How to Style Stoles

As we all know that winter has come, stoles become very necessary accessory. Then, how to accessorize with a stole and make it stylish? Well, you may pay attention to the following tips.

Keep occasion in mind: Identify the occasion for which you will be wearing the stole — formal or casual. Accordingly identify the color and style of the stole. For formal occasions, go for a solid black, brown or beige stole to complement the attire, and for a casual outfit, experiment with brighter colors, prints or embellished scarves.

Choose color wisely: Wear a color that complements your skin tone and outfit. A stole cannot make a bad outfit look good; hence the stole should match the attire.

If you are petite: Although one size fits all, however an oversized stole or scarf on a petite woman can look like it’s choking her. A petite woman can opt for a slimmer stole to match the body type; otherwise the bulky ones will make you appear heavy and fluffy.

Be an eye catcher: Always choose a color of the stole that goes well with the color of your eyes or eye makeup to create an impact. This makes the pairing look very real and appropriate.

Wrap it around: Stoles can be a great accessory and allows you to experiment with your look. If you want to take the stole as a wrap, then choose a flowy malleable fabric that takes the shape of the body.

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Ethnic Style – Burberry Prorsum Patterned Multi-Colored Scarf

No matter famous or normal fashion brands are wild about ethnic element when design, so does Burberry. Recently, Burberry Prorsum introduced Patterned Multi-Colored Scarf. Without doubt, the scarf is filled with ethnic patterns, making it very characteristic and special. It is of course made with high class materials, including 50% if cotton, 20% of Melton wool and 23% Cashmere wool. It is warm enough to overcome the winter and of course, will not be cheap with the price of $650.

Introducing Van Gogh “Sunflower” Silk Scarf

“Sunflowers” is one of Van Gogh’s famous paintings. Van Gogh once wrote (to Theo): You may know that the peony is Jeannin’s, the hollyhock belongs to Quost, but the sunflower is mine in a way.” Dr. Jan Hulsker, one of the world’s foremost scholars of Vincent van Gogh, suggests that the sunflower series “perhaps more than any other of his paintings, have made him known throughout the world. They are often the only works with which he is identified.”

Made of 100% high quality silk with hand rolled edges. Features Van Gogh’s famous painting “Sunflowers”. This scarf is very soft, smooth, bright and suitable for all seasons and any reason. Wrap it around your neck or shoulder, it will always offer you an incomparable look. And it also makes a great gift for your friends and loved ones. Gentle hand-wash with shampoo or other mild soap is recommended. Wash softly in cold water.

How to Take Care of Your Pashmina

As a scarf, a pashmina is a very versatile accessory to accent any outfit. Whether you wear it as a shawl, a wrap, or a scarf, they usually come in 36 inches by 80 inches. As a material, a pashmina refers to a type of fine cashmere wool. Most famous regions associated with this soft fabric are Kashmir, Nepal and other central Asiatic countries. When taking care of these precious pashminas, we need to pay more attention on them. The following are some caring tips.

Light Gray Polka Dot Silk and Wool Pashmina

Washing:

Hand wash in lukewarm water using your hair shampoo. Be sure to dissolve the shampoo thoroughly then put the Pashmina shawl into the water. Rinse with hair conditioner, this will make your Pashmina softer. Wash colored garments separately.

  • Do not bleach.
  • Squeeze gently, do not twist or wring. Twisting the wet shawl would stretch the shape.
  • Dry flat after removing excess water, away from direct heat and sunlight.
  • Press with damp cloth, using a cool iron, iron from the inside of the garment.

Dark Green Pashimina

Storing:

Before storing your precious Pashmina shawl in a basement or attic, check carefully for leaks, dampness and sunlight. Fold the Pashmina shawl, pack them neatly in tissue paper or a plastic bag, and store them in the closet away from light, dust and dampness.

Cleaning before storage is recommended, as fresh stains that may not yet be visible will oxidize and become fixed during storage; they may also be food for moths. Moths have a discerning palate; they feast only on natural fabrics. Mothballs (naphthalene) and cedar chips are standard protection from moth infestation of woolens.

To store a Pashmina shawl during summer, the most important thing is to keep moisture away, so please do not store cashmere in a damp place. A well-sealed plastic storage box (available in most stores) is good enough (a see-through one is better as you can notice if there is any moisture inside).

Make sure the box is dry before you put the Pashmina shawl in. To keep the moths away, the first important thing is to make sure that the shawl is clean before long-time storage.

Pay close attention to any food stains as moths are particularly attracted to our normal food proteins and cooking oils. Those mothproofing products are helpful, or simply spray some perfume on a piece of paper and put the paper next to your sweater inside the box.

Red Black Flower Lace Acrylic Knit Pashmina

More:

  • Do not wear the Pashmina shawl too frequently, allow it two or three days’ rest after one day’s wearing.
  • Do not wear the Pashmina shawl next to rough clothing, metal necklaces, bracelets, belts and rough leather such as crocodile leather bags.
  • Pilling is caused by abrasion during regular use; it often develops on elbows, on the seat of skirts, and in areas rubbed by a bag or briefcase, even a seat belt. Soft, fuzzy surfaces are more susceptible than others. So for Pashmina and silk/pashmina, it is normal when pilling develops in some areas after times of wearing.
  • To avoid pilling, it is important not to rub the garment with rough clothing, metal accessories, bags and all kinds of belts. In case you cannot avoid the belts such as seat belts, cover your garment with a silk or synthetic fibers scarf, make sure it is the smooth surface that is next to your garment.
  • To remove pills, just manually pick them off. Do not rub and brush the garment.

Leopard Print Scarves Are Everywhere

This winter, scarf is popular with animal print again; and leopard is one of most hot ones. As a must-have accessory of winter, scarf also is wrapped on many celebs’ necks. This winter, leopard print scarves are definitely everywhere.

Beyonce dressed up her blazer and jeans with an Alexander McQueen version, and of course, a leopard print scarf.

Alex Curran

It’s the perfect way to add a splash of color to a dark look.

Ashley Tisdale

Clashes her prints for a trip to the gym.

Denise van Outen

Who says it has to be brown? Pick scarlet for an injection of color.

Fashionable Leopard Print Long Silk Scarf

Leopard Spot Silk Scarf