I’ve often called myself a desert flower. I’m Egyptian and have always maintained that I am not genetically optimized for our cold, Canadian winters. I whine, I suffer and then I freeze. One of the main reasons for my freezing is my extreme forgetfulness. In our harsh climate, the amount of accessories you need to simply survive a walk to your favorite coffee shop is staggering. Hat, scarf, gloves, boots, coat…it’s all just too much! But I’ve found one accessory that can actually take the place of two of those things, and look fabulous while maintaining a semblance of warmth. And that my friends is the incredible infinity scarf.
What is an infinity scarf, you ask? No it’s not the fashion version of the song that never ends. Also known as a circle scarf, the infinity scarf has no beginning and no end, it’s a circle of fabric, knitted or crocheted wool, or whatever material you choose. Wear it wrapped once, twice, or however many times you like for maximum warmth and coverage. Let it hang loose around your neck for a more casual “I’m not in imminent danger of freezing” look. Best of all, if you forget your hat at home, just lift the scarf around your head in a makeshift hood, keeping your head, ears, neck and chest warm and toasty despite your penchant for forgetting everything. I have several of these now for just any occasion, tempature and outfit. I happen to be lucky enough to have a talented knitter custom making these babies for me, but you can find them at just about any retailer these days. Stick to knits for warmth and comfort, or lighter fabrics if you just want a fun look for warmer months.
So stay warm with an infinity scarf of your very own this winter.