scarf tricks c. 1944

I’ll be the first to admit I am not the most consistent person when it comes to utilizing my stash of scarves. More often than not, like a lot of women, I’m at a bit of a loss to figure out more artistic ways to show one off! Some of these ideas from 1944 are quite dramatic and would be fun to try even in a modern context. Plus a scarf is a great way to add a little pick-me-up to your winter wardrobe right about now!

02.09.10 {scarf tricks c. 1944}

[ as usual, be sure to click for the enlarged view! ]

02.09.10 {scarf tricks c. 1944}

[ as usual, be sure to click for the enlarged view! ]

So I’m curious: would you try any of these scarf tricks? What is your favorite way to sport a pretty scarf?

February 9, 2010 · 22 lovely thoughts
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Ann February 9, 2010 at 08:34

These ideas are great, Casey! Thanks for sharing. I usually just wear my scarf around my neck, tied in a low (about midriff level) knot. Though I have been known to sport look #7, with the hoop earrings and all! LOL I’ve always liked that look. Sort of old-fashioned and exotic at the same time.

The Cupcake Goddess February 9, 2010 at 08:34

Oh I love this! I think my favorite way being the big bow around the neck in the second page. Scarves are one of my favorite accessories, just wore one yesterday with a newly sewn dress. I typically go for the small kerchief scarves that wrap tightly around the neck. I wore them even more in college. I love the chic way they look. Thanks for the inspiration to try something new!

Amy February 9, 2010 at 08:57

I love 1-3 on the first page, the bow on the second page and 7 & 9 on the third page. My grandmother always wore scarves and I had a wonderful time playing dressup with them when I was little. :) I’ve been keeping an eye out for them when I go thrifting.

Andi B. Goode February 9, 2010 at 09:04

Oooh, thanks for sharing, Casey! Definitely saving this. =D
-Andi x

sue February 9, 2010 at 09:44

cute blog – i like wearin a small scarf around my neck and in my hair as a ribbon, and big scarf for the cold!!

Sally February 9, 2010 at 10:01

A few of them for sure! Belted scarves still look a bit off to me, but the neckline ones definitely appeal.

Anna February 9, 2010 at 10:54

I love scarves! I usually wear a square scarf around the head with a knot under my chin if I am cold and can’t wear a hat because of some elaborate hairstyle, like Joan from Mad Men. Or just loosely tie a small kerchief around the neck to add colour to a plain outfit and pin a brooch on the knot. I love tying huge bows, so look nr.5 is what I’d like to try. I have a long long knitted scarf that I tie as this Chanel 2009 fall number http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashionshows/F2009RTW/CHANEL/RUNWAY/00400m.jpg
Some time ago I used to wear a scarf like nr.7, especially good for bad hair days. And I am very curious about trying nr.1. But it’d require quite a modest dress.

Tuppence February 9, 2010 at 11:32

I love the hair scarves. I think there is something romatically-retro with a woman sporting a hair scarf, cat-eye sunglasses, and a cute pair of pedal pushers.

Catherine February 9, 2010 at 11:44

I love all the ideas! I think I might have to get a scarf long enough and do number seven this summer! I think it would make a great gardening top if I wiggled the bottom around so I could fasten it together in front and back. Lots of sunscreen, though, of course :)

Thanks for the excellent post!

Jesslyn February 9, 2010 at 12:09

I like #3, though I don’t think it would stay up on that one side. And I’d like to think I’m adventurous enough for #6. Maybe with a really long scarf or very light weight pashmina to get the blousing effect at the bottom. Could be cool!

Rosie February 9, 2010 at 12:17

I already belt my scarves from time to time, and they often get used to belt shirts and dresses, but I definitely want to try a big bow at my neck. Thanks for sharing!

Heather Love February 9, 2010 at 15:05

I would totally do 3 and 5. Super cute!

Mel February 9, 2010 at 16:03

Great post, I have a bunch of scarves but I always wear them the same way!

Hannah February 9, 2010 at 17:44

This is brilliant, I never know how to wear my scarves! I’m definately going to have to give number 6 a go, I love the faux peplum shape. Thanks for another great post :)

Lindsey February 9, 2010 at 20:33

Wow these are awesome. I need to get bigger scarves!

Alyssa February 9, 2010 at 20:36

I usually do the sassy airline stewardess look with scarves, and turning it slightly to the side. Either that or I use a scarf clip.

Eunice Gonzalez February 9, 2010 at 23:12

Casey,
You should try this with diffent oufits, take pictures and post them. That would be really fun and we would have a modern visual aid dont you think?

Mani February 9, 2010 at 23:49

Thanks for this! I’m boring and always halve my scarf then put it back through the loop

Erika February 10, 2010 at 04:45

I usually wear scarfs the classic way: around ny head or around my neck =)
Loved the version on the bottom right on the first picture, think I’m going to try it! If I can manage to get that draped look to stay put…
Great photos on an indeed very tricky issue (I’m also quite infrequent in my scarf-wearing)

Sara February 11, 2010 at 08:49

I inherited drawers full of scarves of almost every shape and size from both grandmothers and my mama. The ones with a sturdier texture: wool, cotton…I seem to be able to figure out ways to wear, but the silky ones strike me as impossible most days! Lots of inspiration this week though. :) Between you and http://www.academicchic.com, I’ll be set for at least a few years! :D (Be sure to check out the hermes link they mention several posts down!!)

(It was farther back than I thought. MUST see these scarf guides! http://usa.hermes.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PlayTimeView?storeId=10202&catalogId=10052&langId=-1#)

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