Along with my addictions to tea and Alexa Chung, I can’t live without scarves. They’re one of the few accessories that I wear consistently (like more than necessary), whether it be in the dead of winter (cue cowl-necked wools) or the breezy nights of summer (gauzy linens). And though I’m a fan of all different varieties, from chunky knits to thin cottons, I certainly have my favorites.
For example, I love when a scarf is so thick and overpowering that you can barely see over the vast amount of fabric that’s engulfing your entire upper body. Yet at the same time, the material is thin and totally breathable. Light yet bulky. Extra points if it’s gauzy in texture.
You might not think this kind of scarf is wearable in the springtime. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s perfectly acceptable to accessorize with scarves in the warm weather as long as you’re wearing the appropriate versions! You don’t want to suffocate in an explosion of 100% wool, trust me. Light Merino wool, on the other hand? Crème de la crème of spring shawls.
Other fabrics that are great for the spring and summer: gauzy linen, cashmere-linen blends, pashmina, and cotton. They’re breezy, breathable, and totally functional.
Here are the scarves (pictured above) that I’m majorly lusting after this spring:
Virginia Johnson Shawl in Camel Beet, $195
Rachel Roy Crinkle Gauze Scarf in Green, $28
Lovequotes Scarf in Papaya, $88
Linen Me Garza Scarf in Nougat, $30
Calypso Orchid Scarf in Deco, $95