How many do I actually have? Three.
Am I planning on getting rid of two in the near future? No. In fact I just got one of them for Christmas.
Like everything else it is a work in progress... I started out with my red silk scarf...but in an ideal capsule I would like my scarf to double as a sarong, so that is where the leopard print comes in...it´s perfect: goes with everything, can be worn winter or summer and would work as a sarong....but my bikinis are still navy white and red, and the third scarf matches them better (not that I have been anywhere that requires needing a sarong...but one can dream, and plan!)
So right now I have 3, the red one will stay with me while it still looks good, but I won't look for a replacement for it. The white flowery one (or some version) will stay with me until I switch to a neutral colour bikini (when they fade/wear out) and the leopard print or some future version of it will end up in my permanent collection.
Maybe some people are faster at making the scarf cull, maybe others will need more than one scarf permanently. But I think the important thing is to have a goal in mind and work towards it.
The new (to me) scarf I got for Christmas was better than it´s predecessor because it was bigger so would work better for keeping me warm while travelling and also as a sarong. I also already know that the butterfly one doesn´t look right with one of my tops. So it was an upgrade to change- Both scarves would be a similar value to charity shops, so since I wasn´t going to keep both it didn´t matter which I passed on.
And lastly if someone goes to the trouble of picking something out for you (and you actually like and could use it) then it is just nice to make use of it.