If you think that outer garments are useless in the summer, you are very mistaken. First of all, they keep you from getting cold on chillier evenings but also prevent you from getting a sunburn on sunny days. So, what to choose for the spring and summer season to look stylish and fashionable, while maintaining maximum comfort? We bet on lightweight scarves and cashmere stoles!
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Searching through new collections you may wonder what exactly distinguishes scarves from stoles. Both can be used similarly, nevertheless, we will come to learn that the devil is in the detail. Scarfs are smaller, designed mainly to wear around the neck or head. Although you may find ones longer than stoles, they are almost always much narrower. They are also considered to be more casual – available in a wide range of colours and patterns (including beautiful tartans) they work perfectly with jeans and a jacket to keep you warm and cosy in every situation.
Stoles, for the most part, are much larger than scarves, mostly because they are typically worn in a different way. Usually wider, they are designed to cover shoulders and arms, which makes them a perfect solution not only to wear every day but also as part of a more formal outfit, e.g. it’s invaluable at evening events, especially if you are wearing a dress which has exposed shoulders or back.
For those special occasions, you might consider something even more elegant and enchantingly attractive, a feather-light cashmere pashmina. They are exquisitely soft and thanks to dip-dyeing, available in truly beautiful, saturated colours to compliment any outfit. Delicate and with a beautiful sheen, they add charm to classic creations.
ATTENTION TO THE MATERIAL
While searching for a scarf or stole for spring/summertime, the key is to decide on the right fabric. Lighter scarves made from natural materials allow the skin to breathe freely – e.g. pure cashmere or a cashmere-silk blend will give you a luxurious feeling and softness like nothing else. However, if you’re looking for more of a budget-friendly solution, you can choose from an extensive range of viscose or brushed cotton accessories. Either way, you can wrap it over your outfit to instantly add a stylish finish.
Thanks to their universal use, scarves or stoles will not only make a great accessory for you, but they are also a perfect idea for an elegant gift. After all, when the weather is beautiful and sunny, the most important thing is to feel both comfortable and stylish.
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