Scarves - What should I know

Scarves - What should I know

We all wear scarves. They are essentials for cold, windy days. But often we don't devote much thought to which material or colour to select. Sometimes, we just quickly pick the scarf we like because we need them to keep us warm.

The scarf is a daily essential with a rich heritage. Who was the first person to wear a scarf? How did they use it? When did it become a must-have fashion accessory? Let me introduce you to my scarf blog, which you will find packed with information on this wardrobe favourite.

In Ancient Egypt, the first person who wore a scarf was Queen Nefertiti. Her scarf was made of wool, and she used it as a headdress under her crown. In 1350 BC China, they used scarves to mark a military rank. In the 19th century, it became a popular accessory for people of a high social class. The size in those days was very small, and they used scarves as a sweat wipe. Only later, the size of the scarf became larger and started to expand into different materials and colours.

Today, it is must-have fashion accessory which is not only worn on wintery days, but is also used to complete a certain look or style.
There are so many types of fabric from which beautiful scarves are created. Here are some of the most desirable materials:

CASHMERE
Made from the cashmere goat, this is one of the most luxurious fabrics. Cashmere is light, and as the material is very sensitive, you can only hand wash it.

COTTON
This is a very common material, which is very durable.

JERSEY
Jersey is a knit fabric which is breathable, but can be itchy.

LINEN
This is a very light and cool material. This is my favourite material for a hot summer's day because it is so breathable.

PASHMINA:
Pashmina is made from the cashmere wool of the Pashmina goat.

SATIN:
Satin is very shiny, very light, and has a reputation as a 'posh' material. You can’t go wrong using satin - it’s one of the most desirable fabrics!

SILK:
Silk is a strong material which can come in matt or shiny form. It is personally one of my favourite materials.

WOOL:
Wool is very warm, and its thick coat makes it one of the most popular materials for the winter. Because of the natural sheep fibres which wool is made from, it is usually advisable to handwash woollen items.
As you can see above, there are many fabrics which scarves are made from - and there are also many styles! Here are just some of them:

1. Rectangular shaped scarf - this is the most popular shape of scarf. It is easy to knot and wear.

2. Square scarves - they are easy to wear and look chic. Square scarves are usually made from silk, which can make them tricky to knot due to the slippiness - but most importantly, they look fab!

3. Wrap scarf – wrap scarves such as pashminas are my favourite on cold, windy days. The fabric is a bit heavy, but you just throw it around your shoulder, and off you go. It will definitely keep you warm. Purchase one in your favourite colour and I can guarantee it will make your autumn days brighter.

4. Scarves with a fringed edge – fringed scarves remind me of a rock band; they just look so cool with their fringed ends that you want to put on a black leather jacket and ankle boots. You'll be ready to rock the world!

5. The blanket scarf – this is a must-have scarf on winter days. I honestly can’t imagine leaving the house without one. It’s very cosy, warm material which keeps your neck warm. There are so many different colours and designs which can uplift any winter coat.

Now you know all about the different materials and styles scarves, it's time to discuss which colour would suit you best.
Here are some tips which can help you to find your best scarf colour. There are two different categories of skin tone; cool and warm. To know which category you belong to, here is some advice:

If your skin tone is fair, you have blue or green eyes, or you're blonde, the following colours will suit you: Blue, pink, peach, salmon, yellow, and lilac.
If you have warm undertones, hazelnut brown eyes, and black or brown hair, these colours are the best match: Brown, gold, red, burgundy, and orange.
If you have blue eyes, red hair and fair skin, these colours will be a match for you: Green, wine red, ash, and brown colours.

I hope you enjoyed my blog. Please browse through our entire selection to find the best scarf for you.

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