This cotton scarf is a good example. It's cotton and a versatile large size, in bright primary colors with paisley. Mom used it as a hair accessory throughout my infancy, and then gave it to me for one of my early Halloween costumes (I was Gypsy several years running, isn't this scarf perfect for that!?). I have always loved it, and find myself using it on many a bad hair day! Scarves are such a fun way to accessorize, and can really pull an outfit together by matching colors to the rest of your ensemble. I usually wear them casually, with jeans and a solid colored top of some sort. There are all sorts of ways to tie them up; YouTube tutorials abound. My favorite way is just how mom wore hers though, draped over the head and tied in back.
Easy to wear and style hand-me-downs... what's hiding out in your family's closets?
Christine is the co-owner of Living Threads Vintage, a vintage clothing shop in downtown Portland, OR. Each week she brings her talent for wearing a vintage modern mix to Nicole B Vintage.
All photos by Travis and Christine Taylor