Winter is just around the corner, and it’s that time again. You know, scarf time! One of the great things about winter is the chance use beautiful and unique scarves; scarves of every textile, pattern, and size. There are several keys to picking out the perfect “in fashion” scarf, and using the same drab dainty silk scarves your grandma used just won’t cut it anymore. Below are the three scarf trends that will be big in 2011, and how they will work for your body type, and more importantly, how well they will keep you snug for cold weather.
1. Layering solid colored skinny scarves- Solid colors scarves may seem boring, but when they are layered together, they are fun and diverse. It’s not easy to find the perfect scarf to match your outfit, so layering several thin, heavy, solid colored scarves immediately gives you a huge selection of color mixtures to work with. And even though a scarf is skinny, several together can provide great warmth and bulk. They also provide layers, giving the ones of us who gain “winter weight” added security.
2. Scarf Slides- Scarf slides lost popularity for a while, especially when last year heralded in the trend of the oversized messy scarves, but they are set to make a big return. Scarf slides give scarves an extra oomph, and are often times unique and beautifully crafted. They are also ridiculously practical, and make taking scarves one and off easy, while keeping you look sleek and fashionable.
3. Circle scarves- Circle scarves are trendy and wonderful for several different reasons. First, circle scarves are the most unisex friendly scarves there are. Guys get cold too, and these scarves are versatile and dapper enough to work great for guys as well as girls. Second, circle scarves are the easiest and most hassle free type of scarf there is. No constant readjusting, no falling off, no bothersome loose ends. And last, the circle scarf can also double as a hood on days when the wind is especially bad, or when it unexpectedly snows. Why pass by a jacket that you love because it doesn’t have a hood? Circle scarves provide any jacket or sweater with an instant hood.
There are few fashion inventions as fun and useful as scarves. Scarves give us added warm on frigid days, and keep from escaping around the head and shoulders, the place on the body where the most heat is lost. Scarves also provide layering and comfort, and can come in every pattern and material imagined. Enjoy these three sure fire scarf trends for 2011, and stay warm!