Monday, 24 November 2014

10 Ways to Wear a Vintage Headscarf

As many of you know, at My Vintage we have a beautiful and exclusive range of handmade vintage style headscarves. These colourful cotton bands are available in a wide range of patterns from polka dots to florals and even quirky prints like foxes, Scottie dogs and campervans!

I wear headscarves quite often, as you can see here!

They are a really easy way to tackle a bad hair day, or just to give a more vintage feel to your normal updo. But I do hear many women say they don't know how to wear them or that they feel they don't suit them.

Well fear not, I can guarantee that there is at least one way you can wear one of these brilliant headscarves that you will love! Whether you're still not convinced, or you are just looking for more ways to wear your existing scarves, you've come to the right place!

Here are my Top Ten Ways to Wear a Vintage Headscarf...

Before we begin, please note that the vintage headscarves I am talking about are not squares, they are approximately this shape...
1. The Classic Tied
The most common and simplest way to wear these headscarves. simply tie round your head with the knot at the top. This can be done with hair up or hair down. If you prefer a thinner band then you can fold the headscarf in half lengthways before tying it.

2. The Neckerchief
It's really easy and effective to wear these headscarves as neckerchiefs too. Perfect for 1950's outfits and keep your neck surprisingly warm too!

3. The Back Bow
This is super cute! Simply tie the hair in a low ponytail, split in half at nape of neck and bring the ponytail through the hole, fixing a bow to finish nicely.

4.The Wide Headband
Similar to the classic tie, but upside down! Having the headscarf at full width gives you this cute boho look and shows the full pattern too!

5. The Rosette
This is another simple yet effective design. Simply tie a knot in the headscarf then thread each opposite end through the knot and tighten. Then tie at the bottom of the neck as per the wide band.

6. The Messy Bun
Gather the hair in a low inverted ponytail, wrapping it around a few times and tying in a bow underneath. Then taking one side of the hair and pinnng it to your head with kirby grips, then the other side. Practical but also cute.

7. The Boho Band
A real Woodstock inspired look. Just simply tie around head with hair down and in loose waves. Make sure hair is long otherwise this can look a little too Rambo!

8. The Front Roll
A really effective style. Take a front section of hair (1"-2" wide) and roll around your first two fingers, pinning to the head with kirby grips. Then tie the headscarf just being this roll. A really great look with your 1950's style dresses.

9. The Twenties Tuck
This gorgeous hairstyle is inspired by the glamour of the flapper girls, with a cute twist! Part your hair in the middle and tie the headscarf on your head OVER the top of all your hair. Then take a section of hair at a time, bring it up and over the fabric and tuck in. Repeat this all the way round until all hair is tucked it. Cute and practical - we love it!

10. The Pudsey Bear
I couldn't resist this one! Make like Pudsey Bear with this cute polka dot scarf eye patch!

So there we have it! My top ten ways to wear our fabulous handmade vintage scarves! We sell these in lots of different colours and prints for £6 each or 3 for £15. They are pretty, practical and also make great gifts.

Don't forget to let me know your favourite of the 10 styles and send me pics of your recreations via Facebook and Twitter!

Over and out!

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