Today lets look at scarves. Either women love it or not. Personally, am non chalant about them.It does add some colour and maybe some class depending on the style and print.
So am going to cover the different types of scarves, stoles, etc. They can be divided in terms of fabrics and style. So here are types :
1. Shemagh scarves : normally donned by arabs, they are chequered and come in linen or cotton material. They look good with collared tops, shirts or Kurtis in plain colours.
2. Infinity scarves: these are like a loop mostly of linen or cotton fabrics. Best used on plain t-shirts or tanks to crank up the style quotient.
3. Skinny scarves : mostly made from chiffon, silk or wool. Used to wear under jackets to keep cold at bay, and also to add texture and style to boring winter wear.
4. Stoles : they are like mini dupattas though a little smaller in length and breadth from it. Mostly made of silk or wollen blends. There are linen, net and mixed fabrics available now as they are paired with Kurtis for a fusion look
5. Shawls : these are mostly wollen cashmere and pashmina being the most sought after. Normally used during winters or chilly evenings to keep one warm.
6. Mufflers : made from wool or jersey fabrics, wrapped around the neck and used to keep warm during winters. Tie around like a tie under coats to keep the cool air at bay.
7. Bandana scarves : normally square or triangle shaped worn around the neck, wrist, hair or hips. These come in different fabrics of cotton to silks and satins.
8. Wraps : mostly in silk, georgette, soft wool or lace. Worn around shoulders of sleeveless evening wear as a cover up or style accessory. They even have even beaded or embroidered options.
These were the styles and their
scarf guide. But now lets look at what the fabrics say :
1. Cotton : linen, knit and cotton are regular and used to dress up casual attires during the day. Or even to keep cool during summers and use to cover from the sun.
2. Silk : silks and satins, are dressy scarves. Whether paired with an evening dress or formal work outfits. They are used around the neck, shoulders or hair to add more style.
3. Jersey or wool : used during winters for warmth and also to break the monotony of layers.
4. Chiffon : mixed fabrics normally used for semi or formal looks. They add print, colour and texture to brighten and outfit.
These are the broad classifications of the different types and styles. Though, mostly worn around the neck the way they are worn add the different styles. If worn like a tie or loop it gives a more hip look but in a casual manner. If draped around the neck can look more formal. Wrapped around your shoulders then are useful to keep yourself warm or cover up. If draped on one shoulder look like a duppatta to just add to the style of your outfit. If tied around the neck in a triangle style can be used as inserts in your neckline to give your monotonous shirts a turn. If tied around your hair, works as a hairband and also gives you a seventy’s feel.
Thus, use it as an accessory and add some texture to plain outfits to colour them in.