I recently wrote about the fact that I have a heap of scarves that never get worn in a post I called Project Scarf-A-Day. As the name suggests I decided to take a photo of myself wearing one of my scarves every day as part of ‘Project Scarf-A-Day. It’s winter here in Brisbane and though it’s not always cold enough here in winter to wear a scarf, I decided I was tired of waiting for a cold enough day or as I usually do – till I travel south to a cooler climate. Let’s face it – travel has been somewhat compromised of late!
So, for Project Scarf-A-Day, I posted a photo of myself wearing a scarf in my Instagram Stories for 13 days straight. Turns out I ran out of scarves at 13. There may be more hiding somewhere but as I can’t find anymore at the moment, I’ll end it at 13. That’s not as many scarves as I thought I had but when they’re not getting worn – that is a lot!
It was really fun to wear one of my scarves every day. It felt good to actually use them! And as a bonus – it’s actually been cold enough here to wear them on most days. I will continue to make use of them now and not only wait till I travel south!
So without further ado, here is a gallery of my Project Scarf-A-Day pics. Note that the first two days were just snaps for my Insta stories before I knew I’d make it a project. I made more of an effort on the following days, including remembering to remove my glasses! I also eventually (from Day 8) found the perfect spot to take the snaps – facing the front door where lovely flattering light came in.
Let’s have a bit of a look at each scarf by day number:
- This gorgeous light scarf in peachy tones has a bohemian vibe about it and is perfect for our climate in Queensland. I bought this from Jenni of Neon Cherry quite some time ago because when I saw it, I fell in love with it! Neon Cherry has moved more into fashion (clothes) now but she may stock scarves now and then, you never know!
- This scarf is a silky square one – without the volume of fabric you generally find in scarves today. I have had it forever and can’t remember where or when I got it. I love the purple and lime colours together!
- This gorgeous light scarf was given to me just recently as a birthday gift from a friend. She saw the flowers and ‘nature’ elements to the scarf and knew it’d be my vibe and she was right!
- This is a long skinny scarf that is more decorative than warming (but it does warm too). I love it! Love the colours and the zig zag design. It’s another one I’ve had for quite some time so have no recollection of its origins. I’m holding it up to show the fringing on the end.
- This scarf is great when it’s a chilly day! I think I might have bought this in Melbourne on a visit there with a friend back in 2012. The colour is a deep turquoise/green.
- I was off to the theatre with a girlfriend on this day. We went and saw ‘Chess – the Musical‘. I wore a black trench coat over this wrap dress and didn’t want a coloured/patterned scarf that would compete with the colours and florals of the dress, so I chose to wear a black scarf that would blend with the coat. It has gorgeous tassels on the end.
- This scarf is gorgeous – beautiful quality 100% wool. It’s kind of like a giraffe or cow like pattern. I quite liked it with this pink top!
- This is a light, silky, ‘Witchery’ scarf. I’m not sure how long I’ve had this. It has flouncy bits on the end (sorry I didn’t capture those). Love the colours and it looks great with black. I think I may have inherited this from a sister’s wardrobe clean out!
- This gorgeous shimmery dark grey/charcoal scarf with tassels looked great with my grey and white striped top.
- This day was all about navy. I was wearing a navy and white striped top and this crinkly navy scarf with tassels looked great with it. This scarf was given to me as a gift from a friend in Melbourne.
- This scarf is quality plus style – another 100% wool scarf with beautiful colours and pattern. It has a raw edge and it’s one of my favs.
- This is a bright, colourful, uplifting splash of colour in the form of a light silky scarf. I think I purchased this one on the South Pacific cruise I went on in 2016 (see here, here, and here).
- One of my sisters gave me this scarf as a gift not that long ago, maybe a year or two. It’s a lovely silky raw edged scarf in colours you rarely see together in a scarf – lovely silver tones with pinks of various shades. It looks great with my pink top.
Will I ever get more scarves? Of course I will! I need to see a leopard print one amongst that collection and I’m sure there are more out there that at one time or other will catch my eye.
Fellow Aussies, are you making good use of your scarves this winter?
Ciao for now,
Day 5 is a great colour and texture. Gorgeous!!!
It’s a fav on a cold and windy day. The colour goes with most things too!
I so need to wear mine more! I have so many & continue to buy more, but don’t wear them often enough. You’ve inspired me.
I don’t have as many scarves as I thought I had. I need a leopard/animal print one and I’d like to see some polka dots somewhere in my collection too. It felt good to wear them as I mostly don’t which is terrible! I’m glad I’ve inspired you to get yours out and wear them!
I love all your scarves, Min! You styled them so well. I see that your long hair doesn’t fan out like mine does when I wear scarves! When we moved, I think I donated a boatload of scarves. I’m always hot. Even a winter here in Spokane Washington, couldn’t convince me to wear a scarf! When I do, I tend to go with the infinity scarves. Fun post to read, have a great week!
Thank you Terri! I don’t own even one infinity scarf – another to add to the list that I need to get! Hope you have a great week too.
Hi Min, You look fabulous. Keep accessorizing with your scarf as your weather allows. #lifethisweek
Thanks Natalie. I plan to! It’s actually been a great exercise to see what kind of scarves I don’t have and would like which is not what this was about! haha
They all look great on you – and I just noticed how much your hair’s grown! I wore a lovely blue scarf to church yesterday – they really do add a touch of sunshine to a winter’s day.
Thanks Leanne. Yes I didn’t realise my hair had gotten so long till I saw all these photos (confronting to see so many pics of me on one page I must say!). I get it cut every 7 weeks but I think she only takes a smidge off each time! On the topic of the scarves – I do think they add some sunshine to a winter’s day too!
I love all your photos and scarves Min, I have a great collection and it really is cold enough to wear them here so I turn them over quite frequently. Well done on using them like this and sharing with us.
Thanks Debbie! It felt really good to have worn them all and done a bit of an inventory of my scarf collection at the same time. The window of opportunity to wear scarves here in Brisbane is very small so my timing was pretty well spot on. It’s not as cold right now but with a bit of luck it will get colder again (yes I love the cold weather) and i’ll get some more wear from them.
Min, you and your scarves are all so lovely. I particularly love the deep aqua and the pinks.
Thanks so much Marsha! I love the deep aqua one too, and the pinks!
This is such a cool challenge! I like the pink and green scarves, those colours suit you perfectly, especially the green colour on day 5. Lovely!
Here it’s summer so no scarves are being worn. Although I’ve understood the summer weather here almost equals the winter weather where you are!
Thank you Susanne! Yes the scarf for Day 5 has been popular with many it seems. I have to say it is very much a fav and used a lot on my pre-pandemic trips south. I also love the pinks. Actually – I love them all. They all have a place and go with different outfits, and there is room for more! lol I think you live in Ireland? If so, then yes – our winters here in Brisbane may very well be on a par with your summers! lol If it goes below 20 degrees celcius during the day time here people think it is freezing! Not me though – I love the cooler climate. Though I’ve got to admit – I’ve never experienced the kind of cold you’d get over there!
You and scarves go very well indeed, Min. I just cannot wear anything much around my neck and that includes skivvies etc. However, I have in my latter years put a scarf around a jacket’s collar. I think life’s too short..buy the scarves!! colour and texture appeal to the artist in you.
Thank you for linking up for #LifeThisWeek. Next week, we reach the midway point of the link up with Optional Prompt: 26/51 Optimism. Mr W is back with this one! It’s always great to see your post and comments, I appreciate that very much. Denyse.
Thanks Denyse! I don’t like things around my neck either. I never wear necklaces but I can cope with a scarf in cold weather. I usually have them loose and pulled away from my neck but if it’s really cold and blustery I don’t mind it up around my neck. I never wear turtle neck type tops – can’t bear them! xo
My first favorite was #8, but #s 1-3 are gorgeous, too. And #13. I like all of the print scarves best. I am just a sucker for prints and patterns and color combinations. I would really like to do this and get better wear out of my scarves once our temps dip below triple digits again. You are so cute in your glasses. And have THE BEST hair!!
You have a few favourites! LOL I love them all for different reasons. Don’t think I could pick a favourite. I’ve never been called cute in my glasses. At 57 it’s a thrill to be called cute so thank you! My hair is not what it used to be. It’s not as thick anymore – the perils of getting older!. Thanks so much for your kind comment Leslie! xo
Those are some lovely scarves, Min. I love how scarves add a pop of colour to a dark outfit sometimes.
Thank you! It just made me so sad that these beautiful scarves were never getting worn. They’ve had their time in the lime light now! lol