So what do you turn to when inspiration lacks? Accessorise..! I’ll confess, I love all accessories; statement necklaces, fun dangly earrings, colourful belts.. but today I thought I’d focus on my all time, all season favourite; the ever versatile, always amazing scarf.
There are so many reasons to love a scarf; they are reasonably inexpensive, they can jazz up a plain t-shirt like nobody’s business, and they come in every colour, weight and fabric you can imagine. Obviously scarves are great in winter, but lightweight scarves also jazz up a simple singlet top in summer as demonstrated below;
|Pimkie snood, tripled|
|Pimkie snood, doubled|
|God Save the Queen; Handkerchief style|
|Mimco; Summer Scarf|
|The White Stuff; traditional knot|
I’ll admit I’ve even formed an emotional attachment to many of my scarves. In the past year we’ve travelled quite a lot and I’ve developed a little habit of picking up a scarf wherever we go, they make a great souvenir, are lightweight and can be squeezed into the smallest crevice in an overstuffed suitcase.
It started in Paris, after an hour spent shopping at Galleries Lafayette proved fruitless, I started to panic, surely I wouldn’t walk away from my first Parisian shopping trip empty handed? Indeed not, a lovely scarf (which I wore in this blog post) caught my eye and to this day it’s one of my favourites. To demonstrate further, of the four scarves I’m wearing above, the first was purchased in Verona (by Pimkie), the second is a very British God Save the Queen print from Dorothy Perkins and the third by Mimco is a treasured birthday gift from a friend who knows me very well. Viva la Scarf!
Confession time, do you have an obsession? What always catches your eye on a trip to the shops?