How to Wear the Tribal Print Scarf à La Malin Akerman

How often do photographers (or say, a photo database agency) unintentionally mistake one actor for another?

We are aware it has happened before, but it becomes inexcusable when the celebrities concerned are well-known and oftentimes visible.

Take for example, Malin Akerman and Molly Sims. If you look at Malin’s resume, she’s done a whole lot of movies with big A-list stars. Molly, on the other hand, is a former model turned actress very well known for her stint on Sports Illustrated and the TV series, Las Vegas. It’s also quite hard to miss her because she always looks statuesque and stunning. That is why we actually cannot understand how some people get these two ladies mixed up.

Malin Akerman was spotted leaving a salon yesterday (while looking fabulous, by the way), and for some reason, the photographers who took her pictures thought she was Molly Sims. Yes, both of them are blond, but they sure don’t look alike, so we’re a little confused how one was mistaken for the other.

Going back to how fabulous Malin looked, her outfit consisted of a classic white drapey tank and a really pretty pastel blue skirt. It was a simple pairing, but the way she dressed up the combo made all the difference. She capped off the outfit with grey peep-toe booties and a really gorgeous patterned and textured scarf — the kind with a tribal feel to it.

Molly Sims exits a salon.

Molly Sims exits a salon.Malin Akerman leaves a salon in Los Angeles while decked in a beautifully patterned and textured scarf, March 18, 2014

The look was neat and perfectly on point. We also fancy how she used the unique scarf as an accent to her pastel-themed ensemble. The contrasting colors kept the outfit interesting. Can you imagine how unexciting she would have looked had she left that scarf at home?

So let’s take a cue from Malin, shall we?

To give your gorgeous tribal print scarf a spring-fresh spin, pair it with a pastel-hued item and keep the rest neutral and classic. Also keep in mind to use simple silhouettes. Or if you wish to look at this pairing the other way around, style your simple pastel-themed separates with accessories that come in rich hues or patterns — like a tribal print scarf.

Here’s a combo we put together using two different scarf options, depending on whichever you prefer to use. You can score the scarves (and the rest of the items) over at Zappos. We prefer the scarf on the left, of course. Not only does it perfectly complement the blue skirt, it’s quite affordable too!

Molly Sims exits a salon.Scarf A (left): Gabriella Rocha Carrie Scarf / Scarf B (right): Double D Ranchwear La Cienaga Serape Scarf / Skirt: DSQUARED2 Tube Skirt /Booties: Steve Madden Imaginee / Top: Splendid Vintage Whisper Tank

Also, here are the two scarves up close and personal for you. The first one is from Gabriella Rocha. It features a stunning tribal print in deep red and subtle blue-grey hues. It’s actually made of 100% rayon so it is quite cool on the skin. The piece also fashions fringes at the edges for a more authentic feel:

gabriella rocha carrie scarfGabriella Rocha Carrie Tribal Print Scarf, $48 (was $65)

The second scarf that you can use with Malin’s outfit has a much darker base (in black). It is also printed with a colorful tribal-inspired pattern using orange, pink, and blue as accents. Unlike the piece from Gabriella Rocha, this neck warmer was crafted from 100% viscose material.

Double D Ranchwear La Cienaga Serape ScarfDouble D Ranchwear La Cienaga Serape Scarf, $70

Between these two uniquely printed extras, which do you fancy pairing with a pastel blue skirt if you’re going to channel your inner Malin Akerman?

Credit: WENN

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