Scarf appreciation. Tie one on to tide you through the winter

  • By Samantha Hayden


The scarf is the one accessory that can be easily incorporated into your wardrobe to add a splash of colour or pattern and elevate a warm-winter ensemble. This is the one item that always fits, never goes out of style and will frame your face in at least a semi-flattering way!

This years collections have shown scarfs in super slim, graphical or matching designs spotted at Tory Burch, as well as the super slinky sort, tied a few times around the neck as shown at Chloe. The possibilities of wearing a scarf are endless (the French even wrote a rulebook on it) and have proved it isn’t difficult to wear a la Francaise.

So, we are pleased to see the lowly scarf is here this winter as a biggy. Us northern Europeans love to swath our shoulders for extra warmth or hit it way below the waist or we love those snoods as comfy and practical alternatives.

Simply put, the scarfs do an excellent job at protecting your neck and oversized scarfs are a great way to add lots of volume to a winter look, not just for women but for men too. Scarfs have been a staple in men’s wardrobes for over 2,200 years with the first men’s neckwear worn by Chinese soldiers in the 3rd Century, later followed by the world’s militaries using them as rank and designators insignias. But we’ll save the history for another post...; )

In the meantime, bundle up and we’ll leave you with this wonderful video to master the humble scarf techniques.



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