8 Ways to Wear Scarves in Summer

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Bored with your summer wardrobe? Long-awaited light and lovely days are upon us, and while this may signal the end of scarf season, we see it as an opportunity to twist, knot and style our brightest scarves! Well, before you replace your old tanks and tees, try refreshing existing pieces with summer scarves. Wrap a scarf around your neck when the sun goes down or tie up your hair when your sitting by the pool. And if you’re smart about adding a variety of scarves to your wardrobe, you’ll lengthen the life of your wardrobe withoutdenting your wallet. Check out FMag’s 8 ways to wear scarves this summer:

The Double Knot

Add some extra sass to your top knot by adding an extra top knot in the form of a scarf! Cara Delevingne rocks this look perfectly. This is a very simple look, but with a gorgeous scarf, it can be beautiful and elegant.

  1. Fold both the top and bottom half of the scarf to the center
  2. Center the scarf on the crown of your head
  3. Tuck the ends under your hair at the front and tie into a double knot or bow.

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EUGENIA KIM Silk Floral Print Headscarf - Calypso St. Barth
EUGENIA KIM Silk Floral Print Headscarf – Calypso St. Barth
James Society Scarf in Pink
James Society Scarf in Pink
Lilly Pulitzer Scarf for Target
Lilly Pulitzer Scarf for Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mermaid

No matter your hair length, you can still look like a mermaid with some headscarf trickery. Alessandra Ambrosia pulled this look off perfectly at this years Coachella.

  1. Fold the scarf in the same way you would to braid your hair
  2. Wrap the scarf around your head like a headband
  3. Tie at the nape of your neck, under your hair
Tory Burch Feather Printed Scarf
Tory Burch Feather Printed Scarf
Bindya Abstract Printed Cashmere & Silk Scarf
Bindya Abstract Printed Cashmere & Silk Scarf
Unbreakable Evolution - Calypso St. Barth
Unbreakable Evolution – Calypso St. Barth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Turban

Keep up with the trends and wear a turban headband. You can twist a regular scarf into a turban band or just buy the ready-to-go headband. Even though the full turban is used for religious reasons, the half turban is an easy version for fashion purposes.

  1. Fold scarf in half to create a triangle
  2. Place the center of the scarf at the back of your neck
  3. Hold both ends of the scarf tightly
  4. Pull the ends up past the sides of your face to wrap the scarf around your head
  5. Hold the ends in the air above your head
  6. Tie a knot on the crown of your head
  7. Bring the back of the scarf over the back of your head.
  8. Tuck the ends into the knot
  9. Pull the end of the triangle over the knot

Alex Silk Blend Turban
Alex Silk Blend Turban
Lilly Pulitzer Turban for Target
Lilly Pulitzer Turban for Target
ETRO Bird Printed Silk Twill Turban
ETRO Bird Printed Silk Twill Turban

The Gypsy

Bring back the 60’s with this bandana head wrap. For added flair use a bright floral print. Nicole Richie added oversized sunglasses for an added indie look. This is a simple and useful style for concerts, camping, etc.

  1. Fold the scarf diagonally
  2. Center the scarf triangle on your head
  3. Place the mid-point edge so that it sits on the crown of your head
  4. Tie the ends in a knot at the back of your head

Contileoni Floral Printed Scarf
Contileoni Floral Printed Scarf
Ralph Lauren Silk Paisley Scarf
Ralph Lauren Silk Paisley Scarf
Mirror Floral Print Scarf
Mirror Floral Print Scarf

 

The Prep

There’s many ways to wrap scarves. Wrap a thin scarf around your neck any way you see fit. The messier and bigger, the better.

J Crew Summer Scarf
J Crew Summer Scarf
Tory Burch Double Strip ScarfALEXIA PARMIGIANI Cotton Floral Paper Print Scarf
Tory Burch Double Strip ScarfALEXIA PARMIGIANI Cotton Floral Paper Print Scarf
Tory Burch Double Stripe Scarf
Tory Burch Double Stripe Scarf

The Belt

Bring some serious sass to any dress by using a scarf as a belt. Reese Witherspoon matched the scarf to her shirt giving the outfit a fresh and airy look.

Calvin Klein Reversible Scarf
Calvin Klein Reversible Scarf
Express Patterned Scarf
Express Patterned Scarf
Levi's Oblong Stripe Scarf
Levi’s Oblong Stripe Scarf

The Gatsby

Taking a day out on the boats? Look yacht ready with a low knot and a loose dress that flows. Olivia Palermo took this dress from the water to the streets by cinching a belt around the top of her waist.

  1. Choose an extra long scarf
  2. Drape scarf around your neck
  3. Tuck scarf into the belt around your waist, drawing attention to your waist

Maurice's Oblong Chevron Scarf
Maurice’s Oblong Chevron Scarf
White House Black Market Women's Summer Scarf
White House Black Market Women’s Summer Scarf
Textured Long Scarf
Textured Long Scarf

 

The Rocker

Bring out your inner rocker by folding a bandana into a band and wrapping it around your head. Singer Pia paired this look with a bright red lipstick.

  1. Fold the scarf in the same way you would to braid your hair
  2. Wrap the scarf around your head like a headband
  3. Tie at the crown of your head, over your bangs

Levi's Chambray Bandana Scarf
Levi’s Chambray Bandana Scarf
St. Laurent Paisley Bandana Scarf
St. Laurent Paisley Bandana Scarf
Marc by Marc Jacobs Jerri Rose Floral Scarf
Marc by Marc Jacobs Jerri Rose Floral Scarf

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