How To Wear Printed Scarves

on my radar: printed scarves from Bindya

printed scarf

I love the way a printed scarf adds such visual punch to an outfit. While I’ve had a few lighter weight silk printed scarves in rotation the last few months, almost all of my cooler weather scarf options are solid colors. I’ve been eyeing the Bindya New York scarves at Halsbrook for a while now, and when the folks at Halsbook asked if I’d like to review one, I jumped at the opportunity.

The designer, Bindya Lulla has been making scarves and pashminas for over 10 years and gets inspiration from her trips to India and Paris. The prints are lively, and incorporate both vivid and softer colors in interesting pattern mixes.

The scarf I selected is the “Marie” in teal and cream paisley. I’ve always loved paisley prints, and the colors in this one are so gorgeous, and work beautifully in my wardrobe. The silk/cashmere fabric is very lightweight and soft, and large enough to work as a wrap too.

Bindya New York scarves

I like that little touch of green on the border, which you can emphasize or not depending on how you arrange the scarf.

paisley scarf

Look at this stunning print!! I can hardly wait for the weather to cool off enough to wear this again. Prints like this one are also a great way to tie together other colors within an outfit. (I included a couple of Bindya scarves in my most recent travel wardrobe set.)

scarf tie

Scarf was provided by Halsbook for review. If you haven’t perused their online boutique before, you really should have a look. They have curated a collection of elegant basics as well as unique designs and accessories I haven’t seen anywhere else, and all of it eminently wearable. 

Do you wear printed scarves? What types of prints do you prefer?

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  1. Susan
    September 21, 2015 / 2:49 am

    Susan, I love this scarf on you! And yes, I do like printed scarves and have several of them. Sometimes I am challenged by a scarf this size and think it is just too much fabric. But–you made it work and I should be able to do the same. The one you are modeling is such a great color for you.

  2. September 21, 2015 / 4:03 am

    Lovely. I remember my first run in with pashminas/scarves when I went on a solo trip to Paris while in college. I love scarves but unfortunately they are a bit superfluous in South Florida.

  3. September 21, 2015 / 4:36 am

    Never heard of that retailer – just did some virtual shopping. Scarf is lovely! You wear it well!

  4. Rita
    September 21, 2015 / 4:56 am

    Silk and cashmere is such a nice fabric. I have one scarf in that blend, and it feels so good to wear it.

  5. September 21, 2015 / 5:17 am

    Seems I can never find the right weight of scarf fabric, but these look perfect. Your photos of that scarf are even better than the ones on Halsbook’s website. I actually glossed right over it, then thought “where’s the one in Susan’s photos?” So now I have an even harder decision to make–which gorgeous one to choose?

  6. Ellen
    September 21, 2015 / 5:43 am

    I would wear that as a shawl, or as a scarf with a coat in the winter, but I think it is overwhelming as a part of an outfit…but I would definitely wear it!

  7. September 21, 2015 / 5:58 am

    Gorgeous colors on you! I love this scarf. The silk cashmere blend is a personal favorite. Popping over to shop:)

  8. sandypatti
    September 21, 2015 / 6:04 am

    Beautiful scarf, print and colors. You wear it well. xo

  9. sybes1
    September 21, 2015 / 7:24 am

    That’s a beautiful scarf! Love the colors. Halsbrook has some lovely pieces–usually too expensive for me but I did give them a look just a couple of days ago and found that there were many items that I might choose! I first started following Halbrook a few years ago when they were featured in the NYT.

  10. September 21, 2015 / 9:03 am

    Those colours are great on you and I’m always a sucker for a bit of paisley. At the moment, I need another one or two scarves in neutral solids, having collected perhaps a few too many printed ones….cashmere-silk is a nice blend especially for your climate.

  11. September 21, 2015 / 9:07 am

    That is a gorgeous colour on you. I’m a real scarf lady – I love them. All kinds of prints and fabrics! They are so versatile and can be just an ideal finishing touch to an outfit as jewellery.

  12. September 21, 2015 / 9:22 am

    Yes! I love Halsbrook’s choices, and my Bindya scarf. It’s so light and soft, and the colors are so sophisticated. That scarf is gorgeous on you.

  13. September 21, 2015 / 10:12 am

    Yes, I agree, this scarf looks great on you! I especially love that it’s a silk/cashmere blend. Dreamy. Of course you’d want to wrap it all over yourself, so soft, so pretty. It’s light enough to handle your mild winters but could be dozy enough for somewhere colder too.

  14. September 21, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    The scarf is beautiful. I wear scarves more when they blend in with what I’m wearing, not as a “pop”. I hope we need them this Fall/Winter…..

  15. September 21, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    Hardly a day goes by that I don’t wear a scarf of some kind (once the weather cools down…) And, I’m really looking forward to seeing new ideas in Paris in November! I’ve become so addicted that I almost don’t feel dressed without some kind of scarf!

  16. happinessatmidlife
    September 21, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    I hope that our weather will cooperate soon – this heat is way too hot for me. Love the color of this scarf to your outfit!


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  17. September 21, 2015 / 10:58 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. I am an absolute sucker for scarves especially in those colours. Shame it is so difficult to shop stuff to the UK.

  18. Louise
    September 22, 2015 / 2:05 am

    Beautiful, scarves are always a staple for us in the UK – often during each of the 4 seasons! Like you I find a gorgeous patterned scarf really versatile, I try to match just one colour with the solid colour of my main outfit and accessorise with the same picked-out colour for my jewellery. This one is lovely on you!

  19. missannethrope
    September 22, 2015 / 4:27 am

    Love everything on the Halsbrook site, but the prices make it inaccessible for me. Any suggestions for similar styles in a more affordable range?

    • September 22, 2015 / 6:20 am

      I’ve been mooning over that site for a while too. I should do a “frugal little sister” post! (Note: I’m actually somewhat older than Susan in real life)

  20. nell
    September 22, 2015 / 4:57 am

    You absolutely sparkle in those colors. Don’t know how to describe it, exactly, but there’s an effervescent “lift” to your persona whenever you wear such flattering tints…

    I do like scarves, and paisleys especially. Anything dreamy and ethereal and watercolor-ey seems to work. Also like Hermes- inspired “chain” and equestrian designs.

  21. laney
    September 22, 2015 / 7:02 am

    The scarf is beautiful on you. Could you please provide a link for your tunic? It is lovely as well….

    • une femme
      September 22, 2015 / 9:44 am

      Hi laney, thank you. It’s a washable wool sweater from Eileen Fisher, link:

  22. September 22, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    Your scarf is so pretty. The beautiful teal color and pretty paisley pattern reminds me of peacock feathers! I bet this would look great worn with burgundy too.

  23. September 23, 2015 / 1:47 am

    That scarf is beautiful – and it would go with denim!

  24. Elle
    September 27, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    I just returned from 3 days in Paris for work. The weather was beautiful, and EVERYONE, and I mean everyone, had a scarf around her (and his) neck. The scarves are light, worn in a loose knot or wound around the neck, and patterned, and seriously, there is hardly a woman without one. Many of the men are wearing them too. Très elegante.

    • une femme
      September 27, 2015 / 5:31 pm

      Elle, that’s great to hear. The last couple of years we’ve visited during warmer months, and didn’t see as many scarves.

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