How to wear the effortless scarf in the summer
Summer is here now. Whether you are already at the beach with a fresh drink in hands or preparing to pack to a Mediterranean haven, you are exposed to that critical dilemma that comes with the most appraised season of the year. Which is, how to preserve style with so few fabric on your skin.
Stop looking, we have your answer ready.
Because style in the summer isn’t just about clothes, the holiday season is the perfect time to upgrade your accessory game. As easy knotted on your basket when going to the beach in the morning than tied in your hair bun in the afternoon or around your neck for a more elegant alternative come sunset, the effortless scarf is your perfect summer daily companion.
Women will obviously have more alternatives to play around than men but hey, it’s not that we’re not already used to it in the field of style. Having said that, the effortless scarf remains the go-to accessory to go from relaxed beach style to a more refined diner allure without even having to dress-up.
Scarf as your daily dose of coolness
Whatever you’re wearing, whether it be shorts and a shirt, a tee or a tennis polo, adding an effortless scarf to your outfit will upgrade both your level of coolness and singularity. You’ll discreetly stand out from the crowd because of your boldness allure and understated elegance.
Girls could choose to tie it around their wrist, ankle or elbow for a similar effect of uniqueness. Here, we tend to favour bold prints to add some interesting details to yoru whole outfit. Beyond cool, you’ll be fresh. All day long. Until dawn.
Scarf as your most loyal daily companion
From relaxed beach clubs to the more refined diner spots you’ll frequent, you’ll need to adapt to the circumstances and these unexpected events holidays are made of. A pleasant encounter at the beach ? Drinks that last longer than expected ? Cool people met on your way to the bar that invite you for diner ? You’ll need to be able to dress-up easy and fast to transition between your daily relaxed beach outfit to your more refined - yet effortless - evening look. Unless you carry a whole wardrobe in the trunk of your car - which we hope you don’t - a mere squared scarf could do wonders.
This implies that your daily beach outfit is versatile enough to support the transition though. For that, favour nicely cut basics in comfortable fabric, preferably in plain colours. Then tie your scarf, whether a print or plain one - around your neck under your tee or more loosely on your oxford shirt and you’ll appear as a whole new man, evening-ready. Girls would use it the same way to upgrade their beach dress and feel fresher than ever.
Scarf as your hair’s best friend
Apart from excluding “bad hair day” from your entire summer vocabulary - which is something far from anecdotal - an effortless scarf will also help you protect your hair, avoiding them to dry out and brittle under the combined effect of heat, sun and sea water as Jamie Beck does when the temperature rises in her beloved Provence.
On the style front, the options are endless. Neatly tied as a headband, worn as an all-over scarf for a vintage look or effortlessly knotted on your hair bun, it will bring you your daily dose of coolness with ease and confidence.
Les Belles Heures presents a collection of 9 scarves woven in Italy and hand rolled in France for a daily dose of effortless chic and elegance.