Don't be afraid to wear a scarf this spring

Not familiar with getting knotted? Let us talk you through the basics. 

February 15, 2016

Spring in the GCC is just beautiful. With temperatures in the low 20s and a steady breeze at night, evenings can be the perfect time of year to wear that rare fashion item rarely seen in the Middle East climate: a scarf.

With the brief winter period almost over, it's time to put your leather jackets and boots back into storage until next December, and embrace the silky noose. Here's how to do it. 

Keep it loose
The air at this time of year is crisp and refreshing, agreed, but it’s not exactly Arctic out there so don’t bundle up like you’re trekking through Nova Scotia. Wear your spring scarf loose around your neck.

Stay healthy
Aeroplanes, offices, cinemas – all are guilty of sending icy blasts of air conditioning down the back of your neck. Put up your defences with a lightweight scarf and don’t catch cold. 

Tie the knot
Fold your scarf in half. Grab the two ends and pass it through the loop. Congratulations, you’ve just mastered the most stylish way of tying a scarf. Or you could just let it hang naturally.

Material matters
Spring scarves shouldn’t be big wooly things that snag on your beard and neither should they be made from cheap polyester that will give you an electric shock. Pick a brushed cotton or, if your budget allows, silk.

Spring scarves are versatile. You can wear them with a suit and look suave or keep it casual with jeans and a t-shirt. A slim scarf instantly adds a splash of sophistication to your look.