I love winters because of the way we can play aroud with fashion; layering, accessorising, playing around with jackets and boots. And of course, scarves. Soft, snug scarves. Colourful, vibrant scarves. Scarves that change your entire look and help you make a fashion statement every single day.
Those of you who follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter would have seen me wear a different scarf each day on my reccent trip to Shimla last month. Travelling to a cold place gave me the much needed excuse to splurge on beautiful scarves from Shingora. Ultra soft and lightweight, made from fine wool and available in a wide variety of designs and colours, a Shingora scarf is just the perfect winter accessory.
About Shingora Scarves
“High fashion accessories for men, women & kids with an impeccable taste for exceptional quality & alluring designs – perfect for a modern wardrobe – Shingora is a premier manufacturer of shawls and scarves. The brand has evolved into a global entity, having gone from being handwoven to being manufactured at a world-class facility boasting the newest technology and sophisticated machines. Shingora puts together the best of traditional design, modern sensibilities and cutting edge technology to produce the finest quality products that are much appreciated around the world. Pashmina shawls, pure silk scarves, jacquard scarves, silk stretch scarves, silk jacquard scarves, cashmere shawls , pocket squares, stoles and throws.”
Wearing a scarf doesn’t simply mean draping it around your neck everyday. There are loads of different ways in which scarves can be styled and each day, I wore the scarf differently. One of my favourites is this Disney scarf with Minnie Mouse on it. While this scarf is from the kids range (a special range for girls), I had to have it because, hey, a girl is never too old for Disney. Besides being super soft and lightweight, like all the other Shingora scarves, this one also has cute polka dots all over it.
Since I wanted to keep Minnie Mouse in focus, I decided to drape it in the simple European loop ensuring that Minnie wasn’t hidden….
The next day, I was wearing denim on denim and decided to wear a blue and green scarf that I draped in a style that is popularly called the Waterfall. This style has the scarf “cascading” down your front.
On day 3, I wore the scarf that was the plushest and softest of the five. Though it was pure wool, it felt like it was a blend of wool and silk. I tried to take a picture of the print on the scarf but no photograph could do justice to the beautiful watercolour-like abstract-floral print on this scarf. This one, I chose to drape in the Infinity Loop so that you have two loops around your neck without any visible ends.
For day 4, I again opted for denim on denim and the scarf I paired with it is the most colourful of the lot. Orange, blue, purple, teal, ochre – this scarf can brighten up any outfit. I wanted it to look a bit more ornamental, like a choker around the neck and so, I twisted the entire scarf and then looped it around my neck thrice and tucked in the ends.
The last scarf of my collection is a beautiful abstract one with shades of grey, black, white and red. Because of the colours and the linear print, it would look great on men as well. In fact, I think it is part of the Men’s collection but I really, really loved it.
Initially, I draped it in a very simple way, just a single look around my neck but then I decided to do something a bit more stylish….
I seriously am in love with scarves, especially the gorgeous ones at Shingora. I feel so tempted to buy loads more, especially the ones with Swarovski from their Luxury collection. This is one very versatile fashion accessory that can totally change your whole look and take it from drab to fab.
Besides scarves for the men, women and kids, Shingora also has beautiful, luxurious throws and cushion covers for the home as well. With the home renovation in it’s last phase, I already have a throw and some cushion covers on my wishlist that would look good in my bedroom. I am surprised how I never paid much attention to Shingora earlier. I guess that was because, for some reason, I assumed that these woolen scarves would be very warm and not suitable for Bombay winters. I am so glad that I was wrong! Besides wool and cashmere, Shingora also has cotton scarves that are great accessories for the summers as well. The entire collection is available online on the Shingora website including the Luxury Collection.
Which of these scarves did you like the most? What’s your favourite style of wearing a scarf? Do let me know in the comments below.