A scarf isn’t just a functional accessory you throw on before you rush out the door to keep your neck warm during a blustery fall or winter Madrid day — they’re an essential part of your outfit for men and women alike.
It’s just a simple piece of fabric but a bufanda can upgrade and pull together any outfit instantly. They aren’t limited to the colder seasons either and can be worn all year long.
I find I wear scarves much more here in Madrid than I ever did back in Chicago. Since moving here, my scarf collection has grown from about 6 cold weather scarves to about 20 different types of scarves — and I still enjoy the occasional scarf purchase here and there. You can never really have too many!
The best part about bufandas is that they are easy to find and usually reasonably priced. You can find a hip scarf from a street vendor,in a small vintage boutique shop, in a department store or large retail chain store. You can even knit your own!
In general, the male scarf selection is slightly simpler and more basic than the female — you can go with a cuello, a big wooly scarf or a lighter pashmina one.
I would suggest keeping it simple and solid, muted colors are great. Grey and navy always look sophisticated on a man. Try to pick a color that doesn’t clash with your pant, footwear and shirt selection. When in doubt, pick something that meshes with your own personality.
Once you have your scarf in hand, the possibilities are endless: what do you wear it with? How do you tie it? Here are 25 ways to wear your scarf:
Happy scarf shopping!
My 5 year anniversary in Madrid is rapidly approaching. Time flies when you´re having fun! Things I love: fashion, documentaries, ethnic food, bikram yoga, travelling, learning Italian and reading on my Kindle. I try to smile/laugh as much as possible and eat my veggies every day for a long and happy life. Enjoy reading about fashion and lifestyle on my posts for ¡Vaya Madrid!