If you live in the northern hemisphere (or the extreme southern hemisphere), winter scarves are a must. When the winter winds get blowing and the snow starts falling it is all you can do to keep it away from your body and outside where it belongs. Nothing ruins a beautiful walk in the snowy woods like snowflakes down the back of the neck or a northerly wind gusting right down the collar.
Most people who dislike the snow and the cold do so because they are not sufficiently warm. Otherwise the winter season is about as beautiful and delightful as any. Unfortunately, however, many people will stay inside rather than head outdoors to enjoy the winter wonderland. Perhaps this is because they don’t own any good winter scarves.
Scarfs wrap around the neck like a warm quilt in a cozy bed to save a dreary day outside and turn it into an enjoyable one. Whereas walking to the store might normally be spent with hunched shoulders, gritted jaw and chattering teeth, with winter scarves it can instead be spent with the head up and neck relaxed, soaking in the scenery and perhaps even catching snowflakes on the tongue. This might sound like an exaggeration, but you have a look around next time you are outside in the winter and see how many more smiles you see on the faces of wearers than on those who are going without.
Winter scarves sets come in plenty of different varieties. A thick wool scarf can be just the thing to go with an overcoat or fall jacket. A knitted Apaca is especially soft and wraps tightly and comfortably around the neck under a down coat or parka. A fur -or for the conscientious, or an imitation fur -combines fashion with function and provides warmth while looking exotic and luxurious.
A common misconception for those looking to purchase one of these warm garments is the idea that the thicker it is, the warmer it will be. This is not necessarily the case. A thick cotton or knitted wool scarf might look warm enough, but if it is not woven carefully it is likely to provide more air and fluff than actual warmth. An expertly woven “neck warmer” or a ski clothier’s offering might look thinner but actually be far warmer. If you are bound to be outside a lot in the winter, don’t settle for a quick knock-off, get yourself something good…like one made of Pashmina. Pashmina is made of soft wool from the belly of a goat. They are soft and warm
Perhaps you do not own any winter scarves, but the next time you get a shiver chill running down your spine you are going to think twice about whether you want some or not. In the winter season a warm woolen or an imitation fur can make all the difference between an annoying sleigh ride and a magical one.