Let your scarf make a chic statement

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Let your scarf make a chic statement

Grooving to the tunes of Mashallah set in a Moroccan background, Salman Khan sashays in a keffiyeh, a middle eastern fashionable head dress geared as a scarf, in Ek Tha Tiger. And it became an instant rage in youngsters thereafter. Be it a cotton stole, a warm woollen or cashmere scarf, anything to keep your neck draped works best as a trendy accessory and a protection against the chill in the air.

So, flaunt your scarf at least once around your neck without tightening it too hard and leave those remaining bits hanging loose on both sides. Jazz up your ensemble by complementing them with a colourful twist. Knotted, looped, tied, or wrapped--scarves can be worn many different ways. Indeed, they are winter's most versatile accessory. Try experimenting with your scarves/stoles the next time you're searching for a stylish accessory.

Before choosing the ways in which you can drape your scarf, decide, do you want to go a little bit over the top and choose your colours to enliven the grey winters? Speaking about styling scarves, City-based fashion stylist, Nidhi Sharma, says, “Be it Salman’s keffiyeh, Rihanna’s loop scarves or the colour blocked scarves carried by Alia Bhatt, everything clicks with the youngsters at once.” 

Elaborating on various ways of draping a scarf, she suggests, “A tartan drape is a throwback of those super cosy scarves which are wrapped around several times  The difference, however, is that the ends hang over your shoulders, along your back, instead of the front.” This style of wearing a scarf is perfect for when you are going for a more elegant, streamlined look, adds the stylist mentioning that recently Karen Kapok was spotted wearing this tartan drape.

Further, she lists two more fascinating ways of styling your look this winter: Dramatic one shoulder drape, another ready to wear trend, use a square scarf folded diagonally, draping one point in back, one point in front, and the third point over the arm. This is a unique way to drape those printed ones, and Bohemian Drape, this kind of drape shields your hair from winter chill and lends a perfect casual look. Throw your locks up in a messy knot, tie on a turban, and you're ready to step out with elan.

The stylist recommends this look, while referring  that actress Kalki Koechlin is often spotted in this kind of a drape.

If you are too lazy to creatively dress up your scarf, no worries, just get a snood, a tubular stole that wraps around your neck and smartly team it with your choice of dress. Try these updates the next time you're search for an accessory.

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