As of late, we're seeing slouchier bags reign king in the world of accessories. Of course the Jacquemus mini Chiquito is still as fierce as it ever was. But for me, assessing my handbag collection saw me realising one thing, they're all so damn small and structured! The Row Ascot silk bag was a game changer for me, and many others, slouchy and tied together at the handle as if it were one piece of fabric, so simple yet so effective, and so unlike anything I have in my collection.
Mango has very successfully come up with a similar version of the infamous £800 bag, and it is very much on my wish-list. They also released a scarf version that intrigued me greatly but was sceptical at the £35 cost merely for a scarf tied in a knot or two. This of course inspired this DIY scarf bag in this post.
This whole process took me all of about 2 seconds. I have included a juvenile, but hopefully endearing, diagram below which should give you an idea of how I achieved this easy look. If you are lacking in the satin scarf department, run to a charity shop immediately! There almost always seems to be a little basket or area where an assortment of scarves lie for only a couple of pounds a pop! This scarf was £2.99 from Sue Ryder and was in absolute mint condition. I've worn this as a head scarf, and neck scarf and now a bag. The best £2.99 I've ever spent, and the perfect Spring/Summer accessory, I'm picturing sun dresses and rope sandals!
I do also feel it's important to talk about these trousers with this sassy split at the front of the leg. Such a fun and stylish take on the classic legging. I was indeed on the waiting list for these and they have not disappointed. Great layered over an ankle boot, or like the model on the website add a simple slider sandal for the warmer months. They totally give me Mary-Kate Olson vibes circa 2008, and I'm looking forward to boho-ing the hell out of these come summertime with a sandal and an oversized shirt.
The final item I really wanted to show you all was this incredibly snug coat! If you wanted to find the most perfect dupe for the Tibi oversized faux fur coat, then here it is, you are most welcome! I felt like I'd seen it all when it came to faux fur coats this season, until I saw the wonder of Tibi's faux fur tie waist belt. I knew I wanted it, and nothing seemed to match it at all on the high street. Until by chance I sniffed out 40% off on Nasty Gal's website. There sat the most beautiful Tibi dupe for a mere fraction of the cost, with it's fluffy tie waist belt. It arrived literally the next day, and it has to be the softest coat in my collection by far, I haven't taken it off since.
I'd absolutely love to see all of your scarf bag creations, send them over on my instagram. You stay sassy now xx
Earrings - ASOS
Jumper - H&M - similar here
Boots - Jeffrey Campbell
Blazer - Vintage