Ladies, it has arrived. Old Man Winter is here to make us all miserable. The time for big, wooly coats, mittens, hats and scarves has arrived. But who said winter wear has to be boring?
Take a scarf. Who would think that the scarves we accessorize with today began in ancient Rome as sudariums, a.k.a., a stinky sweat cloth. As more stylish Roman citizens began finding ways to make their sudarium part of their ensemble, a fashion trend was born!
Throughout time scarves have been used to denote political affiliations and military rank. Today, scarves keep us warm and looking chic!
OK, so how do we pull off this great look? Never fear, Cincy Chic is here to help you sort through the choices!
Scarves arent just for wearing outdoors. Bright, embellished scarves can take your outfit from boring to eye-catching. When picking one out, dont worry about making sure it matches your outfit perfectly. A different pattern or more color adds to the effect. Look for one with some added spice, like a nice silk or cashmere scarf with metallic threads woven in or some beads sewn on.
If you like a square scarf, start by folding in half diagonally, like a bandanna. Pull the ends behind your neck and cross them, bringing one back to the front over your shoulder. Tuck the end left in back under the rest of the scarf, and youre good to go!
Long scarves look great wrapped and wound in loops. Try folding it lengthwise then in half, creating a loop. Wrap it behind your neck with the loop and loose ends in front. Pull the loose ends through the loop, and then use them to create another loop. Tuck the new loop through the old one, and hide the short ends under the knot.
As for accessories, big jewelry will just snag your scarf. Go simple, with just some studs and a bracelet.
These arent the only way to wear embellished scarves, just some tips. Experiment, my fashionistas, and find a look that works for you!