I have more scarves than I have ways to wear them.

Mostly because whenever I go to a thrift store or an old ladies’ church group sale, I come home with bags full.

vintage-scarves

And whenever I think of tying a scarf, I think of the knot Audrey tied in Roman Holiday.

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Which is cute and classic (not unlike Audrey herself, come to think of it).

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But when I saw this photo from the Satorialist it reminded me of all the ways I’m not wearing my scarves — wrapped around my wrist, tied up as halter tops, stuffed into a pocket as a pocket square.

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So I made a midsummer’s resolution: I’m going to start wearing more scarves more ways. They’re too pretty to stay in my closet.

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22 Comments

  • Reply Tales From A Bar Stool August 13, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I LOVE scarves! Always looking for new ways to wear them. Have you checked out the Hermes website? They have a fabulous pdf on there showing a ton of different ways to work a scarf…

  • Reply MizzJ August 13, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    All hail the power of the scarf! Please post all the ways you find to wear them, I’m always looking for a little inspiration myself!

  • Reply Melissa August 13, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Just don’t wear scarves like Isadora Duncan!

  • Reply dreamsequins August 13, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Amen sister! You can totally rock those scarves every which way! I’m totally enchanted with scarves now too.

  • Reply sofiasophie August 14, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Indeed!
    scarves are great and you can wear them almos every day of the year (not here, heat is far tooooo hot) and they are 39999 way to wear them…..
    Vive les scarves!

  • Reply quelle August 14, 2009 at 1:43 am

    i love scarves! i’ve really built up a collection over the past year… really haven’t been wearing them much since the weather warmed up though.

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista August 14, 2009 at 8:43 am

    You’ve made me take inventory of my scarves. I have over ten. And I’ve worn all of 0 in months upon months. I am determined to incorporate them into my wardrobe somehow, someway! :)

  • Reply Couture Carrie August 14, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Love these pics! I have started wearing scarves in the summer, I love them so much!

    xoxox,
    CC

  • Reply Nadia August 14, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    i love the way she wears the scarf .( in the middle )

  • Reply Susan August 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    You have a gorgeous collection of scarves. I just started a how to wear scarves video series on my blog – haiasi.ca/blog. Check it out. :)

  • Reply VancityAllie August 14, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    How pretty! I love scarves… I never think of wearing them though! (except my Coach scarf for snowboarding, haha… )

    I love your collection… that YSL one is so vintage-looking and beautiful!

    Hope you post some photos of your scarf-wearing!

  • Reply Gerri Ward August 15, 2009 at 2:02 am

    No question needs to be answered on how to wear a scarf sooo lovely, for YOU will wear it with a style of your own! One that’ s GLAMOROUS!

  • Reply la couturier August 15, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Scarves are one of my little obsessions – it’s amazing how it can automatically transform a blah outfit to something sophisticated, feminine, & ladylike!

    bisous,
    La C.

  • Reply maria kelly August 15, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Well, I have to admit, I am a sucker for scarves and like to recycle them sometimes so I can add new ones to my collection.
    One way to do it is to use old scarves to cover boxes, as shown at http://silkartfrombrazil.bom/blog

  • Reply hauteworld August 15, 2009 at 7:08 am

    I totally have a thing for scarves. Not just the silk ones, but woolly winter ones as well. It’s quite insane really. Doesn’t Hermes have a book on over a 100 ways to tie scarves? I think they give it out when you buy one. In any case, I tend to be boring and only tie it in around 3-4 different ways, but you’re right – there’s so much potential!

    P.S. I’ve been dying to ask – but keep forgetting – in your agency, are you a creative or on management/traffic/art buying etc? A friend of mine always claimed I dressed like a creative even though I’m not, so I was just wondering what you were ;-)

  • Reply Sally August 15, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Where are all these church sales you go to???

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  • Reply Kelsey August 22, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Thanks team! In answer to your questions:

    Haute — I’m a creative at my agency. A writer, in fact (not that you’d know it from the three grammatically incorrect sentences I pass off as posts).

    Sally — The church sales are all over (usually the West Side of Vancouver). I’ll try to tweet them on twitter — @theanthology — but they’re usually in the spring. The private school (St. Georges and VCC) fundraisers are also amazing for vintage finds.

  • Reply Jessica September 5, 2009 at 11:08 am

    There are a bunch of little shops on Broadway, West of MacDonald that have TONS of scarves.

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