Six Ways to Wear a Scarf This Spring

white summer dress with navy printed scarf

Spring is finally officially here and I’m counting down the days until I can wear all of my spring and summer accessories this year! During the fall and winter, I mainly rely on layers to feel “put together.” But once it warms up and I’m not piling on the layers, I always turn to my accessories to make my outfits feel a little less boring. Statement shoes, quirky bags, jewelry, sunglasses, hats, and scarves all tend to make my spring and summer dresses pop a bit more! Scarves are one of the easiest way to accessorize in the spring, especially because they double as an added layer of warmth when the temperatures are so up-and-down. However, scarves can be tricky for a lot of people… I’m constantly getting questions about how to wear scarves so I figured I’d break down a few of my favorite ways to tie and style scarves in the spring and summer!

printed tassel scarf

1. Lightly drape around your neck once! This is especially great for scarves with tassels, pom poms, or fun details like frayed edges.

old navy white linen dress

slip on mules

scarf with tassels

how to tie a summer scarf

2. Once you’ve wrapped your scarf around once (#1), simply cross the two ends and tighten up under the loop! I like to move my knot to the side to be a bit off center.

ways to wear a scarf

summer straw hat

3. Tie your scarf onto your bag! This is a fun trick for when you walk into an overly-air-conditioned building and need a wrap.

summer hats

4. You can also tie a scarf around the edge of your straw hat! This works best with shorter scarves.

tie a scarf on your bag

tie a scarf on your straw hat

white linen dress

5. Simply tie each end of the scarf in a loose knot! This way of tying looks great on it’s own, but you could also wrap around your neck once (#1), too, if the scarf is extra long.

how to tie a scarf knot

how to tie a scarf with knots

Get the Look…

Old Navy White Linen Dress
Cuyana Leather Tote (similar style at Old Navy!)
Old Navy Mules
Old Navy Straw Hat
Celine Sunglasses
Bracelets: Kate Spade Bangle / Lele Sadoughi Pearl Cuff / BaubleBar Cuff
Old Navy Scarves: Printed Navy Scarf with Tassels / Striped Red Scarf / Striped Taupe Scarf / Striped Navy Scarf

how to wear a scarf in the summer

6. A simple double-knot takes the place of a pendant necklace during the warmer months!

how to tie a scarf

(#7) I’m also majorly loving the look of a square silk scarf tied around your neck, like this! So very French. (See how I styled the trend here!)

What are some other fun ways you’ve tied your scarves in the spring and summer?

Created in partnership with Old Navy

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  1. 3.21.16
    Polly said:

    I like the second way you styled your scarf! Very cute!


  2. 3.21.16
    Lucy said:

    Cute post! I love a light scarf in spring or autumn! Great styling ideas, too!

  3. 3.21.16
    Jillian said:

    You have the cutest spring scarves! Love the way you styled them, especially around your bag!! xoxo


  4. 3.21.16
    Alyssa said:

    All cute looks! I’m a big fan of the last one – definitely takes the place of jewelry!

    Feathers and Stripes blog

  5. 3.21.16

    Love love this look! ❤ ❤ You look amazing as usual, and thank you for sharing all these great ideas to tie our spring scarves. Already feeling inspired!

    Berty Morales
    Mad For Fashion For Less!

  6. 3.22.16

    your white dress is so pretty, I love all of the new ways you styled it

  7. 3.22.16
    Emily said:

    Loving these ideas! I have a ton of scarves and they are the perfect touch of warmth for the DC spring!


  8. 3.22.16
    Monika said:

    Love this white dress!

  9. 3.22.16

    How cute is this! I love the one with the tie knots at the end. That’s SUCH a good and chic idea.



  10. 3.23.16
    TAMMY said:

    I like the scarf & sunglasses. I love the hat and I especially love the white dress. I also like the shoes too. I think you are trying to bypass spring and go right to summer.

  11. 3.23.16

    loving your sandals! Mules are my favorite

    xx Angie |

  12. 3.24.16
    Carrie said:

    What did you wear under that dress to make it not see through… I loved that dress but when I tried it on you could see right through it
    Looks great on you!

    • 3.24.16
      Jessica said:

      Hi Carrie, I’m just wearing the dress as-is! Nothing underneath. This dress comes with a built-in slip underneath, I wonder if the dress you tried on was missing that…

      • 3.25.16
        Carrie said:

        It had the slip…Maybe I’m overly self conscience about wearing white!
        Thanks for your response!
        Have a great weekend

  13. 3.24.16
    Jessica said:

    Love this tied to a bag!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  14. 3.25.16

    I love these ideas! I could even wear them in FL where it is almost 90!

  15. 3.25.16

    Cute! This was a fun little feature!

  16. 3.26.16
    emily said:

    this white dress is perfect – i need it for spring! xo

  17. 3.27.16
    Emily said:

    Lovely scarfs!

    Emily from ✨ The Daily Fashion Inspiration

  18. 3.28.16

    So super cute. Love this outfit!

    Blonde in Cashmere

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  20. 7.28.23
    Melodee said:

    Love your scarves