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Archive for December 18th, 2010

Scarves

Posted by terrepruitt on December 18, 2010

As I was getting ready for my Nia class the other day, I thought “How cold is it?”  I was trying to decide how to wear my scarf.  Then I thought this would be a great blog post because when I first learned how to wear a scarf I was amazed.  Then as I grabbed the laptop to type this up I realized that a lot of my readers probably already know this because they are from colder areas than California.  Maybe if you don’t live in the Bay Area then you might not know how we wear our scarves so I will be sharing that with you.

A few years back I was getting ready to leave work, I hung my scarf on my neck then grabbed one end and started wrapping.  My co-worker saw me and started chuckling when I asked her what she was laughing about she explained that people in California wear their scarves different from people back East.  She was from back East and was accustomed too much lower temperatures.  I was so curious.  I had never thought about wearing my scarf a different way so I asked her to show me.  She took my scarf, folded it in half, hung it around my neck and tucked the loose ends into the folded end.  WHOA!  I laughed.  I instantly recognized how much warmer that is.

Here in the San Jose Bay Area – maybe all over California we wear scarves more as an accessory than for warmth.  Then when we want to be warm we throw one end over our shoulder.  If we want to be REALLY warm we wrap the scarf around our neck a few times.  All of these methods leave our lower neck/upper chest area exposed.  But when you fold then hang it around your neck then tuck the loose ends your lower neck/upper chest area get completely covered.  It is so warm and cozy that way.

I actually wear my scarves these two different ways.  Usually on my way TO my Nia class I fold and tuck.  On the way home because I am usually hot and sweaty from working out I just throw it over my neck and wrap.  This helps me stay a little warm but not as warm as when I fold it and tuck it.  So?  What do you think?  Did you know this?

How do you wear your scarf?  Do you wrap?  Do you tuck?  Do you do one or the other depending on the need?

Folded in half then tucked.

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