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Scarves: Infinity vs. Traditional

7 Oct

I just bought a scarf from InBox a couple days ago–had to take advantage of that 25% of sale! Anyways I’m totally obsessed with it. It’s an infinity scarf; basically material in the shape of a donut that you put around your neck!  (Also called neck warmers, circle scarves, and loop scarves).  This has been a trend over the past couple years, but has really become mainstream this year.  The brand of my infinity scarf is Cheap Monday.  Inbox carries this European brand, which is really cool.  It’s pretty awesome that Stevie has the power to bring these looks to the great state of Iowa when they’re in style. (Opposed to coming “in style” in the midwest after the east and west coast have been there and done that).

Jocelyn EXCLUSIVE Short Rabbit Infinity Scarf: Brown
I saw this rabbit fur infinity scarf from Intermix featured on Shopstyle.com today.  It gives you an idea of how you can play with texture to make your scarf pop from your outfit.

I’ve found that infinity scarves are so easy to throw on over a coat or jacket.  They’re very simple and can look very elegant especially in a solid color.  Although with traditional scarves you have choices of how to wear it (knots, looping, tying, etc.) it’s nice to not have to fuss about it.  You don’t have to worry about traditional scarf ends flying up in your face in windy weather (embarrassing!)  It’s always a little awkward trying to strap down fluttering ends when in public.  The infinity scarf sits like a necklace, pretty snug to your neck, so it’s hassle free.

Inbox and Lyla’s Boutique had infinity scarves in stock the past couple fall seasons, so if you’re in the Iowa City area check out those stores.  Nordstrom is always a great place to look for variety, and you can order offline, so that’s another store to keep in mind.  When buying an infinity scarf look for chunky thick ones, that will be sure to keep you warm.  I really like this Michael Kors fax fur infinity scarf, or “neck warmer”.  The texture will add a lot to any outfit, and stand out from a jacket.  Because it’s an infinity scarf, it has less material than a traditional one, so the fur won’t look like it’s too much.  I also really like the Hunter Herringbone circle scarf–it’s a two toned black and white wool weave.  Can’t go wrong there!

Another plus–if you purchase a circle scarf that has a long width, it doubles as a hoodie.  It can protect your head against wind, light rain and snow just like a sweatshirt hood would.  Here is an example:

Photos courtesy of SKhatshop.com (This site prices these around $20!)