Truth be told we could dedicate our entire site to Dame Judi Dench. While she is a pleasure to watch as an actress, it’s her effortless style that makes us sit up straight whenever she graces our screens. Coupled with her iconic pixie haircut, each look depicts a relaxed attitude with a natural flair for fashion. There is the air of someone who may enjoy fashion but doesn’t take it too seriously and would never sacrifice comfort. Sounds perfect to us!
Here, we take a look at how the Dame wears her infamous scarves with each outfit. Adding in layering like this to create volume, introduce a new texture or create long lines is stying smarts and it seems Judi is quite the sartorial brainiac.
- Re-wear: if you have a signature style it pays to buy quality pieces and reintroduce them for varied incarnations over the years. A blue paisley scarf slung over one shoulder adds flattering long lines and points of interest. A statement piece, like a mustard patterned scarf brings an all-black look to life. And best of all there is certainly no time limit on these classic Denchlooks.
- Matching Tones. If you’re after a more uniformed style then add the same colour scarf to your outfit but ensure to introduce a new fabric. Avoid adding identical fabrics as it won’t add depth and just look bulky. If you’re confident in your accessorising don’t be afraid to clash patterns either ala The Dame.
- Lush Velvets. Yes, there is such a thing as a formal scarf! Theses divine velvets are perfect for an evening out as they deliver an injection of luxury. The warm velvets also play an integral part of your glamourous look by actually keeping you warm! Evening outerwear can be tricky so why not follow Dame Judi Dench’s lead and opt for an elegant velvet scarf worn as a cosy wrap.
- Pop of Colour. There will always be times when an all-black outfit seems like the best choice however many of us feel it’s a bit harsh when framing the face. If you’re in that club with us then a simple Dench-inspired scarf added to one shoulder is an easy fix. Pick a favourite colour, plain or patterned is fine and then compliment with lippie. Sorted!
Love your style Dame Judi Dench!