By Claire Vaughn
The 1950s and ‘60s were iconic times for fashion. And as we know, history and fashion trends repeat themselves. Throughout 2016, the ’90s came back into view with velvet dresses, charmed chokers, and distressed flannels. However, new year, new season, new trend. With the spring fast approaching, new trends find their way out into the open. This spring, what’s new? Square scarves.
Square scarves are the little scarves that are worn around the neck, can be worn as a headband, on the wrist, or even around the strap of a purse. They were predominantly popular in the 1950s and 1960s, but made a small comeback among ‘80s prep. Now, they have made a reappearance in 2017 and we are loving it!
These little beauties brighten up any outfit. Pair a red square scarf around the neck with a little black dress and you get vintage perfection. It is classy, elegant, and unique. Add a bandana patterned square scarf with a jean jacket and white t-shirt. This will spice up a casual spring look, which is always great. These are also great to wear as headbands. Adding one of these to a messy bun or quick pony will look cool and trendy, while also potentially giving a nod to Rosie the Riveter as inspiration! Plus, square scarves tend to be very light in texture and weight. This means that it will look really cute without feeling too bulky on your head or around your neck. Another advantage is that it can pretty much go with anything. Seriously, a white square scarf with a crew neck sweatshirt would even work. It is the perfect accessory for casual or formal occasions, like classic pearl earrings.
These can be found almost anywhere. Urban Outfitters has a lot of simple designs at decent prices. J Crew also has a nice selection, with a few more patterned designs but still at a very affordable prices. That’s another great thing—these square scarves are super cute for being not very expensive at all.
Try something new and delve into the world of square scarves. A little accessory here and there can make a big difference in the outfit and even the confidence in the outfit. Don’t be afraid to accessorize and remember that vintage never goes out of style!