Summer is the quintessential season for casual dressing, and we’re crazy for this year’s adorable printed shorts, skinny dip-dye skimmers, embellished tanks, and drapey slub tees. But what about those days when you want (or need) to dress it up a bit? Luckily, there’s a simple way to elevate your floaty dresses and laid-back tops: lightweight, colorful scarves.
Annie’s cotton Hana scarf—which features an original art print by painter Melissa Lillie—is a midsummer’s dream accessory. The color palette of aqua, turquoise, crimson, gold, and merlot goes with a surprising number of solids. It looks equally amazing over a sand or dove-grey mini, an army-green jacket and white shorts, or a tall-drink-of-water maxi in pretty much any color. We love every piece of the outfit below, but even more, we love that it’s just the thing for not-quite-casual events like brunch with your significant other’s family, a reception at the boss’s house, a garden party, or an art-show opening. Slip on the skirt, toss on the blouse and scarf, and strap on some sandals with a bit of shine and a fun stack of bracelets, and go.
- Armani Exchange Resin bangles
- Prism Mustique beach bag
- Emporio Armani wedges
- Essie nail polish in ‘Mojito Madness’
- ABS multi strand diamond necklace
- Raoul silk maxi skirt
- Mango textured flowy blouse
- Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Pure Color Lipstick
- The Row 36 Acestate Cat-Eye sunglasses
- Pine Cone Hill Hana scarf