The best trends are always the ones that make their way back from years past. Adding the right “vintage” accessory is the key to making your outfit stand out. One particular trend I’ve been noticing more and more is neck scarves. Neck scarves were a popular item of the ’50s and have trickled in and out of the style scene ever since. I wanted to try the scarves out and see if I could work them into my own ensembles. So, I thought what better place to look for a vintage accessory than my mom’s closet? This is what I found:
She had a bunch of different silky little neck scarves for me to choose from: a floral scarf, a white scarf, a cheetah print scarf, even a bandana type scarf. For this, I had to give the woman some style points. So now the question was, how do I pull it off? I soon realized, and what I love most about these little scarves, is that they can be worn in so many different ways depending on the type of style you identify with. It all depends on the details. For example, I created a simple, chic look by pairing a little gray scarf tied in a knot with jeans, a long coat, and heels. If you wanted to go for an edgier look, you could try a bandana tied around the neck paired with any kind of leather garment and some hoop earrings.
Next, I tried tying a scarf with one corner hanging down, a way that almost reminded me of an old western movie. I added a hat to the look and felt vacation-ready.
For my last look, I got a little bit of my inspiration from the movie Grease and a little bit from Kendall Jenner. I pulled my hair up, added some red lips, some sunglasses, and tied a sheer, floral scarf around my neck.
It’s so hard to find a trend that works for every single person but this simple little accessory is so versatile, you could fit it in to just about anyone’s wardrobe. So, with that, try taking a peek into your mom’s closet and you might be surprised at what you can find. The best part is, it’s free!
What’s your favorite vintage accessory? Let me know in the comments below!