Fashion: How scarves create feelings

Whether it’s a chunky knit, or a soft pashmina, scarves can make a huge difference to your day. And not just because they shelter you from those spring breezes.

At HomebyRachel, we believe that scarves create feelings. They can comfort you, provide shelter or even boost your confidence.

Each scarf can evoke a different sensation, so let’s explore the options and find the one that’s perfect for you.

Scarves can make you feel…


Some scarves are great for snuggling. They provide warmth and comfort in the face of brisk cold evenings.

A chunky knitted snood is probably your best option, or a long winding thick rectangle scarf wrapped closely round your neck. The fuzzy wool will instantly transport you to a cozy cabin on the mountainside, sipping hot chocolate by the fire.

These are definitely more practical than some other scarfs, so it’s best to opt for a neutral colour that will match with everything, without pulling focus.


Add a touch of elegance to your outfit by selecting a soft silk scarf or lightly woven pashmina.

Wrap it round your shoulders and feel the delicate fabric caress your skin. It’s the perfect addition to any evening dress. Avoid printed patterns in case they clash with your dress, aim for block neutral tones that complement your entire outfit.


Scarves can make or break an outfit. Select the right one, and you’ll feel like a million dollars.

Chiffon infinity scarves are particularly popular right now. The best thing about this look? They’re easy to wear. You don’t have to worry about how to wrap it, just place it over your head and it will do the rest.

Long, lightly woven printed scarves are also a must-have accessory. Especially those with interesting patterns that add a bit of oomph to your outfit.


Sometimes scarves aren’t meant to keep you warm, they’re meant to be seen.

Give your outfit some more character by adding a skinny scarf – think of Kate Moss in the 90s. That look is back, and easy to pull off. Just make sure it’s black so it will go with most of your wardrobe.

Try something a little different with studded scarves. They’re a little more adventurous and wearing one is sure to turn some heads!


We all have days where we just want to be bundled up in a blanket. Now you can, and you’ll look good doing it.

Shawls, capes and blanketscarves are becoming much more popular. The tight wool provides warmth and comfort for your whole body, not just your neck, and come in a range of patterns that will show off your identity perfectly.

Opt for a lighter silk shawl if you’re going to the beach. Use it to block out the breeze, or protect your skin from the sun if it gets too hot.

Select the scarf that makes you feel at your best. Think about where and why you would wear it, and make sure it is right for you.

At HomebyRachel, we understand how scarves create feelings. Fall in love with our timeless collection of scarves or browse our other sensual and fashionable items.