vatican appropro

Hello all! As you may have noticed, I have been absent from the blog for a while. I do have a good reason for this, so you can’t get mad. Well, you can, but it won’t be my problem. I have been abroad! Technically studying abroad, but as not a ton of studying has taken place yet, we’ll just call it abroad. Most recently, I have been touring the fabulous city of Rome, which is not only home to some of the most significant landmarks/artifacts of Western culture, but also MASSIVE amounts of STREET STYLE.

Street style. Very in. There are blogs about that.

From Roman street style I have discovered this absolutely charming fashion of covering everything you’re wearing in different patterned scarves—I’m told it’s for modesty? Some landmarks (mostly churches) in Rome cannot be entered unless your shoulders and knees are covered, hence the scarves. But since everyone covers up all their clothes with scarves anyway, my fabulous roommate Rachel and I have decided to skip the clothes and use only scarves to craft a look that will get you past any security guard in Rome. Rachel aptly refers to it as “Vatican appropro.” Because it is.

As you can see, this incredible little number is composed entirely of artfully arranged scarves. If you think this is inappropriate, take it up with the Swiss Guards. They give it a 10/10. And they’re hot so their opinion matters a lot. Also, those outfits. VERY // fashunable.

The important thing to keep in mind if you want to achieve this look is to ensure that a) your scarves are secured… securely and b) that your knees and shoulders (and everything in between) are covered. Other than that, you are completely free to experiment and create an ensemble that fits your personal expression. Mix and match colors, textures, and patterns (a fashun favorite). As you can see here, Rachel has chosen a neutral cream scarf for her blouse, paired with a demure black and white patterned scarf as a skirt. Tasteful.


BUT as you all know, demure and tasteful don’t cut it on this blog (OR at the Vatican either). (Maybe at the Vatican. I don’t want to get in trouble by making untrue generalistic statements about the Vatican. I’ll leave that to political bloggers. Our humble fashun blog aims only to entertain, not be controversial.) (OR DOES IT.)

Keeping this in mind, we rocked the boat by throwing an ostentatious, hot pink and green floral scarf over Rachel’s shoulders—the black undertones tie the ensemble together, and the mixed prints totally works because they’re different sizes. (I read Buzzfeed fashion posts, guys. I know things about style.)

In addition to being the most bella donna in Vatican City, by ditching multiple layers and dressing in breezy scarves, you’ll also stay cool in the blistering heat of a Roman summer. Win win (win win win win win).


Hope you’re not all too jealous of my incredible Italian adventures while you waste away back in school. I’ll keep you posted on the latest overseas fashun so that you can incorporate it into your life and pretend that you’re also doing things that you can brag about on instagram, even though you aren’t (so sad).

Processed with VSCOcam with b5 preset

Many thanks to Rachel for being featured in this post!

Albatross x


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s