Unless you happen to live in Tenerife or spend the entire winter in Sitges, it’s time to check your wardrobe for all those accessories without which we’d freeze in winter. Hats, caps, gloves, scarves… are essential during winter time (unlike in Game of Thrones, winter finally came) unless you want to suffer from freezing winds every time you pop out for a drink with your friends from YEC.com.
Time to get warm!
Although there are three basic types of scarves (square, triangular and rectangular), the fashion industry has its own standards:
- Bandana scarves are pieces which cowboys are wearing (think Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain). While they might be stylish, they won’t do much when it comes to protection from cold.
- Moebius scarves are those practical single-circle scarves which you simply wrap around your neck. Personally, I find the to be too choke-y while my husband loves them.
- Neck scarves are traditional scarves for winter.
- Skinny scarves (also called echarpe) are thin pieces of fabric worn during chilly evenings (we suspect Italians or French are to be blamed for these).
Scarves can be made from so many materials: silk, linen, satin, wool and cotton, acryl, pashmina (which is technically a type of wool) – so be careful when you’re buying a scarf. If you want something practical for everyday use, go for wool or cotton; if you want to be trendy and fashionable, go for pashmina or silk!
Classy skinny scarf, but it won’t protect you from freezing cold.