Monday, 17 December 2012

Scarves

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I'm a bit of a scarf fiend. My university flatmates used to laugh at me for my scarf box - a massive box of scarves I kept top of my wardrobe with a truly ridiculous quantity of scarves in it. Who was laughing when it came time for pirate fancy dress though huh?!

When I moved out of my parents' house I did a bit of a clear out of my collection, and these are the ten that made the cut. Since I did a wardrobe clear out at the same time I've become a bit bored of all my clothes, and I think that's because I'm not really making the effort to wear many accessories - scarves and hats and jewellery are mostly packed away and it just seems like too much effort to get them out on a cold and dark morning.

I really want to get a bit more excited about getting dressed in the morning, so I got all my scarves out this weekend to have a proper look at them, instead of just leaving them piled in the scarf box.

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The top row are my winter staples:

Left to Right 1. My most recent acquisition - It's from one of the Orla Kiely for Uniqlo collections and Reda brought it back for me from New York. 2. This was sent to me by Moody's and is probably the scarf I wear the most as it just goes with everything. As proof I am currently wearing it with my pyjamas and a big cardigan as I write this post (what? It's cold!) 3. This orange one was from H&M when I was 18 and went to Copenhagen with my mum. I can pretty much wrap myself up in it - it's so big! 4. This Ralph Lauren one gets a lot of wear as it goes perfectly with my red coat, but it does not fold well, as evidenced by the photo.

The bottom row are more dressy scarves, for neckerchiefs and headscarves.

1. This was a gift from my aforementioned scarf denying flatmates. It is a really lovely rich colour and I always think of them when I wear it. I'm still practising my scarf tying skills so I can wear it like Keiko Lynn's headscarf. 2. My dkny scarf was a gift to myself in the sales way back in 2011. It's the perfect size for a neck scarf. 3. This little one is my pretence at a Liberty scarf (one day!) - it was from a collection Liberty did for Comic Relief and I found it in TK Maxx (possibly my only real bargain I've ever found in there - I don't know how some bloggers do it!) 4. This yellow and blue vintage one was from London Fashion Weekend absolutely years ago. True fact: I did my very first blogpost about that London Fashion Weekend back in 2008. That's a bit scary! 5. This is from a collection Celia Birtwell did for Topshop. I love it but I don't really wear much green (my school uniform was green and so I have an irrational hatred of the colour) so it doesn't get out much. 6. Finally my absolute favourite: This is a vintage scarf I purchased at an art deco fair at Eltham Palace. It has the most stunning sea scene on it, and although it is a little stained it is just beautiful.

So there we go: hopefully a scarf wearing outfit post will be coming to your screen soon!

17 comments:

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

that is a lot of scarves, I've hardly got any ones for Winter, mine are all light weight ones..xx

My Passport To Style said...

Hi Harriet,
So glad you wrote this I get laughed at for my obsession with natural fibres occcasionaly! Is that one of those gorgeous Orla Keily prints I can see? Loving the scarf with the letters, I have quite a large scarf collection too, but because I don't have a swan like neck,super skinny scarves tend to work best for me. HAPPY CHRISTMAS!Sharon xxx

Fashion art and other fancies said...

I have a good collection of scarves too. I especial love the colourful ones. They brighten up earth tones/black outfits so nicely too.

Hazel said...

I am also a scarf fiend. I love your selection. The Orla Kiely is a beaut! I'd say that I wear a scarf almost every day, even throughout the summer months. I feel a little 'undone' if I'm not wearing one...

Maria Fallon said...

I love your collection, I need to wear more scarves!

Maria xxx

Katie Frank said...

im not big fan of scarfs but my mum is hah<3

Sherin said...

I definitely need to embrace my scarves more. I have a collection but never manage to wear them!
Your collection looks great.

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

Ooh, I love a good scarf : ) My favourites are colourful Paisley numbers that seem to feature in every other outfit post! x

little henry lee said...

so many pretty scarves! i mostly just use bandanas or the occasional scarf for my hair and then a big woolly scarf during winter, but i hardly just wear them as accessories. i suppose if i felt more comfortable with a few different ways then i would wear them more, so i think i'll have to try!

littlehenrylee

My Hideaway said...

I love all these scarves. I also have been lazy lately with accessories, other than bits of jewelry here and there. I really do love wearing color and pattern, though, it just makes me happy, and scarves are such an easy way to do it. :)

xStroutx said...

I love your scarf collection! I have lots of scarves too... I think it makes sense to have lots of accessories, they are so useful in styling your clothes in a variety of ways...

Paulina said...

great blog !
would you like to follow each other ? ;*

Et tu, tutu? said...

Gorgeous scarves! I only have 2 right now, but I wish I had more, haha. I love red one. :)

-Lindsey

Dizzy Tea said...

I love the collections! I love scarves too but I don't use them as much I as I want. I also keep a huge box of nice scarves on my top shelf and I guess they need to come down in order to be used more frequently. The one from your flatmates is my favourite <3 xxx

Mat said...

massive fan of scarfs, i have quite a collection too. i'm never without one from november to the end of winter. love them. you have tones too, lots of fun prints

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

My mother always jokes that between September and April, I am surgically attached to my scarves. For the most part I love pashmina styles, bought from a Malaga airport stand, I love them for day to day, particularly as the relaxed look of it open around my neck suits work, and doubles up to keep me warm if I wrap up in it!

Alice said...

I do love scarves, your collecton is fabulous and there is nothing wrong with having too many scarves! Particurlarly love the Orla and Celia ones, totally gorgeous xxx