I have a lot of scarves. Like a lot. I think it’s close to 40… but I’m not sure. Most of them are really gorgeous vintage ones like this that belonged to my mother-in-laws mom (aka my hubs Grandma). I feel very blessed that she has trusted me enough to wear them. I’d say about half are hermes and the other half are silk chiffon like this one, and then there are a few woolly ones of my own (practical more than cute, you know?)
So anyway, it bugs me that I have a few favourites that are in the golden rotation, and the rest don’t get used as much. I think most of the problem is that I feel unsure about how to wear them (especially the big square hermes ones). Seriously what is the point of having fabulous vintage scarves if you don’t wear them? I mean that’s the whole reason my MIL sent them to me – to wear them.
So I’m challenging myself to wear them all over the next few months. I’d like to make it a wear one every day for the next month, kind of a thing, but honestly I don’t have the sticking power for that. But 2 or 3 a week over winter? I can do that… surely I can do that!!
I’m going to have to learn a few more scarf techniques, but I’m going to draw inspiration from my friends, and try and get a bit creative myself (be patient, i’m new to scarves!). Ideas/suggestions are totally welcome… You may have noticed I’ve already tried a few recently (you can see them here ), but I’m not making it through them as well as I’d like, so let’s make it official and put a bit of pressure on, k?
Thus marks the beginning of the Scarf Project – how many ways can you wear a scarf?
Scarf: Vintage, via my Mother-in-Law
Dress: Megan Nielsen, Sophia dress (SS2010)
Trench: Vintage, via my lovely friend Kristin at Leproust Vintage
Tights: Hue, via TJ Maxx
Necklace: gift from my parents, from my childhood