What Your Scarf Says About You

Let’s be honest, it’s Winter, it’s bloomin’ freezing and you are more than likely to be wearing a scarf! But ever wondered what vibe that little accessory around your neck is sending out to the rest of the world? Girrrllll…. you better read on!

The Shabby Chic

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Most likely to rock…. A floral scarf!

Above: Floral Wool Scarf

Let me guess… you love anything ‘cottagey’ or ‘quintessentially English’? As a matter of fact, the interior of your house looks like the inside of a Cath Kidson catalog. Lace, florals and anything your granny will love makes up the basis of your super-girly wardrobe.

You love blusher. A little too much. You wouldn’t touch eyeliner with a barge pole but you make up for it’s absence in lashings of pastel pink lippy.

You rate about a 6 on the hipster scale. You are an old soul with a carefree and laid-back approach to life.

We are most likely to find you picking posies on the hilltops whilst singing songs from musicals.

Vintage fairs are your favourite past-time. Your dream wedding dress would consist of 100% lace, vintage of course.

Your friends would describe you as the sweet and demure one that won’t reject free vodka shots. Gotta love ya, vintage gal!


The Prep-ster


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Most likely to rock… A striped scarf!

Above: Striped print scarf

Did you go to private school? Or did you just borrow all of your Jack Will’s and Hollister pieces from one of the students at Eton?

Prince Harry is your idea of a dream man. You just love his freckles. And his array of pinstripe, designer shirts. Meow!

You own a Ralph Lauren polo shirt in every color. You and your ‘babes’ like to color co-ordinate when you go to watch on croquet and munch on finger foods. Pass the cucumber sandwich old chap!

Your girls would describe you as prim and proper in the company of elders, but a real party animal when the champers comes out!

Just make sure you take your red white and blue scarf on your next trip abroad: Queen Elizabeth represent!


The Groovy Gal


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Most likely to rock… A paisley print scarf

Above: Paisley silk scarf

You should have been born 50 years ago… after all, those were the days!

In your modern-day boho attire we can commonly find you meditating next to hidden waterfalls or browsing incense at markets in your city’s hipster suburb.

Although you want to save the planet you do eat the odd hamburger and drive a car. Oh well.. every little helps, right?

Your friends come to you when they’re in need of a good, deep and meaningful convo. You tell them the universe will sort everything out. And then go back to listening to Bob Marley.

The Minimalist


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Most likely to rock… A neutral scarf!

Above: Solid color scarf

First of all, thank you for taking the time out of your perfect, marble dotted, Instagram feed in order to read this post. We really appreciate it.

Let’s get things straight: you’re an ‘artistic’ type. You love reading between the lines of novels, songs and just about everything. How do we know? Your lack of color is made up for in artistic shapes. Let’s take a minute to look between your clothes miss shape shifter!

You secretly wish you were from Sweden. Sometimes you pretend you are. You are even considering learning the language.

A Helmut Lang sale is your idea of heaven and 90s Calvin Klein ads act as your personal style muse. Ohhhh the asymmetry!

Your friends would describe you as ‘effortlessly cool’ and let’s be honest, you are! You throw on a white bed sheet and make it look like something from Vogue’s street style pages. Grr…. we hate you.

The Fashionista


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Most likely to wear… A silk scarf

Above: Exotic silk scarf

See the scarf above? I bet my bottom dollar that you would never just wrap it around your neck. Tsstt- that’s way too boring for you!

You like to use garments for purposes other than what they were created for. Who wears a skirt as an actual skirt these days right?

You’re up to date with all of the latest trends and love to throw a good classic piece in there too! You spent your entire life savings on a quilted Chanel bag. Hey; it totally counts as an investment right?

You are often mis-judged. Being pretty doesn’t make you an instant cow! Behind your perfectly-contoured exterior is a deep thinker and business-minded woman. Just watch your resting b face!

The Traveler


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Most likely to rock… An ethnic print scarf!

Above: Geometric Print Scarf

Did you just get back from a rustic hike up the Inka Trail? Or maybe from an Ankor tour? Your elephant-printed palazzo pants say otherwise.

You care more about how many continents you’ve been to than climbing up the career ladder and you tend to take a bare foot approach to both life and fashion.

Gees- how many times do you want to correct us for not being able to pronounce ‘Taumatawhakatangihangakoauotamateturipukakapikimaungahoro-Nukupokaiwhenua kitanatahu’? We didn’t all learn it from the Mauri locals.

Your open-minded and adventurous approach to life is sure to make you the talk of the town. Beware though, not everyone wants to hear about that ‘one amazing time in Vanautu’

Rachel Holliday

Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at www.thedailyluxe.net