Scarves block out the cold, but focus nowadays has drawn toward style and fashion. But a functional scarf can of course at the same time look really good, just as the snazziest scarf can probably keep your neck warm on a chilly day.
The scarf is an awesome fashion accessory and possibility to create contrasts. Thickness is clearly linked to how the scarf is perceived. Oversimplified this means that thin signals dressing up (formal) whereas thick signals keeping warm (informal). You should do both. A lambswool scarf keeps you warm, but can also make you look great, just as a thin Italian paisley scarf can both boost an ensemble and stop a chilly breeze from sneaking down your neck and make you shiver.
Things to consider when buying a scarf:
– Natural fabrics are most highly regarded, but many choose artificial fabrics due to functionality as well as price.
– Thinner scarves enables more elaborate knots.
– The thinner the scarf, the more elegant, dressed up, formal it's considered.
– Fabric is a divider. Silk= dressy/formal.
– For outdoors/insulating purposes wool wins.
– Check pattern on both sides of the scarf, since both sides usually show when the scarf is in a knot.
– Reg. co-ordination – less pattern/colour=more versatility. if you want to keep great versatility and many combinatory possibilities, keep colour and pattern down. If you want to use it as a contrast, make sure you consider pattern types and pattern sizes. If you have a top coat with windowpane checks, and choose a scarf with a big checkered pattern, it'll definitely clash. Even if you choose a widely striped pattern, it might clash. So pattern size is also an aspect of matching, not just colour and pattern type.