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  • Writer's pictureJulie Diana

Black and Green: Headwear, Scarf, & Modest Outfit

Updated: May 12

Woman in headscarf and black modest dress

Scarf: Amazon / Dress: Target / Sash belt: Amazon / Shoes: Vionic / Journal: similar here

Black and green: headwear, scarf, and outfit

This simple outfit was inspired by Claude Monet's impressionist "Flowers" painting below. The artwork's warmth and sense of movement are captivating.

The painting's earthy colors, both the light and deep shades, are echoed in the dress and accessories.

The painting's flowers and leaves suggest a mix of surfaces. The outfit mimics this with a variety of textures. It includes corduroy, fuzzy ribbing, smooth satin, and perforated leather.

Scroll for details about the headwear, scarf, and dress. Find convenient shopping links below each photo.

The styling video

The headscarf and underlayers

Woman in head wrap and black midi dress

Earrings: Amazon Collection / Necklace: JCrew, similar here

The olive green scarf is by Iristide. It's made of a lightweight rayon, with fringe on the short edges. Scroll down to see it styled as a neck scarf.

You can read about my favorite Iristide scarves in the article "My Top 7 Head Scarf Shopping Websites."

For contrast and slip-proofing, I'm wearing a black jersey headband by Funny Girl Designs underneath the scarf. Their headbands are made of a smooth, durable cotton-spandex, and have lasted me for years. They fit both women and girls comfortably.

I'm also wearing this head shaper for lightweight, subtle volume. To tie the scarf as pictured above, watch the 'Double Wrap' tutorial.

The newsboy cap

Woman in green headwear and matching scarf

Hat: Hats Scarves & More / Scarf: Amazon / Earrings: Amazon Collection

This olive green hat mimics the tone and texture of the painting's velvet-looking leaves. It also matches the green scarf beautifully.

The cap is made of 100% cotton corduroy, with a breathable lining. It has a roomy fit around the crown, a stretchy back elastic, and a feminine brim shape. As far as newsboy caps go, this one's hard to beat.

For reference, my head size is 22.5" when measuring along the hairline and over the ears. This newsboy cap is sold by Hats Scarves & More. You can read about my favorite headwear from this brand in "Where to Buy Women's Hats Online: My Top 5 Sites."

To reign in stray hairs, I'm wearing a gray cotton-spandex cap underneath. It's comes in a pair, along with black.

The sweater dress

Woman in black midi sweater dress and Vionic flats

Dress: Target / Sash belt: Amazon / Journal: similar here / Flats: Vionic

This little black dress is also a cozy black dress. It's made of a ribbed recycled-polyester sweater knit by A New Day. This Target brand a track record of impressive, affordable knitwear.

The dress comes in sizes XS-4X, and is also available in light blue. Bonus that it's machine washable.

For reference, I am 5'4". The size small I'm wearing measures 46" long.

The black satin sash ties the look together.

Thank you for reading

May your day progress gracefully, like the movement in an impressionist painting.

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