We all know them, those women who wear a scarf with panache. They make a fashion statement. Do they have some secret knowledge that the uninitiated have somehow missed? Not at all, here are a few tips to help you know how to accentuate your look with scarves.
Scarves are not just for winter. However, nothing makes a basic black coat or jacket pop like a great scarf. Cashmere is more affordable than ever and you can find beautyful and colorful scarves that will help you to define what your style is. Are you the soft pastel kind of woman, find a scarf in a soft pink or blue. Are you a jewel tone, then sapphire and ruby are great color choices. If you want something that is in style and will stay that way then winter white or this year’s neutral gray are perfect additions to your winter wardrobe.
For a bolder look try a burnout velvet scarf in amethyst or maroon. You can choose a scarf with a pattern burned out which adds a lot of visual interest. Your very plain dress coat won’t look so plain any more.
Scarves are a great way to help to extend your wardrobe. You can change the look of a dress or a suit with the addition of a scarf. There are several different techniques for tying a scarf. You can tie a long flowing scarf with a knot at the side of your neck. This works very well with long sheer lightweight summer scarves. Adding a pattern or a floral will completely change a plain white shell or shirt from bland to shazam.
If your scarf is square, wearing it as a bandana tied around your neck and worn in the style of a shawl is a casual and nautical style look. You can dress up this look with a nice pin worn on the knot. This works well with casual wear especially if it is collarless.
A timeless scarf look is the ascot style. The scarf is wrapped around the neck and used to fill in an open neckline. This can be dressy or casual depending on the blouse you are wearing. It can really add a pop of color to a suit and button down shirt. This is a very classic style and the addition of a pin will brings it up a notch. This is the perfect way to take a sexy nighttime shirt and make it office appropriate.
Using a beautiful pashmina scarf or a silk scarf over that little black dress takes your scarf into evening wear. You can change the look of one dress many different ways by changing the scarf you wear. That same beautiful scarf can be threaded through the belt loops of your dress jeans to make a very fashion forward statement.
Having a wardrobe of colorful scarves of different materials is a fashion must. Scarves will certainly accentuate your look no matter what your style is.