Scarf Week, and our first tutorial!

At Lise + Katina we have deemed this week to be… Scarf Week! We will be adding a different vintage scarf to our shop every day this week, and we have some blogging to do that we are really excited to show you!

Our first thought was to fill our blog with pictures of sharks with scarves ‘shopped onto them (Because, you know… Shark Week? Scarf Week? Well at least we crack ourselves up…), but honestly neither of us is that good with photo editing, so you’ll have to settle for our second choice – scarf-tying tutorials! We picked some of our favorite ways to wear our own vintage scarves, and we will be posting how-to’s along with the listing of the day.

Let’s start it off with something simple – a casual look that is easy to do, but appears polished. This trick works best with a long rectangle scarf (ideal for winter scarves too!), but you can also do it with a large square scarf – just fold it over into a triangle, and then fold it over on itself two more times to make it long and skinny.

Casual Scarf Tutorial 1

 Fold scarf in half, and put it around your neck with a loop on one side, and two ends on the other.

Casual Scarf Tutorial 2

2. Put one of the ends through the loop, going over the edge of the loop that is closest to you, and under the edge farthest away. With the other end, this time go under the edge closest to you, and over the edge farthest away.

Casual Scarf Tutorial 3

Pull both ends to tighten.

Casual Scarf Tutorial 4

Ta da! Effortless and adorable!

The scarf we chose for this look is our vintage ‘Fleur’ scarf by Vera – a rare, light, summer wool in earth tones with a pop of hot pink. We just put it in our shop this morning, so go have a look!

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1968

Katina and I made the rounds to a few sales and shops on Whidbey Island this weekend. Among other things, we came across a small stack of women’s magazines from 1968. Aside from the entertainment we get from the hilariously outdated advice columns, we find it useful to have old magazines and advertisements to help us date vintage items. One of the copies of Seventeen we found was full of fall fashion styles, and I must say, I’m feeling quite inspired by the plaid-on-plaid coordinates and perfectly voluminous hair.

I may be in the market for some wool bermudas…

– Lise

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