I’m past the halfway point of the April 10-Item Wardrobe Challenge and still feeling inspired! BUT I am putting more thought into my accessories – shoes, jewelry, scarves – rather than letting “new” pieces add the interest to my outfits. You may think Spring doesn’t require a scarf and if so, when do you want me to move in with you? Spring in Canada involves scarves. Maybe not the blanket scarves from the heart of winter, but a scarf functions as a light layer – for warmth and/or decoration, or even outerwear in pinch! By the power vested in me*, I hereby declare the following to be the 6 essential scarves for a stylish Spring!
*I have no power.
#1 – striped scarf
As with any striped piece, a striped scarf can be mixed with any colour or print and it helps draw the eye away from awkward facial expressions.
#2 – floral scarf
Even though I didn’t thrift this scarf, don’t get the wrong idea! You CAN find countless floral-print scarves at thrift shops. I guarantee it will be hard to stop at one…
#3 – solid neutral scarf
Sure you *can* go for black for your solid neutral but I bet black got plenty of air time over the winter!!! Black can step back and let another neutral have a turn!
#4 – solid colourful scarf
I LOVE watching all the scarf-tying tutorials!! LOVE love love. However, I tie my scarves the same most of the time and you know what? That’s okay. Scarves are about function first and fashion second in the real-life style realm where I dwell. Ask any nursing mother, any mom who forgot a picnic blanket, any mom watching soccer again on a chilly spring evening – they’ll all assure you that having a scarf is better than nothing and no one gives a hoot how you tie it.
#5 – springy print scarf
The standard shape of most scarves lends itself to the possibility of tying it in a variety of ways, but you could certainly choose a square or triangle shape for one of your essential scarves. I *may* have several square scarves as well!
#6 – signature scarf
This is my signature scarf because a) no one else from around these parts has it, and b)I have received tons of compliments on it – it is unique! Thrifting is a great way to find a signature scarf because it is more likely that no one else will have the same one, you can find unique prints AND most scarves run between $2 – $6!
Here’s a recap of the 6 essential Spring scarves (so you can screen shot this and take it with you thrifting!):
- striped scarf
- floral scarf
- solid neutral scarf
- solid colourful scarf
- springy print scarf
- signature scarf
Now, I am by no means suggesting you have only one of each…
I’m suggesting you have at least one of each! Now, go forth and thrift yourselves some scarves!