How To Wear Summer Scarf

Why wear scarves?

Scarf isn’t just for winter! Lightweight scarf is the new summer staple which can easily complete any charming and modern look. A light scarf with chic prints brings a focus to monochromic outfits. It shows an elegant and wise personality as a scarf can be instantly worn as a shoulder shawl to provide warmth when entering a cold AC room. You probably knew several ways to wrap a scarf around your neck and shoulder but few would style it into a headband/head wrap, belt, fashion short top, breezy long skirt or even a fancy evening dress. Let’s look into these exciting ideas and how to match it with your style.

Type of scarf

Summer scarves can be categories into three types: Sheer scarf, long/square silk scarf, and evening lace scarf.

Sheer scarf usually comes in multi patterns and chic prints and can be styled in an eye-catching effect and provides gentle touch to skin.

Silk scarf freshens and brightens your ensemble with an iridescent luster, vibrant colors and soft touch.

Evening scarf has delicate lacey or embroidered details which can easily complete any formal dress and drapes elegantly.

How to wear

Outfit

If dressed in a pattern or printed clothes, a solid color scarf is all you need. On the other hand, when wearing solid colors do not be afraid to spice up your look with a fun, colorful plaid or bright printed scarf. Colorful scarves inject some hue into your everyday wear. But if you are not into bold colors begin with a good quality neutral color scarf such as grey, brown, and cream.

Occasion

Looking to add personal touch to your weekday attire? A Silk Scarf is the most classic and timeless accessory brightens a blue Monday. It can also create a modern luxurious summertime Hamptons look with casual jeans and a white tee.

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A vibrant, chic Sheer scarf would be a perfect adornment for a day at the beach, cruise vacations, or weekend short trip. You can tie it around your swimwear as a sarong to add some vitality.

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What if you’re heading in town for a trendy restaurant or a formal dinner party? A beautiful Evening Scarf gives a feminine touch to any formal wear and its subtle hue and intricate details make it a charming addition to a simple black dress.

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What to match

Sheer scarf: Jessica Alba styled a light scarf with long skirt and denim vest which sports a cute lively looks while Hale Berry wrapped it into a cute bohemian style bikini skirt. Which style is your favorite?

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Silk Scarf: Wrap a square silk scarf around shoulder to brighten a formal jacket or tie a knot around neck to get some color while wearing a little black dress. Or you can wear a long silk scarf like Nicole Richie to run your daily errands in style.

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Evening Scarf: Simply match a white gown with a lacey scarf like Jessica Biel or create elegant black and white contrast like Olivia Palermo. An ideal fashion accessory to create a sweet and charming look, perfect for dress up.

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How To Wear Sun/Summer Hats?

Sun hat is not only an accessory that provides shade for your eyes and keep your body cool.  It also protects your skin and hair from damaging UV rays and can help prevent skin aging. It can be a great accessory to complete a fashion statement that let you standout from the crowd. A long dress with a floppy sun hat creates an elegant and effortless look, a denim casual outfit with a bucket hat completes a casual chic style and an evening/formal dress with a stylish fashion hat upgrades into a delicate look.

 Type of hats

There are three styles of sun hats in trend this year that you shouldn’t miss: Floppy Straw Hat, Bucket Straw Hat, and Fashion Sun Hat. Each type creates a great style. Let’s see how to wear and what to match them with.

Pros and cons

Floppy Straw Hat: provide the most sun protection, but it has some weight and may feel bulky.

Bucket Straw Hat: light weighted and easy to match with various outfits but it may not provide much sun protection for your neck.

Fashion Sun Hat: stylish and unique but it requires advanced mix & match skill

How to style

When picking a hat, you need to consider several major factors: your outfit, occasions and your face shape.

Outfit

If you’re wearing a colorful outfit, remember to pick a beige, white or neutral color sun hat. While wearing neutral color outfit, a bright color fashion sun hat can speak your style and add an artsy flavor.

      Bright Fashion Sun Hat                         Beige Sun Hat

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Occasion

Straw hats are casual and more for the beach and running daily errands. In contrast, stylish fashion sun hats are for dining out at trendy restaurants or for other formal occasions.

              Fashion Sun Hat                        Visor Straw Hat

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Face Shape

One known fashion rule: narrow face suits with narrow brim and flat top hats while round/wide face fits great in wide brim and taller hats.

             Narrow Brim Sun Hat              Wide Brim Sun Hat

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What to match:

A wide brim straw hat goes great with long dresses while a bucket straw hat suits denim casual wear and a fashion statement hat matches perfectly with similar color formal dresses.

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Fashion Trend

A bucket hat is one of the best accessories in summer. It goes with almost everything in your closet and can be worn in various occasion. The crown band on a fedora is always an eye catching point which can be accented by bow, flowers, polka dots and so on. See how celebrities wear them:

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Similar style hats to the celebrity style above:

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A wide brim floppy sun hat is another great choice. Blake Lively looked chic in a green halter dress with a wide-brimmed straw sun hat. Keri Russell got some sun protection with the help of her floppy sun hat while biking around Brooklyn.

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A fashion sun hat can be accented with chiffon, flowers, bow, and so on. It is a fashion statement that makes you stand out from the crowds. Beyond the functionality, it is more of an eye catching necessity indicating your style.

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Silk Scarf

For Hand Wash

  • Check the care label of your scarf to be sure it indicates Hand Wash before choosing this option.
  • Fill a basin or sink with lukewarm water.
  • Add a small amount of gentle detergent or baby shampoo to the water.
  • Place silk scarves in the water. Wash each silk scarf separately; otherwise, colors may bleed into one another.
  • Rinse the scarves with cool water until the water runs clear.
  • Roll the scarves in a towel to absorb excess moisture. Blot them carefully to remove damp spots.
  • Place the scarves on a hanger and hang them up until they are almost dry but still damp. Do not hang them in direct sunlight.
  • Iron the silk scarves completely dry. Place your iron on the “silk” setting or a low setting if your iron doesn’t have this feature, and don’t use steam.

For Dry Clean

Ask your cleaners whether they have a special solution for silk garments. (Hand Wash is recommended; during Dry Clean some chemical constituents may damage the fabric.)

Warning
  • Test your silk scarves for colorfastness before washing them. You can do this by applying a small amount of water to a small part of the scarf.
  • Cosmetics and perfumes can stain and damage silk, so be careful applying these while wearing silk scarves.

Wool / Cashmere / Pashmina / Viscose Scarf

For Hand Wash

  • Check the care label of your scarf to be sure it indicates Hand Wash before choosing this option.
  • Fill a basin or sink with lukewarm water.
  • Add a small amount of gentle detergent or professional detergent to the water.
  • Place scarves in the lukewarm water. Wash each scarf separately; otherwise, colors may bleed into one another.
  • Rinse the scarves with lukewarm water until the water runs clear.
  • Roll the scarves in a towel to absorb excess moisture. Blot them carefully to remove damp spots.
  • Place the scarves on a fresh towel until it has dried completely.
  • Do not hang scarves up to dry because this tends to stretch the fabric and causes it to lose shape.

For Dry Clean

Ask your cleaners whether they have a special solution for Wool / Cashmere / Pashmina / viscose garments. (Hand Wash is recommended; during Dry Clean some chemical constituents may damage the fabric.)
Warning

Cold and Hot water can stain and damage wool / cashmere / pashmina / viscose scarves.

Cotton / Acrylic Scarf

Machine Wash or Hand Wash

Use gentle detergent and hang up until dry. Do not hang them in direct sunlight.

How To Wear Hair Accessories

Headband

         Mila Kunis             Blair Waldorf
Long Hair
If your hair is long, the right headband can create elegant and splendid style in a second. Choose one that matches your outfit or hairdo, likeBlair Waldorf and Mila Kunis. Details like sparkling flower, lace or pearls can be overpowering.
  • Choose the headband which matches your outfit. The neutral colored headband in black, brown, or tan will go with anything for the casual occasions. The headband with bows or flowers will make you look sweet and lovely while the headband with shining crystals may create a luxury style.
  • Slip headband on, place it in the place you want.
  • Finishing your hair and keep it loose behind the headband or make other hairdos.
 Michelle Williams   Natalie Portman
Short Hair
If your hair is short, the right headband is an easy way to make it glamorous. Choose one that’s lies flat against the head, like Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman. Chunky details like flowers or bows can be overpowering.
  • Choose the headband which matches your outfit. The neutral colored headband in black, brown, or tan will go with anything for the casual occasions. The headband with bows or flowers will make you look sweet and lovely while the headband with shining crystals may create a luxury style.
  • Slip headband on, place it in the place you want.

Hair Barrettes

          Katy Perry               Emma Watson
Wear hair barrettes like Katy Perry and Emma Watson. Details like Milky Way and sparkling Bow Ties create cute and chic style while silky flower add an elegant touch to appearance.
  • Choose the barrette which matches your outfit.
  • Brush hair and make a desired hairdo.
  • Open up the clip of the barrette and hold it with another hand.
  • Clip the barrette on side of your hair

Small Hair Pins/Bobby Pins

  Amanda Seyfried
Wear hair pins like Amanda Seyfried. Colorful and sparkly pins can easy create a simple and superior style. Or you can also try the trend of pilling them on to let your creative hairdo take center stage.
  • Brush your hair and make a desired hairdo.
  • Place the pins on side of your hair or in the twisted hair, to keep hair in place or as adornments.

Wedding headbands, Hair Pins and Hair Combs

   Kate Middleton
  
Admire a royal wedding hairdo like Kate Middleton. A sparkling crown style headband will make your dream come true. There are even more choice on hair adornments to glamorize your big day.