Over the Neckerchief? Here’s the Summer Scarf Trend to Try

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Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Tying your tresses up into a scarf isn’t new, I get it. But when was the last time you rocked one? Yes, this is less an emerging new favorite and more of a vintage-inspired return of the tried and true. But for those of you who’ve worn out the neck bandanna trend, you’re ready to put all those handkerchiefs to a different use anyway. It’s time to swirl, fold and knot them into something new for a few months — and this movement shifts you perfectly into summer’s vacationing spirit. Read on for the scoop on how to wear a headscarf now.

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This guide shows you how to  use all those spare scarves and lets you play up your inner Grace Kelly, Jackie O and more as you head into the heat. And, this trend is the solution for coordinating color, festive prints and manageable hair all into the mix. Read this to mean: the headscarf is a saving grace whether you’re cruising into the city or already there. I know I’m keeping a few options on hand to give boring and bad hair days a boost.

How to Wear a Headscarf: 6 Options

The Headband

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Tied through the hair to create a headband effect, this style offers a few different looks depending on whether you want to show off or hide the ends of your scarf.

The Bonnet

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Tied under the neck to secure hair while traveling or paired with sunnies for an old Hollywood-inspired look, this one’s ideal for glamorous vacation accessorizing.

The Cap

Fitted like a little cap to the head, the cap-style headscarf is arguably a more bohemian spin on bonnet looks. Tie it the side at the nape of the neck and let the tails flow free or use it to secure the hair in one big bun.

The Crown

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Worn around the head and knotted at the front or to the side, this halo-like option merges flower crown and neckerchief trends in one.

The Up-Do

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For ladies who like their hair up — or just like a lazy day quick-fix — tying a scarf around the head after a pony or messy bun is the mode du jour. Tuck the tails in for a more pulled-together approach or let them flop freely around for laid-back looks.

The Turban

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Get hair up and off the neck when it’s tucked into this tight, turban style that’s fitted to the head and tied up front.

Which headscarf styles are you wearing this summer?

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  • Awesome photos. Thanks yellow one was i like the most.

    • Catherine Brock

      Thank you!