Those chain-print polyester shirts that you used to steal from your mother to play dress-up probably convinced you at an early age that you should avoid scarf-print fashion like the plague. Itchy, cheesy, and faux-baroque-y, the print somehow only looked okay if it was in the context of a joke.
However, the new scarf print is a whole different animal, and it doesn’t have even a sliver of cheese. In paisleys, hatchmarks, and geometrically laid-out patchworks,these modern versions look polished and pretty, and don’t need to be worn with white Reeboks and a stonewashed denim. Trust — after you’ve seen what the folks nowadays can do to a chain-linked scarf print, you’ll never look at your mother’s old duds the same way again.
Mango Tie Print Top, $39, available at Mango.
10 Crosby Wide Leg Pant, $375, available at Barneys.
Pixie Market Paisley Dress, $64, available at Pixie Market.
Versace Printed Silk Shirt, $1,195, available at Net-a-Porter.
Kookai Chain Scarf Print Shorts, $57.17, available at ASOS.
Juicy Couture Scarf Print Tank, $148, available at Juicy Couture.
Zara Printed Trousers, $89.09, available at Zara.
Equipment Daddy Antonia Blouse, $278, available at Shopbop.
Pim + Larkin Scarf Print Mini Dress, $39.99, available at Piperlime.
Topshop Scarf Print Dress, $72, available at Topshop.
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