A simple outfit jazzed up with accessories

Accessories cotton print scarf

A simple outfit jazzed up with accessories

Some mornings I feel like wearing a simple outfit. However I like to jazz it up with accessories. Adding a few well-chosen accessories is similar to starting a painting with a blank canvas and then using shapes and colours to create a story.

Another benefit of this strategy is that if you wear the same colour top and bottom it will give the illusion of height. Choose your favourite neutral and then add some spice with a colourful scarf. This will help to draw attention to your face. Don’t forget to add your most flattering lipstick colour.

Cotton print scarf

Above I am wearing:

Cotton PomPom scarf Chicatanyage scarf shop / Red satchel bag is from the Cambridge Satchel Company. I have had it for a few years now and find it very useful if I want to be hands-free. Now for my lovely snakeskin bronze sandals (kindly gifted), They are from FitFlop. I used to wear FitFlops some years ago. They were always very comfortable and good for my feet. However, the styles were not very fashion forward. Now there has been a revolution and their shoes are not only extremely comfortable, like walking on soft cushions, but they are really stylish. I have my eye on several of their other sandals, as many of mine are past their sell-by date.

Summer cotton print scarf

We were so lucky to catch this Wisteria in full bloom. Co-ordinating your scarf with the flora and fauna!

Navy miracle leggings WinserLondon at JohnLewis&Partners / My navy tee shirt is some years old. Cos have similar A-line tops. I find this style very flattering as it does not cling around the tummy area.

Fit flop sandals and print scarf

Details of my snakeskin bronze sandals. / Parrot print scarf / Blue Panama hat (similar).

If you missed out on the Parrot scarves last time we have a few more in stock. See how I wore it here.

The photographs were taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram

Disclaimer: All clothes are my own. The sandals which were gifted to me.


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  1. 18th May 2019 / 16:21

    Love this look as it is what I try to achieve! Not with your success, but I enjoy selecting “suitable” accessories. These work with either navy, or black. I am trying to get away from the latter! I am only 5 foot so wearing the “one” colour helps.

  2. Darlene MacLean
    18th May 2019 / 19:29

    Great look!

  3. Francie
    18th May 2019 / 22:19

    The sandals are attractive, Josephine, and the bronze is pretty with the navy. I love all dressing in all one color too. I’m glad to see these sandals and would love to see other FitFlops that you pick out.

  4. Anna K.
    2nd June 2019 / 09:29

    Just found your blog, Josephine – love it! I am a ‘scarf’ person and have dozens. My style is very similar to yours in the pic (you look great!) classic, usually neutrals, zhuzzed up with a scarf – it’s my ‘signature’. People notice the scarf and I enjoy the compliments!

    • 2nd June 2019 / 09:36

      Welcome to my blog Anna and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment

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