Regardless of whether you are excited about some fun in the snow, or you are simply looking to survive the freezing cold winter, it is crucial that you make sure that you are well bundled up. Scarves are one accessory that so many people consider to be more for fashion than for warmth or function. Although scarves do have the ability to bring some life to an otherwise dull outfit, scarves are also a key part of any outfit designed to keep you warm.
Why are Winter Scarves Important?
Scarves Allow You to Protect Yourself from the Brisk Cold Winter Air
Think about it, the neck is often exposed to the fidged cold air regardless of whether or not you have a jacket on or not. Now, we all know that jackets provide some coverage, however, it can be quietly uncomfortable with the zipper done all the way up since jacket collars are often stiff and thick. When you wear a scarf, you can protect the neck with ease and comfort. You can also protect your nose and ears-spots where a jacket collar does not reach.
Scarves Allow You to Create a Warm Air Pocket Close to Your Face, Keeping Your Nice and Toasty
Another reason that scarves are such an important accessory is that when you inhale the icy cold air your lungs are exposed to the brisk air. If you have not had to experience the icy burn of bitter winter wind on your lungs, do everything that you can to keep it that way. And how can you do that, you ask? By wearing a scarf! By wearing a scarf is around your mouth, it creates a form of insulation and a pocket of warm air. This pocket can help to lower the sting that you feel when you breathe in the harsh winter air, therefore cutting down on any pain or discomfort.
Wearing a Scarf can Protect You from the Vicious Cold Virus
But it isn’t just your comfort that scarves protect, actually, according to a study that was published in 2015, the cold virus thrives in the nose especially when it is in a colder temperature for an extended period of times. The study also suggested that if the nose is kept warm with a scarf, the less likely it is that the cold air will be directly inhaled. In other words, wearing a scarf could actually increase your chances of fighting off a cold virus.
While for many people, wearing a scarf is simply a way make a fashion statement, or to keep up with the latest trend. Scarves actually offer so much more to those who wear them. Because of their role in contemporary fashion, and all of the functionality that they offer, there are a wide array of styles for consumers to choose from. Thus, allowing people to get the most – a fashion accessory and a boost to their health and immune system – by wearing whichever style they determine to be right for them.
how to choose the best scarf material?
Choosing the right material is just as important as what scarf knot you use. The material will determine the texture, weight and the all-important weather-appropriateness factor.
How do you know what material your scarf is made from? Check the label.
WOOL – CASHMERE AND MERINO
Wool is the classic go-to winter scarf material for its warmth and durability. It’s also breathable, which means that it’s super water resistant and wicks away moisture.
Wool can hold 30% of its weight in moisture without being damp. This is important if you live in a cold wet climate (hello, Denmark) or if you’re late for the train and work up a sweat trying to catch it.
The negative is that some wools can be itchy. Stop your wool scarf from itching by hand washing it and adding a teaspoon or two of white distilled vinegar to the rinse water.
Cashmere (from the cashmere goat) is insanely soft but costly as one goat produces only enough wool for one scarf per year.
Merino wool is the ideal balance of warmth and softness. These New Zealand sheep produce a wool that keeps them warm at temperatures which plummet to 14°F. Now that’s protection against the elements.
You may hear wool scarves described as ‘chunky’. This refers more to the texture than to the material. A chunky scarf is quite bulky or thick and usually wears best with casual style.
Silk scarves are worn more for show than for warmth. You’ll put on one of these if you’re heading out for a stylish formal affair or just want to up your Cary Grant game.
Most ascots or cravats are made from silk.
Acrylic is man-made and may not be as soft or breathable as natural fibers. It does have the advantage of being a solid option if you have sensitive skin or are allergic to wool.
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