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Calling all HoC Winters, colours experts and scarf lovers!

(42 Posts)
Keztrel Mon 10-Jun-13 08:42:31

1. Do you like this scarf?

2. Would the colours work on a Winter, ie are they 'ice' or 'pastel'?

GobblersKnob Mon 10-Jun-13 08:56:29

I only qualify for the last criteria sorry, but I can tell you that I have two Becksondergaard scarves of the same composition as that one and they are absolutely gorgeous, soft, warm, light and huge.

GobblersKnob Mon 10-Jun-13 08:59:13

And also if you have a Tkmaxx, check the scarf dept, as I would imagine that is where that one originated from, they may have had some new stock in smile

MadAboutHotChoc Mon 10-Jun-13 09:12:37

Love the scarf but it is slightly more summery than wintery - the colours are quite muted.

QueenCadbury Mon 10-Jun-13 10:03:39

I'm not convinced those colours would work on a winter. The grey would if it's one of your best colours but the lilac stars are wrong.

FaddyPeony Mon 10-Jun-13 10:11:17

Don't think it's quite bright enough for a winter - it wouldn't be the type of colours I'd gravitate towards.
That said - who cares? It's a pretty scarf, so if you like it, get it!

Hopefully Mon 10-Jun-13 10:18:58

Definitely Summer, not Winter. It is gorgeous, isn't it?

Keztrel Mon 10-Jun-13 10:24:18

I'm tempted Faddy cos I love it but it's going to be right next to my face, and I'm definitely not a summer-leaning winter...but maybe I'm taking my colours too seriously... Might get it if the price doesn't go up too much, and will def check out TK Maxx!

Thanks Hopefully for the definitive answer smile

If anyone's seen a scarf with ice colours in it please let me know!

Perseis Mon 10-Jun-13 10:30:54

I don't think the colours are clear enough for a winter, this would be better. And the combo of mint/lilac isn't great IMO, winter or summer...

Keztrel Mon 10-Jun-13 10:39:08

That's lovely Perseis, but anything resembling cream or beige looks hideous on me - it needs to be bright white.

FaddyPeony Mon 10-Jun-13 10:40:32

I'm only an interested dabbler in all of this colours business - I've never gotten it professionally done. But I will tell you what a friend of mine was wearing yesterday. She is very beautiful and I think probably a Clear Winter? (Same colouring as Megan Fox). Anyway, I just googled 'clear winter colour palette' and everything she was wearing was on it:

An icy pink marl sleeveless tank top - very neutral-y coloured
Emerald turquoise skinny jeans
Flipflops with fuschia toenails

My rambling point is: not sure what kind of Winter you are, but clearer/brighter shades of the colour combo in your scarf (i.e emerald turquoise + fuschia vs mint +violet) look AMAZING together on a Winter.

FaddyPeony Mon 10-Jun-13 10:42:12


Keztrel Mon 10-Jun-13 10:47:16

I think I'm a jewel winter... fuchsia, emerald, scarlet etc work on me - I'm more Snow White-ish colouring than tanned and Megan Fox-y. Your friend's outfit sounds great, and that's a v useful palette, thank you!

Keztrel Mon 10-Jun-13 10:49:45

Maybe this one would be better on me? Not that I'm paying £69 for it...

Are these colours maybe a bit dull for a winter? here

FaddyPeony Mon 10-Jun-13 10:51:45

Yes, it was a great outfit, the colours absolutely popped with her deep tan envy envy envy

I am almost certain I'm a Winter (definitely cool colouring and gravitate towards jewel shades like you) but I would lovvvvvvvvvve to get this confirmed. However, I'm not in the U.K. and I couldn't be sure it would be done right. So I just continue to dabble smile

Anyway I often get given scarves as gifts, and if they're too 'warm' or muddy I try to make them work with a brighter coloured top.

MadAboutHotChoc Mon 10-Jun-13 11:10:08

This one might work better.

MadAboutHotChoc Mon 10-Jun-13 11:12:28

The navy and green would work - as long as the green is a real emerald in real life.

MadAboutHotChoc Mon 10-Jun-13 11:13:30

The blue in the scarf I linked looks cobalty and the grey is a good winter neutral.

MadAboutHotChoc Mon 10-Jun-13 11:14:46

I am sure I have seen grey with white stars (or vice versa) scarves around - this would work well for a Spring/summer outfit.

QueenCadbury Mon 10-Jun-13 11:28:32

I love that navy and green one but as madchoc says, it needs to be a bright emerald green.

Keztrel Mon 10-Jun-13 11:33:33

Love the one you linked MadChoc. I hadn't thought about the green in the one I linked not being emerald - to my eye all bright darkish greens are emerald - I think I need to do some more colour studying!

Keztrel Mon 10-Jun-13 13:25:45

Hmm, I've changed my mind about that navy and green one I linked. Don't think I like green and blue together, not those shades anyway.

Perseis Mon 10-Jun-13 19:31:15

I do like a scarf challenge smile...

What about this?

Or this?

Keztrel Mon 10-Jun-13 20:27:00

I adore them both Perseis, more than the star ones in fact! This is dangerous, don't get me perusing Becksondergaards website! smile I really don't want to pay over £40 for a scarf. And yet I want it to be stunning and exactly the right colours grin

Keztrel Tue 11-Jun-13 10:47:23

Perseis I'm so sorry I'm an idiot, I was looking at those scarves on my phone where the picture is tiny and didn't realise the 'birds on the wire' one isn't Becksondergaard! Am thinking about getting it, but need to work out if the colour is right first... not sure if it's more of an autumn greeny blue...

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