How to Wear Scarves for Spring

Scarves are always a good accessory to have, especially when it’s cold and you need something to keep you warm. That doesn’t mean, though, that you can’t wear scarves during the warmer spring and summer months. When the temps start to rise, a scarf can still come in handy. First of all, it makes such a cute accessory and you can use it to add a pop of color to your outfits. Aside from that, you can style it in so many different ways, it doesn’t necessarily have to go up and around your neck all the time.  If you’re looking for tips on how to wear scarves for spring, check out these ideas below.

  • Lightweight –for the warmer months of spring and summer, you’ll want to wear your scarves light. Light scarves aren’t warm so you don’t have to worry about feeling hot under the sun. On most days, you’ll be using light scarves merely as an accessory and that’s okay. If you have the luxury of splurging on scarves for spring, pick up a selection of lightweight ones in different vibrant colors and use these to liven up simple outfits.

light and sheer scarf lightweight knit scarf

  • As a headband – if it’s too warm to have anything dangling around your neck, you can still use a scarf. This time, though, wrap it around your head and use it as a headband. Depending on what kind of scarf you have, you can achieve different looks with this idea including retro-inspired looks to just flirty and romantic ones. You can wear your scarves as a headband with your hair either up or down.

scarf headband style

chic scarf headband

  • Printed – if you like having cute little details on your outfit, go for printed scarves. Try to veer towards the more spring-y like floral prints and stripes and not towards the fall and autumn-y ones like animal prints. Graphic print scarves are great, too, especially if you like channeling that cute / nerdy look. when wearing printed scarves, make sure to keep the rest of your outfit simple. You wouldn’t want to have too much going on in one look.

cute and colorful spring scarf printed turquoise scarf

  • As a belt – another idea that lets you use your scarf other than on your neck is to use is as a belt. This idea is super cute, especially on simple dresses. Just gather your scarf into one long strip (twist and coil it, if you like) and then wrap it around your waist and tie it into a belt.  If the ends of your scarf don’t meet, don’t worry. You can always tie another scarf to make a long strip. This way, you’ll have more fabric towards the end and you can tie your scarves in place more creatively.

cute scarf belt style belted on shorts

  • Neutral – already done with your spring shopping? I’m pretty sure your wardrobe is now loaded with lovely spring colors. If you’re still interested in buying a scarf as a spring accessory, try to get ones that come in neutral colors. This will blend perfectly well with your colorful spring outfits without necessarily competing with them.

neutral scarf color white scarf for spring