Scarves are a mainstay fashion item during the colder months in European countries but are often an overlooked accessory by Australian women. Albeit, the temperatures arent often (if ever) dropping into the negatives, but this doesnt mean you cant use the colder change in the air to bring a bit of style to your winter get up.
Chances are your winter jackets are your typical black, chocolate, and tan colours not offering much in the way of individuality. The only differences between you and Sally in accounting is that your rocking a peacoat and she has a blazer, both in black and both beautiful coats but nothing out of the ordinary.
Enter the perhaps colourful, and always stylish pashmina. Traditionally made from cashmere wool, but sometimes intertwined with silk or cotton, these beautiful scarves can be traced back to humble beginnings on the Indian sub continent, where the English merchants would snap them up and bring them back to the aristocratic trend setters of mother England, touting the beauty and practicality of their fine garments.
Nowadays youre not going to have to travel across the ocean into the depths of Indias garment district to find one, with all the major department stores and are huge array of online stores stocking these colourful wardrobe additions. We found the most beautiful range of fashion for over 50 women by simply clicking our mouse! beautifully colored kaftans, dresses and scarves, all handmade.
Match your scarf with your nail polish and heels for some coordinated highlights that will suit any outfit. This combination technique works well with both ends of the colour spectrum providing a classic, refined look when using dark browns and neutral colours, or creating a instantly recognizable flair when using pinks, reds, and greens. However we do advise caution when going bright, you want to make sure your outfit matches your mood or you might feel a bit disheartened by all the looks you are getting. Feeling confident? Break our the bright colours!
Textures can also come into play here, moving away from the traditional pashmina weave to a hand knitted, fluffy scarf can be a nice and practical fashion item. If you have blonde hair, a brown jacket with a white soft knitted scarf popping out of the top of your coat would look angelic. All you would need is a dusting of snow!
Whether you choose bright or neutral, textured or more traditional weaves, try experimenting with some different scarves this winter and bring a little bit of that European sophistication to the Aussie winter.