How to wear the scarf in spring/summer?

Scarf? In spring summer?

We french people always get cold on the neck. You’ll notice that in the streets.

Maybe a bit because scarves are so pretty.

But in spring or summer, you do not use the same scarves than in fall or winter.

I. What scarf for spring summer?

A. Fabrics

Linen, cotton, silk, the summer scarves should be light and fluid.

You do not want to sweat in them and they would look odd next to your light summer top if they were stiff.

Humanoid webshop

Humanoid oversize linen scarf

linen scarf lyralyra etsy

Linen scarf by Lyra Lyra on Etsy

et pourquoi pas coline scarf

Et pourquoi pas Coline wearing (probably) a cotton scarf

Constance Boutet scarf

Silk scarf by Constance Boutet

B. Colors and prints

Neutrals or colors, as you wish of course!

But as always, colors will help style up a basic outfit.

Fresh colors are great for summer!

And prints are always fun.

Love taza

Love Taza

pink peonies j crew scarf

Pink peonies wearing a J.Crew scarf

azzed net 2


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D. Size

Even for summer I like when scarves are rather large.

They’ll give your look that boho twist and you won’t look like a stewardess.

But there is a gap between a super oversize scarf you could even use as a shawl and a slightly large scarf that’ll ornament your neck.

Choose the one that suits your lifestyle!

II. What to wear the scarf with?

Pretty much everything!

From a T-shirt to a trench. Having bare shoulders doesn’t mean you won’t catch a cold on the neck does it?

III. How to tie it?

Erm. My ninja (no) trick is to somehow carelessly roll it around the neck letting the two bits hang on both sides and make it fluff.


Inouitoosh, yes that is a man, a stylish one.

If your scarf is a square you can fold it so that it forms a triangle, put the spike in front and then let the two bits hang on the front side.

Faliero sarti

Faliero Sarti (the spike is done in a super casual way here)

You can also just let it hang on the sides without rolling it around your neck, for decoration.

Typhaine augusto scarf

Cuillère à absinthe

The aim is always to look cool, not as if you tried to hard.

For that, I recommend you to avoid that tying style. Most times it looks “mumsy”.


Lama, wearing a colored pompom scarf that enhances the its basic white wool

And you? Are you tied to wearing scarves or you just go scarfless?

Cover collage: les babioles de Zoé, Garance Doré by the Sartorialist

11 Responses to “How to wear the scarf in spring/summer?”
  1. Terra says:

    Bonjour, je me rends compte que c’est une question rhétorique, cependant, je voudrais encore demander . Est-ce que les jeunes femmes en France portent des foulards “Hermès”? Nouveau ou/et Vintage? Excusez mon français, je ne l’avais pas parlé français pendant longtemps.

  2. huafu says:

    Very nice
    I like the abstract print,and they look so summer

  3. Natalia says:

    Dear Aloïs, I hope you can help me with a style problem! A while ago I found a a great 60’s style a-line leather mini skirt from a fleamarket, I love wearing it with basic t-shirts and blouses because I think it makes the outfit more interesting. Anyhow, the colour is a bit unusual yellow-ish brown, a quite similar to these shoes:
    Because the material is leather and the colour a bit unusual I have absolutely no idea what shoes to wear with the skirt, and therefore never wear it even if I would ike to. What kind of shoes would you pair a skirt like that with?

  4. this post comes in very on time right now, because of early spring. Thanks!

  5. Sandra says:

    Love scarves no matter the season. Thanks as always for the excellent suggestions!

  6. V says:


    Le foulard c est mon accessoire a moi car effectivement ça vous finit n’ importe quelle tenue.
    Mes mots d’ordre : matière ( coton, soie, lin, cashemire ), forme oversize ( parfait au regard de la taille ), coloré ( même en hiver ), multifonction ( celui que je porte aujourd’hui est en fait un paréo…comme mes vêtements, tout doit être déclinable).

    Bon week-end ( avec un peu d’anticipation).

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