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Fall fashion item: Scarves

October 22, 2009

Hello again, River Falls. The Fall season seems to be in full swing-the season of cooler weather, scary pumpkins, and fancy costumes. Remember, Halloween is less than a week away-are you prepared?

When it comes to fashion, fall is my favorite season. The cooler weather allows one to have fun with multiple layers without feeling too warm underneath them. Layering can be a great way to incorporate the right amount of color into any outfit.

Love to accessorize? Fall is the season for you! Rocker-style/punk jewelry is perfect for this season as it complements the many neutral colors of fall while adding an edge to any outfit. Speaking of accessories, let’s take a look at the latest item of the week.

Item of the week: Scarves

Scarves are a luxurious item for any woman or man to possess, and are a necessity this fall and winter seasons. They are soft, warm, and come in a variety of price ranges to fit any budget. Let’s explore short, cashmere (long) and square scarf styles. 

The short scarf can only be wrapped around once, or comes “pre-wrapped” and is made of synthetic materials. These scarves can add the right splash of color to any outfit, and is best worn with low cut, scoop neck shirts as it allows for a slight, feminine cleavage to be visible, which adds the right touch of class and style.

The longer scarf or cashmere scarves can be worn in a variety of ways. It can be left hanging down the neck, wrapped around once, or in a twist. The twist is when you bring the ends together, draping the folded scarf around the back of your neck and letting the loop end and the frill end hang on either sides. Find the loop end and pull the frill end through it. This style is the most professional and is very flattering when worn inside a front open peacoat. 

The long scarf is also very flattering worn alone with a low-cut, v-neck shirt or tank top, as it elongates the body, and makes one look slimmer. In addition, it makes one’s chest look fuller, giving off a flattering “hourglass” shape.

To wear the square scarf, fold the square in half to form a triangle, and stretch this triangle in front of your neck (with the triangle pointing down). Then wrap the ends (with the frill) around the back of your neck, bring it around on either side and tuck it in underneath the triangle.

Ladies, nothing is sexier than a modest girl with sense of fashion. It’s very important to dress classy, as a little cleavage can be very flattering and sexy, while a lot of cleavage leaves little to the imagination and is anything but flattering.

This week’s featured student knows a lot about dressing classy and stylish. Sophomore Kamlia Stafin dresses with a classic and chic style, and smile that can turn any eye. Her love for neutrals in the fall, and colors and patterns in the spring, shows her true eye for fashion. Check out this article online at, under the “Fashion” tab to read up on Stafin’s style, complete with a gallery of pictures shot by our Student Voice photographers.

Next week’s feature is Matt Rimnac, a senior with an eye for fashion-complete with Swiss watches and designer shirts.

For more style ideas or for any questions about fashion and style, send me an e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you think you are an ideal choice for a feature or want to nominate someone you know, visit this column online under the “Fashion” tab and register in the “Fashion Tip” box.

Priya Kailash is a student at UW-River Falls.