Adding Colour with Summer Scarves and Accessories

I was asked the other day about my signature style and what the most important aspect of my wardrobe was, to which I answered accessories and shoes. I truly believe that both can change the entire look of an outfit in a relatively inexpensive way. I’m sure my answer comes as no surprise, after all, I have my own jewellery and accessories website and this week I’ve added a lot of new summer pieces. 

It was scarves that I started my little business with just over two years ago and I’m always amazed by how many women have twenty, thirty or more. I have lovely repeat customers who see scarves as being practical all year round as well as being the perfect way of adding a pop of colour or pattern around the face. It goes without saying that scarves are their most useful during autumn and winter, but I wear mine regularly throughout spring and summer. I find they are an excellent way of protecting the delicate skin on the neck and chest from the sun, they add a layer when the mornings are on the chilly side and they are also great for sitting outside in the evenings because here in the UK it is very rare indeed that we can sit al-fresco sans woollies once the barbeque is over. They act as a barrier between midges and mosquitoes and our skin and they can also be used as a small sarong or beach cover-up in hotter climes. 

Red flower scarf, Lizzy O Boutique

Dandelion scarf, Lizzy O Boutique

Dandelion scarf, Lizzy O Boutique

Scarves are also an excellent way of dipping a toe into a seasonal trend. For example, one only needs to look at Instagram to see that pineapples are everywhere. Available in beige and black and light khaki with turquoise they inject a bit of fruity fun into an outfit.

Pineapple scarf

Pineapple scarf

Pineapple scarf

These birds of paradise are lovely adding pretty colour and detail.

Bird of paradise scarf

Birds of paradise scarf

Dragonflies are among my favourite things so I couldn’t resist these scarves which come in sky blue and hot pink, each with little scattered dragonflies in different colours. These dragonflies are textured, (I’m trying to think of how best to describe them, They’re not embroidered, nor are they printed but they are raised from the fabric of the scarf).

Dragonfly scarf

Bright pink dragonfly scarf

And keeping with the dragonflies, these large statement pendants are a very versatile piece of jewellery and are available in rose-gold and in silver. I wore mine with my LBD last week.

Lizzy O rose gold large dragonfly pendant

Rose gold large dragonfly pendant

Large silver Dragonflypendant

These buckle wrap bracelets have proved popular in silver grey and rose-gold (I’m wearing the rose-gold one in the photograph above), so I added a versatile black to the collection. They are super sparkly and are very elegant and neat and are a lightweight way to add a lot of shine.

Black sparkly wrap bracelet with buckle

And finally, two vibrant wrap bracelet designs in turquoise and in hot pink. Fabulous on the beach and layered for festivals and parties. These both wrap round the wrist twice and fasten with a press-stud.

Turquoise diamante wrap bracelet

Bright pink wrap bracelet

The scarves and wrap bracelets are £12.50 and the pendants are £15, but for the duration of Euro 2016, I am offering a 10% discount with the code “footballwidow”. All payments are facilitated by Paypal but payment is also accepted from all major credit and debit cards, but it’s not very on the website though when going through the payment steps. For card payments, the option of “creating an account” or “checking out as a guest” must be selected. It will still look like it’s Paypal, but all relevant card details can then be entered.
I post everything first class and almost always within two days of receipt of the order. The Lizzy O jewellery comes in an organza gift bag. The scarves come wrapped in bright pink tissue paper.
The “footballwidow” 10% discount code is also valid on my Danon jewellery range. Depending on stock levels, these items may take a little longer to be delivered because if they aren’t in stock, they’re ordered from Israel, where they’re handcrafted.

If you’re celebrating Father’s Day today, have a wonderful day. My parents will be spending the afternoon with us. My dad is the man above all men and is a rock for me and my children and is the is epitome of kindness, gentleness and loyalty and we absolutely adore him. This was taken last year when he was my lunch date for a food review I did for work. I love you dad.

Peter Yeowart



Love Liz x

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  1. Suzy Turner June 20, 2016 / 11:22 am

    I love scarves too but its too hot to wear them here in the Algarve in the summer, which is a pain because I love them!! I'm always wearing them in the winter and yes, I have SO many. It drives my husband nuts if I come home with a new one lol!
    Suzy x
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • Elizabeth Yeowart June 21, 2016 / 6:26 am

      Oh how lovely to not need a scarf because of the temperature! It's so cool again here! Yes, scarves are a little addictive aren't they and such an easy way to update an outfit. Have a lovely week xxxx

  2. Fashion Briefing June 20, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Your creations are delicate and your choices of scarves are perfect. Lovely day to you

  3. Handbags Gladrags Pricetags June 20, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    I love scarves too, I wear them all year round.Love how they tie an outfit together, and I'm still getting use out of mine just now as the weather is so rubbish!

    • Elizabeth Yeowart June 21, 2016 / 6:28 am

      I agree and wear them year-round too. And yes, it is so cool and grey isn't it? I always think a pop of colour close to the face is very uplifting as well as a scarf being such a nice extra layer! xxx

  4. The Sequinist June 20, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    These scarves are all so pretty; I can't decide which one I like best! The dandelion ones and the dragonfly ones are really special. And the birds; that print is so charming.

    That turquoise bracelet is GORGEOUS! What a perfect way to add a summer splash to the fairly unsummery weather we're having of late! xx

    • Elizabeth Yeowart June 21, 2016 / 6:30 am

      Thank you Lisa. A simple way of adding a bit f colour or pattern and a god way of embracing this changeable weather! Yes, I love the turquoise too. Like your red wrap bracelet it's super sparkly and a very happy little accessory. I love dandelions so couldn't resist selecting these ones! xxx

  5. Midlife Chic June 21, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    Such pretty scarves Liz – just what we need for summer in the North! I was wearing my sparkly rose gold Liz bracelet this weekend and it was much admired. And your lovely papa – so nice to see him have another special moment on your blog, I hope you had a great Father's Day with him x

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