How to Wear a Scarf in the Summer 

If there's one accessory that is so often forgotten about come warm weather, it's a summer scarf. While yes, sandals, straw bags, and statement jewelry can dress up (or down) a look in a pinch, the oftentimes bold printed fabric may just be the easiest and most versatile way to refresh your existing wardrobe pieces for the new season ahead. Now, if you're not quite sure about how to wear a scarf in the summer, you've come to the right place because we've rounded up a few of our favorite ways to style the accessory.

If the summer heat and humidity are getting the best of your hair, loosely tie a breezy silk scarf over it to conquer the frizz (while channeling Old Hollywood glamour). Or do you want to change up the look and feel of a classic button-down? Style a colorful neckerchief underneath the collar to instantly transform the wardrobe staple.

Remember that there are no limits or set rules on how to wear a scarf this summer. Instead, have fun with the accessory by testing out various prints, fabrics, and tying methods. Your closet basics (and hair) will thank you. Now read on to see how fashion girls are wearing scarves in the warm weather, and then shop a few of our favorites that are perfect for summertime.

wear a scarf with a dress

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Pair a thin, patterned scarf with a fun dress for a super-chic look.

How to wear a scarf in the summer

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Make an extra-long scarf the statement piece by teaming it with casual jeans and a cool bomber jacket. Wear tucked in for an extra edge.

style a scarf under a collar

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Wear a printed neck scarf underneath the collar of your shirt (or dress) to make the wardrobe staple feel fresh.

tie a scarf over your hair this summer

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Bad hair day? No worries. Loosely tie a scarf over it to hide the frizz and protect from the sun and wind.

Tie a scarf around your handbag this summer

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Don't want to wear a scarf around your neck? Tie it onto your favorite handbag for the perfect splash of color.

Shop our favorite summer scarves

This strawberry-print scarf will sweeten up any look for summer. 

We love how this is a slightly darker take on summertime florals. 

How beautiful is this abstract print scarf? Style it loosely over your hair or tie it around your neck for a fresh, fun addition to any outfit.

Finally, this scarf is so sleek and elegant (and how perfect does this look with a blazer?).

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