Picture the last time you looked in your closet and thought, I have nothing to wear. It happens to all of us, and often at the most inopportune times. How to walk out the door looking put-together, even if you end up wearing the same old T-shirt
? The French have known the secret for ages, and now it’s our turn: scarves.
Are scarves important in women's fashion?
Women’s scarves add a certain je ne sais quoi to different looks. They look intentional yet effortless, fancy yet not over-the-top. Try an infinity scarf if you want to keep things casual; the tidy loops of fabric mimic look of a cosy cowl-neck sweater,
without adding all the bulk. For a more haute vibe, tie on a silk scarf, which adds a pop of colour to a plain top. A pashmina, with its warm but fine weave, is a great staple—filter the results on Groupon to find them in every colour of the rainbow—and, what’s more, it’s ideal for those days when you want to look chic yet have to layer for the unpredictable weather of autumn.
A Scarf for All Seasons
Speaking of the weather, that’s obviously another reason to have a few good scarves stashed among your accessories
. A thick blanket scarf is the ultimate way to stave off winter’s bite without sacrificing style. Like shawls and wraps, they’re big enough to snuggle up in even after you ditch your coat
, making them great for a chilly office. But women’s scarves have their place in summer, too: a lightweight headscarf, for example, may help protect against sunburn—perfect for those who just don’t do hats—and evening wraps are a sophisticated way to accessorize on fancy occasions without ruining your look.