How to Style a Scarf for Spring

Spring is coming and to all the scarf-lovers out there, you know what this means: stashing away your heavy scarves and bringing out the lighter ones with cuter colors and prettier prints. With all those new scarves to play with and mix and match with your outfit, I bet you’re already thinking of ways to style them and add them to your everyday look. Here are some ideas on how to style a scarf for spring.

  • WEAR IT AS YOUR POP OF COLOR – planning on wearing a simple outfit with neutral colors? Don’t let the outfit end up looking boring and bland. If you don’t want to go all out on bold and bright colors with your clothes, go for a subtler hint of it instead by adding a pop of color to your look. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is to wear a scarf in a really bright color.

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  • MATCH IT WITH YOUR SHOES – feeling a little adventurous with your look today? How about going a little matchy-matchy? Sure, this can turn out tacky when done wrong but the key, really, to making sure you don’t overdo it and ruin your look is to do it subtly and in moderation. Matching your scarf with your shoes, for example, is a great way to get matchy-matchy without going over the top.

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  • MIX PRINTS WITH IT – another really chic way to style your scarf, be it for spring or for any other season, is to mix and match it with other printed pieces. This is a really easy way to pull off the double print / print on print trend. Some of my personal favorite print combos are floral prints and stripes, polka dots and chevron and animal print and stripes. Of course, you can also double up on just one kind of print (floral on floral, stripes on stripes, etc.).

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  • WEAR IT LIKE ANYTHING BUT A SCARF – spring scarves are really great because they’re so light and easy to work with, you can actually wear them like many other things other than a scarf. You can wear your spring scarf like a head wrap or a headband / head scarf, you can wrap it around your ponytail to dress it up, use it like a belt, wear it like a skirt, use it on top of your swimsuit like a cover up or even just make it an accent tied to your bag to give it a nice pop of color.

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