The scarf is among the most underused and underrated fashion accessories. These fashionable and affordable swaths of fabric are available in every color and size imaginable. They are easily accessible and can accent virtually any outfit, regardless of the season.
During the winter, many people wear a wool scarf to stay warm. Most will loop the scarf behind the neck and let the two ends hang free. Another option is fold an oblong scarf in half before hanging it on the neck and slipping the two ends through the fold.
A lightweight scarf made of silk or polyester can update any warm weather outfit. Consumers can choose from casual styles with various patterns for daytime or something more elegant for an evening out. Animal prints, beaded fringes and delicate crocheted pieces offer something for any personal style and every occasion.
Most people wear a scarf on the neck but this accessory is versatile enough to wear in a variety of creative ways. A long oblong scarf doubles as a stylish belt. Drape a larger one around the shoulders and wear it as a shawl. Wrapping one around the head provides an interesting hair decoration and keeps the hair away from the eyes. One option is to tie a knot underneath the hair and let the ends dangle.
Wearers may tie or knot a scarf worn around the shoulders. An alternative is to loop it across the back of the neck with the two ends crisscrossed leaving one hanging down the front and the other down the back. A jeweled brooch or decorative stickpin will keep it in place and add some sparkle.
These accessories are available in a wide range of prices to fit any budget. Synthetics, including acrylic and polyester are the most affordable fabrics. This type of material is a good option for shoppers who want something in a trendy print that will quickly go out of style.