Choosing Buff Scarves for the Winter
Keeping your neck warm while looking fashionable is not difficult during winter, as scarves today come in a wide range of colors, fabrics, and styles that can easily match your coat or your outfit. The one drawback of scarves is that they come loose very easily and can be cumbersome to keep in place. If you have children they can also be pulled away from your neck every time you try to pick them up. A good solution to this is a buff, which is a type of scarf that you slip over your head and wear like a sleeve.
A buff is available in just about any material or color and you can easily find one that matches your coat or your outfit. They’re typically more thin and soft than most scarves because they’re meant to be worn all day, as part of your outfit. They’re also looser than most scarves so you don’t start to feel claustrophobic during the day and so that they fit easily over your head.
Because a buff is usually meant to be worn throughout the day, it’s good to find a few different ones so you can coordinate any outfit of yours. It’s also good to have a few neutral choices on hand so you can coordinate them with bright and bold outfits and so that they don’t clash with what you wear.
The buff is right next to your face so you want colors that are complementary to your skin tone. A soft pink or deep red typically works for anyone and can give your face some color during the winter months. Gold is good for blondes and brunettes or you might choose a soft blue if you have blue eyes. Mix and match your buffs so you always have a good choice.
If you want to remove your buff during the day, it’s good to choose one that’s oversized so you can easily slip it off without messing up your hair or your makeup. You may also want to choose an oversized one just for comfort, if you tend to feel uncomfortable with something around your neck. Some buffs are very long and are meant to be wrapped around your neck once or twice, rather than being like a snug sleeve. These are good for those who want to keep the fit comfortable.
These longer ones can also give your outfit a nice pop of color and personality . If you loop it around your neck loosely, it can work to break up a monochromatic outfit or a drab color. Shop around for several different types of buffs so you can find just what’s needed to keep you warm and fashionable this winter.