Many people live under the assumption that a scarf is a woman’s companion. But, they couldn’t be more wrong. From battalions, marches to the regiments, scarves have been men’s most loyal companions.
So, it would not be an exaggeration to state that a scarf can be a man’s perfect companion during winters, making you look stylish as well as chic. But have you ever wondered if you can wear your scarf in warm seasons as well without mulling over what people will think?
Actually, the answer is yes. Wearing a scarf in summer can make you look stylish, debonair and chic. Styling it appropriately can help you stand out from the sea of people and enhance your impression in the minds of the people you meet. If you are thinking about wearing those thick woollen scarves in summer, then you will certainly sweat yourself up. Then how do you complete a look with the help of a scarf in summer and look a bit on-fleek at the same time?
Here, the fabric is the key. You cannot go out wrapping your neck with wool and cashmere in a hot season. Not unless you want to sweat yourself up or get everyone’ attention. Then which fabric can be your impeccable saviour in summer?
Types Of Fabric:
Linen is the infallible choice of fabric for a scarf in summer. It’s light, soft and extremely strong which helps in draping across your body. No matter how many times you wear it or tangle it around your body, it will not crease up. It will remain wrinkle-free.
Well, you cannot forget silk, can you? Although its cost is a little over the odds, once bought, you will not regret it for the rest of your life. The fabric emanates luxury as well as elegance at the same time. Style a silk scarf in summer, and you will not go unnoticed.
Now when we are acquainted with the types of fabric which can be used to style a scarf in summer, let’s explore some of the exciting ways in which we can style it.
How to Wear a Scarf in Summer?
1. The Simple Knot:
Also known as the once around, just allow the scarf to simply hang wrap your neck. Then keep one end a bit longer than the other. Take the longer end and throw it backwards on your opposite shoulder, with one end loosely hanging over your body. Wear it over a light denim jacket and you’ll simply kill the look suave mien. However, don’t wear it too tight. You may want some air to breathe and prevent suffocation.
The Corneliani Spring Summer 2016 runway depicted such scarves styled in a similar fashion. This style exudes effortlessness and nonchalance, enhancing your personality and upgrading your fashion sense to a notch higher.
2. Reverse Scarf Drape:
Styling a scarf in summer in this way is probably the best option, at least for people who like to add some colour to the laid-back style of denim and shirt. Take linen or a silk scarf and wrap it around your neck. Make sure that both ends have equal lengths. Now, take one end and wrap it around your opposite shoulder. Follow the suit with the other end. There is no need to tie a knot basically. Allow some air to pass, so don’t pass out.
Preferably, a silk scarf would look more stylish here, if you want to wear it with a suit jacket or any simple shirt. The key here is to not allow the scarf look stuffier or puffed or else you’ll ruin the look.
3. Cravat Scarf:
Cravat scarves are the most viable options to emanate those classy, on-fleek vibes in a formal setting. Always choose thinner fabrics, like silk, to get the hang of it. Style it under your suit or blazer. In comparison to other ways of styling, style this one a little tight but not too much.
A silk scarf or a modal design textured with patterns or stripes might work wonders for you!
4. The Classic Parisian Knot:
This is one of the chicest summer scarf ideas which cannot fail for sure. The catch is, you might want a little strong and thick fabric for this one. Therefore, a silk scarf may not be a viable option here. Go for linen and see how that works out.
Take your scarf and fold it into half-length. Wrap the folded scarf around your neck. Then take the loose ends and pass it through the hole created by folding the scarf into half-length. And Voila! Your Parisian knot is ready to help you achieve your desired look.
If you want to achieve that impeccable outlook of Alessandro Squarzi, then this is the only option for you. You just need a bandanna or a tiny silk scarf for this one. Drape it around your neck and tie a small knot in front of it.
Don’t worry, you won’t need any extravagant suits, jackets, or blazers for this one; just a simple T-shirt and denim will make you good to go. You might also achieve a safari type look, vibing-off the characters of Ernest Hemingway. Corneliani also achieved this look successfully with a T-shirt, trouser and sandal combo. Chic, right?
6. Long Loop:
One of the ways to rock stylish looks and look elegant meanwhile is to adopt a very minimalistic style which matches your personality and beliefs. The same goes for the scarf. Simply allow the fabric to drape around your neck and let it hang loosely. Nothing can match this nonchalant, put-together look like this one. You can experiment this look by adding some prints or patterns to the scarf and see whether it matches your personality and mood.
Although this might seem a casual look, it looks more on point when worn along with formal attire. Just hide this loop underneath the blazer and make sure that the length of the scarf does not surpass the length of your blazer lapels or your suit jacket. Anything longer and you’ll ruin this stylish minimalistic look.
These summer scarf ideas are the perfect go-to styles to drape a scarf in summer without letting you go over the board with fashion. As Bill Cunningham rightly puts it, ‘Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life.’
So style your one minuscule bit of armour with these ideas and see how confident and charming you feel for the day.