Hot Trends: Five Ways Wear a Scarf

If you keep up with all the latest trends you probably own a scarf. This trend has gotten hot and everyone is wearing them in multiple ways. If you have a few of these fun accessories in your closet but aren’t sure how to use them, we put together five fabulous ways to wear your scarves and be confident.


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1.Slip Knot 

Likewise known as the classic European way of wearing scarves, this approach is typically made by those who are somewhat in a hurry and has little time to decide on how they should wear their scarves. To perform this way of wearing a piece of scarf, you have to do the following. First, you have to half fold the scarf, thereby creating a slip knot. Then you have to wrap the scarf around your neck. After that, you have to pull the loose ends of the scarf. You should then tighten and adjust the scarf as you like it.




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2. Loose Ends

When you are not satisfied with the slip knot way of wearing a scarf, you could try the loose ends method, which is great when it has gotten a little cold outside. For this, you just have to drape the scarf on your neck. However, take note that the loose ends should not be of the same length – one should be longer that the other. Then, you should wrap the longer end twice around your neck. After doing that, you have to tuck the end into the wrap, then pull the end out from the bottom. To secure the scarf in place, you can tie a single-knot, and then adjust it to conceal it.



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3. Looper

If you don’t want to look classic, then you can try the looper look. As you guessed, this is called a looper because it forms a loop. This can be achieved by draping first the scarf on your neck. Then you should proceed by tying a knot where the ends meet. After than cross the scarf to form an infinity sign or an 8. Then you have to loop the top circle over your head.





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4. Twist and Tie 

Simple and elegant, this way of wearing a scarf works by draping the fabric on your neck. Then you have to cross and wrap the scarf around your neck. After that, you need to tie the two loose ends. Then you have to ruffle the scarf and tuck the loose ends inside your garment.




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5. Relaxed Tie 

If you seemed to be restricted by the Twist and Tie, perhaps the Relaxed Tie would suit. Don’t worry about things like mix and matching, since this method suits any outfit you have. To achieve this, drape the scarf around your neck, resulting to equal loose ends. Then tie a loose knot and keep the center open on one side of the scarf. After that, you have the thread the other end through the loop, and pull it through. Finish by adjusting the scarf by pulling the shorter end.



Rebecca Vigil is a manager of a retail shop in Paris, France. When not at work, she engages in other activities like becoming college essay writer. She is still single and still available.

Six Tips to Easier Online Shopping

Shop-OnlineOnline shopping has revolutionized the way we buy things today. You don’t have to get dressed up, brave nasty weather and drive around a parking lot for the better part of an hour to find a good spot. When you shop from your computer or smartphone, you save wear and tear on your car and your nerves. You can even wear your slippers if it makes you happy. As easy as it is to find what you want online, you can make it even easier and more secure with these six tips for a better shopping experience:


Shop from trusted online stores.
While the online marketplace has opened up an incredible array of stores worldwide for you to browse, not all of them offer the courteous service and customer protection of established name-brand shops. Look for companies that have handled online, catalog and mail-order sales for at least a few years; they should have a proven track record of pleasing shoppers throughout the country.

Password-protect your mobile devices if you’re shopping on the go.
While it’s convenient to store your billing and shipping information with online shops you frequently visit, using your smartphone or laptop without password protection could leave you vulnerable if you lose the device. By adding password protection to your phone or tablet, you might spend an extra few seconds typing in a password when you unlock the device, but you’ll gain peace of mind knowing your data is secure. Keeping everything together in a cell phone organizer can help you keep track of your phone too.

Read product descriptions carefully.
While online stores are happy to handle returns, it’s better if you get precisely what you expected in the first place. Note sizes, shapes and colors of everything you buy, especially if you’re buying clothing. Different manufacturers have different size charts, so unless you’re buying a scarf or wrap that fits every size, double-check the chart. Measure windows and walls before ordering items such as curtain rods, shelving units and window boxes.

Send information securely.
Secure sites’ web addresses or URLs will start with the letters “https” instead of “http” when you get to the payment information section. You might also see an icon on your browser bar that looks like a closed lock when you’re on a secure page. When you send information on a secure site, it’s encrypted, preventing hackers from getting sensitive information such as your credit card number or mailing address. For most sites, only the payment section is located on a secure site, so don’t worry if most of the site has a standard URL.

Comparison shop if you want to find great bargains.
It’s always a good idea to compare prices, but if you’re going to brick and mortar stores, you might spend more than you save. Shopping online makes comparisons easy, so take the time to check other online shops for a product you like.

Don’t forget shipping charges.
Check the costs for shipping and handling before you make a final decision on your shopping list. You may find yourself spending more than you’d intended if you reach your budget limit before calculating shipping expenses. Heavier items may have increased shipping charges too, so pay attention when ordering bulky or heavy items such as furniture or tool sets. In many cases, the bargain prices you pay online will more than offset shipping charges, but it’s still a good idea to factor shipping costs into your calculations when buying online.

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Get the Look: This Fall’s Latest Trends that Don’t Cost a Fortune

This fall and winter, designers have overwhelmingly opted for gorgeously wearable styles instead of avant-garde looks that only a model can manage. That’s the good news; the bad news is that designer fashions can still cost as much as a respectable down payment on a new car. Get the look for less by paying attention to the common themes and trends across collections and translating those elements of style to your own wardrobe. Here are a few of the things we loved for this fall.

Colorful Cardigans


It may not be sweater weather at the moment, but designers’ fall and winter collections put the focus on cardigans in contrasting tones for men and women. While the demure sweater set is a timeless classic, a fresher way to enjoy sweater dressing is with mixing and matching. If you invest in cashmere or angora from a designer name, you could spend extravagantly, but this is a great look to get for less. Our women’s cardigans feel cozy and look stylish over a simple T-shirt in a contrasting hue.

Scarves with Everything

It started as a hipster style statement, but bright scarves for women have gone mainstream and are one of fall’s hottest accessories. What makes the style new for this year is its ease. These scarves aren’t carefully pinned and tucked but are casually looped around your neck. This trend is as practical as it is pretty; when the weather turns blustery, your scarf can keep your hair sleek. Designers are showing squares of colorful fabric with triple-digit price tags, but we don’t see any reason to pay more than a few dollars for one of the season’s most fun styles.

Colors as Neutrals


Rich maroon, goldenrod yellow and pale ice blue may sound far from neutral, but designers sent them down runways in place of staid beiges and conservative browns this season. What makes brighter tones work as neutrals is pairing them with lighter, more vibrant accents. An oxblood coat becomes a potent color statement when combined with a traditional neutral such as ivory or black, but wear it with a flash of vivid poppy orange, and it plays a supporting role beautifully. Wear this major style with a minor impact on your budget by picking a coat or dress you already have in a rich tone and finding a bright new accent color to go with it. Wearing multiple colors calls for subdued makeup, so borrow a style tip from the runway and go with nude hues on your face.

Green for Fall


Speaking of color, one standout hue for the fall was green. Blue-tinged teal, fresh chartreuse and rich emerald hues all had their proponents, but designers seemed to prize a mossy loden green above all. The shade was a big hit in the late 1960s too, so combining it with retro accessories is fun; we like it with our patchwork shoulder bag. A runway-ready green leather duster could put a dent in your budget, but the same stylish hue in a more affordable material can be yours for well under $100. Green is nature’s favorite color, so it’s no wonder that it goes so well with any neutral. Combine it with crisp white for early fall, then transition to darker charcoal grays, blacks and browns as the season progresses.

Fashion is what designers do for a living, but style is something you create on your own. Don’t be timid about setting trends. Start with these fall basics and add a touch of your unique style to them for a look that’s priceless.