I have a confession to make……. I’m addicted to scarves!! Delicious squares and rectangles of colour, patterns, texture and more. They really do appeal to me tactile addiction and I could spend hours in an op-shop digging through looking for the special one! The hand rolled and hand stitched silk piece of joy or a synthetic rayon dream perfect for adorning your hair, there is always a perfect scarf out there begging to be found.
To be honest I have always had an attraction to them, using them in a variety of different ways from tying them in my hair, wearing them as tops, belts, on handbags etc…the list goes on! They really are a great open ended accessory, just look at french women and easily they wear them
Here are my top tips for shopping for vintage scarves:
- Check out your local op-shops and have a good rummage in the scarves bins. I have found Oscar De La Renta and Chanel scarfs for as little at 50c!
- Look for hand rolled and hand stitched edges, this is common in high end vintage silk scarves.
- Check for dry rot, frayed edges and pulls. Dry rot is common in silk scarves.
- I’m very visual and tactile- Enjoy looking for bright beautiful colours, unique prints and interesting textures!
- Experiment with different shapes, squares are great for do rags, long scarves for intricate knots or to wear as a top, or delicate wisps to tie around your neck or handbag.