Seen on all, the college diva, the girl next door and even the Hollywood beauties it’s a piece of fabric that has truly made a mark. A versatile fashion accessory widely accepted and used to notch up glam quotient is a functional and yet fabulous – scarf. Available in a spectrum of design, fabric and color, it has become a unisex accessory and a must-have at that! It can make that dress go from boo to wow in a matter of few seconds. A multipurpose accessory, it can simply add that zing to an otherwise boring outfit.A scarf has been around for more than a hundred years. Originally meant for men, it was used by them to keep clean – their head and neck free from sweat. Soon, the scarf was taken over as a utilitarian fashion accessory for women, meaning to protect their hair from wind, rain and humidity. A piece of fabric meant to be worn around the neck or near the head for fashion and sometimes even for religious purposes. Over the years, scarves have experienced a revival and today they have an identity of their own in the world of fashion.
Versatility of ScarfScarves are widely available and there is an extensive range to choose from depending on the need, utility and of course the budget. It is as readily available for men as it is for women in casual and formal designs. The popular fabrics that are used for a scarf include cotton, wool, chiffon, pashmina, cashmere, fur, velvet, rayon and silk. They are available in various designs like animal, floral, geometric, beach print and vintage scarves, the list just goes on. In the age of digital print, you could even customize the scarf by getting it printed with almost anything under the sun. Again, there are great and creative tying techniques of scarves. There is the classic European style, neck rosette, quick toss, tie knot, bandana style and loads more. While one can create their own style, internet is full of ideas that could be used for stylish and quick scarf tying tricks. Largely used as an adornment for neck and shoulders, scarves are also getting popular as tied halter tops to beat the heat and even as swimming sarong to stroll on the beach.
Availability of ScarfScarves are available at hordes of retail outlets, under designer tags and fashionable brands that are vying for attention and credit cards. But these scarves are also available at the closest flea market and are as fashionable yet slightly easy on the pocket. There is a huge range available and ready to be grabbed on the online shopping market as well. All that is required is a knack to spot the best in the crowd and to get a good deal on them. There is something for every taste, palette and pocket.
Go from cool to casual to chic by just making one addition to your attire – a Scarf!