Why You Need A Printed Scarf This Summer

Let me guess, when you saw the title of this post, you let out a little snicker? Scarves for Summer? Have I lost my mind? Actually, no! A printed scarf is seriously handy when it comes to Summer.

Don’t believe me? I bet you five dollars that I can convince you. Here’s why you need a printed scarf in your life this Summer…

 

It’s The Beach All-Rounder

Is it a printed blanket? Is it a shawl? Is it a sarong? Nope, it’s a scarf!

Sarcasm and infomercial references aside, a scarf is like one of those crazy multi-tools your Dad has when it comes to the beach.

Exhibit A:

Beyonce on vacation wearing sarong and bikini

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Whole rules the world beach? Girls! Recreate Bey’s tropical beach cover-up by wrapping around a lightweight printed scarf.

Recreate this tribal beach look with our pure wool animal print scarf.

animal print scarf

Exhibit B:

scarf beach cover up

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It’s a total sunburn saver. Plus, you can snuggle up in it when the sun starts to go down. You:1, Uv rays: nil!

Go for Oceanic blue with our soft and pretty paisley wool scarf.

Blue paisley scarf

Exhibit C

scarf beach blanket

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We’ve all been in that predicament where we’ve arrived at the beach with only one towel and lying on a wet towel is about as fun as pruning a rose bush with bare hands. Luckily, it’s scarf to the rescue! Your scarfy friend will keep away pesky sand flecks and will reserve your much loved spot on the beach. Score!

When it comes to a scarf for a beach blanket, I recommend using a dark colored one in case it gets grubby. The geometric print scarf is perfect.

It’s A Bad Hair Day: Totally Disguised

If i had a dime for every time my post-beach hair looked like a salty, greasy mess, I’d be as rich Kimmy K! Leave the bulky, heavy hair products at home and cover up that ‘do with a printed scarf!

The Nonchalant Bandana

hair bandana

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Suitable for even the laziest beach babe. Just whack it on and you’re ready to go!

Braid It In

hair braid with scarf

If you’re feeling more experimental, try braiding a scarf into your hair. For full instructions on how to recreate this do, head to ‘7 Boho Hair Styes with Scarves

This style features the exotic silk scarf.

boho printed scarf

It’s A Million Summer Outfits In One

Ok… I may have over-reacted when I said a million. Nonetheless, this cheeky piece of fabric Exhibit make one heck of a varied wardrobe! So next time you’re packing for a vacation, take a scarf: it’s lightweight and can make all of these oh-so-saucy pieces.

A One Shouldered Dressscarf as one shoulder dress

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This pool-side babe is rocking her scarf-come-one-shoulder-dress to total perfection. It looks so easy breezy and seriously boho chic! Throw it one to go from pool to bar or layer over shorts for a vibrant casual look.

Just Doooo It!

When styling a scarf as a dress opt for a solid color piece with a vibrant print, such as the floral paisley scarf

orange summer scarf

Cute Crop Top

scarf as crop top

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Crop top kinda gal? Your scarf makes a pretty neat cross-over top too! Simply wrap around and tie at the nape of the neck. Hows that for easy DIY fashion?!

Just Dooo It!

When it comes to crop tops, we recommend a silk scarf, as this provides full coverage and actually makes the top look unbelievably expensive!

paisley silk scarf

Exotic silk scarf

Wrap Skirt

DIY-Scarf-Print-Wrap-Skirt

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Got a plain skirt you want to add an edge to? Wrap a scarf around and boom: new, on-trend, piece!

Dooo It!

tropical floral scarf

The pattern on this tropical floral scarf was made for Summer!

And… if you’re still not convinced, scarves look great as…well..scarves!

summer scarf outfit

(Photo Source: withlovefromkat.com)

The little white dress is such a Summer staple! Funk yours up with a vibrant tribal print scarf.

Get The Look

aztec print scarf

Geometric print scarf

silk scarf summer outfit

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Go for French Riviera chic by pairing a silk neck scarf, crisp whites and a woven fedora.

Wrap around our artistic print scarf until short for a Parisian look.

multicolor silk scarf

off shoulder dress with scarf

Off-the-shoulder shapes are seriously everywhere right now! Give yours an edge by throwing on a printed scarf. Now that’s gypsy luxe!

Recreate with our tropical floral scarf.

floral print scarf

Have I convinced you yet? Don’t forget: You owe me five bucks!

 

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Rachel Holliday

Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at www.thedailyluxe.net