How to wear a scarf with your suit
This week I noticed that a lot of stores already received their new winter collection. Beautiful materials and colors this winter, but I get hot just looking at the bristly, wintery fabrics such as flannel. It seems that retail keeps on dropping the winter collection earlier and earlier. The first one that introduces the winter collection has the first pick by the consumers? However, I believe that there is a phase between the summer and winter, where you can keep warm and stylish with just a scarf: easy and breezy in autumn equinox.
From the winter collections I have seen so far, the new leading color for the winter seems to be grey. So when we are talking about a color for your new scarf, grey is an excellent choice. Whether you like cotton, silk or wool, that is your own decision. These days, you will also find a lot of fabric combinations. Wool keeps you warmer and fits more in the winterly background, but I know a lot of Suitorialists have trouble with the prickly fabric. Perhaps you should invest in a cashmere scarf to get rid of the prickliness?
Wearing a scarf in plain black is both practical and boring. Try and match you scarf with something (anything) from your outfit to make your appearance complete. Don’t forget: it’s all about the details surrounding your suit. So be as creative as you can be. Think about matching your scarf colors with your tie, vest, jacket, shoes or even cufflinks.
Perhaps it isn’t such a bad idea to wear your scarf as a second tie. The French word for tie is ‘cravate’, which actually stands for both tie and scarf. The necktie started as a scarf, worn by Croatian mercenaries in France during the 17th century. But that is a whole ‘nother story. My point is this: a tie not only has the option to be matched with the colors of a suit combination, but it also has the freedom of independence: you may wear any color tie you’d like with a plain suit. Just like this, you can also match your scarf with your suits: wear any color scarf you’d like with your plain suits.
Do not hold back on creativity when it comes to scarves. You will notice that the scarf will be the most busy accessory you will wear, so checks, lines, a-symmetrical prints: they are all just perfect.
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