15 Reasons To Wear A Scarf This Winter

This article was first published on Stylizen on 2nd June 2014

image via lookbook.nu

image via lookbook.nu

You may not have realised, but scarves really are a miracle-working item. Perhaps the most under-appreciated accessory in your wardrobe, they’re a universal piece that anyone of any body shape can happily and confidently wear. They can keep you warm in winter, add colour and texture to any outfit, be used to balance and accentuate your body, as well as disguising anything from flat chests or big busts, to skinny frames and long necks! Phew – talk about a multi-tasking accessory! And we haven’t even mentioned the countless ways you can wear your scarf (see here for 25 ways in under 5 minutes – your life will never be the same again, I promise), AND its ability to work as a hair accessory, bracelet or belt. Convinced yet? Here’s 15 more reasons.

Lightweight

Sometimes we don’t want to be practical. Sometimes we just want to be seduced by and wear gorgeously pretty things (it’s in our nature). This is one of those times. These lightweight scarves won’t necessarily keep you warm in the cool weather, but they will add an interesting element to your outfits and look damn good while doing so. Look for beautiful colour combinations and eye-catching prints and designs.

Chunky

One of the things I most look forward to about winter is the fact that I get to wear chunky scarves. Big, bold and deliciously toasty, these scarves are designed to keep you feeling warm, without any compromise on style. They look great teamed with your favourite leather jacket, winter coat, or just about anything! Opt for bright and striking single colours, interesting textures or an over-sized geometric print.

 

The Snood

Sound strange? Basically a scarf with no end, the snood is the easiest to wear and style. Simply slip over your head for a cool and effortless look that guarantees you a warm neck. Choose a chunkier knitted style, or for a the lighter, more decorative option of a printed soft knit.

Blanket

A most genius invention, the blanket scarf is, as the name suggests, as luxe and as large as a blanket! Wear as you would a cardigan, you can leave it draped for a casual yet elegant look, or belt at the waste for serious style-cred. Go wild for animal print or opt for a chic single colour that will go over everything