I’m off to Turkey next week. I know! Exciting, isn’t it? I’ve been asked to participate in a seminar about dermatology blogs (who knew? I thought I was a fashion blog!) It should be rather interesting, as everyone else tends to talk about psoriasis whereas I’m all about the clothes! I’m not entirely sure what to expect, but although it’s just a flying visit, I’m hoping to fit in a trip to one of Istanbul’s famous markets. I’ve been assured that the range of scarves is both stunning and cheap. (Note to family and friends … guess what will be under your tree this Christmas?!)
To divert myself from the panic of what to wear and what to pack, I decided to take a little look online to see what the scarves are like this season. I could do with a new selection, as I’m a bit bored with the few (30 odd) that I already own! And the good news is that there are plenty of utterly lovely ones to choose from. Scarves are truly a godsend to anyone with psoriasis. They distract the eye, they act as a camouflage if you suffer from a flaky scalp and they can add interest to an otherwise dull outfit. If scalp psoriasis is a problem and you only have a dark coat or jacket to wear, a scarf is a cost effective way to provide a buffer between your head and shoulders.
So, courtesy of Massimo Dutti, let me start with my absolute favourites this season. They have a fabulous range at the moment and these are just a small sample. No need to make a decision between a check and a spot print … this multi print foulard has all the options covered.
And a close up of the print
For all leopard print lovers out there (and I know I’m not alone), how divine is this square leopard foulard? I absolutely adore the print on this scarf.
And a close up to enable further drooling!
I’ve always been a fan of River Island scarves. They generally have their finger on the pulse when it comes to current trends and their price point is very accessible. I love this light grey faux fur snood. It would add a touch of glamour to any jacket or coat and as I have a similar one in pale brown, I can vouch that they are toasty warm
It’s now an accepted fact that pink is the colour of the current season. However, if a pink coat or jacket just doesn’t float your boat, this pink oversize lurex tiger print scarf is a cheap and quick way to acknowledge the trend.
Perfectly named for those of us always in search of it … the camouflage scarf from Zara. The name speaks for itself!
And staying with Zara, I also quite like this jacquard print scarf
Colour blocking is still with us and again, an easy way to give a nod to the trend is with a scarf. I quite like this Block Party knits scarf (their name, not mine!) from French Connection. The marbled grey is a great colour to conceal psoriasis, whilst the bottom parts are in the ever popular cobalt blue.
Finally, I love this option from Lola Rose in House of Fraser. The Dragonfly Confetti scarf is shot through with some neon yellow; perfect for adding a pop of colour during these duller months. It's also currently on sale, which makes it even more perfect.
Some fellow bloggers also have a fabulous range on sale at the moment ... far too many to list here, but if you follow these links, you can browse yourself; SGS Shop and Avenue 57.
And so … I must now start to think about packing. Has anyone been to Istanbul? Any suggestions as to how I should spend the three or four hours that I have free?
Have a lovely weekend.