The other day I mentioned that I consider scarves to be one of my wardrobe workhorses. Well, I should have been more specific because the real stars of my scarf wardrobe? Silk scarves.
I don’t know how many of you wear silk scarves on a regular basis, but I promise you: once you go silk…umm… you won’t go back to non-silk.* Silk is cool in summer and warm in winter, soft against your skin, knots beautifully and won’t come undone halfway through the day like so many polyester fabrics do, always drapes beautifully and, like linen, gets those expensive looking wrinkles. Plus, you get to spend the day wearing a silk scarf, and there’s nothing shabby about that. Anything that makes you look a little closer to this is good in my book:
I’ve never paid more than $1.00 for any of my silk scarves, and you’d be amazed at how many you can find in thrift stores with a little looking. I’ll often just run my hand along all the scarves and pick out the silk ones by feel.
This weekend I scored big time and thrifted 5 silk scarves for $0.50 each. Meet the newest additions to my scarf drawer:
Kelly Green Giant Square Scarf
Peacock Blue Honeycomb Print Scarf. Why, yes, the pattern does say “Dior.”
Royal Blue With Kelly Green Polka Dots
Navy Blue, Cream, Brown and Black Patterned Scarf (already worn here)
Orange, Peach, Pink and Cream Vera Scarf
*I tried to come up with a clever rhyme for how much you’ll love silk scarves, but the best I could do was: once you go silk, you won’t bilk and avoid getting more silk, or: once you go silk, you won’t tolerate people of the ilk who don’t wear silk, and it was just getting too wordy. So, in conclusion, they’re awesome. The end.