All winter long, you’ve probably been bundling up with scarves and hats to keep warm during the big chill. But now that the weather is rounding the corner toward warmer days, you may think that you’ll soon have to hang up your headwear. Not so. You can still wear hats and scarves throughout the spring and even the summer, depending on the material and the way you wear them. Here are some of the hottest trends in hats, headscarves and neckerchiefs for the next season that you may want to try:
Long, skinny scarves are a fresh update on classic neckerchiefs, which have a slightly retro feel. Tie the scarf around your neck like you would a neckerchief, and let the tails hang down. Choose an extra long scarf to wear with a maxi dress or pant-suit for an on-trend look. Shorter scarves pair best with cocktail dresses.
You can also opt to go big or go home. Oversized neckerchiefs are also on trend right now, all colors, textures and patterns. Choose a huge neckerchief to tie into a bow with a cute top and skirt. It will be an updated take on a retro style. Tie the bow tight or leave it hanging loose – this look is just coming into its own! This style looks great with a dress or skirt, but it can also be chic with a silk blouse and a pair of trousers or jeans.
Colorful Head Scarves
You aren’t limited to wearing scarves around your neck. Head scarves are on trend right now also. Roll up the scarf into a skinny band and tie it around your head near the crown. Tie it in a knot with loose ends at the top of your head for a Rosie the Riveter look, or knot it under your pony at the back for a more classic look. Head scarves are ideal when you want to create a retro look, but you can glam them up for a punk or rockabilly edge. Have fun with the different tying styles, colors and patterns to create a look that is all your own.
Bucket hats were big in the 90s — think Jennifer Aniston a la Friends. But they are back in a big way. You can wear bucket hats with casual looks, such as with a pair of boyfriend jeans or cargo pants and a slouchy shirt. However, you can also wear a bucket hat with a flowing dress or skirt. Choose hats in solid colors or in romantic, floral prints. Leave your hair loose under the hat to create a boho-chic look.
You may have to put away your chunky knits and woolen hats as the cooler temperatures begin to warm, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your scarf and hat fashions. Try out one of these on-trend looks with your spring and summer wardrobe for a funky and fresh style. You can pick up some vintage finds that will be right in fashion now.