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Make scarves an essential item in your wardrobe this winter

Written by Admin Nonhlahla


Posted on August 24 2020

Thinking about which items are hot this Winter season and which are not? Well, we can confirm that scarves are one of the most trending items and we recommend that you make the scarf an essential part of your Winter wardrobe!


So, what type of scarf should you get and how do you wear it? Did you know that there is almost an endless variety of scarves available, in various shapes, colors, and sizes?


If you are stuck with inspiration about which scarf to buy, why not pop in and see what you can find in one of our #outlets or simply shop online.


Scarves are an accessory for both men and women although they do differ. Men’s scarves tend to be slightly wider, less ornate, and more functional than women’s scarves, while the ladies’ collection can consist of scarves in every imaginable color, print, or fabric.

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Most men prefer their scarves to be one solid colour or in a simple pattern, such as plaid. They normally choose functionality over style, with warmth being the main reason they buy a scarf. Ladies, on the other hand, understand that a scarf is so much more than something to keep them warm and wear them in a variety of ways.


Generally speaking, scarves come in a few, basic shapes. These are rectangular, square, blanket shape, and kimonos. Men’s scarves are mostly only rectangular while ladies’ scarves can be any one of these shapes.


The uni-scarf (or infinity scarf) is a newer type of scarf and has become quite popular in recent years. It is so-called because it is one, continuous circular shape and easier to wrap around your neck.

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Here at #fbo, we have scarves in a variety of shapes and sizes all genuinely manufactured from a selection of fabrics, including cashmere, wool, cotton, silk, velvet, crinkled crepe, chiffon, plaid, and fleece. Our customers also love our animal print and tasseled scarves which can brighten up even the dullest of outfits. Our stores all carry their own selections so pop in and see what you can find.


Scarves are incredibly versatile and, depending on the fabric of your scarf, they can either keep you wonderfully warm in the Winter or cool and protected from the sun during the Summer.


The way in which you wear your scarf is very important as it can literally transform any outfit or look.


When it comes to wearing your scarf, you can be as imaginative as you want! However, there are a few basic rules that should always be followed. For example, try and keep it simple by only tying knots you are confident with and not wearing it as a necktie (rather keep it slightly loose).


When picking your scarf type, be mindful that the length and thickness can dictate how you can wear the scarf.


A simple loop is a great scarf style, to begin with, if you have never worn a scarf before. Simply fold your scarf in half and make a loop at one end. Put the scarf around your neck and then pull the loose ends through your loop.

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The celebratory knot looks great with most outfits and this is done by draping the scarf around your neck, leaving one end draping back around. You then need to tie the two corners of the scarf together loosely and you have a beautiful celeb look.


The preppy look suits plain shirts or tops and all you need to do is drape your scarf around your neck, leaving one end a little longer than the other. The long end should then be looped twice around the neck and you perfect the look by making a loose, off-center half knot with the scarf ends.


The infinity loop is a great way to showcase your pretty scarf. This look is achieved by draping your scarf around the neck and then tying the 2 corners together. Create a loop with the knot and then put it around your neck.

The pretzel is a slightly more complicated look but is well worth the effort! Begin by folding your scarf in half and then draping it around your neck. Leave the loop off to one side and then pull one end of the scarf through your loop. The other end should then be placed on top of the loop and then pulled through in the opposite direction.

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The cowl shape creates a lovely, soft look that keeps your neck nice and warm during the Winter. All you need to do is place the scarf around your neck and then take one end and loop it around once more. Ensuring that both ends are even, tie them together with a half knot. The result will be 2 beautiful loops around the neck that you can adjust according to the volume you want.


For something a little different, why not try the twisted necklace style? This is easily done by draping your scarf around the neck and then tying a secure half knot in the center. Grab one end of the scarf, loop it around the other side, and then knot it together. Repeat the same process with the other side.


In SA there is a new appreciation for the delicate balance between ancient symbolism and modern identity. Wearing your scarf around your head is not only a symbol of tradition but also a great look! Simply fold your scarf in half, put it over your head, and secure with a knot at the back of your head. It can be this simple.

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For added warmth, wear your large scarf as a kimono. Grab two adjacent corners, tie a knot, and repeat the same process on the other side. You will have a rectangular shape that you can place around your shoulders with your arms going through the spaces that you created.


Finally, the cowgirl look is achieved by folding your scarf in half so that you have a triangular shape. Ensure that the long side of the triangle is facing you and then pull two of the corners over and around your neck until your scarf is near your chin. Simply make a loose knot in the front and you have a great, cowgirl look!


With all these variations, there are many ways in which a simple scarf can make you look the part. Make sure you have at least one in your wardrobe this Winter.