Scarves. Until recently I couldn’t bring myself to wear them. They just looked so grown up and polished, I was sure that I looked like a fraud and would end up being laughed at by the real grown ups. But, slowly, I have been building up my confidence and my scarf catalogue, until I can happily throw on a scarf to finish an outfit off.
I have rhapsodised at length about my beloved leopard print scarf. I love it. The fabric is gorgeous, it goes with almost everything and it adds a little personality. It’s also long and wide enough to bulk out, I find that if a scarf is too thin it doesn’t look at all right. Parenting forum, Mumsnet, is full of threads about similar scarves, it even earned the title “The Mumsnet Scarf” among users. Of course, there are people who don’t like it. Who abhor leopard/animal prints and think they look tacky. I’m not one of them.
Now, this is going on my Need List. I really like grey, especially in scarves. And the pattern is a nice twist on the bird print that still seems to be everywhere. It’s on sale at the moment, and only £15. Warehouse always seems to have some fabulous scarves. I’m also rather keen on this map print beauty, I’m a bit of a skinflint though and not sure I want to spend over £20 on a scarf. So it’s off to Google I go.
I have found a slightly cheaper alternative (the blue) for £18 from Topshop, it doesn’t look as long though. And there’s the problem with buying online, you don’t know exactly what you are getting. Sometimes that’s a good thing, I have bought numerous scarves from either Ebay or Amazon for very little and been pleasantly surprised. One win was this zebra print scarf from Amazon, I’ve not got much use out of it through the winter, but I shall be wearing it a fair bit if spring ever comes.
Stars are also a good print to adopt. I have one in peach that reminds me of summer. It’s light, bright and cheery. I don’t even remember where I bought it, but until recently, as I said, I was too scared to bite the bullet and give it a go. Now I can’t wait for the snow to stop, and the sun to come out, so I can show it off, along with my others…
I’ve found a site called Got To Have It and they have some great scarves in there, for not very much at all. Especially compared to some places. These are my favourites.
The thing is, you don’t need to spend a fortune on scarves and they are a great way to update an outfit quickly. There are also thousands of scarf tutorials out there, who knew there were so many different ways to tie your scarf? This braided scarf technique by Kayley Herringa at Sidewalk Ready is my favourite. Scarves are the ultimate finishing touch. So, don’t be scared, if I can do it, anyone can.
Until next time, Happy Fabulizing, peeps