Remember when it wasn’t exhaustingly cold to take a walk outside? Ah, the sweet sweet days of fall foliage, jack-o’-lanterns chilling on stoops and warm-bodied humans comfortably rocking their fashionable autumnal wardrobe.
But as the sun set on autumn, it rose (kind of late in the day) on bare tree branches, ice patches and puffy coats a.k.a. winter.
After three seasons of sitting in the closet, snow boots are still fairly simple to put on. Ski coats, fresh out of their dry cleaning bags, can be tricky depending on their closures but they’re nothing you can’t handle. When it comes to getting reacquainted with your texting gloves, you have a 50/50 shot of getting it right.
But when you try to reintroduce yourself to winter’s chunky infinity scarves things are bound to get complex and overwhelming. No matter the fabric, each infinity scarf is a continuous, seemingly never-ending piece of material that you will most likely get trapped in.
Here are a few ideas of what to do when you get stuck in an infinity scarf this winter.
1. Stay calm and still.
Moving around in an uncalculated way will cause you to get trapped even further within the scarf’s limitless depths.
2. Look in a mirror and determine if it’s even the right scarf for your outfit.
Does it match? If not, just change your outfit and leave the scarf on forever.
3. Grab the scarf with both hands and move them up and down.
This will put the scarf into a new position that may be easier to get out of (but it may be just as confusing).
4. Invite a few friends over for wine.
Maybe getting a few more pairs of hands up in there will help un-trap you.
5. Throw some water into the mix.
Channel your inner Katie Ledecky, jump into a pool, and see if your scarf floats to the top and off of your head.
6. Get a Rubik’s cube and try to unscramble it.
Accomplishing that will give you the confidence to unscramble your infinity scarf.
7. Tweet at David Blaine.
He has escaped from many traps on par with infinity scarves, so he may have some ideas.
The scarf might start to feel bad for you and make something happen.
9. Go to Forever 21 and beg a dressing room attendant for help.
They’ve seen it all.
10. If all else fails, find scissors and cut it off.
Now it’s just a regular scarf.