Wondering how to wear monochrome stripes with accessories? Styling a statement necklace in a bold colour can make your outfit pop. Just add black accessories with one accent colour theme running through the rest. Don’t amp up the makeup, just let the clothes speak.
Marc Jacobs crossover stripe dress / Arati Devasher green Murano bead necklace / Antica Murrina blue Murano glass drop earrings / Nars makeup / Eddie Borgo velvet shoulder bag / Christian Loboutin black pumps
Wimbledon is the event of the summer for tennis aficionados. Whites are de rigeur for the players here, and it’s pretty fashion forward to wear white as an onlooker too. Here’s an outfit that keeps you looking casual and chic with a jacket just in case it rains (it is England, after all).
Balenciaga crepe biker jacket / Max Mara cotton tee shirt / Stella McCartney boyfriend jeans / Ralph Lauren belt / Arati Devasher blue scarf / DKNY bag / Hermés flats / Kate Spade bangle / Zoe Chicco earrings
When you’re invited to a formal event, be it a black tie dinner or a corporate event, it’s easy to just wear a little black dress. But when the little black dress is this delicate, feminine and unique, that’s a guarantee you’ll make an impact and be memorable as the most elegant lady in the room. Paired with a stunning statement pendant and gold accessories, it’s a knockout outfit.
David Koma crossed over dress / Arati Devasher crystal pendant necklace / Lord & Taylor ball stud earrings / Trish Mcevoy false lashes / Charlotte Tilbury dolce vita lip kit / Christian Louboutin gold heels / Yves St Laurent gold clutch bla
Ladies Day at Ascot is a day for extravagant hats and formal dress. Taking inspiration from the blue skies we hope to be blessed with on the day, here’s an outfit idea for that most special of outings. This could also be worn to a wedding as a guest or even by the mother of the bride (or groom).
Phase Eight blue tie-front dress and fascinator / OeiCeramics on Etsy ceramic earrings / Arati Devasher Zaffre necklace / Natalie Frigo cuff / Sergio Rossi wedges / Kate Spade peacock clutch
Glastonbury, the ever popular five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, has been an annual pilgrimage for music-lovers since its inception in the 1970s. These days it’s the millennials who are attending, but style is always at the forefront. Here’s an outfit that hopes for sun, but prepares for rain, and celebrates the bohemian roots of the famous festival with denim and folk embroidery.
Apiece Apart denim romper / Arati Devasher woodsman necklace / Patricia Nash crossbody bag / Gamiss tassel earrings / Tabitha Simmons festival espadrilles / Shedrain umbrella
The weather is pretty depressing in London, but let’s take a moment and think about Spring. You’ll definitely make an impression in this chevron skirt, paired with a pale blouse to tone down the pattern. Adding pale blue accessories and nude pumps accentuates the pastel blouse without losing the impact of the bold skirt.
Rumour London chevron skirt / Aldo pointed court heels / Oscar de la Renta crystal earrings / Space NK mascara / Coast structured top / Lime Crime lipstick / Arati Devasher silk necklace
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.
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
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Wear a statement necklace with red clothes, and it can be off-putting – you could end up looking like a pillar box with baubles on, after all… when chosen carefully, a red outfit can make a real style statement, and when its fire-engine shade is accentuated with pale shades and vibrant accessories, that bright red doesn’t seem so daunting after all. Caution: this style may invite fulsome compliments.
red camisole by Topshop / red bootcut trousers by Gucci / green Murano bead necklace by Arati Devasher / turquoise earrings by Pearly Karpel / lipstick by Nars / bracelets by Oscar Bijoux and Aurelie Bidermann / sandals by Forever 21
Most mens’ wardrobes may look as though an ink pot exploded on the clothing… but when you’ve got blue in your ensemble, it’ll make for a very charming selection of accessories to go with a lime green maxi dress.
Ritu Kumar maxi dress / Arati Devasher Birdies scarf/ Vivienne Westwood orb pop watch / Elizabeth & James Berlin ring / Marie Helene de Taillac lapis lazuli drop earrings / Nine West just zip it tote / BCBG.com blue wedge sandals