One small piece of fabric. One thousand different ways to wear it. Around your neck, tied around the handle of a purse, wrapped around your wrist and in or around hair. The headscarf should be a staple must have in every Fashionista’s closet. Different women from different cultures have been wrapping scarfs in their hair for centuries, and it hasn’t lost any of its fashionable flair. Whether it’s to hide some messy bed head or to make a fashion statement, head scarfs can be seen in magazine spreads, on the runway and on our favourite celebrities all the time.
This week’s Fashionista decided to put her own creative spin on the headscarf. She pushed her brown hair back into a bun and tied her scarf around her head, in the style of Rosie the Riveter. Her checkered pink, orange, blue and purple scarf, while contrasting with the rest of her outfit, actually ends up complimenting it! This Fashionista pairs her spunky head scarf with some flowing floral shorts from Matalan, a green zip up hoodie with a ‘Little Shop of Horror’s‘ emblem on it, some bold purple tights and some comfy, cool boots. The different colours all work together regardless of how bold or pastel they are. The best part of her outfit though is, for sure, the headscarf, and the best part of it–she made it herself! If you love this Fashionista’s scarf as much as I do, you can just do what she did, took an old checkered shirt, cut a large strip off and voila: a ready-to-wear piece of fashion.
Now, you can turn most pieces of cotton, silk or satin into a scarf, so it’s more about finding material and a pattern that you really love–maybe like this cool black and white atlas pattern. If you’re feeling a bit more bohemian there is always the more flowing option, and in this blue pattern it’s not only laid back but high fashion. And of course, the crème de la crème of all scarves is Hermès. If you are willing to spend more money, the colours, patterns and different sizes are endless. My personal favourite is the Les Cannes twill-silk headscarf. There are so many ways to wear a headscarf. You can wrap it around your head like a pirate, fold it up and wear it like a headband, tie it up, tie it down, the options are endless. So If you are feeling a little bit stuck check out this how-to guide!
Spotted: Different variations of the head scarf were seen in Hermès Spring 2012 ready to wear fashion show.