Here at Soho Scarves, we’re fans of accessories. Our favourite thing about a retro scarf is that it gives your look that unique flair that contemporary accessories just can’t pull off. Whether you love a pop of colour to add to your outfit or you’re into neutral tones with a classic polka print, a retro scarf can update anything from a formal tailored suit to a casual white tee and jeans. Don’t believe us? Try one for yourself and you’ll never look back.
1 Suit & (retro) Scarf
Update your day to day workwear or even a more formal tuxedo style suit with the addition of a seriously stylish retro scarf. There are two ways you can rock a scarf with a suit and we’re loving them both.
- Team it with a tie– Straight forward shirt, tie and suit your thing? Just add a retro scarf over the back of your shirt collar and tuck into the front lapels of the blazer for a hint of print.
- Replace the tie– This look gives a crisp shirt instant casual appeal but keeps your look on-trend and seriously suave. Get rid of the tie and add the scarf underneath your shirt for European vibes or simply wear it over the shirt and under the blazer for a more relaxed look.
2 Team with a casual polo shirt
One of our favourite ways to easily rock a retro scarf day to day is to pair with your go-to polo shirt. It’s a casual look with a touch of northern charm and it means you can pair any print from paisley to geometrics with a simple polo.
3 Wrap under knitwear
Give any of your knitwear an added collar-style detail by layering a sweater with a printed retro scarf. Wrapping a scarf neatly underneath the neckline of a crew neck sweater adds instant style points, as well as creating a unique look from any high street knit.
4 Add to a blazer
Blazers are big this season so you’ll be wearing them with everything from tailored trousers to casual denim. Giving your look an authentic vibe, why not add a neck scarf to your jacket worn either smartly tucked into the collar or loosely wrapped over the tops of the lapels.
5 Pair with leather
We mentioned in our previous blog our love of teaming leather with our Soho Scarves. This is a look that never ages. Don your favourite vintage-inspired leather biker jacket and add a polka dot print retro scarf to the look for a pop of colour, as well as the season’s biggest trend; prints.
Layering a scarf inside or over your leather jacket creates two different styles. Wrap tightly for a touch of warmth of let the scarf hang loosely to the waist for a truly laid-back look.
From your day to day workwear attire to your go-to night with the boys look, a men’s retro scarf is the one accessory your wardrobe is truly missing. Step into the style sphere of the likes of Jonny Depp and David Gandy or don’t believe us? Take Style Caster’s word for it that retro scarves are the hot commodity for spring and summer this year. The main question is, will you be opting for paisley or polka?
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