Neck Scarves Are THE Breakout Accessory of Summer

When you're working with a small scarf, don't worry about wrapping it around your neck. You'll have just enough material to tie off the loose ends at the side of your neck. Chriselle Lim's scarf is a perfect example. Image: @chrisellelim

When you’re working with a small scarf, don’t worry about wrapping it around your neck. You’ll have just enough material to tie off the loose ends at the side of your neck. Chriselle Lim’s scarf is a perfect example.
Image: @chrisellelim

If you want a choker look like Harper & Harley's Sara Donaldson, but the temperatures are just too hot, take a page out of Tom Ford's playbook. Use a lightweight silk or chiffon scarf in lieu of a bandana. It makes all the difference. Image: @harperandharley

If you want a choker look like Harper & Harley’s Sara Donaldson, but the temperatures are just too hot, take a page out of Tom Ford’s playbook. Use a lightweight silk or chiffon scarf in lieu of a bandana. It makes all the difference.
Image: @harperandharley

For an updated take on bandanas, fold the square into a triangle. Then tightly roll the material all the way to the ends. Wrap the bandana around your neck once and then loop the ends through at the front of your neck. Image: @sincerelyjules

For an updated take on bandanas, fold the square into a triangle. Then tightly roll the material all the way to the ends. Wrap the bandana around your neck once and then loop the ends through at the front of your neck.
Image: @sincerelyjules

Follow in the footsteps of model Waleska Gorczevski and tie a short silk scarf around your neck as a choker. Knot it in back and tuck in the flyaways. Then layer with a long gold necklace. Image: @waleskagorczevski

Follow in the footsteps of model Waleska Gorczevski and tie a short silk scarf around your neck as a choker. Knot it in back and tuck in the flyaways. Then layer with a long gold necklace.
Image: @waleskagorczevski

NEW YORK, NY MAY 14, 2016

When was the last time you wore a neck scarf? In all likelihood, it may have been the time you starred as Frenchy in your seventh grade production of Grease. The details are fuzzy. But this season, the scarf is making a major comeback.

The buzz started back in September when designers across the globe rallied behind the forgotten accessory. Saint Laurent and Tommy Hilfiger channeled 70s groupies with long, thin, knotted scarves, while Tom Ford and Acne Studios brought back the 90s choker — this time with silk foulards. And who could forget Frida Giannini‘s last collection at Gucci? The knotted neckerchiefs were the main attraction.

Fast-forward to Fashion Week Fall 2016 in February. Olivia Palermo and the Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine (check out her scarf-tying skills here) were just a couple of the front-runners to adopt the trend off the runway and show how to wear a scarf IRL. Since then, silk kerchiefs and bandanas have been multiplying overnight. Suffice it to say, neck scarves have officially replaced your statement necklace.