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winter style: how to style the mustard trend for work

How to Style the Mustard Trend for WorkArati Devasher yellow scarf

The mustard trend – love it or hate it? Personally, I love yellow in any shape or form, and am delighted to see that it’s back in fashion, particularly for Spring 2018, worn both on and off the runway by celebrities and common folk alike. Here in London, though, it’s cold, windy and still very much winter. The daffodils are out already, though, so don’t hesitate to add some mustard to your wardrobe even though it’s still freezing. Goodness knows we need some bright mustard trousers in our lives while we deal with the grey weather.

I’d tone down this naturally warm colour with a cool grey cashmere jumper – it’s winter-appropriate and makes the colourful trousers more office-friendly too; tuck it in to highlight the lovely tie-waist of those bottoms. Adding the Summer Noon silk scarf around your neck will tie in the colour of the trousers, giving a high-end feel to the high-street look and adding colour near your face to bring the attention back up there. Wearing black or navy accessories with this outfit might seem natural, but I’d pair another extremely trendy colour with it – deep burgundy patent leather bag and low-heeled pointy-toe pumps. Minimal rose gold jewellery in the form of pearl earrings and delicate bracelet add the finishing touches.

The highlight of this outfit is the deep yellow or mustard – the reddish tones in the silk scarf (available here) tie in the burgundy shoes and bag, and the cool grey jumper takes the brightness down a notch, making it possible to wear to work. Wear your hair simply, and you’re ready to go. Don’t forget to throw on a warm coat for the journey to work, though! Stay warm until Spring actually gets here.

 

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winter style: 7 ways to wear a silk scarf with a jumper dress

winter style: 7 ways to wear a scarf with a jumper dress | arati devasher painted silk accessories, london

On days when I don’t know what to wear, I automatically reach for a jumper dress. This burgundy jumper dress from .Object with the fun frills on the cuffs is my current favourite. I’ve paired it with comfy but stylish wedge heel knee boots from M&S.

What makes the outfit stand out, however, is the way the Sunset Waters silk scarf can be styled with it in several different ways. This would be a great combination to wear to a winter wedding (or dare I say it so soon – a Valentine’s day date) yet it’s also appropriate to wear to work.

I made this one-of-a-kind pure silk scarf in a traditional Japanese tie-dye technique called Shibori. You’ll love this scarf because it’s a versatile pattern that can be combined with many different outfits. It’s available to purchase at aratidevasher.co.uk.

Click on the images below to see them in more detail.

Do comment and let me know if you try any of these styles. I’d love to hear from you.

P.S. You might notice I’m wearing black tights in the photographs… that’s because I’m always cold. There is also a hidden thermal top under that elegant jumper dress, and the silk scarf adds warmth when worn close around the neck!

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winter style: how to wear grey and camel in cold weather

Camel has been a popular colour over the last few years, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. A camel or tan coat, boots and bag will go with anything and everything, in every season. When in doubt, accessorise with tan is my motto. I love the texture in this LK Bennett dress and the smoothness of Dune’s leather boots, Mansur Gavriel bag and soft camel coat by Karen Millen contrasts beautifully with it. Add my gorgeous Salmon Run peach silk scarf to the mix, and you’ll make a statement wherever you go. The chunky gold bracelet from Philippe Audibert will top off this classic look.

How do you style camel or tan in your wardrobe? Comment below and tell me. I’d love to hear.

Grey and camel product links: LK Bennett tweed dress / Karen Millen camel coat / Arati Devasher peach silk scarf / Dune  riding boots  / Mansur Gavriel  messenger bag  / Philippe Audibert link bracelet

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autumn style: knee boots and a shift dress

Having worn my current knee-high boots for five autumn and winter seasons, it’s time to look for a new pair. That got me thinking about what to pair with a great pair of boots, and the ultimate for autumn (or fall if you’re in the Americas) is a neutral toned shift dress with bright lipstick and a universally versatile geometric silk scarf.

Alexander Wang dress / Jimmy Choo  boots  / StyleMoi  ring  / Nars  lipstick  / Arati Devasher geometric scarf / Essie nailpolish 

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autumn style: a classic burgundy shade for fall

Red and burgundy are classic autumn colours. Mimicking the colours of fallen leaves, they bring to mind cosy, festive events and a feeling of warmth in the gloom of approaching winter. Pair cool blues and greens to bring out the deepest tones, and add light grey or white accessories so you don’t look bogged down.

Manon Baptiste striped roll neck top / Farrah  velvet jeans  / Tori Burch  Gemini loafers  / Michael Kors  white Jet Set travel tote bag  / Arati Devasher fish scarf

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autumn style: what to wear to work on a monday

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


autumn style: wear grey without being boring

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


summer style: wear bold stripes with accessories

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


spring style: pastels and print

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


a scarf for all seasons: four ways to style a green silk scarf

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 Up in a nude dress and heels, with simple gold hoops, stacking rings and clutch.

 

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 Down in skinny jeans, a grey tank top, elegant earrings. tan cross-body bag and flat toe-post sandals.

 

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 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.

 

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 

Dressed Warm with a black collarless coat, knee boots, fun earrings, and an uplifting pink and blue beauty palette.

Featured scarf: Walled Garden

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