Wise Up to Winter: Scarves, Snoods and Silver Jewellery
Thursday, 14 January 2016 | prettycool
When the first snow hits, we all have two choices. Either we hide indoors and hibernate, or we head out and embrace the cold weather. Being properly kitted out is the best way to ensure you don’t succumb to the winter chill, and accessories play a key role in keeping you warm.
At PrettyCool, we’re big believers in the right accessories for the occasion, and your winter wardrobe is important to keep you warm and stylish on cold nights. Whether you like to make a bold statement, or you prefer to downplay your accessories, we have a few ideas that will revitalise a tired wardrobe.
Complete your look with a scarf
Winter coats tend to be fashioned from dark, weighty fabrics, and some can look a little overpowering on smaller frames. The right scarf can break up the monotony, as well as providing a valuable extra layer that will trap your body heat.
During the winter months, there’s no need to stick with black and navy colourways. Scarves tend to hide your jewellery, so try to think of your scarf as an added accessory rather than simply a functional item, and choose a scarf that complements and contrasts with your outer garments, rather than blending in. Tartan scarves are sturdy, traditional and fantastically warm, and the bright checked patterns offer a gentle pop of colour over your favourite warm winter coat.
Alternatively, you could opt for a wool mix blanket scarf for a modern, layered look. Blanket scarves are like wearing an extra wooly layer; choose the right one, and the cascading fabric will hug and complement your figure.
We love the soft brown colourblocks and tapered shape of this blanket wrap scarf, and the oversized dimensions offer superb warmth and a relaxed look. If you’re not sure how to wear it, check out these handy tips courtesy of Refinery29: how to tie a blanket scarf.
Versatile snoods for you and the kids
The snood is a handy winter accessory that can be dressed up or down, or worn as a simple scarf if the sun comes out during the day. Many of this season’s winter coats don’t have any kind of hood, so it’s important to cover your head in winter so you don’t lose as much heat.
Snoods have the added benefit of being loosely draped, rather than fitted, so you don’t end up with the dreaded hat hair that beanie hats can cause. We love this lightweight blue jersey snood, which complements navy overcoats beautifully, and is cosy enough to warm you, without weighing heavily on your head and shoulders.
But snoods aren’t just for women; kids love them too. If your little ones refuse to wear a hat in winter, what about picking up a snood for them instead? They can wear it as a scarf on the way to school, and simply pull it up over their heads if it starts to snow, and because it’s looped it’s easy to hang on their peg in the cloakroom.
Our fun patterned kids’ snoods are just the thing to brighten up a child’s winter outfit, and they cover little necks and ears much more effectively than a simple bobble hat.
Mother’s Day gifts
Mother’s Day falls in March this year, when the daffodils will just be starting to bloom. If you’re planning a gift for your mum, silver jewellery could be just the thing to introduce a little spring sparkle into her wardrobe.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on Mother’s Day; you just have to show you care. Whatever your mum’s tastes, you won’t go wrong with silver. Not only is it classic and elegant, it’ll pair well with her winter wardrobe, which is essential in March when the weather is still likely to be chilly. Silver is reminiscent of dewdrops and snowflakes, and it can be subtle or make a statement, depending on the piece you choose.
As we move from winter into spring, the key is to look for chunky accessories that hold their own against heavy fabrics. These silver spiral drop earrings are just the thing to shed a little light on an outfit. For mums who wear their jewellery loud and proud, this beautiful turquoise stone sits pretty in a burnished silver ring. If you’re interested in buying mum some sterling silver, this 925 sterling silver owl comes on a 16” chain, and we even enclose a beautiful box for easy gifting.
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Embroidered Dragonfly Ladies Scarves
Wednesday, 4 November 2015 | prettycool
These beautiful ladies scarves have just arrived at £8.99. They are a lovely soft mix of 20% cotton and 80% viscose and they have the most pretty embroidered dragonflies on them.
The dusky pink scarf has a cream tone embroidered design and the navy blue scarf has a white tone embroidered design. Would make a great gift for this Christmas as well as stunning fashion accessory for yourself.
Saturday, 18 January 2014 | prettycool
I know it's still raining and has been for weeks, and I know we are all paying our credit card bills from Christmas, but we really should start thinking about our spring and summer wardrobe. The big problem is as always that the sunshine seems a million miles away from now, and I know you do not want to think of it yet, but all of a sudden the flowers are out, the leaves on the trees appear and we panic. "I've got nothing to wear!" I hear from all directions.
And it's true, what do you wear? One day it seems freezing and the next is really quite warm and you do not even need a coat, well the magic answer is... simply a scarf. Yes, a scarf, and it really is that easy. A scarf tucked into the neck of your coat can really change your whole look, and as a massive bonus they really do a great job of keeping you warm (I know it's more about the look when you are young) and snug on these cold mornings of spring, and you can test this by wearing the same outfit for a few days with a different scarf and I bet the comments would be "I love your scarf", it happens every day and a scarf is always the focal point of view.
Of course, when it warms up a little more the first thing we want to do is leave the coat hanging in the wardrobe but it's still a chilly for making such rash decisions, so again that fantastic fashion accessory the scarf comes into it's own. You can knot it around your neck to keep you really warm, or just swing it around once or even just covering your shoulders, and again you have a choice of many different looks with one piece of fashion accessories.
In the spring here at Pretty Cool we try to source some lightweight scarves, often with cotton lace and in many styles and colours, so I'm sure you can continue to wear your favourite fashion accessory - the scarf!
New Arrivals in Ladies Scarves
Thursday, 12 December 2013 | prettycool
Our great range of ladies scarves are flying off the shelves this Christmas, ideal presents for all your friends and family. The scarves printed with animals are moving very fast and even if they are showing out of stock at the moment its worth clicking on our "Email Me When It Comes Back into Stock" as the stock is arriving everyday. The dragonfly scarves are so pretty and soft and at £4.99 what a bargain. Keep watching the website for new designs appearing everyday including fox print scarves in cream and navy blue which we are just about to upload.
Ladies Scarves in many Colours
Wednesday, 3 July 2013 | prettycool
Fashion accessories can contribute an added element to almost any outfit, whether it is casual or professional. A scarf around the neck might be elegant, trendy, or boldly stylish. It can transform a dull clothing combination into an attractive one. The possibilities in ladies scarves are vast and varied, and they reflect a diversity of styles and preferences.
Coloured fabric around a neck and throat can be quite flattering, and offers a convenient way to accessorise. A soft pink might beautifully complement blond hair, and a powerful red could look lovely against a dark skin tone. Yellow often conveys a light and cheery mood, and black might appear classic and subtle. Blue can have a calming effect, and beige can be accented by bolder hues.
Patterns and design add even more dimension to an accessory. Bright plaid has a traditional flair, in many cases. Stripes can blend and contrast hues like purple and brown, exquisitely. A floral pattern in green and white might please numerous individuals. Shapes such as dots or diamonds could be used, to create a fun and amusing look.
Various fabrics are used, in the making of scarves. Silk and satin are often implemented, in order to create an effect that is pretty and feminine. Both light and heavy cottons are also frequently used for neck accessories. A warm and heavy fabric, such as wool, can make a scarf functional, as well as visually appealing.
How an item is utilised is another factor to consider. Two very long ends can wrap multiple times around a neck, for much warmth. A narrow strip can be knotted or tied, and a broad piece of cloth may be folded in half. Many women choose to wear multiple scarves, in assorted colours and textures. The items are also sometimes worn around the waist, as unique substitutes for belts.
Functionality is an important feature of countless pieces. In cold weather, a long, woollen item provides comfort, as well as a way to protect the neck from rain and snow. Bright colours are typically attractive on days when the sun goes down early. They add a cheerful element to outfits which might otherwise be boring or monotonous.
Warmer days are ideal times for flowing silks and light cotton, in pale and earth tones. A sheer cloth with a flowered pattern is generally sufficient for the time when cold weather turns into warm. The stern lines of a business suit can be softened by a subtle feel and hue. A light scarf, tied in a particular manner, can transform a casual look into one that is a bit more formal.
No matter what the circumstances, many women do not feel completely dressed, without properly accessorised throat and neck areas. Innumerable modern females appreciate the effects that ladies scarves can produce. They can add subtlety, humour, style, and dimension to even the most boring looks. Such items are appropriate for a wide array of occasions, from evening parties to school functions. Their patterns can reflect specific holidays, sports teams, national colours, and much more. Wearing a scarf is an ideal way to express how an individual is feeling, and to do so, creatively and effectively.