Scarf: How to choose the best to protect yourself from the cold in 2021
Today we are going to talk about the scarf, an accessory whose main function is to protect you from the cold, with one or more loops around your neck, while enhancing your look.
In this article we will teach you how to choose the ideal model for your biotype and style. We will also give you some tips on how to tie the scarf in different ways, what features are important in this type of accessory and give some purchase suggestions.
First, the most important
- The scarf is a wild piece in the cold seasons, because in addition to warming the neck and neck, the accessory makes your look even more charming and elegant.
- This piece can be made of natural raw materials such as wool, cotton and cashmere, or of materials of synthetic origin such as acrylic, polyester and polyamide.
- The scarf can be made from two sewing techniques, crochet or knitting, both are manual labor (although they can also be made by machines) and result in delicate and personalized pieces.
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Ranking: The 5 best scarf models
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Many people love winter because they consider it the time of year when people dress best. A widely used accessory this season is the scarf, an item considered timeless and that never goes out of style.
What is a scarf?
The scarf is a piece used on cold days, in autumn and winter seasons, as it warms and protects the neck and the neck from the low temperatures common at these times of the year.
It is usually rectangular, long and narrow and gives a very volume effect. Scarves can be made of different fabrics of natural or synthetic origin, and most are very warm.
What are the advantages of the scarf?
The scarf can be of different sizes, colors and prints and the piece can be used by women, men and children. In addition, the scarf is quite versatile, as it can be used in different styles of mooring (we’ll give you some tips in the next section).
How to wear the scarf?
The scarf enhances the look of women and men. But, generally, boys have a certain resistance to wearing the garment, so we dedicate this section to give six tips on how to use the scarf.
The scarf can be used in different ways. (Source: Free-photos / Pixabay)
- Loose tie : you only need to pass the scarf behind the neck and leave the two equal parts in front, passing one of them inside and forming a tie.
- European lace : to make this braid, the scarf must be folded in half, wrapped around the neck and the ends must pass through the opening of the scarf.
- Two loops : this is a very simple way to use the scarf, just pass it behind the neck, leave one side smaller than the other, go around it again and make a knot in the front.
- Loose : the scarf can be thrown over the neck, with the ends dropped in front, in equal or different lengths, depending on your preference.
- Launched : place the scarf behind the neck and leave the ends forward, then throw one side of the scarf over the opposite shoulder, leaving the tip on the back.
- Crossed : throw the ends of the scarf back, around the neck, cross the two behind and put the ends forward, leaving them to fall in an irregular way.
Women can also use the scarf in different styles of mooring, to enhance the face and silhouette.
The bulky scarf values those who have a long neck and a thin face. (Source: Nastya_gepp / Pixabay)
If you have a long neck and a thin face, you can bet on going around with the scarf around your neck. You can also throw the ends of the scarf back and tie them at the neck.
If your neck is short and your face is chubby, avoid volume. You can use the looser scarf, creating two vertical lines that help to stretch the neck area. If it’s too cold and you want to wrap the scarf around your neck, one or two turns is enough, but keep the ends down.
Check out some types of mooring through this video on the Lalá Santos channel:
Is scarf all the same?
In the cold season, you will find several options of accessories similar to the scarf that also serve to warm up and enhance the look, such as shawls, scarves, pashminas and scarves. But despite being similar, there are differences between the pieces.
The scarf is quite confused with the scarf, as the rectangular shape and the long length are the same as the scarf. However, this piece is made of lighter fabrics such as silk, cotton, voile or chiffon and can be worn over the neck, shoulders and arms.
The accessory can also be enhanced with different types of mooring and even with a brooch to join the ends together. Many women wear the scarf at weddings, over the party dress.
The shawl is an accessory that sits on the shoulders like a coat. It can be square, triangular or rectangular, both forming points on the sides of the back, giving charm to the look.
Despite being an accessory widely used in the cold, shawls can also be used in mid-season weather, as there are models made of lighter fabrics like silk.
Pashmina is a type of blanket, wider and with thin fabric that serves to cover the back (can be supported on the arms or neck). The garment can be used in winter or summer, just choose a fabric suitable for the season.
You find scarves in different price ranges, depending on the model, material used and brand.
Models made of raw materials of natural origin such as wool, cashmere and cotton tend to be more expensive, while models made of synthetic fabrics, such as polyester, polyamide and acrylic are cheaper.
You can buy adult models (female and male) from R $ 90, there are options around R $ 150 and more expensive models, from R $ 230 and R $ 280. Children’s models start at R $ 60 and there are options that reach R $ 150.
Where to buy?
You can find scarves in department stores like Zara. Or even small clothing stores in your city.
If you prefer, you can buy online. On Amazon you can find female, male and children’s models, of various brands and price ranges.
Purchase criteria: Factors to compare the different scarf models
The scarf is a timeless item that can last a lifetime, if taken care of. That is why it is worth choosing a good quality model, and we are not just referring to price, but to the raw material, technique used in making and design. When buying a scarf, observe the following criteria:
We will explain item by item so you don’t have any doubts and get it right when choosing a scarf model.
The scarf can be made of different fabrics, of natural or synthetic origin. Wool is a natural fiber produced by the extraction of sheep hair. A scarf can be made of wool or composed of synthetic materials, which make the product more versatile and lower the price.
Cashmere is a thinner fabric than silk, breathable and with excellent thermal and water insulation capacity, so it is ideal for making cold clothes like a scarf.
The material is taken from the undercoat of goats that live in the Himalayan mountain range in northern India. Each goat produces about 200 grams of cashmere per year and lives on average seven years, the amount of cashmere harvested is ideal for making just one scarf.
crylic has properties similar to those of wool, but is of synthetic origin. This material has advantages such as lightness, resistance to sunlight and low price. However, acrylic is subject to stretching and warping. The garment can also stain if exposed to intense heat (dry the garment in the shade).
Crochet is a handmade sewing technique made with a thick needle that has a hook that forms a line with any type of thread, depending on the piece you are going to sew.
A characteristic of the scarf made from crochet is that it warms up less, because the thread used is thinner. The crochet scarf is less bulky and can be a good option for those who are smaller, thinner or do not want to attract so much attention.
Knitting is the technique used to intertwine the threads, usually of wool, leaving them with striking texture and elasticity. To make a scarf in the knitting style it is necessary to use two needles specific to the technique.
Knitting scarves can be made with wool or acrylic threads, which are thicker, heavier and, for this reason, warm up more. The piece can be made by hand or with its own machine, in both cases, the results are very similar.
You can choose a scarf in different colors and patterns. The colorful and smooth models are the perfect choice to give a touch of color to the look, because in winter the clothes are usually dark.
If you prefer, you can choose a model in a neutral tone, which besides being discreet, makes the look more elegant.
Another nice tip is that if you are going to wear a printed scarf, prefer clothes in more neutral tones, to prevent the look from being charged by the mixture of colors and prints.
To choose a scarf in the right length, take into account your height. The piece must be proportional to its height. When worn, the ends of the scarf should not extend beyond the hip line.