Why Winter Scarves are Important

Photo Courtesy: The Weather Channel

Photo Courtesy: The Weather Channel

What better way to kick off a new year than with some powder?! A major winter storm is gearing up to hit a vast majority of the country starting in the west. Snow totals potentially up to multiple feet are being predicted from California to the high country of Wyoming and Colorado. Once it dumps some fresh powder on the west, it’s currently predicted to be pushed down towards the south providing low temperatures and possible snowfall in some unsuspecting areas such as Atlanta.

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Photo Courtesy: The Weather Channel

Whether you’re eager for some outdoor snow activities or just looking to survive the cold blast, make sure you’re geared up! One accessory that many consider more for fashion than function is a scarf or neck warmer. While yes, they can make an otherwise dull outfit pop with life, they also are a major key in staying warm. Here’s why winter scarves are useful.

Protect Exposed Skin

The neck is often exposed to the cold air regardless if a jacket is being worn or not. Jackets provide some coverage but can be uncomfortable with the zipper all the way up since jacket collars tend to be thick and stiff. With a scarf, you can protect the neck comfortably as well as your nose and ears-spots where a jacket collar doesn’t reach.

Create Warm Air

Breathing in cold air can be harsh on the lungs. If you haven’t experienced the icy burn, we recommend trying to avoid that. And how to avoid that feeling? A scarf of course! When a scarf is worn around the mouth, it creates insulation and a pocket of warm air. This helps reduce the sting when you breathe in cutting down on any discomfort.

Fight off Virus’

According to a study published in 2015, researchers found that the cold virus thrives in the nose due to it being a colder temperature. They suggested that if the nose is kept warm with a scarf, preventing cold air to be directly inhaled, it could increase your chances of fighting off a cold.

Here are some stylish scarves to keep you warm for this upcoming storm!

Patagonia Better Sweater Scarf

Better Sweater Scarf

 

You can wear this soft fleece scarf traditionally or button the ends together for an infinity scarf.

Coal Women’s Wood’s Hooded Scarf

Women's Woods Hooded Scarf

This scarf provides ultimate warmth with the hood attached.

 Spyder Women’s Twisty Cowl Scarf

spyder twisty cowl scarf

This fleece lined infinity scarf comes in various fun color options.

The warmer you are, the more you’ll enjoy the upcoming snow and temperature changes. Don’t see what you like? WinterWomen has plenty of other accessories to help you navigate the winter storms.

Bailey Valian

Bailey was born and raised in a small Colorado mountain town called Crested Butte. This is where her love for the outdoors started. She has now found herself in Denver, CO where the mountains aren't too far away. When she's not hiking, camping or skiing in the mountains she enjoys traveling, volunteering, going to sporting events (Go Broncos and Avs!) and making friends with any animal she meets.

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