What’s a girl to do when she simply doesn’t care to wear a heavy coat?
I have never really liked the idea of wearing coats. I always saw them as being too heavy and somewhat bulky for my short physic. I particularly don’t like driving in a coat. So what’s my alternative?
I love wraps and ponchos. They are light and very easy to wear. I find them to be quite functional, stylish and the fact that my hands are free to move comfortably is an added asset. Something as simple as a scarf could really complete a look. The right scarf can accent what could otherwise be a simple ensemble.
I used to only wear scarves to keep my neck warm until a friend gave me a long scarf that turned out to be more than just a cozy accessory to fight off the chill. We were celebrating another friend’s birthday as a part of a spa day affair. The host gave all of us a circular floral scarf as a gift.
I found my scarf to be quite stylish, and it served as more than just a winter cover-up. It was bright enough to match almost everything in my wardrobe. It was lightweight and cotton, and I found it to be suitable for all year round. The scarf really pulled together a casual or dressy look. It tended to make my ensemble look much more stylish; even when worn with a blazer and jeans, it was an attention-grabbing outfit.
So, if you had to pick one accessory to add to your “must-have” items….a scarf is the “it” garment. Make sure you pick a fabric that is seasonal unless your main purpose is warmth.
You can find the scarves for as little as a couple of dollars in a thrift shop, from as little as $10.00 at a discount retailer to $30.00 and up in a regular shop.
Although I prefer solid colors, you might want to add some diversity to your choices. If you get the lightweight, you can wash it by hand or in a gentle cycle. Remember, most wool scarves may have to be dry-cleaned.
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