What should you look for when buying a scarf?
Scarves for women are easy to buy because you don’t need to think about fit or finding the right size. Available in many different style options, scarves suit every-body and work with any piece of clothing.
When buying a scarf, look for:
- Fall – choose scarves that drape well, or are easy to twist or loop.
- Fabric – pick materials that feel soft against your skin.
- Function – lightweight scarves will see you through the changing seasons; thicker, winter scarves will keep you warm in the cooler months.
- Favourite hues – choose scarves in colours you love to wear.
What can you wear with a scarf?
The short answer is you can wear anything with a scarf! Scarves are practical, but they also let you have fun with fashion. Scarves add colour, draw attention to your eyes, complete any outfit, and let you wear every piece in your wardrobe in different ways.
Wear wrap scarves with dresses to take you from work to your dinner date. Add knitted scarves to knitwear or jackets for cosy layering when it’s cold outside. Tie a silky long scarf around the waist of your favourite pants for effortless flair. Or, wrap a small scarf around your neck, secure with a cheeky side knot and wear it with tees and denim.
With so many types of scarves to choose from, putting a look together that’s uniquely you is easy.
How do you match a scarf to your outfit?
Deciding which scarf to pair with which outfit will depend on your personal style or the occasion.
Chunky scarves in bright hues or textured fabrics go well with leisure wear and are great for your morning jog or staying warm on weekends. Floaty, floral print scarves elevate denim beautifully. If linen clothing is your go-to favourite, dress it up with a silky scarf for easy elegance.
Or, mix things up by teaming classic stripe tops and tees with bold pattern scarves – perfect for a day in the office or everyday wear.
There really is no right or wrong way to wear a scarf – just your way. So, however you choose to wear yours, do it with confidence!
What materials do scarves come in?
Scarves can be made from almost any fabric. Choose scarf materials to wear to keep you warm or opt for lightweight fabrics for year-round comfort.
Natural fibres like woollens or manmade acrylics are perfect for winter scarves. Lightweight cotton scarves, silk scarves and those made from viscose are soft and supereasy to twist or tie into flouncy bows.
Follow these tips for a handy scarf wash guide:
- Always read the care label on the inside of the scarf.
- Machine wash your scarves on a gentle cycle using either warm or cold water.
- Use a mild detergent.
- For delicate fabrics, use a washing bag to avoid snagging.
- Lay scarves flat to dry on a clothing rack.
What are the different styles of scarves?
Whether you want to keep warm, stay protected from the elements or accessorise an outfit, there’s a style of scarf to suit you. Generally, scarves are rectangular, triangular or square in shape, and they can be large or small.
Depending on their size, triangular scarves – or square scarves folded in half – can be worn with the central point to the front, tied in a knot at your throat for a chic look with shirts and tops, or worn in your hair for a sweet touch.
Wrap scarves are big enough to drape over dresses for more formal occasions, or wear them under longline knits and blazers like a colourful cardigan.
The importance of a scarf lies in its versatility – a wardrobe staple, you can wear it in many ways, for different reasons and with every outfit, Monday to Sunday.
What are the best colours to look out for?
Having a selection of scarves means you’ll be able to transform any outfit in an instant. When choosing scarf colours, look for the following:
- Your favourite colours
- Hues that match your eyes (or your lipstick!)
- Tones that pair well with other pieces in your wardrobe
- Plain neutrals in black, beige, grey or navy
- On-trend, seasonal colours
Suzanne Grae makes it easy to buy scarves online for yourself or a friend. To spoil a loved one, why not send a gift card so they can add these must-have essentials to their wardrobe? To visit us in store, use the store locator to find your nearest Suzanne Grae. For more information on shopping with us and our inclusive sizing, check our FAQs here.