It’s getting crazy cold in parts of Australia right now and we’re all looking for ways to keep warm and stylish at the same time! It’s an easy answer – the must have Winter accessory is as simple as a scarf. You all need at least one scarf in your Winter wardrobe! Maybe more! I recently culled my scarf collection down to just eleven which is still alot and wasn’t easy to do. If you need some inspiration when it comes to Winter scarves then I have some tips and great finds for you!
Three reasons a scarf is your must have Winter accessory
- They can update an old outfit easily and cost effectively,
- They are trans-seasonal – that means you don’t have to just wear them in Winter!
- There’s more than just one way to wrap one around your neck.
A scarf’s versatility is a major bonus for your wardrobe!
When buying a scarf choose a colour or pattern that suits you. A bold colour can add life to basic black or break up a block colour outfit. Colour in a scarf is also a budget friendly way to introduce current season on trend colours into your wardrobe. A pattern can introduce a trend into your wardrobe that you might not want to use in an entire outfit, like floral or tweed that are both major fashion players right now.
A scarf fundamentally keeps your neck warm, so use one to get pieces in your wardrobe working hard for you in the colder months that you normally wouldn’t wear. A cute scarf tied around your neck will give added warmth under a button up shirt while a cosy wool scarf can be layered to cover up a wide or low neckline on a top that you’d usually save for the warmer months….a little bit of style magic!
A snood or infinity scarf can really fight the elements for you and still look gorgeous. These alternate Winter scarves can be wrapped around your neck as many times as you can squeeze it round for maximum warmth, or worn long line, just draped once which looks really effective when worn with a jacket or coat.
Make your Winter scarves work hard.
When the warmer months hit your scarves don’t need to get put away. Scarves in a lighter fabric can be worn loose over your shoulders cape style to keep the sun off or as a wrap with formal wear, as a headband, popped around your waist like a sarong over bathers by the pool or if you’re a new Mum, used for privacy when breastfeeding.
Keep in mind the fabric your scarf is made from, you don’t want something that close to your skin that will itch or irritate you. A scarf with some shimmer or embellishments can be a wonderful evening accessory and a cosy woollen knit will work beautifully on a Winters day in the great outdoors.
A scarf also doesn’t need to be purely functional – a pretty fabric that makes you smile, or a colour that brightens up basic black can be just as transforming to an outfit as a statement necklace or jacket. Let your scarf shine!
Scarves also don’t need to be expensive. There are plenty out there for under $30 that will let you stock up on a variety of colours, shapes & styles. Op shops & vintage stores are also great places to rummage for hidden scarf treasures to add some individuality to your next outfit. However it can also pay to investment in beautiful Winter scarves that you might pay a little extra for, especially for statement wardrobe items that will stand the test of time.
And lastly, I stumbled on these tips that I think you’ll love from Lime and Soda Scarf Co – tutorials for tying your scarves in different ways! Let me know if you give them a go and how you went with them!
Til next time
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