How to wear summer scarves
Scarves in summer? You read that right. Unlike the thick, fluffy versions that keep you toasty during the cold months, summer scarves are light and silky, and make the perfect accessory. Try these styles to complete your look.
The Skinny Neck Scarf (above)
Channel a little Parisian chic with a skinny scarf tied loose around your neck. Fashion retailer Shopbop suggests jazzing up a simple outfit of denim and stripes with a bold skinny neck scarf. Meanwhile, Carmen Hamilton of fashion blog The Chronicles of Her makes a high-low statement with a skinny black scarf, sharp blazer and denim shorts.
The Classic Shawl
Sometimes you never know how the weather might change. Drape a light summer shawl over your shoulders so you can wrap it around your neck when the air gets nippy. Fashion influencer Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl fame drapes a gorgeous blue Louis Vuitton shawl over a loose shirt for a look that’s breezy and classy.
The Hermes Twilly Scarf
If you’re the proud owner of a Hermes Twilly scarf, don’t shy away from flaunting your precious silk. A less conventional way of wearing the Twilly is on the wrist, as fashion Instagrammer Happy Baggage shows. Watch her cool video tutorial on how to braid the Twilly into a beautiful bracelet.
The Small Square Scarf
Also known as a kerchief or bandana, the small square scarf is super versatile. If you want a look that’s more fashionista than milk maid, follow digital art director Erica Choi’s lead and wear it around the neck, like a choker. For more ideas on how to tie a bandana, check out Glamour’s helpful article, which comes with GIFs.
The Printed Scarf
Do you have a printed scarf stashed away in your wardrobe because you just can’t seem to match it with your clothes? Or are you afraid you’d look a tad too mum-sy? Tip: Keep the rest of your outfit simple (wear block colours) and use the patterned scarf as an accent. We like how art director and fashion blogger Madelynn Furlong wears her patterned scarf as a headband. It looks fab, and keeps her hair neatly in place.
The Casual Stole
Minimalist Japanese label Muji makes lovely summer stoles and its 2016 lookbook offers inspiration on how to wear them. Wrap the back and shoulders and tie it slightly above the waist or wind it twice around the neck before knotting.
Originating from Southeast Asia, the sarong has made its way to the West and is a fashion essential for beach or poolside parties. Just check out this fierce example above from Nat Rosenfeld Styling. Typically made of lightweight, tropics-friendly fabrics like cotton, rayon or linen blends, sarongs are typically large enough to wrap around the body. Follow this handy guide from Harper’s Bazaar that shows four innovative ways to tie a sarong.
Feeling the heat? Before you slip into your scarf, enjoy an invigorating shower with LUX Aqua Sparkle for a refreshingly perfumed scent.