Scarf Off

Scarf Off

>> I had meant to post up these scarf creations by Clements Ribeiro that comes from their A/W 10-11 pre-collection to follow up on the foulard boots I had discovered.  Ok, so using up vintage silk scarfs isn't exactly novel or ground breaking but so bloody easy considering how much in abundance they are.  If you have one that is large enough in scarf, even dancing around with scarves draping them over the head, around the body or flinging them around in the air could accidentally turn onto some clever way of styling with one.

Sadly my own collection, despite several off-loadings from the mother and both grandmothers, isn't quite as extensive as this the one that Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro have pilfered from.  I'm mentally picking them apart and doing my imaginary scarf dance with them to see what temporary knotted outfits I could come up with (I kid you not, I fashioned a 'going out' outfit with some scarves and a vintage slip dress).


There are likewise countless scarf DIYs which stands to reason seeing as they're so bloody easy but this is the latest one I've seen on I Want This Dress and Braids and Bows, a joint blog based in Tel Aviv that happened to be featured in their Time Out…

Way to go for pointing out the obvious but perhaps there'll be a few of you who will be looking sheepishly at your box of scarves if you haven't attempted wizarding at least one accidental outfit out of them…



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  1. The Style Strutter

    2010-03-15 at 9:02 PM

    Ooh definatley worth a try:)!!

  2. Clare

    2010-03-15 at 9:07 PM

    To be honest, I’ve never even considered doing anything with them! I may have to have a go at this actually. It looks really simple, but very pretty!
    Clare x

  3. Taylor

    2010-03-15 at 9:09 PM

    I love this look, it’s rather unique and worth trying.

  4. Rosie

    2010-03-15 at 9:30 PM

    can’t believe i HAVEN’T tried this, to be honest. tomorrow evening has now been planned, superb.

  5. calamityjem

    2010-03-15 at 9:31 PM

    Those Clements Ribeiro frocks are adorable!
    I’m forever buying vintage scarves from charity shops & car boot sales with this sort of DIY project in mind but I haven’t quite got round to actually doing anything with them yet 🙁

  6. Sabine

    2010-03-15 at 9:35 PM

    Cute idea. At Liberty London they also teach how to use a scarf in many different ways now.

  7. Style Revolution

    2010-03-15 at 9:39 PM

    Love it!! Amazing idea!

  8. Catherine

    2010-03-15 at 9:49 PM

    Looking pretty awesome!
    You can buy scarves in bulk (as in pick single ones out pick ten get discount) in Shanghai……at most is like 10 dollars for quality silk.

  9. Shini

    2010-03-15 at 9:55 PM

    Oh what a greattt idea, although I think 80% of the outcome is contributed by how pretty the actual scarves are…

  10. Brigadeiro

    2010-03-15 at 10:27 PM

    How gorgeous! I loved wearing scarves as tops/garments, but haven’t altered any as yet…love the DIY!

  11. Ashe Mischief

    2010-03-15 at 10:49 PM

    Like so many others, I hadn’t thought of fashioning clothing from scarves. How incredibly inspiring though!

  12. Minette

    2010-03-15 at 11:05 PM

    this reminds me of my childdood when I used to hide away in my grandparents bedroom, rifel through my grandmas scarf drawer, twist and tie the scarfs together and around my body, and exit the room proudly to impress the family with my creation…. at least they acted impressed…


    2010-03-15 at 11:39 PM

    Nice, it actually looks ridiculously simple and do-able, even with minimal sewing skills. You can just go buy some fabric if you don’t have overflowing trunks of scarves.

  14. SP

    2010-03-16 at 12:57 AM

    I want to try this but I love my scarves way too much. I know that even if I bought scarves now with the intention of doing this to them later, I wouldn’t be able to bring myself to do it.

  15. watchtvshows

    2010-03-16 at 5:07 AM

    pointing out the obvious but perhaps there’ll be a few of you who will be looking sheepishly at your box of scarves if you haven’t attempted wizarding at least one accidental outfit out of them…

  16. Leonidas

    2010-03-16 at 12:10 PM

    very beautiful and creative

  17. Patricia Miranda

    2010-03-16 at 2:14 PM

    absolutely wonderful suzy!!!

  18. emma‚ô•

    2010-03-16 at 6:18 PM

    beautiful designs!

  19. SwanDiamondRose

    2010-03-17 at 5:08 AM

    those dresses are beautiful. i remember when my mother wore scarves in creative ways. as tops. or layered turbans. amazing.

  20. katherine

    2010-03-17 at 9:35 PM

    simple dresses made so fast and cute…the pictures show at he top look some scare for me…

  21. noa

    2010-03-29 at 10:46 AM

    go Nina!!! ps i love you Susie bubble!

  22. alavya-shofa

    2010-06-22 at 9:48 AM

    wow, its so wow..cant wait to try this..thanks for the inspiration..

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