasher Walled Garden silk scarf / Jason Wu pintucked crepe dress / House of Harlow gold hoop earrings / Kendra Scott stacking rings / Nina Ricci gold arc detail clutch / GX by Gwen Stefani nude heels / Lip Crime red velvet lipstick / Dior mascara
Dressed Down in skinny jeans, a grey tank top, elegant earrings. tan cross-body bag and flat toe-post sandals.
Arati Devasher Walled Garden silk scarf / RVCA tank / Megan Auman earrings / True Religion jeans / Mansur Gavriel cross body bag / Ciabatte Marone leather flip flops
Dressed for Work in classic pink and grey, with discreet silver and diamond accessories, a forest green leather tote to accent the scarf and comfy heels.
Arati Devasher Walled Garden silk scarf / Jaeger fitted panel dress / Miss Selfridge’s ponte blazer / Buckley London necklaes / MLG Jewellery diamond earrings / Rebecca Minkoff bag / Very Cooper heels / Billythekey.com greek key ring / LimeCrime lipstick
Dressed Warm with a black collarless coat, knee boots, fun earrings, and an uplifting pink and blue beauty palette.
Arati Devasher Walled Garden silk scarf / Burberry black wool coat / Jimmy Choo boots / Givenchy bag / SlinkyLinksJewellery on Etsy leather earrings / LA Girl lipstick / Thumbs Up Nails Mallow nail treatment
Featured scarf: Walled Garden
View the entire Secret Garden collection here…
Pink is so often given a bad rep, and it really doesn’t have to be ‘only for blondes’ or for ‘girly girls’. Wear it in your own way, and it can create a fashion statement without turning you into a cliche.
Wear pink with panache! Make it casual chic by wearing the Arati Devasher pink Birdies scarf with black… polkadot trousers, a tank top, and a chunky cuff, topped off with sleek patent Oxfords. The pink lip accents the colour and means you’re wearing it – it’s not wearing you.
Zara vest top / Arati Devasher Birdies scarf / Zara polkadot trousers / Popmap.com oxford shoe / CumiDesigns on Etsy cuff bracelet / BH Cosmetics liquid lipstick