5 Ways to Style Your Summer Scarves

As temperatures get hotter so should your outfits, and there's no better way to do that than to add a summer scarf to your ensemble.

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Around the Neck

It's no surprise that our first style is around the neck, but this isn't your normal winter scarf. Instead, take your outfit to the next level by creating an edgy look with this black bandana that's smaller and not as bulky. We suggest tying it off to the side and rocking it with a pair of distressed black jeans, a white tee, and an oversized denim jacket—don't forget your white chuck taylors. ($8; asos.com)

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Accent a Ponytail

There's always room for more accessories, and we're obsessing over this Coldwater Creek neckerchief that makes a great accent to any ponytail. Short, long, curls, or straight, this light gray and pink scarf features a floral motif that will instantly add to your hairstyle without overdoing it. Not only will you look great, but you'll feel great about your purchase too. All of the net proceeds go to a charity called Futures Without Violence, which supports women and children in need—talk about a win-win. ($40; coldwatercreek.com)

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New & Improved Headband

It's time to swap your old stretched out headband for one that does more than just hold back your fly-aways. This silk scarf from Madewell adds style to your ensemble with its warm hues and intricate patterns. Wear it with a messy bun for an effortless look, or leave your hair down with textured beach waves and tie it in a bow on top. If pink isn't your go-to color don't worry, there are seven other shades and prints to choose from. ($20; madewell.com)

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Cape Scarf

While this scarf might seem more suited for spring or fall, it's no secret that this is one we consider a must-have for every fashionista's wardrobe. Whether you're in a chilly office and need a light cover up or walking the streets on a shopping spree, this cape scarf is a stylish pick. Made from silky modal and wool, this piece can be worn as a lightweight summer cardigan thanks to the small arm holes on each side. Pair it with an on-trend black floppy hat to match the striped pattern and you'll have heads turning your way. ($40; jcrew.com)

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Handbag Accessory

Now that we've covered the basics, let's think outside of the box and dress up your handbag too. Although we love a good summer scarf around the neck, we also think this maroon bandana will look great neatly tied around the handle of your bag (no matter if it's a backpack or a tote). It's an easy way to add a touch of color to your look, since we all know neutrals tend to dominate our closets these days—no shame. ($14; urbanoutfitters.com)

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