23 Chic Ways to Wear a Summer Scarf
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Want to instantly update everything in your wardrobe for summer? Before you go shopping for new clothes, try refreshing all your outfits with a summer scarf. Just this one accessory can make even the simplest outfits feel fresh and new, and there are so many fun and creative ways to wear them. And they’re way more affordable than buying new clothes! Get inspired to rock your summer style, with these awesome fashion girl outfit ideas.
Be sure to also read our fashion tips on how tie a square scarf.
With a Swingy Dress
Add a colorful or patterned scarf to a swingy, solid colored summer dress to draw attention to your pretty face. Tie it simply around your neck with the point in front, as pictured here.
A pretty pastel summer scarf wrapped casually around your neck adds feminine color and softness to classic wardrobe items, such as this retro-style gingham print sundress.
Bathing Suit Accessory
When you’re strolling the beach in your swimsuit, create a fashionable effect, and tame any runaway ringlets, by wrapping a colorful scarf pirate fashion around your head, as seen here.
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It’s a (Hair) Wrap
Fold a silk scarf into a long cylinder and use it to wrap the base of ponytails and buns, to create a simple and pretty summer hairstyle.
Black, White, and Pink All Over
A black and white scarf adds sophistication to a pretty pink summer dress, along with black leather accessories, for a polished look you can wear to work, out to lunch, or on a summer daytime date.
Got style confidence to spare? Play up a pretty printed summer dress with a colorful scarf in a different pattern.
With an Off the Shoulder Top
An off the shoulder top can leave your collarbone looking mighty bare. Instead of a choker, try adorning your neck with a brightly patterned silk scarf, knotted at the front with the ends flying free.
Tie One On (Your Purse)
Tying a scarf on your purse is a fashion editor trick you can steal this summer. It’s a great way to update a purse, and add color to your basic outfits.
The Head Wrap
Keep humidity at bay — and your style on fleek — when you wrap up your hair in a boldly printed scarf that accents your summer dress.
Floral Print Scarf
All-white outfits are fresh and cute for summer, but can be a bit bland. Add a colorful garden’s worth of flowers to your summer whites, by looping a long silk scarf once around your neck, and letting the long tails swing.
Black Summer Scarf
Dark floral dresses call for moody accessories in summer fabrics. A sheer black scarf makes a fabulous alternative to the expected necklace with this dress.
Not So Basic Jeans Outfit
Add fashion cred to basic jeans outfits this summer, by wearing a long silk scarf with your straight leg jeans and tank tops. Loop it twice around your neck, make a knot in front, and let the ends dangle prettily.
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Skip the store-bought headbands and fashion your own best-tressed accessory with a pretty scarf. Roll it into a cylinder, wrapping it around your head where a headband would go, and knot either at the top or at your nape, for a cute hairstyle.
Leopard print is super trendy this year, and makes a great accent for solid colored tops. Loop an animal print infinity scarf over a red tunic, as pictured, to dress up a simple shorts and sandals outfit.
With Black Separates
Dressing in all-black is easy and chic, but can look a bit serious in summertime. Lighten up black separates by draping a long, silky scarf over your shoulders, creating an instant, colorful top layer for your outfit.