5 Ways to Choose the Right Scarf that Suits Your Style

tips for choosing scarves

If there’s any modish accessory that speaks (not literally), a scarf will be it. Though you will most probably adorn one only during the winter season, scarves have transcended beyond seasonal purpose and are now a fashion-related trend that can be donned almost anywhere, at any given time. So, here are 5 useful tips  to make sure you don’t second guess yourself the next time you’re thinking of getting the scarf of your dream:

1. Choose Your Fabric

One tip from us is to always pick the best material that’ll match the current season and the condition of your skin (this is especially important if you have sensitive skin).

  • Cashmere: An ideal choice for both summer and winter. It works well as an insulator that protects you from cold, heat, and wind. Plus, it’s made of 100% natural fiber!
  • Silk: A luxurious choice to opt for especially if you’re wearing your summer dress or tank top. Silk is very soft and delicate and it can protect you from heat.
  • Wool: Soft to the touch and resistant to cold. A perfect choice for cool seasons.
  • Cotton: The most recommended material for people with sensitive skin. Soft and pleasant to skin and will keep you warm during winter while protecting you from the heat during summer. 
  • Linen: A great absorber and conductor of heat. So, if you’re planning to go out on a hot day and come back after the nightfall, linen scarves will do the trick.

  • 2. Decide on the Size

    Do take note of the scarf measurement so as to fit your height and preferred styling. I mean, you don’t want to end up stepping on one end of your scarf and risk yourself falling in the street.

  • Long: 80 inches and above. You can be dramatic with your styling.
  • Medium: 70 inches long. Time to go fancy with your styling.
  • Short: 55 inches long. Great for draping over the shoulders unwrapped.
  • Square: Same length for all sides. A perfect choice for a bandana-inspired look.

    Fyi, there’s also a rule of thumb that says “a scarf should be as long as the person wearing it is tall” and we believe that can be a good tip for you to consider when choosing the right size for your scarf.

    3. Pick Your Color

    Well, it’d be good if you can just pick any color that you love, but it’d be better if you choose the colors and patterns that’ll complement your skin tone and overall wardrobe.

  • Skin Tone: If you have a colder complexion, cool colors such as blue or grey will be a perfect match. For warmer skin tones, try to opt for warmer hues such as mustard, orange, cream or olive. 
  • Existing Outfits: How’s it going in your wardrobe? If you’re an all-black goer, colorful or brightly-colored scarves will do. If your outfits mostly consist of neutral colors, a bold-colored scarf should be your go-to- choice. A collector of attention-grabbing pattern clothes? Neutral scarves are for you. For a professional look (especially if you’re working in the office), we recommend you also opt for neutral-colored scarves.

  • 4. Pay Attention to Details

    A scarf may look perfect from afar, but if you are to take a closer look, what you’re about to see might surprise you. Pay attention to the fabric as to whether it is well woven or knitted and ensure that the borders of the scarf are not too loose nor too tight. If you’re into scarves with embellishments (e.g. sequins, embroideries, etc.), be sure to look at the threads and stitching as you don’t want to catch them snagged or coming apart when it’s already too late.

    5. Be Brave

    After all is said and done, what’s left for you to do is to actually wear the scarf of your choice and be brave to style it with your favorite outfit! Bear in mind that there’s no single rule you should abide by when it comes to mixing and matching your style. Even our guidelines here only serve to aid you in making a better decision at picking the scarf of your choice, but the final say is up to you. So, go ahead and make a statement with your style! ;)

    Oh, there’s nothing to see here, just a lovely silk scarf with baby seam edges: