Megan, Jane squared, Inge, Kerry and so many more this one is for you. People have been asking me for months to share how I store my scarves plus share a sneak peek into my collection. I’m no big hijab/ head scarf expert. I just wear it for it to serve it’s purpose, to cover my hair.
I do love a cute print though, or a beautiful hue. I like playing around with different styles and fabrics and coordinating my scarves with my outfits. I also try and stick to the one in, one out policy. I don’t want to be a hoarder. At one stage my scarf collection rivaled my shoe and lip product collection, that is just ridiculous. I now bundle up the ones I notice I haven’t been wearing anymore and donate them.
I have tried many ways of storing my scarves. I tried tying them onto hangers, using the metal scarf organisers and the plastic ones. They don’t work for me. The hangers don’t keep each scarf in it’s place and are such a bother when I’m in a hurry and just want to grab a scarf and run. The metal organisers usually have rough edges, so they end up damaging my delicate scarves. The plastic ones can’t support the weight of everything after some time especially if you have heavier/thicker scarves. I aso tried installing belt rails in my cupboard. Nope. I didn’t like that either.
I first spotted the type of organiser I now use in plain white at Woolworths, intended for belts. Then I saw these multi coloured versions at China Mall. It is basically metal rings that are wrapped. Being metal they won’t snap and because it is wrapped it doesn’t pull my scarves. I can fit 32 scarves on here. And the hanger top means you can easily hang this up in your closet. I have them organised so that the scarves I wear most often are on one. That goes on a hook behind my room door. Then another with scarves used less frequently and another for occassion scarves, that would be the glittery variety :P
There are certain scarves that I will never hang up. These are generally more expensive, delicate and made of soft or super stretchy material. I fear that hanging them will stretch and wear them out. Those I keep folded on a shelf the way you would tshirts.
Latest additions include:
this beautiful lemon chiffon Island Lily scarf was sent to me, it is sold as a sarong or beach cover-up. I love the large vibrant flower print. It is also available in mint and cerise.
This isn’t the entire collection but it hopefully gives you a better idea. I also wanted to show that I don’t necessarily buy my headscarves from Islamic wear stores. I buy them from regular stores, they may not have been intended for the way I use them but if I like a scarf I make it work for me.
Regular readers may find some of these prints oddly familiar, that’s because I sometimes use my scarves as background in blog images :P Now you know.
UPDATE: Will be adding this beaut from It’s a Bling Thing to my collection. It doesn’t hold as many but great way to hang up everyday scarves, or if you have a smaller collection. Also pretty to look at :)