The Summer Scarf and 10 ways to wear it

The look of the season: the classic silk scarf. But 'classic' never means dull - the key to the silk scarf is in its endless versatility. It can take on many guises, whatever your mood: a hair statement for 'bad hair days', a retro take on the Grace Kelly look, a great way to lift your basic t-shirt. We've got the looks covered. 

THE PONYTAIL

The ponytail style is a simple but pretty way to transform your everyday hair look. We suggest using an oblong scarf for this look, such as our Aimee scarf. Once you have your ponytail, fold your scarf in half lengthways, and then fold it again. Gather the scarf in the middle and knot around your hair. 

THE HAIR BOW 

This style is great for keeping your hair up and out of the way. Your boyfriend wouldn't like it, but it's not always about your boyfriend. This is for those days for when it's just you, a baggy jumper and Deliveroo.

Taking an oblong scarf - we like a pop of colour with our navy Lily scarf - fold it in half lengthways once. Pass the scarf round the bottom of the back of your head and bring both ends up together to meet. Pull the ends together to tie in a large bow. We like our bow tied slightly on the side for a more nonchalant look, so adjust to your mood. 

THE HAIRBAND 

A feminine twist on the classic headband, this reminds us of Audrey Hepburn at the barre. Fold your scarf (like a Lily scarf) lengthways, and then fold again, so it becomes a band. Take the length of the scarf and centre it over the top of your head so that both sides are equal. Pass it over the top of your head and tie both ends in a large bow under your ear, on the side. 

 

THE GRACE KELLY 

You don't have to be Grace Kelly to look this good - just fire up the Mustang Convertible. Take a square scarf - match your sunglasses to our Leonora scarf - put it over the head so that it frames your face. Make sure both ends are equal lengths. Cross the two lengths in front under the chin, take it round to the back and tie a knot to secure. Pairs well with our India net glove.

THE FRENCH KNOT 

It's a knot. It's French. And it's elegant. 

With a square scarf (we've styled this look with our Cornelia scarf), fold into a triangle. Take the point of the triangle and fold it four times towards the widest edge. Put it over your shoulder and tie a knot about two-thirds of the way down.

THE COWGIRL KNOT 

Yee-ha! (as we say in England). Easy riding style. 

Make a triangle out of a square scarf (like our Imogen), pass the two ends around the neck. Bring the ends back around to the front of your neck and tie a knot in the centre. 

THE CLASSIC LOOP

The most effortless way to wear a scarf. Less is more. Pass the scarf (our Cornelia scarf) around your neck with the triangle at the front, loop both ends around the back of your neck. 

ON THE HANDBAG 

Tying a scarf around your handbag is an easy way to add a splash of colour - particularly with our Leonora silk scarf

 

A TWIST ON A BELT

This is a creative way to lift your everyday t-shirt and jeans look. Simply fold a square scarf into a triangle and then fold again three times into a band. Thread through your belt loops and knot on the side.

8 comments

Thanks for posting this, some people think that the scarf are for fall/winter only. I used to wear the light ones in spring and summer too. Love your great ideas how to wear them.

Maria June 12, 2019

Just purchased the Blue Leonora sunspec scarf. There will be more to follow!

Susan Robinson March 26, 2019

You are wearing a lovely scarves, We are manufacturer and surveying what kinds of scarves women love. Thanks for the lovely post.

Prince Textile Mills January 30, 2019

Love these ideas – great reminder that scarfs are for summer too!

Kelly August 28, 2018

I love these ideas! Always thought scarves shouldn’t be worn in summer, but now I know I can!

Eileen E Alholinna June 27, 2018

You didn’t show my favorite way to wear a long scarf. Around my neck and hanging down in front with end meeting and held together with a little 3-ring scarf holder. I don’t want something up around my neck, esp. in hot weather.

Emilie D LaFave June 17, 2018

I adore the silk red sunglasses scarf. I have a huge sunglasses collection and this has been the missing link. It’s fabulous! Thank you!

Nancy Jo Flint June 17, 2018

Thank you for these ideas of scarf tying – some new ones there.
And the scarves look delicious!

Lesley Shaw September 14, 2017

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