Friday, February 26, 2016

A Scarf Story

One of the things that I really liked about living in places where there is a notable change in the weather conditions throughout the year, is the opportunity to dress up differently according to the season. Winters meant thick jackets and heavy boots, Springs meant it was time to pull out all the light cardigans and shrugs, Summers meant light, flowy fabrics and sandals, autumns meant maxi dresses and pretty scarves. However, originally being from Chennai also meant that I have a limited number of stoles and scarves in my wardrobe, because let’s face it, no one wants to wear a scarf in the heat of Chennai – except perhaps on a few cool days in Dec/Jan.

 I did possess a fair selection of scarves in various colours, materials and sizes, but somehow I hadn’t yet got my hands on a proper square scarf. I wanted a neutral scarf which could be paired with a handful of outfits at the very least and hence started my hunt at Jabong. Bam! It is really easy to get overwhelmed by the load of options that will fill up your computer screen despite all the filters that you might apply! After wading through innumerable choices, almost all of which, were literally calling out to me, I somehow decided that I liked the scarves by a brand called CoolThreads.

I had never heard of this brand before but their designs were attractive and their prizes were pretty affordable as well, so I decided to give them a shot. After much thought, I finally zeroed in on a square black silk scarf with little skulls printed all over it. Loved the grunge effect!

I received the scarf within a few days as expected of Jabong and the scarf is everything that I wanted it to be! It is pretty lightweight and so doesn’t feel heavy around your neck. It is also smooth and silky and so doesn’t feel scratchy or uncomfortable at all, which is a pet peeve I have against many scarves. Also the printed skull design is on the smaller side ; so it is edgy enough without being over the top. To be honest, I’ve only tried on this scarf a few times – I am saving it to wear on a special occasion next month – my birthday! Black is my favourite colour and I intend to go all black on my special day- a black maxi dress, black strappy wedges, a black belt to cinch in my waist and of course my new black silk scarf! I shall round up the whole look with some trendy oxidised silver jewellery and a touch of makeup voila! The birthday girl is ready to party!

Of course, this scarf can be worn in a number of different ways. If you need any help on how to style a square scarf all you need to do is a quick search on google. If you are looking to pick up some nice scarves do check out CoolThreads at Jabong. I’m sure you won’t be able to stop yourself!

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