Whirlwind Divertente Scarf from Lavinia Cadar
You know it’s time to have fun with colorful summer silky scarves when there are just too many styles that you don’t want to let them slip through your fingers (ah, love that fine silk). Silk scarves are appearing on catwalks everywhere—worn on the neck, over hair, on wrists, on bags, on waists—with daring styles like Marc Jacob’s scarf and statement necklace look.
Strong, exotic color palettes and ornate hand-painted designs are trending. This is not a time to be simply chic and classy with light summer scarves—for 2018, you gotta have some quirk!
1. Ultra Violet
Celebrate Ultra Violet and everything violet. Siwa Arporn’s best-selling watercolor Midnight Scarf is an excellent interpretation of the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year with heavy inkblots, wildlife studies, impressionism brush strokes, and a lot of mystery.
Midnight Scarf from Siwa Arporn
✔ Adorn your hat
Purple Peacock Scarf from Shovava
Another thing that you can’t go wrong with this year is purple and gold. Royal, magical, and kind of vibranium.
✔ Wear as a cape with a lapel pin
2. Quirky doodles and graphics
A big scarf can hide many details and messages within its graphics. For example, from afar you don’t expect this stately hair-wrap to be a celebration of full lips, high heels and lingerie.
Sexy Nerd Scarf Start from the Bottom
✔ Cover your hair
✔ Wrap your hair
✔ Drape around a basic top
Walk in the Park Scarf from Liunic on Things
You’ll find many artists getting into scarves too. We love that you can wear your favorite illustrations on the street, instead of having to keep their paper goodies at home.
3. Landscape scarves
Perhaps it’s the availability of photo print fabrics, perhaps it’s the yearning to get lost in nature: mountains and scenery are on the rise in full-print scarves as well. Capture the breaking morning light with the Dew Cotton and Silk Blend Scarf from Made by Mate.
Or perhaps you’d like to wrap yourself in the violet Dusk?
Mountain Dusk Scarf from Made by Mate
4. Struck by magic
From unicorn dust to celestial shimmers, over the past year we’ve seen more magical and mystical inspiration in fashion than ever before, somehow echoing the significance of Ultra Violet as well. Cozy Cottage’s brilliant use of colors brings out the best of shimmery satin textures on the Blue Magician Scarf. The silky Universe collection made in Italy by From a Friend of Mine brings you far away into the galaxy. Bon Belle Beau has plenty of scarves inspired by celestial bodies to connect you with the heavens from night to day.
Blue Magician Scarf from Cozy Cottage
Universe2 Chiffon Scarf from From a Friend of Mine
Uranus Scarf | Opera Galaxy Scarf
Bon Belle Beau
5. Primitive and ethnic
Once you’ve headed back from the heavens and find your feet on the ground again, you’ll have new appreciation for earthy vitality: tropical floras, birds and animals, traditional arts and tribal patterns, all of which have been growing in popularity but will be even more popular this year.
Forest Scarf from Pimlate
Exactly as the name suggests, Pimlate’s Forest scarf starts with individual paintings of parrots, flamingos, toucans, and ferns of the South American forest.
Winter Cherry Silk Shawl | Magnolia Silk Shawl
Klaradar’s hand-painted blossoms are in-your-face, bringing forth raw feminine life force with organic brush strokes and Mother Earth-inspired colors.
Similian Silk Scarf | Silk Fleur Scarf | Florasion Bandana
Janfive Studio brings new coral shades and floral elements to their signature azulejo and ethnic patterns.
✔ Wear as bandeau
✔ Complement a deep-v top
✔ Tie around your wrist
Whether you make your choice based on color, style, size or story, once you decide on one silk scarf for the upcoming spring and summer seasons, that’s when the fun begins! Happy styling!
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