How To Wear Summer Scarves: Your Guide To Seasonal Sophistication

As the summer sun rises, you may think it's time to pack away all of your winter accessories. But hold on to your scarves – they have a place in your summer wardrobe too! Scarves aren't merely for keeping warm; they can protect you from the sun's rays, act as a light sweater during cool summer evenings, and add a pop of color or pattern to a simple outfit. Moreover, they are a style statement that can elevate any look with a dash of sophistication.

The Beauty of Lightweight Scarves

The key to wearing a scarf in the summer is choosing the right fabric. Lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton, linen, and silk are perfect for summer. They provide a soft, gentle shield against summer breezes and the scorching sun without adding unnecessary heat. Moreover, scarves can introduce color, pattern, and texture to your summer outfits, elevating them with minimal effort. From draping elegantly over your shoulders to serving as a chic headband, the versatility of scarves makes them an indispensable element of summer fashion.

Styling Options

Now that you know why scarves are a summer essential, let's talk about how to wear them.

The Classic Drape

The easiest way to wear a scarf in the summer is simply to drape it over your shoulders. This effortless style provides a chic layer to sundresses without adding bulk.

The Knotted Necklace

For a more secure style, turn your scarf into a knotted necklace. Fold your scarf diagonally, roll it, wrap it around your neck, and then tie a knot in the front. Adjust so the knot sits comfortably against your collarbone. It adds an instant dose of chic to a simple tank top and capri pants.

The Turban Headband

Scarves can also be a savior for those not-so-great hair days. Fold your scarf into a band and wrap it around your head, tying it at the nape of your neck or off to the side for a wonderfully wrapped look. This pairs wonderfully with flowy maxi dresses or bohemian-style tops.

The Belted Wrap

For a more creative use, try threading a thin scarf through your belt loops and tying it in a knot or bow at the hip for a unique take on the summer belt. This works particularly well with high-waisted linen pants or over a breezy tunic dress.

The Beach Sarong

Transform your scarf into a beach-ready sarong by tying it around your waist over your swimsuit. A larger scarf works well for this look, providing both cover-up functionality and a touch of elegance to your beachwear.

Pairing with Look By M Outfits

Scarves can be the centerpiece or a complementary addition to many outfits. Our delicate, airy fabrics are selected to ensure comfort, offering a touch of grace to any sun-kissed ensemble. Summer is a time for exploration, both in the world and in your wardrobe. Look By M's summer scarves invite you to experiment with your style, adding layers of texture, color, and elegance to your seasonal outfits.

For The Bohemian At Heart

Pair the Summer Wildflower Long Scarf with a neutral, airy maxi dress. The scarf adds a layer of sophistication and depth to an otherwise simple outfit.

For The Casual Explorer

Match the Cornflower Reversible Long Scarf with a white tee and denim shorts. This combination is ideal for a day of adventure or a casual meet-up with friends.

Tie It All Together

Summer scarves are incredibly versatile whether you're trying to stay cool or add a final touch to your outfit. Experiment with different fabrics and styles to find what works best for your unique look. 

Ready to refresh your summer style? Don't just take our word for it – try these styles out for yourself! Head over to Look By M and explore a collection of scarves that will keep you looking and feeling cool all summer long.