Scarfs are back.
A winter without scarfs is not possibile, however we couldn’t imagine that this piece of fabric would become one of the “key items” of the season.
Catwalks have made a great return of this accessory, opting for choices sometimes very different.
Salvatore Ferragamo, for example, led to the catwalk scarves in a extra-large version, latest in an endless series of layers, while Gucci opted for “ephemeral” silk scarves recalling the 70s.
Leaving aside the trends, to wear a scarf with charms can not be an easy challenge. Here there are some tips and advice to choose your fall-winter scarf.
First of all, you should pay attention to the fabric of the accessory, in fact, based on what type of occasion you want to wear or with which temperature, the scarf will be chosen more or less heavy. The most common choice falls on scarves in wool or cashmere, they can protect from cold, but silk is a viable alternative for fall and warmer climates. If the wool is affordable, cashmere and silk may require larger budgets, while guaranteeing softness and quality.
As for the range of colors, scarves have been available in any solid color and many textures. The tip, for a formal occasion, is to opt for a dark shade, except for smoking, which is usually worn with a white silk scarf, while in activities that involve more casual looks, you can choose a bright and clean shade. In autumn and spring: green light to bold prints and energetic colors, a real tendency expressed at Pitti Uomo Firenze and during last Milan Fashion Week.
Once you choose the right model, there are many ways to wear it, from the simplest to the most complex, they can make a real difference to the look. Some examples are the Knot of Paris, which is done by a loop with the folded scarf and then pull the ends. The knot around the neck is often used during the cold days, in this case the scarf is totally wrapped around the neck. For a more casual look you can wear the scarf simply placed on the shoulders without being tied. For a formal occasion, the silk scarf should be placed just under the blazer or coat.
The scarves can be of various lengths and widths, which must be well proportionate to your height. In case you’re tall, you can opt for a long scarf, knotted twice on the neck, while if you’re shorter, you can choose a short model, simply placed around the neck.