Autumn Accessories: Scarves

Though we’re all sad to see summer take its last few breaths, the approaching autumn months are both beautiful and nostalgic. I can’t help but get excited about fall for so many reasons. My birthday is in October, I get to share Thanksgiving with my loved ones, and on the lighter side a whole new repertoire of foods come into season (I’m unreasonably excited for pumpkin coffee and butternut squash soup). Last but not least we can pull out our comfy sweaters, jeans, and cool-weather accessories. Today I want to talk about one of the fall accessories I’ve had a somewhat difficult relationship with: scarves. Don’t get me wrong, I love them. I always thought they looked fabulous on everyone I saw wearing them. Well…everyone except me. Until recently I never thought I was a person who could pull them off. I don’t know why. It’s just every time I put one on I felt like I didn’t wrap it right and it looked dumb, or the fabric was too thick and it made my face look extra chubby, or any other of a million excuses I made up about why scarves weren’t for me. I seriously have no idea why I was being so stubborn about this adorable accessory that not only can give outfits a whole new look but actually function to keep you warm too! I knew these things to be true I just couldn’t see myself as a scarf-wearer for some reason. That is, until my friend lent me her fabulous new scarf during a chilly day in the office.


I remember this clearly. I was shopping with my friend when she bought this infinity scarf and I loved it and wished I had her magical scarf-wearing abilities that I seemingly lacked. The next day she wore it to the office and I told her how wonderful it looked. She knew my relationship with scarves, how I loved them but didn’t think they loved me. So she said: “I’m going to leave for a while but while I’m gone why don’t you try this scarf out.” She put it around my neck. It felt uncomfortable as I couldn’t imagine it looked as good on me as it did on her. She reassured me: “Just wear it around and try to get used to it. It’ll be like practice.” *GULP* But I did it. I felt I looked like a fool but as I walked around the building I got multiple compliments on the scarf. I embarrassedly had to tell them it was a loaner but thanked them anyway. By the end of the day I wasn’t convinced scarves were for me but I did feel a lot more comfortable with it around my neck. As the cool weather approaches I’m making a pact with myself that I’m going to start wearing scarves. I currently have two. I am excited to branch out and shop for some new ones to add to my wardrobe. So far cotton and printed scarves have been my main attraction but I’m eager to get my hands on a few knit infinity scarves before winter sets in. So what about you? Do you love scarves or have a story about another accessory love/hate relationship? Share with us in the comments below!