|Rick Owens- OKI-NI|
Heavy chunky scarves have been trendy for the last couple of seasons which makes it a bit easier to find them and if you have the patience you will find ones that are reasonably priced (especially starting next week when sale season is in full force...).
What to look for? Generally you want wool scarves, they tend to have a softer hand and will be warmer and look more expensive. Ultimately the softest you can find the better, so if you can treat yourself invest in a cashmere scarf, that is the best! You can always go for a solid natural color (black, gray, ivory etc.) scarf which will than go with about anything in your wardrobe, this way you get an item that is timeless and will be a good investment for the next few seasons. If you want to keep it classic but have a little twist go with a textured scarf like ribbed or cable knit, or even a tweed. I would suggest though getting more than one scarf, and get a 2nd scarf that has either a colorful pattern such as stripes or if you want to
stick to solid color go for a punchier color that will stand out more (purple, Lt. blue etc), this way you will have one for work and one for play. I really love how a scarf can ramp up a look, it makes it easier to update your winter style from time to time and also cheaper to do it (rather than having few coats to switch off....although if you can afford that its even better...).
How to wear it? you probably want to go with either of the following two ways, they will both create a luxurious bulk around your neck while keeping it warm and cozy!
The first is the simplest way which is to wrap it around your neck a couple of times (if the length allows, or as much as you are comfortable with) try to keep it easy and nonchalant, to make look more natural rather than tighten it and chocking yourself.you should keep the ends hanging down your chest at for list 10" on each side otherwise the wrapping will not hold.
So this season go chunky to stay warm and look cool!