I wear scarves all year round, and this is about the time of year where I start packing away my darker colored, heavy cashmere scarves and start breaking out the silks, linens and cotton blends. I love spring and summer scarves because they’re often an easy place for me to experiment with color in my otherwise fairly boring and solid colored wardrobe.
This is one of my favorite lighter scarves. I bought it years ago in Hong Kong when I was about to meet a friend for dinner and was already running a little late. “Don’t stop to shop now!” he was joking on the phone. Of course, when traveling from one place to another in Hong Kong you often find yourself in a mall on your way there. This scarf caught my eye and I quickly dashed into the store to buy it. My friend instantly spotted my shopping bag when I guiltily entered the restaurant, but it was worth it – I’ve kept it for years!
You can find some of the most fabulous patterns and cashmere blend fabrics in summer scarves. Here are three of my favorites (over $200), below:
The great thing with lighter weight scarves is that there are plenty of wonderful options at the $50 and below price point as well. I find that unlike with heavier scarves – where cheaper fabrics often feel too synthetic/stifling/itchy – less expensive summer scarves are often as comfortable as their more expensive counterparts. I do try to find linen, cotton and silk blends whenever possible but don’t mind a synthetic at a lower price once in a while.
Here are some of my favorite spring and summer scarves, all around $50 and below:
I often pack a few of these lighter scarves on beach holidays, for places with cold air conditioning and to add an extra layer on the plane. I often also use these scarves to double as sarongs and cover ups on the beach. I love that you can find so many at inexpensive price points, so you don’t have to worry about messing them up with the sun, water and sand – and it always feels appropriate to wear a bright, beautiful pattern on the beach!