By Elizna Smith
The scarf trend has been around for a while and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon! The neck scarf made its appearance again on the runway at the Spring/Summer 2019 Fashion Week with top designers using and styling colourful scarfs in fresh new ways.
We love how a small scarf immediately adds a pop of colour and softens a simple and laid back summer look. And if you prefer to be a little extra, what’s more dramatic than a long scarf blowing in the Cape Town breeze? Whichever you prefer this summer season, there’s a style, colour and pattern for you.
10 Different Ways To Wear A Scarf This Summer:
1. Around The Neck (obviously):
Wear your scarf the classic way, tied to the side of your neck, to complete your favourite
summer outfit. A new TrendE spin on the neck scarf is to tie it at the back of your neck and wear it as a choker. Put a normal choker or necklace over the scarf to make it stand out even more!
2. As A Top:
Whether you’re at the beach or sipping on a cocktail at a rooftop bar in Cape Town, tie your scarf in a creative way and wear it as a cool top this summer.
3. On A Bag:
Tie your neck scarf to your basket bag or wrap it around the handle of a chic tote for added colour and texture. A new TrendE way is to also weave a small scarf through the actual sling or chain of your crossbody bag, or simply tie it at the top of the sling so that it drapes off of your shoulder.
4. As A Belt:
Instead of wearing a heavy belt, put your scarf through the belt loops of your favourite pair of pants or skirt and wear your scarf as the belt, or tie it around your waist to liven up a simple summer dress or shirt.
5. Around The Wrist:
Rather than wearing bracelets this summer, opt for a lighter, more colourful feel and tie your scarf around your wrist instead. If you’re feeling creative, remove your watch’s straps and replace them with a small scarf with an interesting pattern.
6. As A Headband:
Wearing the neck scarf as a headband was particularly popular on the runways this season and even though we’ve already been rocking this look here for years, it seems like the rest of the world is finally catching up!
7. In The Hair:
Apart from using your scarf as a headband this summer, there are many other TrendE ways of using your neck scarf as a hair accessory. If you want to add some colour to your favourite summer hairstyle, use a small scarf to tie your hair or try braiding the scarf into your hair.
8. Around Your Ankle:
Whether you’re casual in jeans and flats or rocking a pair of heels, tie a neck scarf around your ankle for added colour and detail. And for the DIY girls, take that old, boring pair of sandals or flops out of the back of your closet and use a beautiful scarf to cover its straps, and voila – a new pair of shoes!
9. On Your Jeans:
Simply tie a cool, vibrant scarf to a casual pair of jeans and let it hang loose for a more dramatic touch.
10. As An Extra Layer:
Adding scarves as a second dimension or layer of clothing onto an outfit was huge on the
runways at the Spring/Summer 2019 Fashion Weeks. This is said to be one of the biggest trends this summer season. When incorporating your scarves in this way, don’t be afraid to play around with different colours and patterns!
So, there you have it girls! A scarf is the perfect way to accentuate your summer style. Find one
or two scarves that represent your personality the best and incorporate them into your summer
looks. With all these different ways of wearing a scarf and the different colours and patterns
available, there is a style for every TrendE woman!
Which one of the above is your favourite scarf? Let us know in the comments below!