Sunday, November 3, 2013

Winter Scarves

Hey y'all! It's starting to get kind of chilly here in Dallas, so people are breaking out the scarves. I (being from the freezing tundra that is Michigan) am a huge fan of scarves! They can add such a cute aspect to an outfit, not to mention they're monogrammable which is always a plus! Since it's getting close to the holidays, I adore everything plaid, especially scarves. What people don't realize is that there are so so so many types of plaid – colors, styles, fabrics – so the term "plaid" is super vague. I listed above the 4 most popular types of plaid I see around. 

Tartan:  "woolen or worsted cloth woven with stripes of different colorsand widths crossing at right angles, worn chiefly by the Scottish Highlanders, each clan having its own distinctive plaid." Can come is all kinds of colors, ranging from the classic green and red Christmas tartan to green/teal/cream colors.

Camel: "a color ranging from yellowish tan to yellowish brown" Made famous by Burberry. Very British classic and a winter staple. Can be found monogrammed on Marley Lilly.

Buffalo: "a plaid with large blocks formed by the intersection of two different-color yarns, typically red and black" Known as lumberjack plaid. Usually made for flannels. 

Houndstooth: "a woven fabric design of continuous broken checks or four-pointed stars, also called four-and-four check" Resembles the jagged teeth of a hound (dog). Is the official pattern worn by the Crimson Tide.

What types of scarves do y'all wear?

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