Now that winter is here, millions of people throughout the country are pulling out their cold-weather clothing to try and keep warm. While there’s no substitution for a high-quality jacket or coat, you should consider accessorizing your outfit with a scarf. This otherwise simple accessory can make a big difference in your appearance and comfort level this winter. So, what’s the right way to wear a scarf?
Choosing the Right Scarf
First and foremost, you need to choose the right type of scarf. As you probably know, scarves are available in countless colors, styles and fabrics. Regardless of what you are looking for, there’s probably a scarf out there with your name on it. When choosing a scarf, consider what you’ll be wearing with it and choose a color that matches. You don’t have to necessarily choose a scarf in the same color as the rest of your outfit, but it should flow together in a cohesive manner.
Regarding the fabric, the most common fabrics used to make scarves include cotton, wool, cashmere, silk, linen and various synthetic blends. There’s no single best type, as each fabric has its own unique characteristics. With that said, wool is typically the thickest and warmest, whereas linen and silk are thin with minimal warmth.
How to Tie Your Scarf
Perhaps the biggest challenge men face when wearing a scarf is trying to tie it. There are several different ways to tie a scarf, one of the easiest being the “city slicker.” Basically, this involves wrapping the scarf around your neck, creating a hook with one end of the scarf, and pulling the other end through the hook in the front. You can then tighten it according to your liking, after which you are good to go!
Another idea is to simply not tie your scarf at all. There’s no rule stating that you must tie your scarf. On the contrary, it’s perfectly fine to simply wrap it around neck.
Beware of Lint
If you’re going to wear a scarf, however, you need to keep it clean and lint free. Depending on what fabric the scarf it made of, it may attract lint. And if not cleaned regularly, this will create a awkward, unattractive appearance. To prevent this from happening, wash your scarf on a regular basis as per the manufacturer’s instructions. For on-the-spot cleaning, use a lint roller to remove stubborn lint and debris.