I’m proud to say that I’ve finally reached a point where I’ve built a pretty solid foundation of vintage and pinup basics within my wardrobe. That being said, I’m substantially lacking in the accessories department compared to most gals. I’ve collected some bangles, earrings, and hair flowers along the way, but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to branch out and explore unknown territory, so when given the opportunity to review these adorable rockabilly headbands from Maple and Oak, I jumped at the opportunity.
Headbands, or head scarves, have been a staple of women’s fashion for decades, particularly thriving in popularity from the 1920s to the 1960s. Scarves hold the potential to add some color to an otherwise dull outfit, tame those unruly locks, or provide extra warmth, so it’s no wonder they’ve remained so prominent throughout the ages.
During the 1950s, women wore scarves both around their necks and their heads, much like they had during the preceding decades. The difference being that the most popular scarves were often made of chiffon and square in shape. These scarves were often folded into triangles and placed around the neck, or rolled over into one long strip and tied around the head.
Chiffon tends to be a delicate fabric, so fortunately for us, Maple and Oak emulates these iconic 1950s scarf designs using reclaimed and vintage cotton. Leonie, Maple and Oak’s founder and designer, is committed to reducing textile waste and lessening the overall use of our planet’s natural resources while creating beautiful accessories. And she’s not limited to headbands, either; Leonie has built a gorgeous repertoire of triangle scarves, jewelry, barrettes and bow ties, as well. And if that’s not enough, they also created video tutorials on how to style each of their products!
Maple and Oak makes all of their goodies in Canada and ships internationally for a flat rate of $7.00! All of their rockabilly scarves are $20.00 and shipping is free if you purchase three or more! If you’re not sure how to pair their lovely designs with your own wardrobe, check out their Facebook and Instagram for inspiration and to keep up with their latest releases.
First Outfit: Rockabilly Headband c/o Maple and Oak | Top: Pinup Couture Peasant Top in Pink – Pinup Girl Clothing | Pants: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Primark
Second Outfit: Rockabilly Headband c/o Maple and Oak | Top: Deadly Dames Voodoo Vixen Top in White – Pinup Girl Clothing | Pants: Gotta Jet Set Jeans in Red – Modcloth | Shoes: American Apparel
Special thanks to Leonie from Maple and Oak for this wonderful opportunity.