The Summer Scarf Style Guide – 4 New Ways to Add Scarves to Your Summer Wardrobe


Did you know one of the most versatile accessories you probably own is a scarf.

It’s true, that slip of fabric can be twisted, tied, and tucked more ways than you and I can probably imagine.

While I love a chunky, oversized, wool scarf to cozy into for the winter, I find the opportunity to really experiment with scarves comes into play during the summer.

Now some of you may be thinking – ‘Scarves? Summer? I’m overheating just thinking about it!’ But as my mother would say whenever I balked at trying something new – ‘Don’t knock it, till you try it!

Truer words have never been spoken 😉

There’s such a variety of fabrics, textures, and prints summer scarves come in that the styling opportunities are endless. Continue reading to learn 4 new ways you can rock your scarves this summer without feeling overheated.


1. The Head Wrap

I’m obsessed with a good head wrap! For one they’re a great way to add some personality to your look – but the best part is how they’re a chic alternative to wearing a hat on a bad hair day. There are so many ways to tie a head scarf I could make a separate post on that topic alone.


I tend to gravitate towards different styles each season, and this year I’m loving the headband style with a big bow on top. It’s a little retro, yet totally fun – perfect for the weekend.



2. The Fancy Braid

I love summer scarves that are tied in the perfectly messy knot. You know what I’m talking about, those knots that look as if they were just thrown together without thinking – making the wearer look effortlessly stylish.


Celebrities and off-duty models tend to pull this look off all the time, however when us common folk try to recreate it – more often than not – it comes off as a messy blob of fabric sitting on your chest. Well lucky for you, I discovered and their quick video on how to create the masterpiece I’m wearing above – you’re welcome :)



3. The Tote Bag

So this isn’t THAT new, but it’s something that’s fun to incorporate on more casual days. Tying a printed scarf on your bag of the day gives a little extra flair.


This is especially handy for days when it’s a scorcher outside and, naturally, freezing in your office. Just slip your scarf over your shoulders when in doors and loop it back around your bag handle when heading out. Easy-peasy and oh so chic.



4. The Kimono

We’ve talked about how the kimono is one of the must-have pieces for the spring. Little did I know instead of buying into the trend, I could DIY a kimono from my current scarf collection.


Simply grab a large scarf – a square one works best – drape it over your shoulders, tie the ends together creating arm holes, and voila! A one-of-a-kind kimono made exclusively by you!

Those are the 4 {relatively} new ways to rock your summer scarves. Any favorites you must try? New ideas of your own? I would love for you to share in the comments :)

Thanks for reading!

‘till next time


**Wearing: Head wrap scarf – Forever 21 (similar) / Fancy Braid scarf – Thrifted (love this) / Tote bag scarf – 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target / Kimono scarf – Zara (similar) / Top – Zara (similar) / Skirt – Madewell / Handbag – Madewell / Sunglasses – Elizabeth & James (similar)


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