As the temperature drops, we pile the clothes on, and no winter outfit is complete with the scarf. When I was younger I never wore scarves; I saw them as itchy, ugly wool things that were usually a little worn and dirty from too much time spent playing in the snow. Now, I never leave the house without one once the colder weather comes around. Scarves are an easy way to dress up an otherwise plain-jane outfit with a pop of color, a funky pattern, a bit of glitter, or a silky fabric.
I believe there are 3 major types of scarves:
1) The Skinny Scarf. I would also refer to this as the Style Scarf, because you’re not fooling anyone if you’re claiming to wear one of these for warmth. For that reason, skinny scarves can be worn anytime of year, and are often paired with a simple tank or wifebeater.
2) The Cowl Scarf. Or, if you prefer, the Statement Scarf. Because this scarf ain’t fading into the background–this scarf demands your attention! These scarves tend to be very wide rather long, and usually close around the neck with one or two chunky buttons. I’ve noticed these scarves becoming more common lately. Definitely a good companion piece to a warm chai and a fireplace.
3) The Pashmina. Also known as the scarf you can find in 100 different colors at any street fair or flea market on the planet. This also happens to be my personal favorite choice. Like the skinny scarf, the pashmina can make a dull outfit a little chicer, without be overwhelming like the cowl. It also is substantial enough to provide serious warmth on a mid-December day. The pashmina is also very wide(but not in a bulky way like the cowl), so it is very versatile. You can wear it like a traditional scarf, or unfold it and wrap it around your arms for some full-body warmth. Plus you can find them practically anywhere for about $5-$15.
What about you guys? What is your favorite scarf style? Are there any major ones I’ve missed?