4 Chic Summer Scarves and How to Wear Them

Monday, August 13, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Summer scarves were prevalent all over Europe during my recent trip. Gals even wore them in the extreme Spain heat, and I loved how they utilized lightweight scarves to accent casual clothing. When touring a holy site, it was great to have a scarf to cover my shoulders.

Although scarves are not a new fashion trend, we still need refresher courses on how to wear them from time to time. Scarves can do wonders and actually help keep some parts of our bodies warm, which will help our overall look and feel. However, before we move onto the larger shawl scarves, let’s finish off the season with the smaller, lightweight summer scarves.

We can wear scarves many different ways. If you ever get sick of wearing them, or if wearing scarves around your neck or waist annoys you, then you can always tie a scarf around your tote handle for extra pizzazz.

My first feature is very relaxed and fun. It’s nothing glamorous, but it is a simple scarf with a splash of my favorite color, yellow! It will go well with fall’s earth tone or crushed orange and it can finish off the summer season well with the whites and bright colors. However you choose to wear it, make sure the splash of color is noticeable. I would recommend flaunting this one around your neck while wearing a denim jacket on a nice summer night.

Anthropologie Jagged Sun Scarf

→ Buy the Anthropologie Jagged Sun Scarf, $99.95 (was $175.00), at anthropologie.com.

I just couldn’t resist recommending this next scarf. Panther and red pull on my fashion strings every time. Although this scarf is lightweight, it is great for your purse handles or as a neck accessory for the fall and winter. Try wearing this scarf as a belt for your black cocktail dresses.

Zara Panthers Scarf

→ Buy the Zara Panthers Scarf, $25.90, at zara.com.

Although his next feature will not go with everything you own, and it is heavier than most, it’s difficult to find a well done, affordable, and nice lace scarf. I figured I could make a few readers happy by featuring this neat scarf. If you chose the right outfight, this white scarf could be a hit.

Zara Special Edition Lace Scarf

→ Buy the Zara Special Edition Lace Scarf, $49.90, at zara.com.

Finally, Diana von Furstenberg’s silk chiffon scarf is one of the funniest and most vibrant patterns I have seen. This gorgeous deep purple hue with a little mustard is a stunning combination. Try this great combination and great pattern.

Diane von Furstenberg Washed Silk Chiffon Scarf

→ Buy the Diane von Furstenberg Washed Silk Chiffon Scarf, $175.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.