Vest-Scarf: A Vest, A Scarf or Both?

As you all know, vest-scarf is a new type of scarves, very creative, right? It can be a vest and a scarf, just need you to button or unbutton these little buttons. It can keep you warm as clothes or just an accessory.

They are just stunning and special.

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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.

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.

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.

25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes

Let’s take a look at a video of how to wear a scarf in 25 different ways only in four and a half mimutes!

The following are some fashionable scarves. Check out whether you can find the one you are interested in.

Leopard Spot Silk Scarf

Van Gogh’s Painting “Starry Night” Silk Square Scarf

Oil Painting “The Aegean Sea” Long Silk Scarf

Rose Brown Floral Print Wool Scarf

Red with Black Flower Lace Acrylic Knit Pashmina

Are you still worry about how what your scarf looks like tomorrow now?

Do’s and Don’ts of Scarf Wearing

There are uncountable numbers of fabulous scarves out there on the market now, thus, we have to open our eyes and carefully choose the right one and know some dos and don’ts when wearing a scarf.

Dos:

Do Try a Print Scarf

Kelly Osbourne’s natty Burberry plaid scarf sets off her coat perfectly.

Get This Look: Loosely drape a long scarf around the front of your neck, pulling the ends over opposite sides and letting them hang free.

Do Wear a Scarf for Dressy Events

Cameron Diaz adds color and warmth with a scarf tossed over a dress.

Get This Look: Use a larger scarf or shawl and toss the ends over each side. You can use a decorative brooch to keep it in place.

Do Make a Scarf Your Spotlight Accessory

Olivia Palermo’s white scarf, which contrasts nicely with her black pantsuit, is all she needs for a sophisticated evening look.

Get This Look: Start with a long scarf, holding it midpoint in front of your neck. Toss the ends over your back, then pull the ends forward on the opposite sides of your shoulder and leave the ends to dangle.

Do Wear a Flattering Color Next to Your Face

A flattering pop of color — like Anjelica Huston’s choice of a red scarf — can add lots of excitement to a winter coat look.

Get This Look: Wear a long, fringed winter scarf — in cashmere, blends, wool or knit — tied once close to your neck to get this look.

Do Choose a Sophisticated Monochromatic Look

Tone-on-tone scarf and outfit looks work best with neutrals — black, navy, camel, cream — and take on a sophisticated vibe when you mix fabrics (satin, shine, wool, etc.) Charlize Theron’s all-black is elegant because she paired a long knit scarf with a metallic jacket.

Get This Look: Take a long scarf and hold it in front of you. Twist it a few times in the middle, then toss the ends straight over your back. Bring each end back to the front on the opposite side and leave the ends to dangle.

Don’ts:

Don’t Overaccessorize

A scarf and a floppy hat for Naomi Watts are too much of a good thing (it’s only a pair of sunglasses short of looking like a disguise).

Faux Pas to Fab: Wear a smaller brimmed or knit hat with a large scarf so the two accessories don’t compete with each other.

Don’t Throw on a Scarf as an Afterthought

Throwing on a random scarf with an cocktail dress doesn’t work for Diane Krueger.

Faux Pas to Fab: Eveningwear works best with a pashmina shawl, gracefully draped around the shoulders.

Don’t Overwhelm Your Look with a Scarf

It may have been a stab at being trendy, but Julianne Moore’s oversized scarf looks like it’s choking her.

Faux Pas to Fab: Skip the trend of giant knotted scarves on your neck, and go for a more timeless look with a simply draped or tied scarf.

Don’t Think a Scarf Can Save a Bad Outfit

Even gorgeous Faith Hill looks frumpy in a voluminous shirt and skinny scarf.

Faux Pas to Fab: Save skinny scarves for more fitted tops and jackets. Although monochromatic looks can be chic, they can also be boring unless you mix textures.

7 Great Occasions for Wearing Your Fabulous Silk Scarf or Shawl

If you are looking for an accessory that has the timeless appeal of fine wine and classic cars, hand-made silk scarves and shawls are great. These are the Rolls Royce of the world of accessories. These unique fabrics add a touch of elegance and style to the wardrobe of any woman of age. Where can you wear such a magnificent, desirable accessory? Just note the examples showed below.


1. for the office
If you plan to look special every day, wear a silk scarf. It will add an individualistic dash to any outfit. Place a few in your cabinet or desk drawer if you need to give a special touch for an important, unplanned business conference or just need to keep warm on those overly-air-conditioned days.

2. for taking a trip
The lightness and warmth of silk shawls and scarves allow for easy cartage. Simply toss one or more into your purse and you are ready for much of what the world of fashion throws at you.

3. for those particular evenings away from home
If you are planning a special night away from home, add a touch of class and luxurious style. Wear a silk scarf or shawl. Match it with that famous little black dress to create an alluring look. Consider wearing it on your first date to make sure your first impression expresses your own brand of fashion.

4. a day at the beach
If you are looking for something to act as the perfect cover-up for those walks to-and-from the beach or for a romantic evening stroll along the sand, a dramatic and versatile silk scarf or shawl is the ideal solution.

5. for christenings and weddings
If you wish to make a spectacular statement at weddings and christenings, the perfect tool is stunning hand painted silk scarves and shawls. At any special occasion, you will stand out. Looking back at the photographs will verify how stylish and classy your appearance was on that special day.

6. for vacations
The vicissitudes of variable weather can make it difficult to decide what to take when you plan on going on a vacation to another country. If you tuck away a silk scarf or shawl, the problem will evaporate. Silk is a fabric capable of keeping you warm or cool.

7. for everyday wear
Around a cool house or as a light drape to keep you warm as you make a dash to the store, or take a leisurely walk through the park, an elegant silk shawl or scarf will keep you snug and warm. As if you really need an excuse to wear such a versatile and stunningly practical accessory.

The verdict has been in for centuries. Hand dyed painted silk scarves and hand-painted silk shawls are works of art. You can wear them for almost any event. No matter what the weather, or time of day, there is a place, an occasion, – even a setting, where you can show off these beautiful accessories and yourself to good effect and at an amazingly low cost. This elevates these fine accessories into a realm of their own.

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