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How to Select a Scarf and Mittens To Go With Your Winter Coat

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There’s nothing like snuggling inside a soft flurry scarf to make you feel warm and safe on a cold winter day. There are several things to consider when selecting a scarf and mittens to go with your winter coat: your coloring, the coat’s color, texture, length, and price.While gloves offer few color choices, mittens are a way we can go a little bit wild by coordinating them with the rich colors of the scarf. It’s not a bad idea to have a friend who knits or take up the needles yourself for the ultimate in choices.The most important thing to take into account is your skin coloring. A scarf is a frame you’re your face. Choose wisely. Summer skin tones – pink to white, pale eyes, and pale or dark hair – look best with pastels and blues, greens and purples. Some shades are red and rose and appropriate, if they have a bit of blue in them.Autumn skin tones – darker or having a yellow cast, dark eyes, and hair – look best with the warm tones of fall. These include orange, burnt umber, forest green, darker green-blues, yellow, and very bright orangey shades of Chinese red.Very dark women often look spectacular with bright white and other pastel shades for contrast, as well as with many autumn colors.The next consideration is the color of your coat. The scarf and mittens should complement the color. Don’t wear an orange or pink scarf and mittens with your red coat.Forest green will be dull on black but will pop on a light gray coat or all-weather khaki.Be sure to check the scarf’s texture. Some fibers, such as mohair, look lovely but in reality are scratchy. Gold or silver threads woven through the scarf may be glittery and pretty in the store’s light but, again, may be stiff and sharp on your skin.Consider as well whether the scarf will drape as you want. Sometimes, we want to use a scarf as a shawl, so it must be thin enough to lay in graceful folds. Other times, we want a thin bulky scarf to wind around a cold neck to muffle the chill.Attractive patterns, such as a cable stitch, also can add texture and appeal to your winter scarf.Multi-color stripes, snowflakes, and paisleys are other opportunities to dress up your winter coat and stand out in a crowd as a fashionable, chic woman. What should you do if you cannot find mittens or gloves in the color of your scarf? There are several choices.First, when buying mittens with its largest choice of colors, buy a color that is used a lot in your print or stands out among the stripes. Second, if you cannot find mittens that exactly match the color of your solid scarf, buy a shade darker.The darker shade will not attract as much attention for being an off-match as a lighter or brighter color. Third, gloves may coordinate with your coat or with your handbag and boots. They, by the way, will look best if they are the same color: black boots with black handbag, brown boots with brown handbag.The last thing to consider is price when buying a scarf and mittens to match your winter coat.If you prefer to buy one luxury item and wear it all winter, look for cashmere or pashmina. Then, wear it for all it’s worth.On the other hand, you may like to change scarves and mittens to vary your look. In that case, shop for two or three different sets at a more modest price to fit your budget.Always purchase your accessories after you’ve purchased your major investment — a women’s winter coat that’s perfect for you.In summary, buying a scarf and mittens to match your winter coat is a chance to go a little wild and indulge yourself.Whether your indulgence is having two or three scarves in different fun colors or having a luxurious cashmere or pashmina wrap, a winter scarf and mittens is a small luxury most of us can afford.

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September 17, 2016 at 3:16 am

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