It’s one thing to own a bunch of the beautiful scarves available on the market that accessorize and adorn your favorite outfits, but it is quite another to store these little fashion beauties. I have a friend who goes in her clutch and pulls out scarves each day. When she goes to each one on it is like a food service station as she has to shake out the crumbs of all the food she shoved in her purse as well as wrappers, and now this is going on her against her skin and clean clothes—YUCK. She spends lots of money on her scarves so I can’t understand why she stores them in her handbags. There are several ways to store your scarves when you are not wearing them or they are not with you. If you have a scarf with you, or if you own multiple scarves and store them at home, I have a few suggestions on HOW TO store that scarf so it maintains its color and shape, sins crumbs, wrappers, etc. Remember I am obsessive compulsive, so everything must stay in place all the time and in order to avoid checking and re-checking for my items, I make sure there is a way to secure them. I have found that my compulsive behavior actually lends well to not losing things, so since they combine so well, I thought I would share. Let’s lavishly live scarf storage out loud with a mini fashion storage how to.
The Plight of The Scarf and How To Store
Jackets are Great For Scarf Storage but…
I have two sides of the tale on storing your scarf on a jacket you always use. First, it is a good thing, because it is a go-to and there is no thinking about the look, it’s already done. However, I will again ask you to read the story of That Scarf Around Your Neck to review basic scarf principles. Second, if the scarf is around a coat in one closet, and you are in another, you forget you have it, and perhaps you have a different outfit it might go better with? The scarf won’t get it’s proper wear or use if it is always dedicated to ONE piece of clothing, remember, scarves are made to help you make versatile look with little changes.
Storage In A Bin
If you do store your scarves in a shoe-box like bin, you might want to color coordinate them, in order that you don’t miss the opportunity to pair it up when you are on the move to accessorzing quickly. I find that shoving stuff in shoe-box bins is not always the best bet, unless I color coordinate so that all the options are there.
Hangers are an alright choice, but the weight of the scarves might fall them to one side or another and before you know it they will be on your floor getting trampled rather than on a hanger being considered as an option to wear.
Conversely, if you only own a few, grab those skirt hangers, with felted grippers and hang your few scarves on there, as this works quite well, however, if you have many, you will just have flooded precious storage space with cumbersome hangers, not really the best option for you
The easiest method of storage, I have been using this for years and it is the best investment I have ever made is this simple scarf hanger. Each Scarf has its own little loop that it goes through and you can see ALL the scarves you have, so you remember to wear them all. This is a home run. While there are many different versions out there, this is my favorite. Make sure that the plastic holes are all snag-free and hang those beautiful hunks of material up when you are at home and not using them.
The Hangar – A Scarf Hanger
This is the mother of all hangers when it comes to scarves. I love this thing because I put each scarf in a hole, pull it into the hole,it becomes taut and stays put. You can literally see EVERY scarf you own and all shapes and sizes fit, it is a perfect option. Sometimes I color coordinate, other times I just hang, it depends on how the week was going(lol).
Out and in need of a Scarf Hanger
Now if you are out and you take your coat off and your scarf is around the neck, make sure to fasten the scarf to the hanging tag in your coat if you have one, this will keep it there so you don’t lose it. Here is what I am talking about, it is generally found by the tag at the nape of the neckline in a coat. Some coats offer this others do not.
If you don’t have a tag to hang it on, and you have a thin material, like a silk, pull it through the button hole of one on your coat. Have zipper pockets? Put the scarf in there. Do you have a handbag with you that has carry handles? Think practical and keep that scarf with you, remember silk slides so chances of losing your scarf are greater if it is not secured
Use the handles to secure your scarf with one tie around them, but make sure to not spill on your scarf.
Lavishly live scarf fashion out loud, store them and keep them looking great. Remember an accessory can make or break an outfit and your care of an accessory makes or breaks what you have available to wear in your closet.