{Colorful Inspiration}

We all have colorful printed scarves and trying to build an outfit around them can be confusing. Here are some tips to help you coordinate a good look.

1. Decide whether the scarf calls for a casual outfit, or a dressy one. Many scarves (like the one in the example below) can go either way.

2. Choose the bottom. The skirt or pant should match the darkest color in your scarf. If you do not have anything in that shade, go with basic black. I chose a black pant.

3. Choose the top. The easy way: Your top should be black or white if your bottom is NOT a neutral color (like black, brown, navy, or dark gray). If your bottom IS a neutral color, your top can be white, black OR any other accent color in your scarf. I chose a shirt that matches the yellow accent color in the scarf.

4. The shoes. Choose a shoe that features at least one of the main colors in your outfit. My shoes match the pants and the scarf.

5. The bag. Choose a bag that matches your shoes or another main color in the outfit. My bag matches the shoes and the pants.

6. Jewelry. Choose one or two pieces that match a main color in the outfit OR stick with gold and silver. I chose a black necklace to match the pants.

Scarf Top Pants Necklace Bag Sandals