The Top 5 Scarves You Need in Your Wardrobe

The Top 5 Scarves You Need in Your Wardrobe

It’s amazing how the right scarf can take an outfit from “okay” to “wow”! If you’re unsure of what scarf to choose or how to style it, no worries. Lands’ End has your back. Let’s look at the top five scarves you need in your wardrobe.

Silk scarf

Everyone needs a silk scarf. This wardrobe staple can not only brighten up an outfit, but it can also help you to look and feel beautiful and sophisticated. Whether you wear it around your neck with your favorite women’s white blouse, wear it like a silk shawl, or adorn your favorite purse handle with it, there are hundreds of ways to style a silk scarf. Do a quick internet search, and you can find all kinds of videos to help you play with your silk scarves and decide how you wish to style them.

Silk scarves are timeless. They can be traced back to the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. Closer to this century, most of think of fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, or Bianca Jagger, but don’t forget more recent additions like Sarah Jessica Parker or all the Gen Z influencers out there who have discovered this gorgeous classic and made it their own.

Knitted Scarves

Whether you knit one yourself or buy one readymade, few accessories look and feel as cozy as a knitted scarf. Knitted scarves are a great addition to women’s wool coats and jackets, but they can also be a fun look with your favorite turtleneck.

When choosing a knitted scarf, consider a neutral color for the greatest versatility. The thicker the yarn, the more your scarf will add volume to your outfit. It’s a great idea to try on a knitted scarf in front of a full-length mirror, just like you would a pair of pants or a new top. You will want to choose a knitted scarf that makes you look and feel great in your outfit from head to toe and gives you the proportions that you prefer. Longer scarves can be looped around more times for greater warmth, and they also look luxurious. Play around with different textures, thicknesses, and lengths, to get a scarf that will work best for you.

Oversized Scarf

Oversized scarves are all the rage this season! An oversized scarf is usually slightly longer than a regular scarf and much wider. They can be made from made different materials and are often knitted. Because of their size, they are great for adding not only style but also insulation to your outfit. Consider wearing an oversized scarf with your favorite women’s winter vest, turtleneck, and women’s jeans for a great look.

Oversized scarves are also fun because their dimensions make leaving the ends open for fringe or even pom poms an option. Their scale makes them more dramatic and they can be a great conversation piece.

Brightly Colored Scarf

One of the easiest ways to create a look that is both fun and sophisticated is to wear an all-neutral outfit and then accessorize it with a brightly colored scarf. Black leggings with a white, grey, or black long-sleeved top make a great canvas for a brightly colored scarf. Consider hot pink for this one as it is one of the most popular colors this fall (thank you, Pantone).

If hot pink isn’t your favorite, think about your favorite pop colors and choose one that looks great with your skin tone, eye color, and hair color. Jewel tones in red, green, and blue also make for beautiful brightly colored scarves. Some of the most famous silk scarves have designs that incorporate jewel tones.

Cashmere Scarf

No discussion about scarves would be complete without mentioning the cashmere scarf. Cashmere is not only one of the softest and most beautiful fibers available, but a cashmere scarf will also give an instant upgrade to any ensemble. Last year’s winter coat will look not only new, but higher quality when you pair it with a cashmere scarf. Neutral colors are great choices for cashmere scarves as you will want to wear this one for years to come. Cashmere scarves have been known to last so long that they get handed down from one generation to the next. They also make wonderful gifts for daughters, daughters-in-law, and nieces.

If you opt for a cashmere scarf, be sure to care for it well. The safest cleaning method is to handwash your cashmere scarf in a basin or sinks with lukewarm water and mild detergent. Treat the cashmere gently. Don’t wring out the fibers. When the scarf is washed and rinsed, squeeze out most of the water with your hands and lay it flat to dry on a towel.

Enjoy looking and feeling fabulous in your scarves!


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