I don't know about your mom, but my mom has a drawer full of silk scarves. And they weren't cheap either. I don't even want to know what she spent on the silk scarves that she sported throughout the eighties. Well, guess what? Silk scarves are back in vogue. But these aren't your mother's styles; they're definitely not draped across shoulder pad laden blouses.
1. Tie scarves to the strap of your favorite bags. It's a great way to jazz up your purses without having to buy new ones. It's a great accessory, and you can change it up whenever you like.
2. Use it as a headband. Elizabeth wrote about making a headband from a necktie. You can also do this with a scarf. Wear it across the forehead for the newest style or, if you're a bit more traditional, you can wear the scarf further back on your head and tie it under your hair.
3. Use your larger silk scarves as sarongs. Just tie it around your waist so that it's a floor length skirt. You can also fold it in half so it's a mini skirt. You can even wrap it around your neck and then around your body so that it looks like a halter dress.
4. Turn them into eye pillows. You can make these fabulous little eye pillows with stuff that you just have sitting around the house. So you can easily space out any time you like. Just check out my guide to making relaxation eye pillows.
5. Use them as belts. I love to wear loose fitting dresses and cinch them with belts so that they're a little more flattering. Roll up an old silk scarf and use it as a belt.