Dressing How-To: Five Ways to Rock Scarf Prints

Anyone can throw on an old scarf, but pulling off scarf-print separates can get tricky.

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It's easy to throw a printed scarf over an everyday ensemble, but working scarf-printed separates—which made cameos at Versace, Pucci and Dolce & Gabbana this season—can be a trickier proposition. To tone down Versace's printed cardi ($1,150 at Net-a-Porter), we paired it with slim indigo jeggings ($44 at Topshop), a turquoise J.Crew pullover ($80 at J.Crew) and Rachel Comey's clunky leather platforms ($449 at LaGarconne).
For a look that can go easily from the office to an evening event, we styled Pucci's green scarf-print blouse ($1,614 at Net-a-Porter) with Phillip Lim's flecked wool trousers ($375 at LaGarconne) and gold, geometric earrings ($28 at Topshop). Zara's black and gold platforms ($99 at Zara) tie the metallic tones together and amp up the drama.
This punchy summer look started with a pair of Topshop's scarf-print silk shorts ($60 at Topshop) and J.Crew's hot pink cashmere pullover ($248 at J.Crew). For extra height, we added sky-high wooden platforms ($89.90 at Zara), while a cool, geometric choker necklace picks up the geometric print in the shorts ($7.80 at Forever21).
Topshop's sleeveless scarf-print shirt dress ($100 at Topshop) pairs perfectly with a classic Burberry trench coat ($1,395 a Net-a-Porter) and bright enamel jewelry like this green and gold bangle ($12 at Madewell). Madewell's lattice leather platforms ($130 at Madewell) add a few inches while keeping the look casually chic.
Scarf prints lend themselves easily to beach-ready ensembles, so we paired ASOS' bright halter dress ($58 at ASOS) with Gucci's striped metallic espadrilles ($270 at Net-a-Porter) and heaps of gold bangles ($29.50 at J.Crew). Add the finishing touch—a woven straw sunhat ($12.80 at Forever21)—and you're ready for fun in the sun.
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