7 Fresh Ways To Wear A Scarf

Photo: Courtesy of Zara.
A scarf isn't likely on your must-have list of summer wardrobe staples — not when you're too focused on refreshing your swimsuit collection and searching for dresses you can wear without dripping sweat.

But on a recent scan through Zara's new arrivals section, we noticed the company making a convincing case for the warm-weather scarf — and getting real creative with how it's worn. Yes, simply wrapping it around your neck is still a thing, but have you considered going as far as wearing one as a top, or tying it into a bag? (Yes, a scarf can actually replace your go-to tote.)

The seven styles ahead have definitely gotten our gears turning to churn out new ways to wear both our large, printed scarves and smaller neck versions this summer. Click on to see a few styling challenges we're trying, and let us know in the comments below which ones you're ready to embrace.
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Less (clothing) is more come summertime, right? So, ditch your top for a scarf that's wrapped around your chest like a bandeau and tied right in the front.

Zara Tie Dye Scarf, $29.90, available at Zara.
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Tie the scarf together at the ends to create a sack that's way cooler than any canvas tote you usually carry.

Zara Summer Colors Print Scarf, $29.90, available at Zara.
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Let the one-shoulder trend live on by draping your scarf over one shoulder and wrapping it around your opposite arm.

Zara Floral Print Patchwork Scarf, $25.90, available at Zara.
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Spruce up a messy pony with a small scarf looped around your hair-tie.

Zara Bandana-style Hankerchief, $12.90, available at Zara.
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If you still prefer to wear your scarf around your neck, cut the bulk by twisting each end together and knotting it at the bottom.

Zara Bird Print Scarf, $29.90, available at Zara.
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Wear it as a loose headband by tying it over your head and knotting it at the nape of your neck.

Zara Striped Bandana Style Scarf, $12.90, available at Zara.
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Or, for a more playful look, knot it right on top.

Zara Multicolored Stripe Bandana Style Scarf, $12.90, available at Zara.
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