What do Jessica Alba, Katie Holmes and Kate Moss have in common? Yes, they’re all gorgeous, thin, fabulous women who we see in just about every women’s magazine on the stand. They also have amazing fashion sense, which is probably how they land in those magazines in the first place! One of these women’s very favorite accessories is the almighty scarf. Scarves are amazing accessories, providing a triple-threat: color, fashion and functionality. Plus, many of them just feel luxurious, plush and soft.
Choosing a Color or Pattern
Never match a scarf perfectly with what you’re wearing. That means choosing a scarf in a different shade of the color you’re wearing or a complementary hue. It also means not choosing a patterned scarf with the same exact design as a piece you have on. When you choose a scarf that looks just like what you’re already wearing, it doesn’t add anything extra to the outfit. However, don’t veer too off track. Follow celebrity style and pair a patterned scarf with a patterned top or a solid scarf with a solid outfit. Just make sure the colors are different enough to stand out.
Infinity Scarves for Wintertime
One of the biggest celebrity fashion trends during the wintertime is the loop scarf, also called an Affinity Scarf. Most of these scarves come in solid colors, but you can find ones with patterns, too. The fabric tends to be thick and warm, which is perfect for chilly weather. Simply slip one over your neck to bundle up. Some loop scarves are even big enough to be wrapped around several times.
Flip through any tabloid magazine during the spring or summer and you’ll see plenty of snapshots of the hottest celebrities in Hollywood wearing scarves. Wondering how anyone can put a scarf on in 90 degree weather? The fabric is so thin and light that you’ll barely notice you’re wearing an extra layer. Wispy scarves can even be helpful during warm weather because they’ll add a punch of color or flare to a boring outfit. For example, if it’s so hot that you don’t want to put on a light jacket for a fancy dinner, a scarf can add that extra embellishment you want without being suffocating.
Tips for Tying Scarves
There are a number of different ways to tie scarves. The easiest and quickest way to wear a scarf is to fold it in half, ring it around your neck and then tuck the loose ends into the ring you’ve created. Most celebrities style their scarves like this, especially during the winter. You can also take a large square scarf that’s made from light or medium-weight material, fold it in half and tie the two corners around the back of your neck. Tying your scarf like this adds a ton style to whatever you’re wearing and can really spice up a bland top. Many celebrities also take their long, thin scarves and wear them as headbands, especially when they’re having a bad hair day.
James Scaggs is the Director of Marketing for ecommerce retail sites Ties.com and Scarves.com, based in Orange County California. Check out Scarves.com for a huge selection of winter scarves, pashminas, knit scarves, loop scarves, and more!