Category Archives: Scarves

Thrift Store Find: Vintage Polka Dot Fashion Scarf

This ’80s vintage scarf by Mosly doesn’t actually count as a “thrift store find” because I found it in the back of my grandma’s closet, but it does represent the kinds of scarves readily available at secondhand stores.

[This fun vintage scarf went from the back of my grandma’s closet to my everyday wardrobe. Photo By Kirsten Hudson.]

Vintage scarves, like this one, are in line with fashionable scarves today. Right now stores are displaying lightweight, flowy scarves with interesting patterns—everything from delicate florals to bold stripes. But rather than spend $20 to $25 on these scarves, why not purchase a vintage one for $1 to $2 at a thrift store?

To me, the patterns on vintage scarves have timeless character that you just can’t find in scarves today. I adore the geometric polka dot pattern on this scarf. Its use of the vibrant primary colored dots is striking, but the pale blue color throughout creates balance. Like other scarves, wearing it can add pizzazz to any outfit—from jeans and a sweater to a nice dress.

The only downfall to vintage scarves is their square shape, which makes them difficult to tie. I’ve found that the best way to tie square scarves is to fold them diagonally into a triangle, then pull the end pieces around the neck, with the triangle in the front. This fold looks great tucked into a coat.

I also like to fold the scarf in the same triangle, place it around my neck and then loosely tie the end pieces together. I then arrange the scarf so that it’s slightly off-kilter, with the tied ends near one shoulder and the triangle near the other. Check out the slideshow on different ways to tie this scarf below!

Four ways to tie a square-shaped scarf

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Do you own any vintage scarves? Would you ever wear one? Would you NEVER wear one? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section.

For more fashion inspiration, follow me on Twitter @kirsten_hudson

Love vintage? Then check out these other fun thrift store finds from everyday threads:

  • These menswear-inspired tuxedo pumps were found at a local Salvation Army. Guess how much they cost?
  • Check out these ’80s suede and leather ankle boots found at an antique mall.
  • It’s not all about vintage. Sometimes you can find great contemporary clothing at thrift stores too, like these Armani Exchange pants.
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The Loop Scarf: 2010 Scarf of the Season

If you’re the kind of person who gets baffled when attempting to tie a scarf, you’re in luck this season. The loop scarf—a continuous circle of fabric—is in style for fall and super easy to wear. No need for fancy scarf-origami, just loop it around once or twice, depending on the length, and go. Below are four adorable loop scarves—all under $40.

[These loop scarves add instant style to any everyday outfit. Photos courtesy Forever 21 (pictured left) and Payless (pictured right).]

This lightweight knit scarf comes in a chocolate brown color that goes great with most casual outfits. It’s only $9 from Forever 21.

A classic black and white scarf, like this one from Payless, is the perfect compliment to a wool peacoat or blazer. This scarf costs $13.

[Drape either of these loop scarves around your neck for an easy-to-wear fall look. Photos courtesy American Eagle (pictured left) and Etsy (pictured right).]

On brisk winter days, wrap this cozy cable knit scarf around your neck. Also available in brown, this scarf is $35 from American Eagle.

To add a dash of edge to your wardrobe, throw on this black and copper ruffled scarf with an evening outfit. This scarf is handmade by Textilemonster on Etsy. It also comes in other color options and costs $17 plus shipping.

Will you wear a loop scarf this fall? Do you like any of my picks? Leave me a comment and let me know!

For more fashion inspiration, follow me on Twitter @kirsten_hudson

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