Unless you're accustomed to it, figuring out how to wear a summer scarf can be a bit baffling. The long, sheer fabric can seem bulky and tangled, which is the opposite of how you'd like to feel on a hot summer day. By following a few simple tips, you can conquer the summer scarf dilemma and learn how to utilize this accent with ease.
To begin, remember that a summer scarf should be appropriate for the summertime. Look for sheer, breezy fabrics that will flow around your body without adding heat of any sort. Translucent fabrics are a particularly good choice. If you're heading out on the town and plan to incorporate a scarf, look for a very long, rectangular scarf. Tie it around your shoulders in a secure knot, the way you would wear a pashmina. The scarf will protect your shoulders from the sun while adding color and texture to your outfit. For every day wear, square scarves can be tied around your shoulders with the point at the back and the ties in front. Square scarves can also be tied around your head, with the knot just beneath your chin. Longer, rectangular scarves are often worn wrapped around the neck several times, with the ends tucked underneath. If this seems too thick and heavy, consider tying the scarf around your neck in a loose knot and let the ends drop in front, like a necklace. Consider looping the scarf around your neck in a loose knot and allowing the fabric to drape around your shoulders. This is a great way to dress up a plain sundress. If you're planning to wear a light jacket, let your scarf hang loose around your neck with ends in front so they can flutter in any passing breeze that comes your way.