Womens Scarves

"Fashion Advice on How to Buy & Wear Scarves"


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Womens scarves can make your outfit look like a million bucks.. but without the flashy glitz! Adding a scarf to your outfits is a very easy way to accessorize your look and look effortlessly chic.


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Whether you're new to scarves or just need fashion tips on how to evolve your scarf fetish, this page will give you advice and strategies to buying and wearing fashion scarves - along with basic pointers to how you can get the most out of your scarves!

Scarves are usually worn around the neck, which can affect your face and highlight your bust. So you have to make sure to select the right style that flatters your body figure.

Let me guide you through the guidelines to buying scarves:

What Womens Scarves to Invest In

There are women who have a bunch of scarves lying in their drawer - even with their price tag still on - simply because they don't have a clue on how and what to wear them with.

If you want to get the most out of your money you first need to secure womens fashion scarves in simple and timeless styles that cover various moods and occasions. An example is an elegant pashmina shawl that adds instant chicness to your outfit - and it can be worn with anything.

The wardrobe scarf essentials are:

Wardrobe scarf essentials
  • Pashmina scarf in a light and dark neutral
  • Knit scarf in a dark neutral
  • Cotton scarf
  • Gauzy summer scarf

A tip is to secure them in versatile colors such as black, brown and white/cream, or in any of your best neutrals, before adding any of the latest trends.

In this way, you'll be able to wear them with the rest of your wardrobe without worrying about if they match, and then just switch it up with something trendier if you want to spiff up your outfit and make a fashion statement. Learn more about neutrals.

Essential neutral scarves
Scarves in neutrals that go with everything




Update Your Closet With Fashion Scarves

Scarf essentials are quite versatile but, boooring! So after securing the basics, it's time to amp up your style envelope and build on your collection with scarves that are more you and that reflect your personal style.

This is a must if have a scarf fetish like Jessica Alba, who always seems to be freezing - even in the summer!

Jessica Alba Fashion Scarves
Jess via Splash News Online and Ramey Photo

Wear a bright colored or funky print scarf to give your outfit (whether it be a plain v-neck tee or tank top dress) that perfect pop of color!

Here are a couple of ideas on fun scarf details and styles:
  • Colors: Lemon yellow, mustard yellow, purple, blue, lime green, olive green, gold, silver.
  • Fabric: Pashmina, silk, gauzy cotton, chiffon, cotton, wool.
  • Textures & Prints: Crochet, plaid, lace, skull, stripes, polkadots, ethnic prints like Ikat and Batik.

Also check with the Current Fashion Trends for more inspiration.

Mini note Note: One general rule of thumb when it comes to looking chic in a print scarf is to avoid putting on a lot of colors in the same outfit. This puts more highlight on the scarf, and your superb taste (of course!)

So if you're wearing a multi-colored scarf, keep your clothes simple or make sure to choose a print that picks up the color of the outfit you're wearing it with.




Womens Scarves in Your Best Colors

Since you'll be wearing them next to your face, buy scarves that complement your hair, eye and skin color. It'll reduce the skin imperfections - you'll glow and use less makeup!

The wrong colors on the other hand, will bring out dark eye circles, lines and discolorations. Learn how to find your best colors with the seasonal color analysis

    Tip: Basic colors like black and brown might not suit you but you can always warm it up or cool it down by toping it off with earrings and makeup from your personal color palette.


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Does it Complement Your Body Frame?

If there's one thing you should be careful with when it comes to womens scarves, then that has to be the scale & thickness of the scarf and its tendency to add bulk and highlight your body scale.

Scale

This is especially geared towards petite and thin-boned women. A super-chunky knit is very trendy for Fall/Winter and all but can look funny on gals who have an opposite body scale!

Wear a belt to layer your tops and sweaters


Petites & Thin-boned body figures

You don't want to look like you're drowning in your own scarf, so if you're Petite be on the look-out for scarves that have a thin to medium knit texture. Another way to free up your neck is to let one of the ends hang freely on your bust.

Average to full/curvy body figures

Your body scale can handle thicker and larger scarves. But if you're a plus size petite I recommend you to go for medium scale scarf styles.



Large Bust

Some of my well-endowed clients and readers have expressed their worries about wearing scarves because they don't want to highlight their full bust. There's no need to completely eliminate scarves from your closet. You just need to style it correctly and wear the right style that help downplay your chest.

Here are a couple of examples:
    Plus size woman wearing a well-scaled shawl
    Courtesy of Bloomingdales
  • Prints with a dark color base - this helps break up your bust and make it look slimmer
  • Bandana scarf tying - the v-shaped end draws the eye up and down
  • Wear bootcut jeans to balance out your top-heavy upper body - simply, dress your body shape. This takes the eye away from your chest

Read Q&A: Are Scarves Tied Like a Bandana a No-no for Large Breasts?



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